About the Simulation Fellowship

Program Overview

The NGMC Simulation Fellowship is designed to provide advanced hands-on and theoretical training in the field of medication simulation as it pertains to the clinical practice of emergency medicine, critical care, medical education, and systems improvement. Training is multi-modal involving standardized patients, low-and high-fidelity manikins, as well as task trainers. Fellows will work alongside simulation faculty to teach junior trainee’s clinical skills, communication and teamwork. In addition to supporting clinical training across specialties, this fellowship will emphasize collaboration with our clinical operations team to implement simulation based quality improvement projects to improve systems at NGHS emergency departments as well as perform root cause analysis on sentinel events.

The NGMC Simulation Fellowship will recruit two emergency medicine board-certified or board-eligible physicians for this one-year fellowship. Fellows will work clinically six to seven shifts per month at one of the NGHS emergency departments. They will also work at the Center for Simulation and Innovation to clinically train residents from all specialties, develop simulation cases, develop a scholarly project, and work with the healthcare system on quality improvement projects.

About the Center for Simulation & Innovation

The NGHS Center for Simulation and Innovation is a large facility with 10 dedicated patient simulation rooms including medical, ICU, NICU, OR, PACU, LDRP rooms. The facility has several debriefing rooms and classrooms adjacent to patient simulation rooms. Running the facility are clinically trained staff members now serving as dedicated simulation instructors who coordinate, organize and run various simulation events across specialties in the hospital for healthcare providers including MDs, RNs, techs and therapists.

For our Emergency Medicine Residency program, the simulation staff members function as invaluable team members in organizing our quarterly simulation days where they write and run EM cases, coach and assist actors who perform as standardized patients, provided moulage as well as technical expertise with the manikins behind the glass wall.

NGMC GME also has a simulation center adjacent to the GME offices at our main hospital campus in Gainesville. This simulation center hosts task trainer and high-fidelity simulation exercises.