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Simulation Medicine Fellowship (Minnesota)

The Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center in Rochester, Minnesota, has a Simulation Medicine Fellowship. This fellowship is currently on hold and not accepting applications.

The fellowship is directed by emergecy medicine physician Torrey Laack, M.D.

This fellowship focuses on:

  • Principles of adult learning theory
  • Advantages and limitations of simulation-based education as it applies to health care
  • Simulation typology
  • Operational techniques appropriate to a world-class experiential learning center
  • Publishing work in academic journals related to simulation medicine

As a fellow in the program, you also become knowledgeable in simulation-based technologies, participate in the daily operations of the Mayo Clinic Multidisciplinary Simulation Center, and actively engage in the team process that is necessary for the effective functioning of a medical simulation center.

During the program, you have the opportunity to earn a master's degree in clinical and translational science.

Components emphasized

  • Experiential learning theory
  • Adult learning theory
  • Leadership theory
  • Organizational theory
  • Motivational theory
  • Assessment theory
  • Application of theories addressed
  • History of simulation

Skills emphasized

  • Teaching and facilitation
  • Academic and scientific writing
  • Research
  • Leadership
  • Grantsmanship
  • Instructional design
  • Budgeting
  • Interpersonal communications
  • Accreditation
  • Activism
  • Mentorship
  • Networking
  • Simulation technology
  • Management


As a fellow, you are expected to learn and master the skills necessary to effectively:

  • Design and write a simulation-based research project
  • Lead a successful simulation center
  • Incorporate simulation-based experiential training into a larger specialty-based curriculum
  • Use newly designed simulation courses as a process-engineering tool to optimize the safety of patient care delivered within an established health care environment
  • Integrate into simulation-based societal functions
  • Develop poise and prowess in presentations to national and international audiences


College graduates who are pursuing or have already completed an advanced degree and training in academic medicine, such as physicians, fellows, residents, nurses, and other advanced allied health personnel are eligible for the Simulation Medicine Fellowship.

A preadmission health review and current immunization record are required before the start of the fellowship. Prospective fellows must pass a criminal background check and drug screening.

Application process and deadline

This fellowship is currently on hold. Application instructions will be updated when the program becomes available.