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Anesthesia

Anesthesia Education and Simulation Fellowship Program

The Anesthesia Education and Simulation Fellow will have clinical responsibilities within the Department of Anesthesia and have exposure to a broad spectrum of anesthetic practice in an inner-city tertiary care and trauma centre, aside from the specific subspecialty content in the field of education.

This fellowship is designed for anesthesiologists who wish to gain experience in simulation education and pursue an academic career as a clinician educator. The overarching goal is to provide a foundational overview of simulation and medical education, and to incorporate these concepts into current practice. Fellows will be introduced to these concepts through multiple activities, such as weekly journal club sessions and simulation sessions at The Allan Waters Family Simulation Centre at Unity Health Toronto.

Fellows will be directly involved in the Anesthesia Crisis Resource Management (ACRM) course of the anesthesiology residency program at the University of Toronto. They will have an opportunity to learn and practice how to design simulation scenarios, coordinate a simulation and apply different debriefing techniques. Identifying gaps in performance and teaching non-technical skills are part of the core skills that fellows will develop during their fellowship program.

Fellows will also be expected to engage in teaching activities inside and outside of the operating room, for learners of different health professions and levels. There will also be opportunities to engage in innovative research in medical education.

By the end of the academic year, fellows should be able to apply simulation as a learning tool, describe essential concepts required to facilitate a simulation session, and identify opportunities to apply simulation to current practice. Additionally, fellows should have a robust teaching dossier and teaching experience that will enable them to apply for faculty positions as an educational leader.

Duration

Program is 12 months in duration. Fellows usually work full-time (100 per cent, five days per week), including two educational days in which they are expected to be involved in Simulation Sessions with UofT anesthesia residents and other Medical Education and teaching activities with medical students and residents.

English proficiency

Applications will only be analyzed if proof of English proficiency is provided. Each hospital site of the University of Toronto can request different minimum scores or grant waivers at their discretion. Therefore, you must inquire the minimum score for each site if applying for multiple sites/programs. Review general guidelines for applying to Fellowship programs.

English proficiency requirements for St. Michael's Hospital Department of Anesthesia Fellowships

  • If your medical school was taken in English but English is not the official language of your country, you must still provide proof of English proficiency.
  • Minimum scores for English proficiency tests:
    • Anesthesia Education and Simulation Fellowship:
      • TOEFL-IBT minimum score of 100 (minimum 25 in each section) OR
      • IELTS ACADEMIC minimum overall score of 7.5 or higher (minimum of 7.5 in each section)
    • All Other Fellowship Programs:
      • TOEFL-IBT minimum score of 93 (including a minimum score of 24 on the speaking section and minimum of 23 on all other sections) OR
      • IELTS ACADEMIC minimum overall score > 7.0 (minimum score of 7.0 in each section)

Applications

To apply online for this program, please select it from the link on the U of T Anesthesia Fellowships Offered page.