Faculty Development and Education Fellowship for U.S. Applicants

The University of California Irvine, Department of Emergency Medicine (EM) is accepting applications for its two-year Faculty Development and Education Fellowship. This fellowship has been created for Emergency Medicine residency graduates to prepare them for an academic career.


Training tracks for US graduates will include:

  • Education Fellowship– Curriculum design and implementation in Residency or Medical School
  • Research Fellowship – Research design and implementation in injury prevention, public health or screening and brief intervention.

Duration of the fellowship: Two-years with a concurrent Master’s degree.

Qualifications for US applicants:

  • Graduate from LCME accredited medical institution
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in EM
  • Residency training in a 3-or 4-year program
  • Strong interest in an academic career
  • Interest in teaching, educational research and methodology

Fellowship Timeline for US Applicants:

  1. Fellowship start time is typically July of each year.
  2. Application period is rolling basis or until position is filled. Early contact is encouraged.

Application Process for US applicants:

  1. Send CV and Statement of Interest to Fellowship co-Directors (Dr. Shahram Lotfipour at shl@uci.edu and Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy at bchakrav@uci.edu)
  2. Please include the following in the Statement of Interest:

1) Summary of qualifications
2) Goals
3) Statement of educational objectives
4) Applicant’s timeline (when applicant would like to start, etc.)

     3. Provide the following information and documents along with CV and Statement of Interests:

1) At least three references with contact information
  2) Examples of teaching material and/or publications
  3) Applicant Contact information (phone, address, and e-mail)

     4. Once CV, Statement of Interest, and required documents are received and interview by phone will be arranged.
     5. After receiving preliminary interview, qualified applicants will be invited for an in person interview at the
         University of California, Irvine Medical Center in Orange County.
     6. Fellowship acceptance are typically provided in October of the year prior to beginning (July)

Components of the training at UC Irvine's School of Medicine include:

The clinical component: Fellow will receive appointment as clinical instructor in Emergency Medicine. The fellow will see patients between 64-80 hours per month. The fellow will also supervise residents in Emergency Medicine, non-Emergency Medicine residents, and medical students.

The didactic component: Once accepted into the fellowship program, fellows will be expected to complete one of the following Master’s degrees or equivalent:

There is significant flexibility in identifying the curriculum that will best match the fellow’s needs. 

The administrative component: The fellow will work directly with the EM residency program director and associate dean for clinical science education. The fellow will be actively involved in residency education or medical student curriculum design, development and teaching.

Contacts:

Dr. Shahram Lotfipour at shl@uci.edu
Dr. Bharath Chakravarthy at bchakrav@uci.edu

Department of Emergency Medicine
UC Irvine Medical Center, Route 128-01
101 The City Drive
Orange, CA 92868
Phone: (714)-456-5239
Fax: (714)-456-5390

Vision

To develop an exceptional emergency medicine faculty member.

Mission

The fellow will become an expert in education, curriculum development and research. The education mission will be accomplished by using the latest multimedia technologies and educational assessment tools. The curriculum development mission will be accomplished through working together with residency and medical school leadership. The research mission will be accomplished through a master program in clinical research and working together with the research specialist.

Curriculum Goals

  1. Create an innovative educator with effective communication skills
  2. Create a curriculum developer equipped with conversant assessment tools and realistic approach
  3. Create a knowledgeable and practical clinical researcher with the ability to compete for national grant funding

Curriculum Objectives

Upon completion of Faculty Development Fellowship, the fellow will be able to:

  1. Integrate appropriate teaching modalities and evaluation tools in various environments
  2. Deliver effective lecture presentations
  3. Develop educational research plan and publications
  4. Analyze data set and apply to clinical setting and teaching
  5. Achieve the correct balance between effective bedside teaching and patient care
  6. Design and implement residency and/or medical school curriculum

 Faculty Development and Education Curriculum

 

Instructional Objective

Potential strategies

Evaluation tools

Desired outcomes (Metrics)

Education

 

Know a variety of teaching modalities, evaluations, feedback techniques

Develop teaching curriculum

 

