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Fellowship Program

Program Overview

SimulationThe Penn Department of Surgery has been instrumental in the development of simulation-based training opportunities for its residents, medical students and nursing staff. The Department facilitates training through the use of a state of the art, dedicated 22,000 square foot simulation center. This was first accredited by the American College of Surgeons as a Level 1 Simulation Center in June 2008, and by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare in 2010.

The Measey Surgical Education Fellowship in the Department of Surgery is a 2 year program commencing in July 2015, designed to develop future leaders and train scholars in surgical education. The fellow will gain first-hand expertise with regard to curriculum development and teaching. A significant component of the Fellowship is based upon academic research, within the areas of surgical education, surgical outcomes and quality of care. The applicant will be required to complete both a certificate program in clinical research and medical education.

For further information, please send a current CV, a letter of support from your program director and cover letter to Dr. Rachel Kelz, Associate Professor of Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania at

No application review or invitation for a formal interview will be made unless the application is completed by February 15, 2015. This deadline is firm.

Formal Interviews
Applicants will be notified via email regarding the status of their application. The interview date will be Friday, March 23, 2015.


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