The Emory University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine offers a one to two-year Academic Fellowship. This fellowship is ideal for Emergency Medicine residency graduates with a strong interest in education and an academic career. It provides post-graduate training in education methods, research skills, and residency program administration. The Education Fellow will have a faculty appointment with Emory as a Clinical Instructor in Emergency Medicine.
Training consists of 4 components:
- Clinical commitment: Fellows are expected to work 64 clinical hours per month as Attending Physicians in the Emory Healthcare and Grady Memorial Hospital Emergency Departments.
- Didactic component: Fellows will complete the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and the CORD Navigating the Academic Waters development courses. Fellows completing a 2-year program typically will take advantage of a Masters program in public health or education.
- Administration: The Education Fellow functions in the role of an assistant program director and is actively involved in resident and student teaching and clinical evaluation, curriculum planning, resident selection, and other aspects of residency program administration.
- Teaching: The Education Fellow will select an area of focus, either clinical (e.g.: airway management) or instructional (e.g.: simulation) to work towards developing as an area of expertise.
Each Fellow will be expected to develop a set of individual learning objectives that will form the focus of his or her Fellowship activities. In addition, upon completion of the Fellowship, participants will be able to demonstrate the following core educational competencies:
- Critique traditional and innovative teaching and testing practices in medical education in light of current theories of learning and problem-solving.
- Develop educational programs (from a single session to an entire curriculum) that reflect systematic attention to learner needs, program goals, learning objectives, selection of instructional activities, evaluation, and feedback.
- Evaluate one's own preferences and activities as a teacher and implement strategies for improvement.
- Design and conduct a program evaluation, basic educational study, or other form of scholarly output appropriate for publication in academic journals or a peer-reviewed repository (such as MedEdPORTAL) or for presentation at professional meetings.
- Develop one’s skills as a teacher.
- The Fellow will be sponsored by the Dept to attend the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and will be required to complete an academic project for the course.
- The Fellow will be sponsored to attend the CORD Navigating the Academic Waters course.
- The Fellow will be expected to attend the Dept of Emergency Medicine’s New Faculty Orientation and the Fellows Curriculum series.
- The Dept of Emergency Medicine holds a quarterly faculty development session that would be relevant to the Academic Fellow.
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