Medical Education Fellowship


  • Center City Campus
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College

Degree Earned

  • Fellowship

Program Type

  • On Campus

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  • Director, Medical Education & Scholarship Fellowship Program
  • Professor of Emergency Medicine


Name: Department of Emergency Medicine

1020 Sansom Street
Thompson Building, Suite 239
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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The Department of Emergency Medicine at Thomas Jefferson University is excited to recruit up to three fellows for its two-year Medical Education and Scholarship Fellowship. The fellowship program is open to graduating emergency medicine residents for the upcoming 2025-2027 academic fellowship cycle.

Our intensive fellowship is geared for residents seeking advanced training in medical education scholarship, pedagogy and learning theory, instructional design, and medical simulation. The goal of the fellowship is to prepare fellows for a highly successful career as an educational leader in academic emergency medicine and beyond. Previous graduates have secured positions as clerkship directors, program directors, and academic leaders in medical schools across the country.

Informed by the principles of experiential learning, transformative learning, and self-directed learning, the fellowship offers prospective fellows the skillset to adapt to an ever-changing learning environment and educational landscape in the health professions. In the first year of fellowship, fellows will be immersed in a structured curriculum with educational experiences that span undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, and continuous professional development. In the second year, fellows will identify a specific area of academic interest in the realm of education, and will be given the resources and time to develop their productivity within this specified domain. Previous fellows have spent their second year of fellowship as assistant residency program directors, assistant clerkship directors, and/or assistant directors of medical simulation. By the completion of fellowship, fellows will have developed a robust and competitive educational portfolio.

Through formalized training, fellows will receive the requisite skills to design and implement independent research projects employing quantitative, qualitative, and mixed methods. They will collaborate on research projects within the Department of Emergency and the Sidney Kimmel Medical College, and they will receive the support to present their work at multiple national conferences over the course of their two years at Jefferson.

Fellows will attend the annual ACEP Teaching Fellowship, as well as pursue formalized study in education through a Masters Program in Health Professions Education offered locally through Thomas Jefferson University’s College of Health Professions or at another institution of choice (based on plans discussed with the fellowship director at the time of matriculation).

Fellows will work clinically as faculty (attending) physicians in the emergency departments of Thomas Jefferson University Hospital and Jefferson’s Methodist Hospital.

Academic Expectations

  • Completion of the ACEP Teaching Fellowship
  • Involvement in UME, GME, and Faculty Development pPrograms at Thomas Jefferson University
  • Masters Degree in Health Professions Education
  • Work with medical students on research projects through SKMC’s MedEd Scholarly Inquiry Track
  • Weekly meetings for theory discussions, book clubs, and fellow professional development
  • Completion of the 3-day collaborative Simulation Facilitators Course offered jointly by Thomas Jefferson University and the University of Pennsylvania
  • Simulation faculty at the Rector Clinical Skills and 

Graduate Medical Education Experience

Fellows will contribute to weekly EM residency conference in various capacities including lectures, simulation, and cadaver lab instruction. The fellows will also attend monthly GME meetings, Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) meetings, Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) meetings, residency recruitment processes, and intern orientation.

Undergraduate Medical Education Experience

  • The fellows will teach clinical skills to preclinical medical students through a longitudinal course in Phase 1 of the medical school curriculum.
  • Sidney Kimmel Medical College (SKMC) has a required third-year Emergency Medicine clinical rotation for its students. Every three weeks, a new set of students rotate through the department and the fellows assist with orientation and educational sessions.
  • Jefferson also offers a four-week EM sub-internship for both SKMC and visiting students. Fellows have the opportunity to lead weekly sessions for the rotation, to serve as a mentor to EM-bound students, and to write Standardized Letters of Evaluation (SLOEs) with the UME team. 


  • The fellows will work with medical students on education-based research projects through the medical school’s MedEd Track within the Scholarly Inquiry Program. This will come with opportunities to both lead projects and guide students who are developing their own projects.
  • The fellows both lead and contribute to various medical education research projects within the department. These projects include collaborations with medical education leaders both nationally and internationally. Fellows will have the opportunity to work with residents and faculty within the Department.
  • The fellows receive qualitative research training through the 3-day conference held at Thomas Jefferson University’s Qualitative Institute, part of Jefferson’s College for Population Health
  • Fellows will be expected to submit abstracts to multiple national conferences. In years prior, fellows have presented at:
    • Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine (CORD)’s Annual Academic Assembly
    • Society for Academic Emergency Medicine (SAEM)’s Annual Meeting
    • Learn Serve Lead: The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)’s Annual Meeting
    • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)’s Annual Educational Conference
    • American College of Emergency Physicians (ACEP)’s Scientific Assembly
    • Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA)’s Annual Conference
    • The Generalists in Medical Education (TGME)’s Annual Conference
    • Thomas Jefferson University Faculty Days Program


Applicants: Graduates of an ACGME-accredited  Emergency Medicine Residency Program

Duration: Two (2) academic years

Number of Fellows: 2-3

Clinical Shifts: 72 clinical hours per month

Salary & Benefits: Competitive salary with full benefits

  • Advanced degree options to pursue a Masters in Health Professions Education
  • Teaching Fellowship, conference attendance, travel costs, society memberships