Characteristics and Core Curricular Elements of Medical Simulation Fellowships in North America

Rami A. Ahmed, Jennifer Frey, Aimee K. Gardner, James A. Gordon, Rachel Yudkowsky, Ara Tekian

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

2 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

Background In the past few years, there has been rapid growth in the number of simulation fellowships for physicians in the United States and Canada, with the objective of producing faculty with expertise and leadership training in medical simulation. Relatively little is known about the collective content and structure of these new fellowship opportunities. Objective We sought to identify a common set of core curricular elements among existing simulation fellowships and to obtain demographic background information on participants and leadership. Methods We designed a web-based survey and circulated it to simulation fellowship directors in the United States and Canada. The questions explored aspects of the fellowship curriculum. A grounded theory approach was used to qualitatively analyze fellowship goals and objectives. Results Of the 29 program directors surveyed, 23 responded (79%). The most commonly listed goals and objectives were to increase skills in simulation curriculum development, simulation operations and training environment setup, research, educational theory, administration, and debriefing. The majority of the responding fellowship directors (17 of 22, 77%) indicated that a set of consensus national guidelines would benefit their fellowship program. Conclusions Simulation fellowships are experiencing a period of rapid growth. Development of a common set of program guidelines is a widely shared objective among fellowship directors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-255
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of graduate medical education
Volume8
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - May 1 2016

Fingerprint

North America
Curriculum
Canada
Guidelines
Growth
Consensus
Demography
Physicians

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

Cite this

Characteristics and Core Curricular Elements of Medical Simulation Fellowships in North America. / Ahmed, Rami A.; Frey, Jennifer; Gardner, Aimee K.; Gordon, James A.; Yudkowsky, Rachel; Tekian, Ara.

In: Journal of graduate medical education, Vol. 8, No. 2, 01.05.2016, p. 252-255.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ahmed, Rami A. ; Frey, Jennifer ; Gardner, Aimee K. ; Gordon, James A. ; Yudkowsky, Rachel ; Tekian, Ara. / Characteristics and Core Curricular Elements of Medical Simulation Fellowships in North America. In: Journal of graduate medical education. 2016 ; Vol. 8, No. 2. pp. 252-255.
@article{00eb8460a8284c1cac359dd14bad8fb5,
title = "Characteristics and Core Curricular Elements of Medical Simulation Fellowships in North America",
abstract = "Background In the past few years, there has been rapid growth in the number of simulation fellowships for physicians in the United States and Canada, with the objective of producing faculty with expertise and leadership training in medical simulation. Relatively little is known about the collective content and structure of these new fellowship opportunities. Objective We sought to identify a common set of core curricular elements among existing simulation fellowships and to obtain demographic background information on participants and leadership. Methods We designed a web-based survey and circulated it to simulation fellowship directors in the United States and Canada. The questions explored aspects of the fellowship curriculum. A grounded theory approach was used to qualitatively analyze fellowship goals and objectives. Results Of the 29 program directors surveyed, 23 responded (79{\%}). The most commonly listed goals and objectives were to increase skills in simulation curriculum development, simulation operations and training environment setup, research, educational theory, administration, and debriefing. The majority of the responding fellowship directors (17 of 22, 77{\%}) indicated that a set of consensus national guidelines would benefit their fellowship program. Conclusions Simulation fellowships are experiencing a period of rapid growth. Development of a common set of program guidelines is a widely shared objective among fellowship directors.",
author = "Ahmed, {Rami A.} and Jennifer Frey and Gardner, {Aimee K.} and Gordon, {James A.} and Rachel Yudkowsky and Ara Tekian",
year = "2016",
month = "5",
day = "1",
doi = "10.4300/JGME-D-15-00276.1",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "8",
pages = "252--255",
journal = "Journal of graduate medical education",
issn = "1949-8349",
publisher = "University of Finance and Management",
number = "2",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Characteristics and Core Curricular Elements of Medical Simulation Fellowships in North America

AU - Ahmed, Rami A.

AU - Frey, Jennifer

AU - Gardner, Aimee K.

AU - Gordon, James A.

AU - Yudkowsky, Rachel

AU - Tekian, Ara

PY - 2016/5/1

Y1 - 2016/5/1

N2 - Background In the past few years, there has been rapid growth in the number of simulation fellowships for physicians in the United States and Canada, with the objective of producing faculty with expertise and leadership training in medical simulation. Relatively little is known about the collective content and structure of these new fellowship opportunities. Objective We sought to identify a common set of core curricular elements among existing simulation fellowships and to obtain demographic background information on participants and leadership. Methods We designed a web-based survey and circulated it to simulation fellowship directors in the United States and Canada. The questions explored aspects of the fellowship curriculum. A grounded theory approach was used to qualitatively analyze fellowship goals and objectives. Results Of the 29 program directors surveyed, 23 responded (79%). The most commonly listed goals and objectives were to increase skills in simulation curriculum development, simulation operations and training environment setup, research, educational theory, administration, and debriefing. The majority of the responding fellowship directors (17 of 22, 77%) indicated that a set of consensus national guidelines would benefit their fellowship program. Conclusions Simulation fellowships are experiencing a period of rapid growth. Development of a common set of program guidelines is a widely shared objective among fellowship directors.

AB - Background In the past few years, there has been rapid growth in the number of simulation fellowships for physicians in the United States and Canada, with the objective of producing faculty with expertise and leadership training in medical simulation. Relatively little is known about the collective content and structure of these new fellowship opportunities. Objective We sought to identify a common set of core curricular elements among existing simulation fellowships and to obtain demographic background information on participants and leadership. Methods We designed a web-based survey and circulated it to simulation fellowship directors in the United States and Canada. The questions explored aspects of the fellowship curriculum. A grounded theory approach was used to qualitatively analyze fellowship goals and objectives. Results Of the 29 program directors surveyed, 23 responded (79%). The most commonly listed goals and objectives were to increase skills in simulation curriculum development, simulation operations and training environment setup, research, educational theory, administration, and debriefing. The majority of the responding fellowship directors (17 of 22, 77%) indicated that a set of consensus national guidelines would benefit their fellowship program. Conclusions Simulation fellowships are experiencing a period of rapid growth. Development of a common set of program guidelines is a widely shared objective among fellowship directors.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=85012024097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=85012024097&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00276.1

DO - 10.4300/JGME-D-15-00276.1

M3 - Article

VL - 8

SP - 252

EP - 255

JO - Journal of graduate medical education

JF - Journal of graduate medical education

SN - 1949-8349

IS - 2

ER -