Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship

Fellows gain multidisciplinary and leadership expertise through experiential learning.


The Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship aims to provide qualified healthcare professionals with experiential learning opportunities to become leaders in interprofessional simulation education.   

Working with experts in medical education, fellows will develop simulation curricula and demonstrate leadership as a simulation educator, design and execute a research project, become technically proficient in simulator operations, and learn the basics of managing a simulation program.


  • Training Duration (proposed): 12 months

Core Fundamentals

The fellowship begins 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
  • Fellow(s) will attend educational and research methodology seminars and workshops at WCM, NYP, and MSKCC.

Educational Activities

Fellow(s) will plan, develop, and implement a simulation curriculum to:

  • Lead simulation-based training activities for multiple professions and levels of learners including residents, sub-specialty training fellows, physician faculty, nurses, mid-level practitioners (PAs, NPs), and medical students
  • Demonstrate effective use of various debriefing strategies and techniques
  • Teach in large-scale simulation-based courses at Weill Cornell Medicine, such as the Protected Airway Course, BASE Camp, the Code Team Course, TeamSTEPPS, SIM OLYMPICS, Transition-to-Residency TTR Internship Boot Camp, and many others

Research Mentors

Fellow(s) will be assigned/choose a faculty mentor for their thesis research project by the end of their 1st month in fellowship in order to begin their research project during the 2rd month. Fellow(s) will have protected time to work on a Research Thesis Project:

  • Conduct conceive, develop, and implement a research project
  • Present their research work at regional and national meetings
  • Defend their research thesis project to the Educational Advisory Committee upon completion of the fellowship

If completed, may submit a manuscript to a peer-reviewed journal

Simulation Conferences

Fellow(s) are expected to attend at least one simulation conference (e.g. SSIH).

Simulation Center Operations

Fellow(s) work with WCM NYP Simulation Specialists to develop skills in:

  • Selecting appropriate simulation techniques and resources for different teaching modalities
  • Using, maintaining, and trouble-shooting various simulation equipment
  • Designing creative simulation teaching solutions

How to Apply

Eligible applicants must be healthcare professionals who currently hold or anticipate holding teaching and administrative positions in healthcare simulation organizations.  College graduates who have completed advanced training in academic medicine, including physicians, nurses, physician-assistants, and other advanced healthcare professionals. 

Interested applicants should submit cover letter that describes simulation-related experiences and potential areas of future interest in simulation-based education, a CV, two-letters of recommendation, and an interview. Completed applications must be submitted by August 25th for the following academic year.

Contact Information

For additional information, please email simulation@med.cornell.edu

Mailing Address
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Weill Cornell Medical Center
Department of Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., Box 179
New York, NY 10065

Office of the Chair
Emergency Medicine
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065
(212) 746-0780

Residency Office
530 E. 70th St., M-127
New York, NY 10021
(212) 746-0892

Research Office
525 E. 68th St., M-130
New York, NY 10065

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