The 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 Surgical Education Fellowship in the Department of Surgery is a 1-2 year program commencing in July 2013, designed to develop future leaders and train scholars in surgical education. The fellow will gain first-hand expertise with regard to simulated patient scenarios, technical skills training (including virtual reality and animal trainers) and team training. A significant component of the Fellowship is based upon academic research, within the areas of surgical education, skills assessment and outcomes analysis. The applicant will be also able to register for a Masters in Medical Education degree.
For further information, please send a current CV and cover letter to Dr. Rajesh Aggarwal, Instructor in Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Pennsylvania at firstname.lastname@example.org
No application review and invitation for a formal interview will be made unless the application is completed by March 8, 2013. This deadline is firm.
Applicants will be notified via email regarding the status of their application. Interview date will be Friday, March 29, 2013.