This SAEM-approved, 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:
tools to be an effective lecturer
different methods of evaluating learners
Fellows are given the opportunity to network through national conferences and acquire skills to be a successful academician through the ACEP teaching fellowship.
Fellows are also 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.
Stanford's Medical Education Scholarship Fellowship has been approved by the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine.
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 residents bedside skills during two teaching shifts per month. Ultimately relating feedback to the resident to help improve their performance.
Fellows will learn:
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
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
Use the skills learned in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship
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, read a SLOR (standard letter of recommendation), and select 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
Fellows combine clinical shifts in an academic teaching hospital with didactics.
Fellows are required to work 8 shifts per month (approximately 15 hours per week) as Attending Physician in the emergency department (ED) at Stanford University Hospital, with an academic appointment of Clinical Instructor in the Clinician Educator Line at Stanford University School of Medicine.
While attending in the ED, fellows supervise residents and medical students.
Clinical time is spent at Stanford Health Care, which is a world-renowned medical center. It is a Level 1 Adult and Pediatric trauma center with aero-medical transport. The diverse and high acuity patient population provides an excellent opportunity to continue to master clinical skills.
All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.
Jennifer Kanapicki, MD profile | email Clinical Associate Professor
Associate Fellowship Director profile | email
Holly Caretta-Weyer, MD Clinical Assistant Professor
Submit application by September 30
Decision made by November 1
Background and interest in teaching, education, research and administration
Residency program completion
Active and unrestricted California Medical License at the start of fellowship (generally takes 4 to 6 months to obtain)
Board-eligible or board-certified emergency medicine physician from 4 year ACGME-accredited emergency medicine residency programs or 3 year ACGME EM programs with minimum 1 year post-graduate experience
letter of interest
3 letters of reference (1 must be from your program director)