The Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) Department of Emergency Medicine is proud to offer a one-year mentored fellowship in medical education. For those interested in obtaining an advance degree (MEd, MPH), a two-year option is available.

Program Description

The fellowship focuses on learning theory, curriculum design, education-based research and clinical quality with the goal of producing the next generation of medical education leaders in emergency medicine. In addition to the fellowship requirements, the fellow will work 6-8 clinical shifts per month as an attending physician at BIDMC and its affiliated community hospitals during which he or she will directly supervise medical students and residents.

Driven by the principles of experiential learning and self-directed learning theory, the medical education fellowship will provide the fellow with the skill set to adapt to the continuously evolving educational landscape.

There are four primary goals of the fellowship:


  • Didactic teaching on the theories and practice of adult learning and its implementation
  • Participate in the ACEP Teaching Fellowship and attend the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors (CORD) Academic Assembly
  • Participate in the BIDMC Academy of Medical Educators and attend sponsored lectures


  • Participate in teaching both undergraduate and graduate trainees
  • Lead student education via simulation, clinical bedside teaching, and didactics
  • Develop a specialty niche and deliver a formal lecture to the residency
  • Receive direct feedback and guidance from the fellowship faculty


  • Gain an understanding of research methodology, study design and outcome measurement through didactic lectures at the fellowship and departmental level
  • Responsible for facilitating one departmental journal club
  • Develop an educational research project for which he/she will obtain IRB approval and submit an abstract to one of the following conferences: ACEP, SAEM, CORD. In order to qualify for the SAEM Education Scholarship Fellowship certificate, the fellow must complete the specific authorship requirements which can be found at: https://www.saem.org/resources/services/fellowship-approval-program/education-scholarship-fellowship


  • Serve as the Assistant Clerkship Director for the Harvard Medical School Emergency Medicine Clerkship at BIDMC
  • Participate in all administrative aspects of the clerkship including mentoring, delivery of feedback, curriculum development, student evaluation and grading
  • Serve on the Department of Emergency Medicine’s Education Executive Committee, Clinical Competency Committee and resident selection committee
  • Assist with ongoing Emergency Medicine Interest Group activities and work directly with leadership
  • Oversee directed feedback session with both students and residents
  • Participate in CME development

Application Requirements

  • Graduate from LCME-accredited medical institution
  • Completion of an emergency medicine residency in a 3-or 4-year program
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible in emergency medicine
  • Strong interest in an academic career

A complete application will include the following:

  • cover letter
  • CV
  • Three letters of recommendation (one must be from program director)

Application timeline

  • June – August: Submission of Complete Application
  • September – October: Interviews
  • November 30: Notification of acceptance

Fellowship Faculty

  • Edward Ullman, MD - Fellowship Director
  • Nicole Dubosh, MD - Fellowship Director
  • Matthew Hall, MD - Core Faculty