Fellows gain skills in the creation and execution of simulation-based learning experiences, including underlying theory, research, as well as debriefing and technical skills. Curriculum development is also a key component of this one-year program.
In addition to training at the University of Wisconsin, fellows are supported to attend the Comprehensive Instructor Course hosted by the Center for Medical Simulation at Harvard University, which is the standard of excellence in Simulation Education.
Extensive teaching opportunities allow fellows to hone their skills and develop their own teaching styles. Simulation fellowship-trained faculty conduct “debrief the debriefer” sessions after observing teaching to provide real-time constructive feedback. Fellows not only participate as faculty leaders in cases but also help shape the RESUS conference days for EM residents and gain insight into the operations and business aspects of running a state-of-the-art simulation facility.