This is a 1-year fellowship. During the fellowship year, the fellow will have 50% protected time and is therefore expected to work 8 clinical shifts/month at either Sinai-Grace Hospital or Detroit Receiving Hospital. During the fellowship year, the fellow will achieve competency in:

  • Medical education research
    • Assist in reviewing articles for WestJEM, AEM E&T or other medical education journals with Dr. Messman
    • Complete a scholarly project and present at a conference
    • Fellow will be a member of the Detroit Medical Education Research Group
    • Understand statistical analysis in medical education research and the different modalities that are employed in medical education research (i.e.quantitative vs. qualitative)
  • Learner assessment and feedback
    • Participate in 360 evaluations and 6 month evaluations of the residents
    • If interested in undergraduate medical education, assist Dr. Walker or Dr. Kouyoumjian (clerkship directors) with student assessments/SLOEs
  • Clinical and bedside teaching
    • Devoted teaching shifts (without clinical responsibilities) in the ED - active bedside teaching of residents and medical students
    • Participation in journal club
    • Participate in BLS/ACLS/ATLS, medical student and resident lectures
    • If interested in ultrasound, participate in ultrasound teaching sessions
    • If interested in simulation, work with Dr. Dimitrievski (simulation director) to develop simulation skills
  • Curriculum design - assist program leadership with the development and implementation of any curriculum changes that will take place. This may be the basis for the fellow's scholarly project
  • Education theory - understand the learning theories that dictate adult learning. This includes an understanding of different teaching modalities and strategies and the development of a teaching philosophy as the fellowship year goes on
  • Mentorship skills
    • Participate in the mentoring of a resident and/or medical student
  • Leadership/administration
    • Participation in the Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee
    • Help with faculty development initiatives (ex. LLSA tests)
    • Assist with EMIG events
    • Participate in resident recruitment to understand how to evaluate an application, read a SLOE, etc.
    • Attend other meetings (ex. GMEC) as appropriate


 In addition, the fellow will attend CORD in order to participate in the Navigating Academic Waters track. The fellow has the opportunity to participate in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship, ALiEM's Faculty Incubator, and/or could begin working towards MERC (Medical Education Research Certification) through CORD. It is expected that the fellow complete a scholarly project during their year of fellowship with hopes of presenting this project at CORD and/or SAEM.