Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship

The Stanford Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship is a one-year program designed to allow fellows to develop the skills necessary to be leaders in Emergency Medicine Simulation.

Fellows serve as key faculty for ongoing faculty development, EM resident, and medical student simulation courses. They become adept at identifying the learning needs of numerous audiences, writing/implementing/evaluating cases, and debriefing all levels of learners.

Fellows also participate in leading team training sessions with surgeons, Ob/Gyn residents, nurses, etc. And they help run large-scale disaster simulations as well as in-situ simulations within the emergency department.

Fellows have opportunities to teach pediatric simulation; EM-MOC, our maintenance of certification course for EM physicians, approved by the American Board of Emergency Medicine; wilderness simulations; and high school simulation courses.

Fellows are encouraged to create a course for an audience of their choice. Fellows coach our SimWars teams to excel in national and regional competitions. And, fellows  are encouraged to take advantage of annual simulation opportunities Stanford, including national CME courses, university courses, interdisciplinary simulations, and more.

Our fellows are integrated into the state-of-the-art Center for Simulated and Immersive Learning (CISL), and have access to their Medical Education and Simulation journal series. In addition, fellows have access to faculty development courses, including the CISL Simulation instructor courses, the Stanford Honors College (teaching seminar series specifically for interdisciplinary fellow learners), and more. A Fellow development fund covers the cost of courses, presentations and/or national memberships.

Contact Us

For any questions regarding the fellowship, please contact:

Kimberly Schertzer, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Simulation Fellowship
E-Mail: Kimberly Schertzer


Rebecca Smith-Coggins, MD, FACEP
Professor, Emergency Medicine
Associate Dean for Medical Student Life Advising
Director, Simulation Fellowship
E-Mail: Rebecca Smith-Coggins


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