Fellowships

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

SIMPeds International Fellowship in Pediatric Simulation

 

Candidate Requirements

Post-graduate multidisciplinary staff with interest/experience in simulation-based education applied to hospital setting including:

– Nursing

– Physicians (fellow through senior attending/consultant)

– Allied Health Care

 

Background

6-week* fellowship program provides a robust and comprehensive experience in all aspects of pediatric simulation including curriculum and scenario development, technical skills, mannequin manipulation and administrative support. Fellowship time frame and elements are adapted to the needs and experience of the candidate with 6 week minimum exposure.

 

Application Process

Fellowship application here

Please send your application and cover letter to the SIMPeds manager at the address below.

Lauren Barrett
Boston Children’s Hospital
300 Longwood Ave, Bader 634
Boston, MA 02115
(P) 617-355-5372
(F) 617-730-0453
For more information: Lauren.Barrett@childrens.harvard.edu

 

Profile of Recent Fellows

2015: Dr. Florencia Villois is the 2015 SIMPeds International Fellow in Pediatric Simulation. At her home institution, Garrahan Hospital in Buenos Aires, Argentina, she is a Pediatric Intensive Care specialist and simulation instructor. There she completed the SIMPeds 3 Day Simulation Instructor Workshop in February 2015. Throughout her 6 week fellowship with SIMPeds, Dr. Villois worked side by side with expert facilitators to expand her knowledge of simulation, hone her debriefing skills and engage in curriculum and scenario development.

Dr. Villois participated as a guest facilitator in Crisis Resource Management courses, practiced technical preparations for large-scale in-situ sessions and observed various applications of simulation ranging from multidisciplinary team training courses to nursing orientation sessions and boot-camps. She has interacted with SIMPeds Engineers to broaden her knowledge of simulation trainer development and will bring knowledge from her fellowship experiences back to simulation courses at Garrahan Hospital.

 

2014: Dr. Michael Shepherd is a Pediatric Emergency Medicine specialist and the clinical director of the Children’s Emergency Department at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. Dr. Shepherd worked closely with SIMPeds in Auckland to develop and integrate simulation at Starship Hospital. Prior to Dr. Shepherd’s sabbatical, he was appointed to a new role, “Director of Starship Child Health- Medical and Community.” As director, Dr. Shepherd took on responsibility for all aspects of functioning of Starship hospital and the Community based services associated with it. During Dr. Shepherd’s visit to Boston he worked with our most experienced facilitators to expand his knowledge of simulation. At the end of Dr. Shepherd’s visit he instructed the Three Day Instructor Workshop we deliver twice a year.

 

2014: Dr. Martin Iriondo Sanz is the Director of the Neonatal Department at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu in Barcelona. The goal of Martin’s visit was to improve his pediatric simulation techniques, observe in-situ simulation courses, and capture ideas that can be implemented in the Neonatal department at the Hospital Sant Joan de Déu. Martin reached his goal by observing simulation activity, speaking with our lead facilitators, before and after courses, and got a chance to tour the Neonatal Unit at Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

 

2011: Dr. Karen McCarthy is an Emergency Care Physician specializing in simulation-based education at Starship Children’s Hospital in Auckland, New Zealand. She began her fellowship in October 2011 as a student of the 3-Day SIMPeds Simulation Instructor Course which provides an overview of hospital-based simulation including adult learning theory, scenario design and debriefing methodology. During her fellowship, Dr. McCarthy actively participated in Crisis Resource Management courses as a lead debriefer of the learners, practiced technical preparations for large-scale in-situ sessions and observed various applications of simulation ranging from multidisciplinary team training courses to nursing orientation sessions and boot-camp courses. She also increased her knowledge of trainer development through tutorials with SIMEngineer. Dr. McCarthy shared her expertise around the current state of simulation in the Emergency Department by leading a monthly SIMPeds Journal Club Meeting.