Medical Education Science

This fellowship is designed to train leaders in medical education by allowing fellows to put knowledge of education theory, curriculum development, assessment, and evaluation into practice as they first participate in and subsequently lead education-related innovations and scholarship. The University of Colorado Department of Emergency Medicine provides a wealth of training opportunities for fellows across the entire spectrum of medical education: our education faculty lead and administer a variety of programs in pre-medical education, undergraduate medical education, simulation, virtual education, a world-class emergency medicine residency, a variety of innovative fellowships, and impactful faculty development. Fellows will work with faculty to participate in and ultimately lead education initiatives and scholarship while completing a 24-month Master of Arts (MA) degree offered by the University of Colorado Denver School of Education. This flexible degree program allows fellows to tailor coursework to their post-fellowship aspirations. Fellows work clinically at University of Colorado Hospital, where they supervise third- and fourth-year medical students, emergency medicine residents, and off-service residents. 

This fellowship requires a two-year commitment in order for fellows to complete the master’s program, required educational experiences, and clinical requirements. Eligible candidates are graduates of ACGME-accredited residency programs who are either board-certified or board-eligible in emergency medicine at the time of matriculation. Board-eligible fellows are expected to pursue board certification during fellowship.

Learn more at Medical Education Science Fellowship Details.

NOTE: The Fellowship in Medical Education Science is not recruiting a fellow for the 2023-2024 academic year. We expect to be considering applications for our next fellow in the Fall of 2023 for the 2024-2025 academic year.

Program Leadership

Picture of Sarah MichaelSarah Michael, DO, MS
Fellowship Director
Clinical Site: University of Colorado Hospital

Picture of Bonnie KaplanBonnie Kaplan, MD, MA
Associate Fellowship Director
Clinical Sites: Denver Health Medical Center, University of Colorado Hospital



We will begin accepting applications for 2023 in spring. Please check back then!