ACEP teaching fellowship

CORD navigating academic water

Teaching curriculums using different teaching modalities and evaluations

ACEP teaching fellowship completion

 

Enhance statistical knowledge and its application

Basic statistics course in Masters program

 

 

 

Complete master degree during fellowship

 

Course completion and ability to do own statistics on publications

 

 

Obtain EM Board

 

Available resources eg.  Board-oriented lectures and courses

Both written and oral board exam

 

EM Board certification

 

 

Advance knowledge in interested fields

- Ultrasound skills

- ATLS/ACLS

- Wellness in Academic medicine

 

Department support by scheduling, personnel and finance

Guidance by Director of Ultrasound

 

Certify in RDMS

Pass ATLS and ACLS instructor course

Complete wellness instructor course

RDMS certification

ATLS/ACLS instructor

Wellness instructor

Teaching

 

Augment teaching skills in specific field (find a niche)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Produce lectures and/or workshops in related field and tailor to specific audiences

- eg. Ophthalmology lectures and slit lamp workshop

 

Develop teaching curriculum in specific field

 

 

Advance knowledge and/or skills in the field

Teaching evaluation by residents and faculties

 

 

 

 

 

 

Curriculum evaluation through participant satisfaction

Series of lectures and workshops in the specific niche

 

 

 

 

 

Participant feels lectures and workshops fit together and meet the objectives

 

 

Perform effective bedside teaching

 

 

Learn different bedside teaching techniques

 -One-minute teaching

 -Aunt-Minnie model from courses, other faculty

Intensive bedside teaching for residents

Evaluation by resident and medical student

Shift card

Bedside teaching curriculum survey

Bedside teaching handbook

 

Residents and students recognize the fellow as an outstanding bedside teacher

Structured bedside teaching curriculum

 

Deliver dynamic educational content

 

 

Promoting lecture opportunities

Constructive feedback from co-directors and other faculty

 

Lecture evaluation

Individual and overall evaluation score at least 4/5 in every category

 

Research

Understand research methodology, study design and outcome measurement

 

Clinical research classes

Research projects

Completion of classes and research projects

Master of clinical research or other equivalent degree

 

Analyze data using common statistic programs and tools

Working with statistician to analyze assigned or interested data set

 

Direct feedback from statistician

 

Analyzed data

 

 

 

Interpret and assess academic articles

Attend monthly journal club

 

Reviewer for Western Journal of Emergency medicine

Attendance sheet

 

 

Biannual evaluation with Chief editor of WestJem

 

Successful participation

 

Prepare abstracts for regional and/or national conferences

 

Submissions to Western Regional SAEM, CAL/ACEP, CORD, ACEP

Accepted and presented at the conferences

Poster and/or oral presentation at the conference

 

Prepare for publication and grant application

 

Involve in Center of Trauma and Injury Prevention Research Center

TOJ with prior grantee

 

Submission for publication

Grant application

Publications

Accepted grants

Administrative

 

Document financially and legally sounded charts in timely manner

Direct feedback from billing service and department leadership

 

Biannual meeting with department administrator

100% charts complete in 3 days

 

Organize and/or create undergraduate research organization to help the department advance research

eg. EM Research Associate Program (EMRAP)

 

Help supervise EMRAP meeting

Discuss issues with EMRAP coordinators

Learn structure organization and challenges

 

 

Biannual meeting with Director of EMRAP

 

 

Ability to establish an EMRAP program at another institution

 

 

 

Design and implement residency training curriculum

 

Participate in PIFF preparation

Attend RRC visit

Participate in resident selection process

Observe mid-year resident evaluation with program director

 

PIFF preparation

Review residency application and interview

 

Residency curriculum revision (Thailand)

 

 

Design and implement medical student curriculum

 

 

Attend medical school leadership meetings

Medical student mentorship

Participate in curriculum development

Participate in EM interest group (EMIG)

Learn about medical student bedside ultrasound curriculum

Learn about iPad electronic curriculum

Meeting attendance

 

Medical student evaluation

Medical student curriculum revision


Resources

Education

Research

University Resources: