Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship
The Stanford Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship is a two-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.
The Simulation Fellow's salary is covered by working in the Stanford emergency department with a Stanford University appointment as a Clinical Instructor, providing attending physician care. Stanford Hospital is part of a world-renowned medical center and home to a Level I trauma center with aero-medical transport.
Additionally, fellows provide attending physician coverage in the Stanford/Lucile Packard Pediatric ED, which is contiguous with the adult ED. The diverse, high acuity patient populations at Stanford and Lucile Packard challenge fellows to continue mastering clinical skills. The expected work obligation is 16 to 20 hours per week in the ED.
Participation in residency and departmental activities is required, providing fellows the opportunity to improve academic, teaching, and presenting skills. This includes resident and medical student education, both within the Stanford ED and at core lectures, as well as faculty development activities offered by the University and the ED faculty.
Fellows lecture regularly on simulation-related topics at the Stanford-Kaiser Emergency Medicine residency program conferences, and may be invited to present at other meetings both locally and at a national level.
Fellows are encouraged to attend the Society for Simulation in Healthcare annual international meeting. Additionally, fellows are expected to participate in the monthly Stanford University simulation journal club.
The Simulation Fellow has protected time to develop and execute a research agenda that is based on individual interests. The Co-Directors of the Simulation Fellowship, Drs. Harter and Smith-Coggins, have years of experience in teaching, simulation research and resident direction and will closely mentor the fellow. There is an expectation that the fellow will have a publishable manuscript by the end of the fellowship.
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.
- While attending in the ED, fellows supervise residents and medical students.
- Clinical time is spent at Stanford University Hospital 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.
- Fellows have the option to work as attendings in the ED of Santa Clara Valley Medical Center (SCVMC). SCVMC is also a level 1 adult and pediatric trauma center, serving the San Jose regional area. SCVMC is part of the County medical system and serves a diverse population of patients.
- All fellows must be ABEM board certified/eligible.
Kimberly Schertzer, MD, FACEP
Clinical Assistant Professor
Director, Simulation Fellowship
E-Mail: Kimberly Schertzer
The program is limited to one fellow per year. Graduation from an accredited U.S. Emergency Medicine residency program is required.
Jennifer Serrano Johnson
Stanford University Medical Center
Kaiser-Permanente, Walnut Creek
Kaiser-Permanente, San Francisco
Vanderbilt University, Emergency Medicine
Cedars-Sinai Medical Center