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Medical Education Fellowship Curriculum


The Medical Education fellowship at Maimonides is a 24-month fellowship consisting of three major classes of activity: part time attending work, completion of a Master’s degree, and training in a variety of medical education subspecialties.


Employment in the ED

  • The fellow is contracted to work no more than 18 clinical hours per week as a part time attending physician in the Emergency Department.

  • The fellow has the same health insurance, hourly/overtime rate and benefits package as full time ED attendings.

  • While working clinically, the fellow will work a mixture of independent shifts as well as teaching shifts with residents and/or medical students.

Academic Medical Education

  • The fellow will complete a Master’s degree in education (the current fellow is completing a Master of Academic Medicine through the University of Southern California) with a protected schedule to allow for class attendance.

  • The fellow is responsible for sharing knowledge gleaned from the Master’s degree with Maimonides faculty during ongoing participation in curriculum development and faculty CME.

Medical Education Training at Maimonides

  • An abbreviated version of the fellowship curriculum is provided in the table below. While there are certain fundamental and standardized aspects of the fellowship, the wealth of opportunities at Maimonides allows the fellowship to be tailored to the interests of the fellow. If you are interested in applying for the fellowship and would like to hear more regarding the specifics of the curriculum, please contact us.

Educational Category

Goals and Objectives

Formal Education Training

To provide the fellow with proven and current techniques for medical education



To learn basic simulation design and programming techniques
To understand the role of and evidence for simulation in medical education
To provide simulation education to residents from the ED and other programs within the institution

Medical Student Education


To learn the logistics and administrative/technical aspects of medical student education
To become proficient in providing education to medical students via supervision, lectures and simulation didactics
To provide the ED with up-to-date medical student education techniques

Graduate Medical Resident Education



To assist EM residents in research article interpretation
To assist EM residents in completion of medical education research
To assist EM residents in educational development – improvement in inservice exam scores and test taking strategies
To assist EM residents in educational development - presentation development
To standardize and maximize benefit of case-based EM education

Graduate Medical Education Administration



To assist in the process of improving resident conference and developing asynchronous educational activities
To learn the basics of residency administration
To assist the program director in various duties of residency administration
To attend and participate in local/regional/national forums related to residency programs and resident education

Educational Research


To develop the skills necessary to conduct educational research within the ED
To become facile with standards and innovations in educational research
To become familiar with EM education funding resources

Faculty Professional Development


To provide up-to-date educational techniques to the EM faculty
To assist in continuing medical education for the EM faculty
To develop a program for “teaching the teacher” and educating ED faculty on effective, lecture-based and bedside education techniques

Multidisciplinary Team Education


To provide medical education to different groups of healthcare providers including ED nurses and patient care technicians, and to provide education on teamwork strategies

Regional/National Organization activities


To attend and participate in local/regional/national forums related to residency programs and resident education
To assist residents in regional/national conference participation

International Activities

To assist in creation and maintenance of international rotations