Surgical Simulation Fellowship

Job Description

Surgical Simulation Fellowship
Accredited by American College of Surgeons

The University of Minnesota is recruiting a Post Doctoral Associate for a one-year Surgical Simulation Fellowship that is accredited by the American College of Surgeons, Accredited Education Institutes.

The goal of this position is to provide a foundation for creating international leaders in the development, evaluation and delivery of surgical curricula enhanced by simulation. Under the supervision of Dr. Robert Sweet, Urologic Surgeon and Director of the University of Minnesota Medical School Simulation Programs, the Fellow will be involved with all surgical simulation activities that occur within the Medical School’s Simulation PeriOperative Resource for Training and Learning (SimPORTAL) and an array of simulation research projects via the Center for Research in Education and Simulation Technologies (CREST).

Applicants must be an M.D. and be enrolled, or have completed a residency, in any surgically-oriented field. International candidates with the intention of developing a simulation center/program in their home country are encouraged to apply. Applications are being accepted now with a desired start date of July 1, 2014 (flexible). More information about SimPORTAL and the Surgical Simulation Fellowship is available on the SimPORTAL website at

Applicants are asked to provide your curriculum vitae, a statement explaining your interest in simulation and why you are pursuing this fellowship, a letter of recommendation from your institution and a letter of recommendation from a colleague. Matching support from your home institution is desired if available.

The University of Minnesota Surgical Simulation Fellowship is among a very small elite group of institutions that is accredited through the American College of Surgeons, Division of Education Accredited Education Institutes.

How to Apply

For more information or to apply for this position, please contact:
Bonnie J. Boucher
Administrative Director; University of Minnesota
420 Delaware Street SE, MMC 394 Minneapolis, MN 55455
Phone: (612) 626-8084; Email: