Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship

This one or two year fellowship is designed for a graduate of residency interested in becoming an exceptional educator. This will be done using multiple disciplines.

The fellow will learn curriculum development, tools to be an effective lecturer and different methods of evaluating learners. They will be given the opportunity to network through national conferences and acquire skills to be a successful academician through the ACEP teaching fellowship.

The fellow will be given guidance to create an academic research project with the goal of publication. Ultimately the fellowship will prepare the fellow for a career excelling in education, clinical work, research and residency leadership.


  • Design board review curriculum to help prepare residents for the in-service exam and ultimately the emergency medicine boards
  • Develop skills to become a trusted guide and mentor to students/residents
  • Deliver effective lecture presentations
  • Create, with assistance, an asynchronous curriculum for residents utilizing the resident iPads
  • Examine and evaluate resident’s bedside skills during two teaching shifts per month. Ultimately relating feedback to the resident to help improve their performance.


  • Development of good clinical practices early in career
  • Produce legally and financially sound charts in a timely manner (100% complete in 3 days)


  • Apply information learned through national conferences in teaching and clinical work
  • Use the skills learned in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship
    • Apply a variety of teaching methods, feedback techniques and approaches to evaluation of learners
    • Develop the skills needed to become successful in an academic environment
    • Become an excellent academic instructor
    • Enhance your management and leadership skills
  • Implement (clinically) material learned through educational conference and journal clubs
  • Prepare for and obtain EM board certification
  • Demonstrate improved knowledge in simulation


  • Interpret and evaluate journal articles
  • Construct a research project based on personal academic interests
  • Present poster/oral presentation at regional/national conference, ideally going on to publish material


  • Distinguish desirable traits/qualities in an applicant to help determine the best candidate for residency
  • Learn important aspects of the interview process including how to evaluate an application, reading of a SLOR (standard letter of recommendation), and selection of candidates
  • Participate and help in preparation for RRC review, including implementation of milestones (new evaluation method)
  • Employ leadership skills as demonstrated by serving on a national committee

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the fellowship, please contact:

Jennifer Kanapicki, MD
Clinical Assistant Professor
Co-Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship
E-Mail: Jennifer Kanapicki

Phillip Harter, MD
Associate Professor (Teaching)
Co-Director, Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship
E-Mail: Phillip Harter

Department of Emergency Medicine
Stanford University School of Medicine
Suite 350, 900 Welch Rd.
Palo Alto, CA 94304
t: (650) 498-5220
f: (650) 723-0121

Mission Statement

Our vision is to be at the forefront of emergency medical care by actively engaging our patients, community and healthcare system, while fostering a vibrant and balanced environment for our faculty and learners.

Our success is driven by the finest clinicians, researchers, and educators and their pursuit of state-of-the-art clinical care, transformative research, dynamic education, and compassionate service to our communities, at home and abroad.