Simulation Fellowship

Fellowship in Simulation and Professional Education

Lahey Hospital & Medical Center is proud to offer a fully funded, American College of Surgeons (ACS)-accredited fellowship in simulation and professional education. This fellowship, created in 2018, will train expert educators who can leverage simulation to its full potential in health professions education.

Surgical or anesthesia fellows will spend one year working and learning in the Simulation Center under the supervision of experienced faculty to develop expertise in simulation-based health professions education and achieve academic productivity to advance their academic career. Educational content is supplemented through Lahey’s affiliations with professional development courses at Tufts University School of Medicine and Center for Medical Simulation (CMS), a Harvard-affiliated training center. Through Lahey’s affiliation with McGill University, the trainee has the opportunity to extend their training and obtain a master’s degree in medical education.

The fellow will be on-site at Lahey 40 hours per week and will be available to assist, learn and teach in all courses offered at the simulation center and affiliated sites. The fellow will participate in weekly meetings with their fellowship director, as well as staff, operations and steering committee meetings. The fellow will participate in and lead research projects with mentorship from faculty and staff at the medical center. They will present their research at outside venues, including the annual American College of Surgeons Simulation Summit, annual Lahey Postgraduate Recognition Day and other national and regional education-related meetings. They will also be expected to submit their work for publication. There are no clinical responsibilities associated with this fellowship. Salary will be commensurate with PGY level.

How To Apply

Applications are due January 1 for the fellowship beginning July 1.

The fellowship stipend will include a one-year salary commensurate with PGY level to be used during the year working at Lahey.

Interested applicants, please send your CV, a personal statement and a Letter of Recommendation from your current program director to Erin Brady.

About Lahey’s Simulation Center

Our Simulation Center is an Accredited Level 1 Education Institute of the American College of Surgeons, where we train thousands of people each year. Lahey is a major teaching affiliate of Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. In addition to medical and nursing students, the hospital’s Graduate Medical Education programs train more than 130 residents and fellows every year. Located in the greater Boston area, Lahey offers easy access to top cultural and recreational activities.

Contact Information

For more information, please email Dmitry Nepomnayshy, MD, FACS, Director of Simulation and Professional Development at Lahey Hospital & Medical Center, Associate Professor of Surgery, Tufts University School of Medicine.


LHMC’s fellowship programs provide education and experience in evidence-based medicine, patient care and research.