The University of Tennessee Graduate School of Medicine, Knoxville

Fellowship in Medical Education and Simulation

At the University of Tennessee Center for Advanced Medical Simulation, we are dedicated to training fellows who aspire to become international leaders in medical education, simulation, and simulation-based research. Through this fellowship, graduates will be equipped with the teaching skills essential to becoming an outstanding adult educator with business and leadership skills to navigate the administrative needs of a simulation center. In addition, the fellow will develop an ability to design and implement simulation and research programs that will contribute to future academic endeavors, creativity, and excellent patient care.

One and two-year fellowship options are available. The two-year fellowship option will involve taking classes from the University of Tennessee College of Education, Health, and Human Sciences and will lead to a Master’s Degree in Education.

Application Requirements

The applicant should have completed at least two years of an MD/DO residency program or an advanced degree equivalent (Masters or a terminal degree) with two years of relevant work experience. The application should also include: a personal statement defining career goals, a plan to achieve these goals, and the anticipated impact from participating in this Fellowship Program, a Letter of Support from program director, faculty advisor, or Dean, three letters of recommendation, academic transcripts, diploma, and boards scores (if applicable).

Curriculum Highlights

Our curriculum is geared toward both ACS-AEI fellowship accreditation and CHSE certification requirements. The fellow will complete at least one research project per fellowship year, be actively involved in ongoing UTCAMS research projects, work collaboratively with other academic departments, submit at least one simulation or research grant, and develop and assess new simulation-based curricula/programs. In addition, the fellow will attend weekly and monthly UTCAMS meetings and at least two national simulation conferences. For the Master's degree Program(2-year Fellowship) an individualized plan will be created, including several core educational classes and courses specific to Adult Education. A typical work week consists of four simulation/education days which are spent in the simulation center, bioskills lab, or classroom and one administrative day.

Fellowship Accreditation

Our fellowship is accredited by the American College of Surgeons-Accredited Education Institutes

If interested, please contact the Fellowship Coordinator:

Melinda Klar, RN
University of Tennessee, Center for Advanced Medical Simulation
1924 Alcoa Highway, Box 19
Knoxville, TN  37920 or 865-305-4626

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