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Simulation Fellowship Program (Medical)

Applications now open: 2018 Simulation Fellowship Program (Medical)

Mater Education is pleased to invite senior vocational trainees or recently qualified medical specialists at Mater to apply for the 2018 Simulation Fellowship Program—a joint initiative of Mater Health and Mater Education, supported by Mater Foundation.
 
Available exclusively to Mater People, the program was designed to increase the capability of Mater clinicians in the design, development, delivery and evaluation of innovative simulation-based education, increase educational scholarship and research, and support the continued delivery of exceptional clinical care at Mater.
 
Fellows are well supported by Mater Education’s multidisciplinary simulation team, in collaboration with Boston’s internationally renowned Center for Medical Simulation (CMS). As one of only three CMS Affiliate Partners globally, Mater Education has an exclusive level of access to the resources, skills, advice and experience of a team who are international leaders in the field of simulation.
 
Mater Education also has a teaching affiliation with the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions Education Program (IHP). Fellows completing the fellowship by course work will enrol in the postgraduate certificate program, undertaking the required simulation training and practical assessment at Mater Education. Through the MGH affiliation, they will also attain an internationally recognised qualification in the use of simulation in healthcare education.
 
The program provides salary support for a 0.5 FTE fellow position for 12 months. It is expected that the fellow will also maintain a clinical position and practice at Mater.

Applications close at midnight on Sunday 6 August 2017.

For further information, email simfellowships@mater.org.au or phone Mater Education on 3163 1500.
 

Fellowship categories

The simulation fellowships are available in two categories:

  1. 1. Simulation Fellowship by Higher Studies
  2. This fellowship is designed for health professionals who want to undertake a significant research project in simulation. It is expected that the individual would have reasonable pre-existing knowledge in simulation-based education.
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  4. 2. Simulation Fellowship by Course Work
  5. This fellowship is designed for health professionals who wish to gain knowledge and expertise in simulation education and training. Fellows undertaking this program will complete a Graduate Certificate in Simulation through the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Institute of Health Professions (IHP).  As Mater Education has a teaching affiliation with MGH IHP, fellows will be able to undertake the required simulation training and practical assessment at Mater Education.

Eligibility

To be eligible for the fellowship, an applicant must:

  • be employed by Mater as a qualified health professional, and undertake a minimum of 0.5 FTE on clinical or health service duties for Mater for the duration of the fellowship
  • have recently completed or be near completion of the fellowship requirements of a relevant vocational training program
  • undertake any proposed research project in association with Mater Education
  • be willing to participate in public events (including  Mater Foundation and Mater Education events) to promote simulation.

1. Simulation Fellowship by Higher Studies

In addition to the general eligibility criteria, to be considered for this category an applicant must:

  • be enrolled or about to enrol in a research higher degree (PhD, other doctorate degree or a Master’s degree) at the time of award, or provide a sufficient reason as to why they prefer not to enrol in a research higher degree
  • demonstrate research experience or evidence of ability or significant potential to conduct research.

2. Simulation Fellowship by Course Work

In addition to the general eligibility criteria, to be considered for this category an applicant must:

  • be prepared to complete prescribed course work through the MGH IHP or other education provider (course fees are not supported for other education providers)
  • be prepared to lead a quality improvement activity or a small research project utilising simulation methodology
  • demonstrate a plan to undertake a leadership role promoting simulation/education within their professional area, including providing mentorship to colleagues.

How to apply

1. Read the role description

2. Read the Simulation Fellowship Program guidelines

3. Contact your relevant Director/Head of Department to ensure they are prepared to support your application.

4. Download and completed the Simulation Fellowship Application form

5. Send your completed application form and supporting documents to simfellowships@mater.org.au.