Simulation Fellowship


This is a two-year fellowship in Simulation and Education, offered collaboratively by Jump Simulation, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center and University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP).

The Faculty

Leaders in health care simulation, academic faculty in the OSF Saint Francis Department of Emergency Medicine as well as UICOMP Department of Academic Affairs.

The fellow will work directly under the tutelage of Dr. John Vozenilek, Dr. William Bond, Dr. Lisa Barker and Dr. Nur-Ain Nadir (Fellowship Director).

Fellowship Structure

This is proposed to be a two-year fellowship. At present time, this fellowship is offered to graduates of ACGME accredited residencies.

Acceptance Criteria

Candidates will be graduates of an ACGME accredited residency training program.

Innovation Simulation Fellowship



Fellows receive a clinical appointment at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria as Clinical Assistant Professor.

This is a two-year fellowship with provisions for pursuing a Masters in Health Professions Education from University of Illinois-Chicago. Acceptance to the fellowship does not guarantee acceptance to the Masters program, and interested candidates are asked to apply to the UIC MHPE program concurrent to the fellowship.

Fellows will collaborate with a multidisciplinary and multi-professional staff at Jump Simulation & Education Center developing simulation curriculum, running simulations and debriefing. Fellows will also be expected to produce educational scholarship and/or research work for presentation or publication in the context of their activities here.

Fellows are encouraged to work clinically at OSF Saint Francis Medical Center. The exact nature of clinical work is dependent on the fellows' clinical specialty and will be examined on an individual basis.

Fellows will participate in at least one national simulation meeting and be expected to engage in workshop didactics or present research/educational scholarship at simulation meetings.

Fellows will be expected to publish a completed research or educational scholarship project at the conclusion of their fellowship.


The foundational curriculum will consist of core foundational simulation courses that will further be supplemented by professional development courses based on the fellows' interests. In addition, the practical curriculum will be the application of the didactic curriculum as translated out into educational scholarship and research projects.

Goals & Objectives



The main goals of the Healthcare Simulation Fellowship are to train health care professionals for the next stages of their academic careers:

  1. As educators within the field of inter-professional health care simulation and thereby effect change in domains of health education;
  2. As champions of a patient safety culture, through development of didactics based on safety paradigms;
  3. As leaders in systems process improvement by promoting these principles in didactics and practice


At the conclusion of the Healthcare Simulation Fellowship, participants will have:

  • Participated in focused didactic training in the history and theoretical basis of simulation in team-based inter-professional education, patient safety and systems improvement.
  • Received instruction in the operation and programming of a variety of medical simulation technologies, including but not limited to: High-Fidelity Human Patient Simulators, Partial Task Simulators, Computerized Simulation Technologies, Virtual Reality Simulators, Simulation Audio-Visuals, Learning Management Systems and Data Management Systems.
  • Received mentorship and graded participation in the conception, design, development, implementation and assessment of simulation, patient safety, quality improvement and systems/process improvement programs (including scenario design, implementation and debriefing) offered to a wide variety of participants at multiple levels of training including health care professionals, students, residents, fellows, attending physicians, nurses and allied health professionals in multiple medical and allied health specialties.
  • Received mentorship and guidance in the development of independent research or educational projects based on individual areas of interest.
  • Will have become familiar with the operations, set up, budgeting and administrative management of a large scale simulation center.