October 17, 2021 It's What's Inside Us

MedEd Fellowship

General Overview

Welcome to the Medical Education Fellowship at St. Joseph’s University Medical Center!  Our 1-2 year Medical Education fellowship is designed to produce innovative clinical educators through exposure to a diverse curriculum of fundamental and advanced educational concepts within an Emergency Medicine framework.  

The fellow will be intimately involved in all aspects of the Emergency Medicine residency while also implementing projects of personal interest under categories of clinical education, scholarship, and administration. Clinical time is spent working alongside residents in the busiest Emergency Department in New Jersey, which sees upward of 160,000 patients per year.  The fellow will have direct access to EM faculty specializing in Toxicology, EMS, Ultrasound, Simulation, Research, Pain Management, Addiction Medicine, and Critical Care.  The fellow will also participate in monthly didactic sessions with clinical educators from other specialties within the hospital system giving opportunity for interdisciplinary collaboration.

The 2-year fellowship will include a Masters in Education for Health Professionals. We are currently working with the Johns’ Hopkins MEHP program.

St. Joe’s is an exciting and collaborative place to train.  Thank you for considering our Medical Education Fellowship!

Fellowship Objectives

  1. Development of clinical educator skills

MedEd Fellows will be integrated into the department’s academics and given the opportunity to lecture, lead workshops, and teach during academic shifts. Additional opportunities are available with rotating medical students, faculty development, paramedic, and pharmacy student education.

  1. Design an educational project and work on implementation

The MedEd faculty will mentor you in developing an education project based on your interests.

  1. Work on developing your educational project into academic scholarship

Opportunities for this include journal publication, presentation at a conference or digital publication.

  1. Build connections with other academics and grow your educator network

Fellows will work closely with resident and faculty leadership within the department leading to a local network. There will also be ample opportunities to engage with regional and national leaders in medical education.

Core Competencies: At the end of the fellowship the trainee will possess the following expertise:

  • Clinical
    • Obtain Emergency Medicine board certification
    • Attend 1 or more national emergency medicine conferences
    • Identify an area of interest for clinical expertise
  • Teaching
    • Deliver effective Grand Rounds lecture presentations
    • Deliver feedback on resident clinical performance
    • Have knowledge of the implementation and content of remediation programs
    • Provide Mentorship to emergency medicine residents regarding internal and external lecturing
    • Pilot, implement, and disseminate bedside teaching techniques 
    • Contribute to medical student education through lecturing, simulation, and other modalities
  • Education
    • Develop a core curriculum to incorporate into the Emergency Medicine Residency
    • Contribute to the Emergency Medicine literature through peer-reviewed and non peer-reviewed products (original research, editorials, magazines, podcasts, blogs)
    • Attend the Annual CORD Academic Assembly and apply learned information
    • Demonstrate knowledge, comprehension, and application of theories of medical education and the adult learner
    • Create educator network to broaden expertise, opportunities for teaching and scholarship, and inter-departmental collaboration and learning
  • Administrative
    • Develop, implement, and evaluate one QA/QI project to improve an emergency medicine system
    • Participate in the residency interview and selection process
    • Participate as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Scholarship
    • Master the comprehension, evaluation and translation of the medical literature
    • Design a scholarly project based upon personal academic interests

Fellowship Tracks

Objective: Fellows are encouraged to guide their own curriculum based on their interests in medical education. 

Tracks: 

  1. Residency Leadership 
  2. EM Clerkship Leadership
  3. Administrative Leadership
  4. Digital Media and Technology

Professional Development

  1. Education fellowship sessions
  2. Regional and National conferences
  3. Participation in the All NYC EM group

Program Leadership:

Anand Swaminathan MD, MPH

Eric Steinberg MD, MEPH

Current Fellow: Duncan Grossman DO

Past Fellows

Katrina D’Amore DO (Class of 2020)

Miguel Reyes MD (Class of 2021)

Application Process: CV, Cover Letter/Statement of Interest, Letters of Recommendation (2) – one from your program director, one from any other faculty member

Contact: Anand Swaminathan MD, MPH (swaminathana@sjhmc.org)