Medical Education Fellowship

Applicants must be graduates of ACGME-accredited Emergency Medicine residency programs or Pediatric Emergency Medicine fellowships and be board-eligible or board-certified in Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or board-eligible or board-certified in Pediatric Emergency Medicine by the American Board of Emergency Medicine or the American Board of Pediatrics.

They will work clinically in the capacity of an attending physician in the Emergency Department while pursuing training. This is not a permanent faculty appointment.  However, graduates are welcome to apply for a permanent faculty position.

Upon successful completion of this two-year appointment the incumbent will earn a certificate of training completion and will have had the opportunity to earn a Master's degree as a component of the training program. 

For more information regarding the programs, please contact:
Azeemuddin Ahmed, MD, MBA
Clinical Professor and Executive Vice Chair
Department of Emergency Medicine


Develop the cognitive knowledge and skill sets necessary to become an effective educator
Engage in innovative curriculum development
Learn the principles of educational research and apply them through a unique project 

Degree Opportunity

MME, Master of Medical Education

Curriculum Outline

  1. Service as clinical faculty in the Emergency Department of the University of Iowa
  2. Complete the MME at the University of Iowa 
  3. Assist program leadership with resident and student evaluation, curriculum design, and resident recruitment
  4. Participate regularly in residency conference by conducting didactics.   An emphasis will be placed on innovative teaching sessions and methods and will offer the opportunity to implment skills and concepts covered in the MME program
  5. Assist the Vice Chair of Education with faculty development projects including improving bedside teaching and the evaluation and feedback provided to residents
  6. Participate in clinical service including “teaching shifts” for mentoring students and firstyear residents
  7. To fulfill their requirement for the MME, the fellow will develop a curriculum project including design, implementation, evaluation, presentation and publications.
  8. The fellow should expect to attend the CORD Academic Assembly and will also be supported and strongly encouraged to participate in other regional and national presentations of research