About the Program

The Medical Education Fellowship in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the Ohio State University prepares graduates as leaders and scholars in medical education. Medical Education fellows will join the 20 core education faculty and 70+ faculty in Emergency Medicine in delivering high-quality didactic and clinical instruction while building their own educator portfolios in preparation for a career as a leader in academic emergency medicine or undergraduate medical education.

Fellows will have ample opportunity for education leadership, scholarship, and administration. During fellowship, fellows may elect to serve as an Interim Assistant Program Director and/or Interim Assistant Clerkship Director. In addition to local faculty didactics and experiential learning, fellows also have access to the resources of our university system including tuition support to pursue a Master of Arts in Biomedical Education at The Ohio State University. Fellows receive generous support from the department to pursue certificate programs sponsored by national organizations such as the ACEP Teaching Fellowship, MERC at CORD, and SAEM ARMED MedEd, as well as to attend national conferences in Emergency Medicine and Medical Education.

Applications to a one-year or two-year non-ACGME accredited fellowship are accepted; two-year fellows are preferred to allow time to build an educator portfolio.

Fellowship Curriculum

Medical Education fellows will have the opportunity to pursue a Master of Arts in Biomedical Education at The Ohio State University. Fellows receive support to take part in training courses for medical educators sponsored by national organizations including but not limited to:

Fellows will work as an attending emergency physician within clinical sites of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center to supervise, teach, and assess resident physicians and medical students.

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Drs. Kendle and Wooten attend the ACEP Teaching Fellowship

Education Scholarship

The Department of Emergency Medicine is ranked #1 among Ohio State academic departments in the production of peer-reviewed publications in academic medicine and medical education. Fellows are well supported to participate in education scholarship from inception to dissemination and have a successful track record of publications and presentations. In addition to formal training in research methodology, fellows will be mentored by a robust cohort of academically productive The Ohio State University EM faculty and supported by Education Research Specialists Dave Way, MEd and Kelsey Jordan, PhD.

Curriculum Design and Didactic Instruction

Fellows have the opportunity to work closely with program leadership including The Ohio State University EM’s Directors of Didactic Programming (Dr. Krystin Miller) and Simulation Director (Dr. Jennifer Yee) to design and deliver high-quality instruction to residents at weekly Emergency Medicine Residency didactics, which includes the following highlights:

  • Mastery procedural curriculum
  • Small group instruction
  • Simulation
  • Innovation sessions
  • Case-Based Error Reduction
  • EM Residency Medical Education track sessions

Experience in Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education Administration

As an Interim Assistant Program Director and/or Interim Assistant Clerkship Director, fellows will receive close mentorship from leaders in graduate and undergraduate medical education. Fellows will have the opportunity to gain experiential learning through active participation in the following: Standardized Letter of Evaluation Committee, Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, Core Education Faculty Meeting, and recurring meetings for UME and GME leadership.

Application Process

Candidates should be U.S. MD/DO graduates, licensed in Ohio to practice medicine and board eligible/certified to practice emergency medicine. We seek applicants that bring with them a broad range of experience and interests.

Application Requirements

  • A current CV with reference list
  • A statement describing your reason for pursuing a Medical Education Fellowship
  • Three letters of recommendation, preferably from emergency medicine faculty, including one letter of recommendation from your residency program director

How to Apply

To apply, submit all required materials to Jeanine Hatfield at Jeanine.Hatfield@osumc.edu

Our Team

Simiao Li Sauerwine

Simiao Li-Sauerwine, MD, MSCR

Program Director, Medical Education Fellowship

Associate Program Director, Emergency Medicine Residency
Associate Professor, Emergency Medicine

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