MedEd/SIM Fellowship

Beginning in July 2020 we are excited to offer Medical Education/Simulation Fellowship Training. This 1 or 2-year non-ACGME fellowship program is designed for those interested in a career in academic emergency medicine and seeking to build skills in teaching, curriculum development, leadership and mentoring, simulation-based education, and medical education research. 2-year fellows will complete a Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree (Graduate Certificate for 1-year fellows).

Program Mission:

To foster the professional growth and development of future emergency medicine academicians and simulationists through a robust curriculum and formalized mentorship that ideally leverages the strengths of the organization, its people, and the fellow.

Goals (summary, selected):

After completion of the fellowship program, the fellow will be able to:

  • Explain the theoretical basis, benefits and limitations of clinical and non-clinical teaching, including simulation-based medical education.
  • Deliver effective clinical and non-clinical theory-based instruction to both large and small groups.
  • Effectively use a variety of technologies to teach, learn, and communicate.
  • Provide leadership that is evidence-based and reflective of the fellows’ inherent skillset
  • Develop and execute educational research that contributes to the advancement of health professions education and patient care.

There are 4 key dimensions to the program outlined below. The following will assist the fellow in developing skills that fall under each dimension: The Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree coursework, participation in fellowship didactics, attendance at select regional and national workshops and conferences, and experiential learning through projects and mentorship in TMC Dept EM and UMKCs simulation center.

  • Teaching Skills, Theory, and Educational Principles
  • Educational Research Methodology
  • Educational Program Administration & Leadership
  • Simulation-Based Medical Education Theory, Practice
Program Highlights/Benefits
  • Competitive fellowship salary. Additional stipend above University’s PGY-4/5 salary.
  • Full-time employment benefits as a fellow at the University of Missouri-Kansas City School of Medicine
  • Faculty Appointment in the TMC Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Clinical shifts at the teaching sites of the UMKC Emergency Medicine Residency Program: Truman Medical Centers and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
  • Protected non-clinical time for the fellowship curriculum with an average of 8-10 shifts per month
  • Funded Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree (certificate for 1-year fellow).
  • Funded registration and travel to select regional and national simulation conferences during each year of the program.
  • $1,000 yearly stipend for continuing medical education.
  • Internal and external moonlighting permitted.
  • Potential for additional funded registration and travel for regional or national abstract or didactic presentations.
  • Robust mentoring and feedback, including regular contact with fellowship directors and program mentors.

Candidates must have graduated in good standing from an ACGME-accredited emergency medicine (EM) residency program and must be board-certified or board-eligible in EM.

Application Process

Please contact Emily Hillman, MD and Melanie Camejo, MD for questions or more information. Qualifications include Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine (residency trained), must have graduated in good standing, and a strong interest in academic emergency medicine career.

 Applicants are asked to provide:

  1. Curriculum vitae with contact information for three references. At least one reference should be a member of residency program leadership.
  2. A letter of recommendation
  3. A statement outlining reasons for pursing a combined Medical Education/Simulation Fellowship. No longer than 250 words.

Applicants will be invited to interview during September or October. We will extend a match offer on November 1st. Applicants must be accepted into the UMKC Masters of Health Professions Education (MHPE) Program to start the fellowship. There is one fellowship position available for the 2020 application season.

Fellowship Leadership

Emily Hillman, M.D.
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director and Assistant EM Residency Program Director
Medical Director Clinical Training Facility-UMKC SOM

Melanie Camejo, M.D.
Assistant Professor Emergency Medicine
Associate Fellowship Director and EM Student Clerkship Director



Our residents and faculty have developed a wellness curriculum to face the unique challenges involved in emergency medicine training. We have aimed to substantiate wellness by incorporating it into regular and dedicated conference time. Our wellness activities focus on service, resiliency, and career development, and will continue to grow with creative ideas to support and empower residents.

