Clinical Simulation Fellowship
The Clinical Simulation Laboratory (CSL), an award winning simulation and education institution, offers select applicants the opportunity to complete an intensive, hands-on fellowship in the techniques of clinical simulation and healthcare education. The clinical simulation fellowship is designed to provide participants with the knowledge and skills to enhance their abilities as teachers and leaders of education programs. The simulation fellow will also learn to apply leadership and management skills in directing educational programs including motivating faculty, implementing change, managing conflict, and strategic development. Fellows will design and conduct an educational research project suitable for presentation at an educational meeting and will be expected to prepare a manuscript appropriate for publication in the peer-reviewed literature. The standard duration of the fellowship is a minimum of twelve months, while a six month mini-fellowship is also available. Health care professionals from all fields of patient care are eligible to apply. The CSL has established a reputation for innovation, quality improvement and scholarship. Fellows will receive personal mentorship, develop a rich network of colleagues and obtain certification in clinical simulation education.
Specifically, the fellowship will provide skills in the following domains:
- Adult learning theory
- Interprofessional education
- Establishing effective learning environments
- Debriefing techniques
- Clinical skills development and skills assessment
- Educational research design
- Administrative leadership
- Use of technology to enhance learning
- Systems redesign and quality improvement
Applications will be received on an ongoing basis; however, spots are limited to ensure that Fellows receive appropriate mentorship and direction. Fellows are required to provide for their own transportation and housing. Salary stipends are not available. A standard tuition fee will apply to cover formal instruction, supplies and use of simulation resources. Interested applicants should contact Trish Hartigan at (802) 656-0748.
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4th Year Elective: A Healthcare Simulation Education elective is offered to fourth-year medical students to gain an understanding of what healthcare simulation is and its capabilities and limitations to enhance medial education. Students, called "SimTerns", will become more facile with simulation equipment, including specific medical task stations and simulation scenarios, and have the opportunity to develop strong teaching skills in questioning, debriefing and feedback.
During the month-long course, students will facilitate instructing other medical students through the medical task stations, and develop a simulation scenario to be used by the simulation center for further education of medical students and residents
Clinical Skills Program
The clinical skills program provides training and formal assessment in the knowledge, principles and skills of fundamental patient-centered clinical skills important in health promotion and disease prevention and that constitute the basis of safe and effective patient care. The design of the clinical skills program helps prepare students to demonstrate competency in essential clinical skills as outlined by the United States Medical Licensing Examination Step II CS exam. The program uses standardized patients to train and test students on their ability to gather information from patients, perform physical examinations, and communicate their findings to patients and colleagues. This is an excellent opportunity for international students seeking U.S.-based clinical skills exposure or U.S. students requiring additional training in fundamental clinical skills. Contact the Clinical Simulation Laboratory for more information.