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International Simulation Visiting
Fellowship Program

Dedicated to innovation in medical education, the Carl J. Shapiro Institute for Education and Research provides the foundation for the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center’s Center for Education, a unique structure within the Harvard Medical School and its affiliated hospital system.  Our achievements in creating innovative curricula and promoting faculty development continues to have major impact at both the national and international level.


The program will take place at the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation Center located at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center in the Longwood Medical area in Boston, Mass. USA.     

Objectives of Fellowship

Teaching in the SASC

The fellow shall contribute to SASC classes. We shall leverage their medical and educational experience to enhance the offerings of the SASC. Their involvement will include participation in and design of simulation exercises and other curricula, and lectures. SASC staff will regularly work with current instructors to identify practical avenues to deliver the fellow’s expertise to learners. 

Curriculum Development

The fellow shall work to contribute to the improvement of curriculum for medical simulation programs, innovation of instructional methodologies to enhance the educational experience for participants, and align curriculum with evidence-based practices and emerging trends in healthcare education.

Research Collaboration

The fellow will engage in collaborative research projects with our staff members, contributing their insights and expertise. This research collaboration will serve as foundation for a continuing relationship once the fellow’s visit concludes.

Professional Development

The fellow will actively engage in professional development activities during their tenure. These will include enhancing skills in curriculum design, evaluation, and debriefing techniques. This component aims to contribute to the continuous improvement of our educational programs and aligns with our commitment to excellence in teaching and learning. The fellow’s professional development will potentially include participation in the Shapiro Scholars Program and/or Fundamentals in Medical Education programs. The candidate shall work alongside SASC staff to achieve his professional development goals.  

Cultural Exchange

The fellow shall foster a collaborative and inclusive environment by actively engaging with a diverse group of colleagues and learners. The fellow shall participate in cultural exchange activities to broaden perspectives and enhance cross-cultural understanding, and share experiences and insights with colleagues to enrich the overall learning environment. 

Quality Improvement

The fellow shall actively participate in ongoing quality improvement initiatives within the SASC. They shall provide feedback on simulation scenarios and educational processes to enhance program effectiveness. 

The creation and development of the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center International Simulation Education Visiting Fellowship Program provides substantial beneficial opportunity to both the fellow and our institution. Fellows will gain unparalleled access to cutting-edge resources, mentorship, and a dynamic learning environment, fostering professional growth and contributing to their expertise in medical education and simulation. Simultaneously, the fellow’s unique skills and perspectives will enrich our community, enhance the quality of our simulation education programs, partner in research initiatives, and promote a culture of continuous improvement. This collaboration is poised to create a lasting impact on fellows and our institution alike. 


Thank you for your interest in the Carl J. Shapiro Simulation and Skills Center International Simulation Education Visiting Fellowship Program.

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