In August of 2018, we had our first service day at Jewish Vocational Services where we assembled furniture for incoming refugee families. Our second, in May 2019, was at The Kansas City Assessment and Triage Center, a local mental health crisis center. We held conference there, revamping their courtyard with flowers, vegetables and picnic tables. While giving back to our community we reflected on the social adversity of our patients and became familiar with a disposition resource available to us in the ER.

Residents and faculty participated in various extra-curricular activities throughout the year including trivia and outings with furry friends. Our running enthusiasts also successfully completed their 3rd annual “Brew to Brew”, a 44-mile relay between Kansas City and Lawrence, KS. This year we had nice weather, no delays, and some did enjoy a brew or two at the end of the course.

Throughout the year, we host wellness days that offer guest speakers, field trips, book clubs, career information, and financial education; all ideas from residents wanting to better our program. The Wellness Committee manages department awards, shout-outs, “Saves of the Month” and miscellaneous gifts in efforts to recognize those who go above and beyond.  Ultimately, we aim to sustain a positive, open environment for all residents to feel welcome and fulfilled.

Wellness Curriculum
  • Intern Welcome Week
  • Service Days (spring and summer)
  • Career Workshop
  • Resiliency Day
  • Post In-Training Exam Festivity
  • Book Club
  • Miscellaneous outings, consultant mixers, gift giving, awards

McNabney Lectureships

Mattu, AmalMay 9, 2019
“Everyday Leadership: Secrets of Great Minds through the Ages”
Amal Mattu MD
Professor and Vice Chairman of Emergency Medicine
University of Maryland School of Medicine
Tintinalli, JudithApril 5, 2018
“Serendipity. A Persian Fairy Tale: Wonderful Things You Weren’t Looking For”
Judith Tintinalli MD MS
Professor and Chairman Emeritus
Department of Emergency Medicine
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
Weiss, Eric A.May 25, 2017
“Improvised Medicine”
Eric A Weiss MD FACEP
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine
Schneider, SandyMay 26, 2016
“Balance for the Unbalanced”
Sandy Schneider MD
Professor of Emergency Medicine, Hofstra Northwell School of Medicine
Director, EM Practice, American College of Emergency Physicians
Attending Physician, John Peter Smith Hospital
Kirsch, ThomasApril 30, 2015
“Ebola 2014—The Timeline and Impact of Interventions in Liberia”
Thomas D Kirsch MD MPH
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine and the Bloomberg School of Public Health
Director, Center for Refugee and Disaster Response
Hoffman, JeromeMay 22, 2014
“Over-Diagnosis: A Modern Epidemic”
Jerome R Hoffman MD MA
Professor Emeritus of Medicine and Emergency Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine
Rosen, PeterMay 3, 2013
“Reflections on Emergency Medicine”
Senior Lecturer on Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Fowler, RayMay 31, 2012
“The Past, Present, and Future of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation”
Ray Fowler MD FACEP
Professor or Emergency Medicine, Surgery, Health Professions, and Emergency Medical Education
Chief of EMS Operations
Co-Chief in the section on EMS, Disaster Medicine, and Homeland Security
The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Attending Emergency Medicine Faculty, Parkland Memorial Hospital
Garza, Alexander G.May 5, 2011
“Black Swans and Wicked Problems: Dealing with Risk in the Modern World”
Alexander G Garza MD MPH
Assistant Secretary for Health Affairs and
Chief Medical Officer for the Department of Homeland Security
Crosby, KarenSeptember 23, 2010
“Lessons From Patient Safety”
Karen Crosby MD
Assistant Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine
Cook County (Stroger) Hospital, Rush Medical School
Chicago, Illinois
Waeckerle, JosephMay 7, 2009
“Physician Burnout”
Joseph F Waeckerle MD
Chief Medical Officer, Office of Homeland Security, State of Missouri
Medical Officer, Kansas City Division of the FBI, Kansas City, Missouri
Moran, GregoryMay 15, 2008
“Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus Aureus Infections”
Gregory Moran MD
Clinical Professor of Emergency Medicine
UCLA School of Medicine
Los Angeles, California
McNamara, RobertNovember 21, 2006
“Lessons from the Founders of Emergency Medicine: Patient Care and Beyond”
Robert McNamara MD
Professor and Chair of Emergency Medicine
Temple University School of Medicine
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


