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Faculty Academy for Medical Educators in Simulation (FAMES)

The primary goal of the FAMES program is to create simulation education leaders and scholars, who will help advance the clinical skills of learners (medical students, residents, fellows, and graduate students), advance in their own professional growth, and enhance scholarly work, through seminar series, mentored projects, and collaborative learning.  This program will also help advance the implementation of UICOMP’s strategic initiative to “Provide faculty and staff development and mentoring opportunities to enhance faculty skills, engagement, and support”. Furthermore, based on organizational needs and curricular objectives, areas of focus for educational development can be identified for each cohort. The participants should finish the course with a scholarly product that will be submitted for peer review.


At the completion of this program, the participants will:

  • Apply the principles of curriculum development to develop and implement a simulation-based approach to teaching clinical and teamwork skills
  • Enhance their knowledge on facilitating and debriefing after a simulation session
  • Apply their teaching skills to directly observe and facilitate simulation sessions at both UME and GME levels
  • Submit a scholarly product for peer review

The program will develop the participants’ competencies in teaching, curriculum development, medical education research, and mentoring around simulation.

Requirements to Graduate

  • Complete all the advanced debriefing courses offered through JUMP
  • Coursework as outlined in the curricular outline/course syllabus
  • Participate in a minimum of  3-5 simulation activities at the UME level and 3 simulation activities at the GME level within area of expertise
  • Develop a simulation-based curricular project that meets the needs of UME/GME program requirements
  • Scholarly work submitted for dissemination/publication

Please submit nomination below by completing all required fields and uploading CV and Letter of Support. Deadline for the nominations is by 5:00pm, Friday, February 16, 2024. Please direct any questions to Patty Eandi in the Dean’s Office,

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