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Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellowship Positions at AEI-Accredited Fellowship Programs

The Fellowship Program of the Consortium of ACS Accredited Education Institutes was established to improve the quality of surgical care by developing future leaders and scholars in the area of surgical education, simulation, and training. Only ACS Accredited Education Institutes are eligible to accredit their fellowship programs. Check back here regularly for updates on available fellowships at these accredited programs.

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Ohio Health

Number of Positions Offered: 1
Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 1 or 2 years
Application Deadline: Contact institute for details

We are now accepting applications for our established Fellowship in Medical/Surgical Simulation. The fellowship will develop individuals to become leaders in simulation-based healthcare education and provide opportunities for research in the field of simulation-based education. The fellowship has been accredited by the American College of Surgeons and is fully funded and supported by Medical Education at OhioHealth.

The Fellowship in Simulation is offered as a one- or two-year fellowship. During this time, the fellow will be involved in advanced adult learning theory; curriculum development for multiple medical specialties and residency programs; learners and program evaluation and assessment; operational/leadership issues related to simulation centers; research resulting in presentations and publications at national and international conferences; personal leadership and skill development; and simulated scenario development and implementation. An advanced educational degree program may be available to those candidates who wish to pursue this opportunity.

Candidates should have a background/interest in Medical Education. While the fellowship is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, applications will be accepted from physicians outside of surgical specialties as well as from those individuals with advanced education degrees. International candidates and those with interrupted training tracts or careers will be considered. For those wishing to pursue clinical opportunities, a combined fellowship/work schedule may be possible.

Applicants should submit a curriculum vitae, a cover letter outlining your professional goals and reasons for pursuing this fellowship, and two letters of recommendation (one from your program director or an equivalent program faculty member and one from another professional colleague).

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For more information and to apply, contact William Watson, MD, FACS, Medical Director, OhioHealth Simulation.

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Goodman Surgical Education Center in the Department of Surgery at Stanford University

Stanford, CA

Number of Positions Offered: 1
Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 2 years
Application Deadline: September 1, 2021

The intent of the fellowship is to equip surgeons with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required for leadership positions in undergraduate and graduate medical education. This fellowship program has trained surgical residents in education for more than 10 years and has established a track record in mentoring education research arcs, outstanding teachers, and careers in surgical education.

The fellowship consists of extensive opportunities in education research, formal training in grant writing, medical education, curriculum design and implementation, program evaluation, and simulation as a teaching method. Opportunities to be involved in the administrative side of simulation center operations are offered, active involvement in teaching medical students on the surgical clerkship is expected.

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To apply, send a current CV, letter of interest, and at least two letters of recommendations to James R. Korndorffer, Jr., MD, MHPE, FACS, Department of Surgery Vice Chair for Education, Education Fellowship and Goodman Surgical Education Center Director.

Massachusetts General Hospital

Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Department of Surgery

Boston, MA

Number of Positions Offered: 3
Start Date: July 2022
Duration of Fellowship: 1-2 years
Application Deadline: November 30, 2021

The Surgical Education and Simulation Research Fellowship in the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Surgery is dedicated to training fellows to be academic surgical leaders in the field of surgical education, research, and simulation.

The existing simulation-based education fellowship curriculum is particularly robust and culminates in a Teaching and Learning Certificate with a concentration in health care simulation, which is offered by the affiliated Mass General Institute of Health Professions (a graduate school founded by Mass General). There is also the possibility that fellows will be able to obtain a master's in health professions education through the Mass General Institute of Health Professions.

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To apply, email Roy Phitayakorn, MD, MHPE, FACS; Denise Gee, MD, FACS; and Emil Petrusa, PhD.

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Indiana University Department of Surgery Surgical Skills Center

Indianapolis, IN

Number of Positions Offered: 1
Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 2 years
Application Deadline: Contact institute for details

Indiana University (IU) is an internationally recognized name in surgical education and surgical education research. The IU Surgical Education Research Fellowship is a two (2)-year professional development opportunity for general surgery and integrated surgical subspecialty trainees with an interest in surgical education. Fellows will gain experience in surgical simulation and in designing, implementing, and evaluating multidisciplinary educational curricula. Additionally, fellows will design, implement, analyze, present, and publish research projects in their field(s) of focus. The scope of impact for these activities will include the IU Department of Surgery, with opportunities for national and international collaboration with other public and private education, simulation, and research centers.

Fellows will be expected to present their works of scholarship at Surgical Education Week (the joint meeting of the Association for Surgical Education and the Association for Program Directors in Surgery); at the American College of Surgeons Clinical Congress Education Forum; and, as a requirement of ACS-AEI accreditation, at the annual ACS-AEI Surgical Simulation Summit in Chicago, IL. Through these activities, fellows will have access to thought leaders, experienced mentors, previous surgical education fellows, and their peers in surgical education.

For more information and to apply, email Nicole Lee, MD, EdM, FACS at and Dimitrios Stefanidis, MD, PhD, FACS at

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UT Center for Advanced Medical Simulation

Knoxville, TN

Number of Positions Offered: 1
Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 1-2 years
Application Deadline: December 2021

One and two-year fellowship options are available. The two-year fellowship option will involve taking classes from the University of Tennessee College of Education and will lead to a Master’s Degree in Education. Our curriculum is geared toward both ACS-AEI fellowship and CHSE certification requirements. The fellow will complete at least one research project per fellowship year, be actively involved in ongoing UTCAMS research projects, work collaboratively with other academic departments, submit at least one simulation or research grant, and develop and assess new simulation-based curricula/programs. In addition, the fellow will attend weekly and monthly UTCAMS meetings and at least two national simulation conferences.

For the Master’s Degree Program (2-Year Fellowship) an individualized plan will be created, including several core educational classes and a complement of courses more specific to the fellow’s clinical interest in medical simulation. A typical work week consists of four simulation/education days which are spent in the simulation center, bioskills lab, or classroom and one administrative day that can be used for self-study, research projects, or clinical duties.

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For more information and to apply, contact Melinda Klar, Fellowship Coordinator, at 865-305-4626 or at

WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare

WWAMI Institute for Simulation in Healthcare

Seattle, WA

Number of Positions Offered: 1–2
Start Date: July 2022
Duration: 1 year
Application Deadline: January 1, 2022

The Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation and Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science

With a mission to improve the health of the public through simulation science, the Division of Healthcare Simulation Science at the University of Washington (UW) strives to improve the quality of health care education through technology and innovation.

The Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science leverages UW's expertise in engineering, computer science, robotics, 3D printing, material science, digital art, physical sculpting, and molding; while delivering a first-rate education and research experience. The program is designed to advance the safety and practice of health care education by providing learners with an environment where they can learn and practice skills before ever using them on a patient.

The goal of the Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science is to provide a foundation for creating international leaders in development, evaluation, and delivery of medical education curricula enhanced by simulation technologies. The Fellow will be involved in simulation classes for medical students and residents as well as in the design and implementation of all surgical simulation activities.

Upon completion of this program, the Simulation Fellow will gain experience in simulation education theory and practice. The fellow will also develop their own technical skills through an array of simulation and research activities.

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