MedWars 2018

MedWars 2018I am pleased to relate that we have had another successful year at the Medical Wilderness Adventure Race series.  This past March we sent a team of 3 EM-bound UMKC students (Jordann Dhuse, Maggie Kirwin, and Allie Reinbold) to the Mid-Atlantic MedWAR in Newport News, Virginia.  The “HAPE Apes” ran a 15-mile race of orienteering, mountain biking, and canoeing, completing wilderness medicine scenarios and knowledge questions along the way, and came in 5th place out of over 20 teams.  This is a tremendous accomplishment, and demonstration of the strength of our School of Medicine & EM Residency.  Be sure to congratulate these future EM docs on representing us so well in competition!

Thomas Hindsley, MD

Judith Tintinalli, M.D. M.S. Guest of Honor at Resident Research Day

The Class of 2018 and Dr. Tintinalli
The Class of 2018 and Dr. Tintinalli

On April 5th our senior residents all presented their research projects.  Dr Tintinalli was guest of honor and speaker as well as one of the judges of the event.

Dr. Tintinalli is a professor and founding chair of the Department of Emergency Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She also is an adjunct professor in the Department of Health Policy and Management in the School of Public Health, and in Medical Journalism in the School of Journalism and Mass Communications at the University of North Carolina. She received her medical degree from the Wayne State University School of Medicine. She completed residency training and received her Master’s in Clinical Research Design and Statistical Analysis from the University of Michigan.

Dr. Tintinalli was president of the American Board of Emergency Medicine (1989-1990), was the founding president of the Council of Emergency Medicine Residency Directors and was chair of the Liaison Residency Committee (forerunner of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-sponsored Residency Review Committee). She is editor in chief of the world’s largest selling emergency medicine textbook, “Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine,” now developing the ninth McGraw Hill edition. The seventh edition received the Best Surgical Book of 2011 title from the British Medical Association.

The residents had excellent presentations and 5 had abstracts accepted to the UMKC annual Vijay Babu Rayudu Quality and Patient Safety Day.  Tony Toigo, D.O. won the Elenbaas Award for best project.  Dr Tintinalli generously signed and “personalized” a copy of Tintinalli’s Emergency Medicine for each resident and presented them at a dinner after the presentations.

Gary Gaddis, M.D. PhD was awarded the “Order of the International Federation of Emergency Medicine”

Gaddis, GaryDr Gaddis was a long time Professor of Emergency Medicine at the UMKC School of Medicine who practiced at St Luke’s.  He was the inaugural Missouri/St Luke’s Endowed Chair of Emergency Medicine and was intimately involved with research and clinical care. He worked with multiple EM residents on scholarly products and taught statistics and study design to our residents.  He presently is a Professor of Emergency Medicine at Washington University in St. Louis.

The International Federation of Emergency Medicine Awards the Order of the IFEM (FIFEM) to an “individual who is a member of an IFEM member organization who has demonstrated an extensive and continuous commitment to the specialty of Emergency Medicine in their own country and has made significant contributions to supporting the development/advancement of the International Federation for Emergency Medicine.”

Taylor Neff, M.D. won the 2018 Housestaff Council Outstanding Resident Award

This is a peer nominated award given to residents and fellows who demonstrate excellence in clinical care as well as collegiality and collaboration between departments.  Dr Neff’s nomination commented on his positive attitude and his commitment to putting patients first. The nomination went on to say what a pleasure it was to work with him in the Truman ICU and CMH ER. The nominator felt that Dr Neff was “most deserving of this recognition.”

