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The Medical Education Fellowship develops leaders and innovators in both undergraduate and graduate medical education.
[View Image]Housed in the Department of Emergency Medicine, our one to two-year medical education program prepares physicians for careers in academic emergency medicine with an education focus such as core faculty, clerkship director, residency director or institutional educational officials.
The core pillars of this program include the following:
Fellows provide clinical care for approximately 60 hours per month, supervise residents and medical students and hold appointment as clinical instructors at the VCU School of Medicine (SOM). Additional moonlighting is also available.
The fellowship includes the VCU Teaching in Medical Education (TiME) course, with the potential to obtain a Master of Education through the VCU School of Education on a two-year track.
The Program is structured around five pillars: leadership, curriculum design, instructional assessment and teaching, scholarship and career development.
Fellows will develop and implement the following learning opportunities within the Department of Emergency Medicine:
Fellows will become proficient in adult learning theory in both the classroom and clinical setting through the following:
The program includes opportunities for fellows to do the following:
Urban life with a small-town feel
We encourage our students, residents and fellows to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and Richmond is a wonderful place to engage in that well-rounded lifestyle. As the capital of Virginia since 1779, Richmond attracts students, faculty and staff from around the globe. The city’s location affords easy day trips to destinations like Washington, DC, Virginia Beach, Colonial Williamsburg and the Blue Ridge Mountains, among others.
As a mid-sized city with a metropolitan population of 1.3 million, Richmond provides stimulating activities while maintaining its intimate feel and unique vibe. Vibrant neighborhoods offer distinct, diverse experiences, with no shortage of art galleries, museums, music venues, restaurants, breweries and parks. For the outdoor enthusiast, you can’t beat the offerings in the city’s riverfront parks and urban wilderness areas such as white-water rafting, hiking, mountain biking and festivals.Learn more about our community.
Christopher M. Woleben, MD
Grace Hickam, MD
Medical Education Fellow
We adhere to VCU’s statement of nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action, and welcome and encourage a diverse, inclusive program.
Applications are accepted from July 1 to October 15, but can be considered outside this window under special circumstances.
Applicants must have a medical degree, have completed an ACGME accredited emergency medicine residency program prior to starting fellowship, and be able to obtain a medical license in the commonwealth of Virginia. Because applicants work clinically in the emergency department, the ability to obtain medical staff credentials, CMS participation, and work in VCU Health System is required.
To apply contact the program director, Joel Moll, at firstname.lastname@example.org
You should provide:
1. Cover letter stating that you are applying for the medical education fellowship
2. Curriculum Vitae
3. Three reference names and emails
4. Personal statement addressing your interest in education is encouraged but not required