Fellows will learn how to develop, implement and evaluate a variety of simulation-based education (SBE) programs. Fellows will assist the CCH Sim Lab staff and participate with the faculty and staff development workshops offered within the Illinois Medical District Simulation Consortium. The CCH Simulation Fellowship will provide readings, direct instruction, and supervised practice for Fellows.

Educational Learning Objectives

At the completion of the fellowship, the fellow will be able to:

  1. Identify and develop every fellow’s unique interests with regards to simulation and medical education and their career goals.
  2. Establish successful ongoing mentoring and collaborative relationships within the Simulation community.
  3. Design simulation-based education programs
  4. Develop scenarios for the use in educational programs for different specialties and medical professionals
  5. Develop the skills to operate the high-fidelity mannequins and procedural task-trainers.
  6. Serve as a confederate in mannequin scenarios
  7. Apply validated debriefing methods for assessment of learners.
  8. Design instructional programs for teaching procedural skills by creating and updating procedural skills checklists and serving as instructors in a variety of skills programs.
  9. Design checklists, rating scales and other instruments for the assessment of learners and evaluation of SBE programs.
  10. Create other instructional materials (eg videos) for SBE programs.
  11. Incorporate the ACGME Milestones into the educational initiatives offered.
  12. Complete an administrative project for the Simulation Center
  13. Actively participate in Simulation-based research through direct participation in ongoing projects and development of a new research project.

By the end of the Fellowship, our Fellow should be well prepared to take the Simulation Educator Certification Exam offered by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

The Simulation Fellowship requires dedicated time several days a week at the Cook County Simulation Lab. Currently the lab operates to serve the following groups:

  • Emergency Medicine residents – 1/month
  • Emergency Medicine 4th year students – 1/month
  • Toxicology – 10/year
  • Nursing – 6/month
  • Internal Medicine – Firm A – 2/month
  • Internal Medicine – Firm C – 2/month
  • Internal Medicine – RUSH – M3 students – 1/month
  • Internal Medicine – Med-short stay – 2/month
  • Family Medicine – 1/month
  • Medical ICU – 2/month
  • General Surgery – 3/month
  • Anesthesia – 10/year
  • OB/Gyne – 2 full weeks/year
  • Trauma – 1/year
  • Palliative Care – 3/year
  • Malcolm X Paramedic Students – 8/year
  • ACLS/BLS/PALS Training – 3/year