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Simulation Fellowship

About the Fellowship

The UC San Diego Simulation and Training Center is a state-of-the-art simulation facility utilized by numerous groups ranging from high school students to senior medical faculty to replicate real-life situations, master procedures, or safely train. Learning the intricacies of running a simulation center is complex. It involves expertise in both the principles of simulation education and business acumen.

Our simulation fellowship will guide fellows through a one-year curriculum providing advanced knowledge in medical simulation administration, design, research, and education. This goal will be delivered through one-on-one mentoring, class coursework, and hands-on training.


  • Must have completed a residency or fellowship in anesthesia, emergency medicine, or pediatric emergency medicine.
  • Open to both foreign medical graduates and US-trained graduates.

Clinical Responsibilities

  • US fellow salaries are funded through 0.5 FTE clinical requirements within their department.
  • Foreign applicants are funded through thorough yearly tuition. Details will be provided upon application.

Educational Objectives

  • Optimize scenario design and debriefing techniques
  • Develop expertise in high- and low-fidelity simulation
  • Develop, pilot, implement and refine simulation-based medical education scenarios for varied learner groups
  • Acquire proficiency in simulation facilitation
  • Gain skills implementing simulations across specialties and stages of learners in medicine
  • Strengthen skills in clinical research techniques and data analysis through a formalized research training program
  • Design and carry out simulation research, quality, or educational project with tangible scholarly output
  • Conduct operations analysis of a large volume simulation center
  • Attend leadership and operations training through the Rady School of Management

Simulation & Training Center Highlights

  • Opportunities with 3D printing projects
  • Augmented reality task trainer development
  • Simulator and task trainer creation and the patent process
  • Telesimulation of procedural skill master learning


Ashish Shah M.D., M.Ed.
Fellowship Director
Preetham Suresh M.D.
Simulation and Training Center Director

How to Apply

Qualified applicants will need to provide their Curriculum Vitae, a minimum of two letters of recommendation, and a personal statement.

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