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Medical Education Fellowship

About the Program

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: 

  • Leadership 
  • Curriculum design 
  • Instruction and assessment 
  • Scholarship 
  • Career development

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.  

Core Pillars

The Program is structured around five pillars: leadership, curriculum design, instructional assessment and teaching, scholarship and career development.

Life in Richmond

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.

  

Joel Moll, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Joel Moll, MD, FACEP

Medical Education Fellowship Director

Joel Moll, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Joel Moll, MD, FACEP

Medical Education Fellowship Director

Emergency Medicine

Email: joel.moll@vcuhealth.org

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Stephen Miller, DO [View Image]

Stephen Miller, DO

Medical Education Fellowship Associate Director

Stephen Miller, DO [View Image]

Stephen Miller, DO

Medical Education Fellowship Associate Director

Emergency Medicine

Email: stephen.miller@vcuhealth.org

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Medical Education Fellowship Core Faculty

Nicole Deiorio, MD [View Image]

Nicole Deiorio, MD

Professor

Nicole Deiorio, MD [View Image]

Nicole Deiorio, MD

Professor

Emergency Medicine

Student Affairs and Undergraduate Medical Education Associate Dean

Email: nicole.deiorio@vcuhealth.org

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Nathan Lewis, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Nathan Lewis, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor

Nathan Lewis, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Nathan Lewis, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor

Clerkship Director
EM Residency Assistant Program Director

Email: nathan.lewis@vcuhealth.org

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Peter Moffett, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Peter Moffett, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor

Peter Moffett, MD, FACEP [View Image]

Peter Moffett, MD, FACEP

Associate Professor

EM Residency Associate Program Director

Email: peter.moffett@vcuhealth.org

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Sally Santen, MD, PhD [View Image]

Sally Santen, MD, PhD

Professor

Sally Santen, MD, PhD [View Image]

Sally Santen, MD, PhD

Professor

Evaluation, Assessment and Scholarship Senior Associate Dean

Email: sally.santen@vcuhealth.org

Christopher M. Woleben, MD [View Image]

Christopher M. Woleben, MD

Associate Professor

Christopher M. Woleben, MD [View Image]

Christopher M. Woleben, MD

Associate Professor

Division of Pediatric Emergency Medicine

Interim Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and Student Affairs

Email: christopher.woleben@vcuhealth.org

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Grace Hickam, MD [View Image]

Grace Hickam, MD

Medical Education Fellow

Grace Hickam, MD [View Image]

Grace Hickam, MD

Medical Education Fellow

Emergency Medicine

Residency: Virginia Commonwealth University Health System

Medical school: Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine

Email: grace.hickam@vcuhealth.org

Philip McCoy, MD [View Image]

Philip McCoy, MD

Medical Education Fellow

Philip McCoy, MD [View Image]

Philip McCoy, MD

Medical Education Fellow

Emergency Medicine

Residency: Allegheny Health Network

Medical school: Tulane University School of Medicine

Email: philip.mccoy@vcuhealth.org

How to Apply

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 joel.moll@vcuhealth.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

 

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