Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship

The Emergency Medicine Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship at UCLA-Olive View Medical Center is a 1-year advanced training program designed to prepare Emergency Medicine residency-trained graduates for future careers as outstanding clinical educators. This program provides a strong foundation for a successful career in academic Emergency Medicine, with a specific focus on preparing fellows to become Assistant and Associate Program Directors or Medical Student Clerkship Directors. A wealth of opportunities and strong mentorship experiences in both graduate and undergraduate medical education underlie the fellowship. In addition, simulation and faculty development are highly emphasized components of the curriculum. Notably, the fellow will have a faculty appointment at UCLA as a Clinical Instructor.

Training consists of:

  • Educational Leadership: The fellow will learn the roles of an Assistant Program Director under the mentorship of the Program Director and Associate Program Directors. The fellow will also have leadership opportunities in medical student development and with the DGSOM Acute Care College, working closely with the Clerkship Director.
  • Program Administration: The fellow will participate in administrative aspects of the residency program (education committee meetings, residency candidate selection, program evaluation, Graduate Medical Education activities, ACGME guideline compliance, ABEM preparation), and the Clerkship (AAMC, ERAS, SLOE writing).
  • Procedural Training and Simulation: The fellow will assist with simulation and procedural training session for the residents and medical students.
  • Curriculum Design: The fellow will assist the APD and CD with design and innovation in the residency and clerkship curricula with a particular emphasis on simulation, integration of social media, and various methods to increase resident interaction.
  • Learner Assessment and Feedback: The fellow will work with the PD and CD to improve ongoing assessment and feedback to all trainees.

Professional Development:

  • ACEP Teaching Fellowship
  • CORD Navigating the Academic Waters (NAW) for Future APDs or Clerkship Director (CDEM)
  • CORD Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC)
  • David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA Faculty Fellowship in Medical Education
  • Academic Life in Emergency Medicine Fellowship Incubator (ALiEM FIncubator)
  • Opportunity to attending CORD, ACEP and SAEM.
  • The fellow meets regularly with our Fellowship Directors for faculty development, and to review career goals and identify opportunities for career advancement and growth.


  • The fellow participates in regular teaching including residents, medical students, nurse practitioners, paramedics, and faculty.
  • The fellow is also scheduled for regular teaching shifts during their training.
  • Fellows receive a faculty appointment and are eligible for full time benefits as faculty.
  • Fellows work approximately 12-16 hrs/week clinically at our training sites (about 8-10 shifts per month).


Fellows have the opportunity to serve on the program’s clinical competency committee, assist the PD and APDs on residency administration and curriculum development, and assist the clerkship director on medical student teaching and course administration.

Education Project:
Fellows are expected to complete a project of publishable quality in one of the following areas:

  • Programmatic Evaluation
  • Curricular Design and Innovation
  • Educational Research


  • Applicants must have graduated from a 4-year ACGME accredited Emergency Medicine Residency training program or a 3-year program with at least on year of post-residency clinical experience or fellowship.
  • California License.
  • Letters of recommendation from 3 references, including current or prior Program Director.