Simulation Fellowship

The Department of Emergency Medicine’s Simulation Fellowship seeks to develop future leaders in healthcare simulation science who will drive cutting-edge advancements in education, research, and patient quality & safety.

Our diverse curriculum covers both basic and advanced simulation topics including adult learning theory, scenario development, working with patient-actors, simulation & clinical debriefing, system safety testing, research design and appraisal, program development and leadership. We aim to provide fellows with broad experiences in a variety of simulation domains including skills mastery training, crisis resource management/teamwork, challenging communication, and safety/systems integration. Fellows will emerge with the knowledge and skills needed to thrive as leaders in simulation, and start their journey to identifying and developing their own particular area of expertise within the field.

We are proud to offer either a one-year or two-year fellowship experience. Fellows who elect to complete two-year fellowships have the option to pursue advanced training.

We are housed within NewYork-Presbyterian/Columbia, a premier academic institution with world-class clinical facilities and programs committed to excellence in patient care, research, education, and community service.

Program Leadership

Program Overview

  • Experienced and diverse expert simulation faculty
  • Robust interprofessional education
  • In situ simulation at 4 diverse clinical sites (including pediatric, quaternary, and community)
  • Multidisciplinary collaboration opportunities (e.g., Surgery, Anesthesia, Cardiology, ICU, OB/Gyn, etc.)
  • System integration within world-class quality and safety division
  • Fellows will have opportunities to participate in standing quality meetings, case reviews, RCAs, and meet with patient services and hospital quality leadership
  • Innovative technology - 3D printing, Extended Reality Laboratory, Laser cutter
  • Faculty-developed simulation solutions (e.g., Med Sim Studio)
  • Cutting-edge research & education scholarship
  • Broad domains of faculty research interest - Collaborative network affiliation (e.g., INSPIRE)
  • Broad range of opportunities across a wide spectrum of learners
  • Continuing Professional Development: faculty development workshops, standardized patient professionalism communication curriculum, in situ simulation GME: simulation activities for residents (EM and pediatrics) and PEM fellows
  • UME: clerkship simulations, Ready 4 Residency program - Community Outreach: in collaboration with Social EM Committee (e.g., MAPP to CU)
  • Collaborative partners
  • Fellows may join faculty in facilitating other simulation experiences, such as intern procedure bootcamps, pediatric residency procedure workshops, BASE Camp, and the Protected Airway Course (PAC)
  • Operations & support
  • Monthly simulation division leadership meetings
  • Involvement in continuing education activities
  • Mentorship from Simulation and Quality leadership
  • Resources - Columbia is home to three world-class simulation centers– which affords access to state-of-the-art simulation facilities and resources and provides fellows with opportunities for unparalleled interdisciplinary and interdepartmental collaborations:
  • Departmental-run standardized patient / embedded participant program

Application Process

We look forward to hearing from those with an interest in joining our vibrant community. We seek applicants who embrace and reflect diversity in the broadest sense. Columbia University is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Applications will open on July 15, 2024 for the 2025-2026 academic cycle. The application deadline is September 27, 2024 with decision notifications to follow in October/November 2024.

As part of your application, please submit the following information:

  • Two to three Letters of Reference (at least one of which should be from your Program Director or Associate/Assistant Program Director)
  • A Letter of Interest
  • An updated Curriculum Vitae

Interviews will be conducted on a rolling basis. Successful applicants must possess an MD or DO, and have completed Emergency Medicine or Pediatrics Residency, or have completed a Pediatric Emergency Medicine Fellowship, prior to beginning simulation fellowship

Contact Us

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