Anesthesia Simulation and Education (MSH)

Mount Sinai Hospital

The Department of Anesthesia, Mount Sinai Hospital, University of Toronto will offer a one or two year fellowship in Simulation and Medical Education.

The goal of the fellowship is to train and provide physicians with the necessary knowledge and skill to conduct independent simulation and medical education based research as part of an academic career and to assume a leadership role in simulation research and training. 

The fellowship is salaried and includes research and clinical work within the department. Successful candidates will have one dedicated non clinical research day per week. 

Mount Sinai Hospital is an academic centre of excellence affiliated with the University of Toronto. It has a strong core of simulation and education researchers and peer reviewed funded research programs. 

The Department of Anesthesia collaborates closely with the University of Toronto Surgical Skills Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital (http://sites.utoronto.ca/ssc/) and the SimSinai Centre at Mount Sinai Hospital (http://www.simsinaicentre.com/) as well as with other simulation centres in the city. Fellows will be exposed to teaching, training and research within these facilities.

Fellowship Objectives 

Fellows completing the Simulation and Medical Education Fellowship will:

  1. Design, write and perform a simulation-based research project from research question to publication, including applying for research grants
  2. Participate in ongoing large scale research projects
  3. Participate in the University of Toronto Anesthesia Simulation Journal Club
  4. Present their research project at the Department’s annual research day
  5. Present their work to national and international audiences
  6. Participate in an intensive simulation instructor course and learn simulation based education design and debriefing
  7. Complete an ACLS Instructor Certification Course and participate in teaching and running simulation sessions for course ACLS attendees

Eligibility and Requirements 

All applicants must satisfy fellow requirements as per the university department.

Candidates should have a minimum of 30 months training completed in clinical anesthesia and passed all certification exam(s) required for the specialty of anesthesia in their own country. Applicants must be eligible for registration with Post Graduate Medical Education at the University of Toronto. (http://www.pgme.utoronto.ca/content/fellowship-training-international-applicants) and for a post graduate medical education license with the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada.

American applicants should preferably have passed their ABA exams, although consideration will be given to those that are Board Eligible.  Preference will be given to applicants who are within 7 years of completing their training.

Applicants that are freshly graduated from a 3- year anesthesia training program are encouraged to complete at least a year of independent practice or complete a fellowship elsewhere. Preference will be given to applicants who fulfil this requirement.

Clinical responsibilities 

Fellows will perform their clinical duties at the Mount Sinai Hospital Department of Anesthesia.  They will be expected to practice in all subspecialty areas which include Obstetrics, Gynecology, ENT, Orthopedic, Oncology, General Surgery, Urology, and Ophthalmology. 

Direct inquires to:

Dr. Zeev Friedman 
Director of Research  
Mount Sinai Hospital
600 University Ave.
Toronto, ON M5G 1X5
P: 416-586-4800 ext. 5270
E: zeev.friedman@uhn.ca

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