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Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship


Medical simulation is an interactive technique to replicate or magnify real-world experiences for learning and practice. The Weill Cornell Medicine NewYork Presbyterian Emergency Medicine Simulation Education fellowship is a one- to a two-year program which offers qualified healthcare professionals with the experiential learning opportunities to become leaders in simulation education.  Fellows will work with experts in medical education to develop simulation curricula, design research projects, become technically proficient in simulation operations and learn to manage a simulation program.

Fellowship Prerequisites and Admission

Healthcare professionals who currently hold or anticipate holding teaching and administrative positions in healthcare simulation organizations.  Eligibility includes college graduates who already completed advanced training in academic medicine, including physicians, nurses, physicians-assistants, and other advanced health care professionals.

Application Procedure

Applicants must submit a cover letter that describes simulation-related experiences and potential areas of future interest in simulation-based education; two letters of recommendation and complete an interview.  Applicants must apply for the following academic year, six months prior to the start of the fellowship.

Program Details

Class size:  1 – 2 fellows per year

Duration:  12 – 24 months

Core Fundamentals: 

The fellowship beings with a focus on developing a foundation in the core fundamentals

  • Educational theories
  • Curriculum development
  • Instructional design
  • Scenario development
  • Debriefing strategies/techniques
  • Assessment/evaluation development
  • Research methodology, academic and scientific writing

Fellows will attend educational and research methodology seminars and workshops at Weill Cornell Medicine, NewYork Presbyterian Hospital and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center; work with WCM/NYP Simulation Specialists, and attend at least one simulation conference.

CLINICAL DUTIES: Each fellow may be appointed as a clinical instructor. Simulation Fellows will be expected to work the equivalent of 16-20 clinical hours per week and have opportunities to moonlight in the Weill Cornell and Lower Manhattan Emergency Departments.

Compensation: Simulation fellows will receive annual compensation at the current PGY-5 and PGY-6 Salary over the course of the two-year commitment. Moonlighting opportunities may increase annual compensation.


  • Full-time Faculty benefits from NYP/Weill Cornell Medicine.
  • Mentorship and networking opportunities through NYP & Weill Cornell Medicine
  • Collaboration with research staff and data informatics

Program Leadership:

Kevin Ching, MD, Medical Director, New York Presbyterian-Weill Cornell Medicine Simulation Center
Neel Naik, MD, Director of Emergency Medicine Simulation Education

Please email with any questions or to apply!


Mailing Address

Emergency Medicine Department
Weill Cornell Medical Center
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Chairman's Office

525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office

530 E. 70th St., M-124c
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892