Medical Education Fellowship Overview
Novel Medical Education Fellowship comes to the Prisma Health-Upstate Department of Emergency Medicine
If you’ve sat in a lecture hall for an hour-long PowerPoint-based lecture within the past few months, raise your hand! I have sat in enough of these lectures to last an entire lifetime, and while I definitely think there is a time and place for (brief, engaging) lecture-based content, today’s generations are hungry for different modalities of teaching and learning. In general, Millennial and Gen-Z learners thrive under learning conditions which are collaborative, engaging, and incorporate elements of technology to satiate a constant craving for information and meaning.
To address this need, as of July 2020, Prisma Health-Upstate will introduce its first-ever Fellowship in Medical Education within the Department of Emergency Medicine with an emphasis on engaging modern learners. Our inaugural fellow, Dr. Caroline (Stoddard) Astemborski, a graduate of Prisma Health-Upstate Emergency Medicine residency and also the University of South Carolina School of Medicine Greenville, will complete a two-year hands-on training while also obtaining her master’s degree in education for health professionals.
While the curriculum will cover the core areas and emphases of medical education – undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education, including curriculum design, program evaluation, education research, and learning theory – the emphasis when approaching these elements will be on incorporating interactivity, educational technology, and principles of multimedia design.
Team-based learning, 3D printing to create anatomical models, using games to teach, audience response systems, the appropriate use of #FOAMed, and the creation of e-learning modules are just a few of the areas that the fellow will engage with.
We hope to create a new educational standard here at Prisma Health-Upstate and to inspire others to try new teaching methods. Stay tuned for more resources and a toolbox for educators to be developed in the near future. For questions about the fellowship, ongoing projects, or to meet one-on-one with us, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information on the above topics, check out these resources:
Medical EducationFellowship Resources:
- EMRAFellowship Match, SAEM Fellowship Directory
- EMRA*Cast podcast on medical education fellowships
- EMRA Fellowship Guide: Medical Education Fellowships
- CenknerM, Sonnenberg LK, Hauff P von, Wong C. Integrating the educational technology expert in medical education: A role-based competency framework. MedEdPublish.2017;6(2). doi:10.15694/mep.2017.000079
- Davis, G., & Norman, M. (2019, May 16). Principles of Multimedia Learning - Center for Teaching and Learning. Retrieved February 6, 2020, from https://ctl.learninghouse.com/principles-of-multimedia-learning/
- The Millennial Generation: Understanding & Engaging Today's Learners: Center for Teaching Innovation. (n.d.). RetrievedFebruary 6, 2020, from https://teaching.cornell.edu/resource/millennial-generation-understanding-engaging-todays-learners