Purpose of the Fellowship
1. To develop future medical educators in emergency medicine
2. To help fellows prepare for a career in academic emergency medicine.
Goal of the Fellowship
To provide fellows with a well-rounded educational experience in medical education and teaching
Teaching Fellows will be able to…
Robert Rogers, M.D., FACEP
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine and Medicine
Department of Emergency Medicine
The University of Maryland School of Medicine
The Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of Maryland School of Medicine has a rich tradition of training leaders in faculty development and teaching and is committed to training the future leaders of medical education. The Department’s faculty is dedicated to making sure fellows receive high quality education and supervision during the duration of the fellowship. Medical Education & Teaching Fellows are integrated into the educational components of the emergency medicine residency and medical student rotation and will receive ongoing mentoring and feedback on their teaching skills. In addition, fellows will receive training in curricular design, educational technology, and key administrative skills that will serve them well in an academic career.
The fellowship is currently one year in length. Fellows will work clinical shifts at a University of Maryland affiliated emergency department.
Involvement in Medical Education and Teaching
Fellows will be fully immersed in all educational aspects of the 4th year medical student rotation and the emergency medicine residency in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Fellows will lead small group workshops, give large group lectures, and will assist in all of the teaching labs held for the medical students and residents. In addition, fellows will have in-depth training in educational technology and how it applies to today’s learners.
As part of the medical education and teaching fellowship, fellows will be required to teach and be evaluated in the medical student and residency education programs.
All fellows will attend ACEP’s Teaching Fellowship and the CORD Academic Assembly during the fellowship year.
Fellows will meet with the director at a minimum of once per month to discuss all aspects of the fellowship.
Fellows are required to meet with the clinical site director (ED they will work clinical shifts in) and discuss their scheduling needs. It is expected that fellows will attend all educational functions as outlined by the director.
Teaching fellows are expected to be at the Wednesday EM conference day (7:30-12:30) and to attend all labs held for the EM residents. In addition, fellows are required to attend all medical student lab sessions and to be actively involved in the small group lectures held for preclinical medical students.
Teaching fellows are required to develop an evaluation tool that is to be handed out at every teaching encounter. These evaluations will be reviewed by the director during the monthly meetings.
The fellow(s) will be required to develop a project related to medical education and teaching during the year. Fellows will meet with the director at the beginning of the fellowship to finalize a project. Fellows will receive ongoing mentoring of their project from the director. The project can be a new curriculum or an innovative educational program. The project will be presented at the end of the year during the Wednesday EM conference. The aim is to also publish this project and/or present it at a national meeting.
Fellows will gain valuable experience in the following:
The Education Academy
This newly created interest group is composed of EM residents and faculty who are interested in learning more about medical education and teaching. The Education Academy will meet once a month, and the sessions will cover various topics, such as how to effectively give feedback, how to use presentation tools, how to put together a teaching portfolio, and many other topics. Fellows will be required to lead some of these sessions. Sessions are open to all interested EM residents and faculty.
Individual Fellow Development
Fellows are encouraged to develop an area of focus within medical education. This can be simulation, bedside teaching, use of computer technology to teach, etc. Fellows will receive ongoing mentoring in this area throughout the academic year.
Feedback on Teaching
A unique aspect of the program is the feedback that fellows will receive from faculty. Every teaching session, from lectures and small groups to lab teaching, will be linked with some form of feedback so that fellows will be able to constantly improve their skills as an educator.
Public Speaking Skills
A substantial portion of the medical education fellowship will focus on improving the fellow’s public speaking skills. Fellows will receive direct feedback on their speaking skills after each and every presentation. In addition, several lectures will be audio and video recorded, and the fellow will have ample opportunity to listen to and watch their presentations in order to reflect on ways to improve presentation delivery
Involvement in Podcasting and VideoCasting (VodCasting)
Fellows will work alongside the fellowship director in creating material for the Educators Edition podcast. In addition, fellows will learn how to record voice, how to get started in videocasting, and how these technologies can be used to teach the specialty of emergency medicine.
Interested applicants should contact the fellowship director, Dr. Robert Rogers: firstname.lastname@example.org