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About the Position

Length of Fellowship

1-2 years


Approximately $100,000, with full benefits and additional moonlighting opportunities available. 

Additional Funds

CME to cover conferences, exam preparation, books and other educational costs.

Number of Clinical Hours

Eight shifts per month in the RUSH Emergency Department

Other Duties

  • Preparation of cases for simulation with RUSH EM Residency
  • Opportunity for case preparation and simulation with Chicago Simulation Collaboration
  • Dedicated, collaborative debriefing with RUSH Sim Faculty during simulation conference days
  • Local lectures with targeted feedback and mentorship on slide design and public speaking
  • Simulation workshop instructors
  • Local, regional, and national teaching opportunities
  • Teaching sessions with medical students and resident physicians
  • Training in administration and workflow solutions
  • Monthly Fellow Academic day and journal clubs
  • Fellowship curriculum based on consensus curriculum for simulation fellowships
  • Involvement in at least one research project with opportunities for greater involvement and mentorship from experienced researchers

Number of Sites


Number of Positions per Year


Additional Opportunities

Mentoring in: 

  • Effective creation of educational curricula
  • Didactic and workshop presentation
  • Departmental, hospital-wide, regional, and national presentation experience
  • Emergency ultrasound research

Educational Experience:

Our educational program is based on the consensus curriculum for simulation fellowships published by the SAEM Simulation Academy. This includes multiple monthly simulation experiences, opportunities for multiple simulation modalities including Standardized Patient simulation, Resident education in Emergency Medicine and multiple other specialties, Medical Student assessment, Surgical Simulation, journal clubs, research meetings, and national educational conferences.

The educational experience is flexible based on the fellow’s interest. Further educational pursuit (MHPE or similar) is encouraged and enthusiastically supported by the department. Additional experiences in simulation are available related to EMS education, medical student formative simulation experiences, interprofessional simulation techniques, faculty simulation based education, and hospital-wide initiatives are available for participation.

Chicago-area Simulation Fellowships, including NorthShore and Cook County Hospital, have joined together for monthly fellow meetings to discuss topics relevant to simulation, and we have over the years been able to coordinate our simulation days to avoid overlap. Thus, as a fellow at any of the Chicago Simulation Fellowships, you’ll have shared simulation opportunities available to you at all of the Chicago Simulation Fellowship Sites. You are encouraged to apply to all Chicago sites that interest you, and we will work together to find the best fit for you and for each program.

The RUSH Emergency Medicine Simulation Fellowship is operated with oversight from the RUSH EM Residency program as well as the RUSH Graduate Medical Education office. Our fellows have opportunities for involvement and further simulation exposure with the RUSH Center for Clinical Skills and Simulation, the on-site expansive simulation center at RUMC. This center has both high-fidelity and low-fidelity simulation manikins, surgical simulation, multiple high-fidelity simulation rooms with dedicated control rooms, a standardized patient education center with 12 individual exam rooms for teaching and assessment, and multiple classroom spaces. The Department of Emergency Medicine also has a satellite In-Situ Simulation center in the Emergency Department which operates with one high fidelity manikin, at many different times of day to educate interprofessional teams in the Emergency Department.

Two fellows perform intubation on a mannequin.

Application Process

Application Deadline



Competitive applicants are encouraged to apply in July and August for an interview in September or October. Fellows will be selected in accordance with EUS Fellowship dates and guidelines.

Fellows Chosen


A group of fellows surround a child sized mannequin on an exam table in a hospital room. Two of the fellows are demonstrating CPR on the mannequin.

Other Information

Please contact Sara Hock, MD with any questions.