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Education Fellowship

The education fellowship position is an opportunity for graduates to enrich their academic experience in the field of emergency medicine.

Education Fellowship position available

Year Fellowship Started: 2016
Length of Fellowship: 1 Year
Number of Clinical Hours: 8 shifts per month (8 hour shifts)
Number of Sites: 1--The University of Kansas Health System, Emergency Department
Number of Positions per Year: 1
Application Deadline: Rolling
Interviews Scheduled: Rolling
Fellows Chosen: Rolling

The KU School of Medicine Emergency Medicine Fellowship in Medical Education is designed to provide a focused educational experience to support graduates in pursuing a successful career in academic emergency medicine. The graduate will have gained experience and knowledge in educational theory and practice, in multiple modalities of teaching, in educational research and scholarship, in educational administration, and in leadership across the continuum of medical education. The fellow will select an area of interest in medical education to work towards developing an area of expertise.

Other Duties
The junior faculty member/fellow will participate in clinical teaching within the emergency department. They will also gain experience across the spectrum of medical education by playing a role in the education of medical students, residents, physicians and scientists. Additionally, they will develop an area of educational focus to begin a path to expertise in one of the following areas: Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Simulation Education, Asynchronous Education, Program Direction, Educational Research or other mutually agreed upon area.

Educational Experience

Our program is 12 months long and includes the following components:

  • Eight shifts per month clinically (two of which are observed "teaching" shifts)
  • Academic title of clinical instructor
  • Close collaboration with program director and assistant program director
  • Attend ACEP Teaching Fellowship as well as other educational programs (MERC, CORD, SAEM, DAE 1, DAE 2)
  • Participate in education of medical students, residents and faculty using lectures, flipped classroom, facilitation, simulation and asynchronous educational methods
  • Develop an area of academic focus (devote focused time to dive deeper into the educational experience and literature regarding a specific area of education)
  • Participate on a local or national committee related to education
  • Develop a local educational initiative related to their area of academic interest

Educational Experience
The educational experience of our fellows will include attending the local Doctors as Educators courses (introductory and advanced) as well as the ACEP Teaching Fellowship. The fellow will also attend the CORD Navigating Academic Waters course and may begin work on the Medical Educational Research Certificate at CORD and SAEM. Because of the logistics of the MERC, it would have to be completed after completion of the fellowship.

Teaching and Scholarship Experience
The primary teaching experience for the fellow will be clinical teaching in the Emergency Department to emergency medicine residents, off-service residents and medical students. Fellows will also be involved in the didactic education and evaluation of students and residents. Additionally, the fellow will gain experience across the continuum of medical education: Undergraduate Medical Education, Graduate Medical Education and Continuing Medical Education. They will be active in medical student education, either within the department and/or as a PBL facilitator for Phase I, and working with students in the Academic Societies and Emergency Medicine Interest Group. They will be involved in developing and delivering educational programs for the emergency medicine residents, as well as completing and developing asynchronous educational material for local and national use. The University of Kansas Health System has a new, state-of-the-art simulation lab that is available for the fellow to work with the staff to gain expertise in that arena. To gain experience in Continuing Medical Education, the fellow will have a role in teaching/facilitating sessions in the Doctors as Educators program. As part of the ACEP Teaching Fellowship, they will develop and complete an Educational Scholarship project.

Administration and Leadership Experience
The fellow will gain experience in the administrative and leadership component of academic medicine as they work closely with the program director and share responsibility for a selected component of the resident educational program. They will also assist the program director, associate program director and program coordinator in evaluating residents. Through this, they will develop an understanding of the administrative aspects of running a residency. The fellow will work with a committee on education for the medical school. Additionally, the fellow will have the opportunity to work on a national committee with a focus on education (at either CORD, ACEP, or SAEM) either as a member or shadowing a faculty member. Depending on the fellow's area of focus, there will be additional administrative and leadership opportunities.

Education Fellowship Faculty

Fellowship Director: Bradley E. Barth, M.D., FACEP, FAAEM

Bradley Barth, MD

Dr. Barth joined the faculty at KU Medical Center in 2012. He is currently the director of the educational fellowship and the co-director and co-developer of the local Doctors as Educators-Advanced course (DAE II). DAE II is a year-long course that teaches faculty (both clinician and scientist educators) advanced topics in education concepts. The class is focused on utilizing and teaching cutting edge topics including the flipped classroom, peer-to-peer, and asynchronous education. It is a small group with lots of hands-on and practice with new techniques and methods. Dr. Barth has also completed the ACEP teaching fellowship, the ACEP emergency medicine basic research skills course and the local Doctors as Educators intro course.

Dr. Barth is serving on the following national committees:

  • ACEP - Academic Affairs Committee
  • SAEM - Faculty Development Committee
  • AAEM - Clinical Policy Committee

He is the faculty advisor for the local chapter of Alpha Omega Alpha honor society and is active in the Wescoe Academic Medical Society. He is a former board member of the Missouri College of Emergency Medicine.

School of Medicine

The University of Kansas Medical Center
Emergency Medicine
3901 Rainbow Boulevard
Mailstop 1045
Kansas City, KS 66160