The Simulation, Training, Research, and Technology Utilization System (STRATUS) Center for Medical Simulation is a fully interdisciplinary medical simulation center that provides training for a wide variety of medical and allied health practitioners at all levels of training. STRATUS leadership and faculty include physicians from the Departments of Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Anesthesiology, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Gastroenterology, Pulmonary/Critical Care, General Medicine, Orthopedics, amongst others. STRATUS has an active educational and technological simulation research agenda.
This two-year fellowship in medical simulation will, through experiential, didactic, and formalized graduate education, provide the participant with the skills necessary to conceive, design, develop, implement, manage, and assess programs utilizing medical simulation in their curricula. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare the participant to enter the next phase of his or her academic career at a leadership level in a medical simulation center, such as medical director, co-director, or associate director level.
Elements of Simulation Fellowship:
• Independent and didactic training in the history and theoretical basis of simulation in medical education.
• Instruction in the operation and programming of a variety of medical simulation technologies, including:
• High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulators
• Partial Task Simulators
• Computerized Simulation Technologies
• Virtual Reality Simulators
• Simulation Audio-Visuals
• Learning Management Systems
• Data Management Systems
Mentored and graded participation in the conception, design, development, implementation (including scenario building, programming, and debriefing), and assessment of simulation programs offered to a wide variety of participants at multiple levels of training including medical students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, nurses, and allied health professionals in many medical and allied health specialties. It is anticipated that the fellow will, with the assistance of faculty mentors, conceive, design, develop, implement, and assess at least two programs during the fellowship. Fellows will develop a portfolio of simulation cases that shall be submitted for evaluation.
Matriculation in the Harvard Graduate School of Education for completion of a Master's degree in Education, concomitantly with other fellowship activities and requirements. Flexible scheduling, tuition, fees, and up to $1,000 in textbooks and course materials are provided by STRATUS.
A minimum of two scholarly projects are to be successfully completed and submitted for publication during the fellowship.
Funded travel to at least one scientific meeting annually in North America, as approved by the fellowship director.