Another Truman Medical Center/ UMKC EM Graduate “Makes Good:” Robert Muelleman, M.D. Elected President of the American Board of Emergency Medicine

Muelleman, RobertOver the summer, Dr Muelleman was elected President of ABEM.  He is the 2nd TMC/UMKC SOM Emergency Medicine graduate to be elected to, arguably, the highest post in Emergency Medicine in the USA, joining Mark Steele who was president some years ago.

Currently, he is Professor and past-Chair of Emergency Medicine at the University of Nebraska Medical Center.  He has been a director on the American Board of Emergency Medicine since 2011. He was a member of the ACGME Emergency Medicine Residency Review Committee from 2005-2011, and chaired the committee from 2009-2011. Other facts:

Medical school:  University of Nebraska Medical Center 1980-4.
EM residency:  Truman Medical Center 1984-7.
Research Fellowship:  Truman Medical Center 1987-8.
Assistant Professor EM:  UNMC 1988-93
Associate Professor EM, Research Director:  Truman Medical Center 1993-98.
Section Chief EM:  UNMC 1998-2006.
Founding Chair EM:  UNMC 2006-16.
70 peer reviewed publications.

We wish Dr Muelleman well in this new post and know that ABEM is being led by one of the best!

Newsworthy Updates

Dye and Gratton Inducted into the Gold Humanism Honor Society
Matt Gratton, M.D., Casey Dye, M.D.
Matt Gratton, M.D., Casey Dye, M.D.

On January 26, 2019 Casey Dye, M.D. a PGY3 resident in Emergency Medicine and Matt Gratton, M.D. the Chair of Emergency Medicine, both at UMKC School of Medicine were inducted into the UMKC SOM Chapter of the Gold Humanism Honor Society. Members are nominated and elected by the Society “in recognition of exemplary service, integrity, clinical excellence and compassion.” Congratulations to both!




Dr. Jim O’Brien Appointed to the ALiEM Wellness Think Tank
Jim O’Brien, M.D.
Jim O’Brien, M.D.

For the 2019-2020 academic year Dr. O’Brien, our program’s resident Wellness Chair, was selected to join the Academic Life in Emergency Medicine’s Wellness Think Tank. He will join a team aiming to improve and advocate for physician wellness on an individual, institutional, and national level. Dr. O’Brien specifically will be involved in a podcast series, research projects, and will develop a national wellness curriculum as a resource for programs looking to bolster wellness initiatives.




Steve Go, M.D. Continues with 21 Years of Service with the NBME!
Steve Go, M.D.
Steve Go, M.D.

Dr. Go starts his 21st year of service with the National Board of Medical Examiners. He currently serves on the Board of Directors, which helps set policy and direction for NBME’s many initiatives worldwide. He is also a member of the United States Medical Licensing Examination (USMLE) Management Committee, which is responsible for policy, standard setting, and direction for all three Step exams that all physicians must pass to practice in the United States. He was recently appointed as Chair of an Interdisciplinary Review Committee responsible for secondary review and approval of Step 3 items. Finally, he serves on the Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) Management Committee, which oversees a joint NBME and Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB) exam for physicians seeking licensure reinstatement or reactivation after some period of professional inactivity, or physicians involved in disciplinary proceedings in which a state board determines the need for evaluation.



Charlie Inboriboon, M.D. Completed Fulbright Fellowship in Thailand!

Dr. Charlie Inboriboon recently completed a Fulbright Fellowship to Thailand. He was one of three US Scholar recipients for the academic year. During his stay, he was hosted by Chulalongkorn’s emergency medicine program and was supported by the Thai College of Emergency Physicians (TCEP).

The goal of his educational project focused on improving resident education through enhancing active learning and feedback. The timing could not have been better as Thai residency programs were transitioning from traditional time based training to competency based training with the adoption of milestones and entrustable professional actions (EPAs). During the fellowship, he shared his experiences and the skills he acquired as part of the UMKC/Truman Medical Center emergency medicine residency leadership.

Jesal Amin, M.D., Charlie Inboriboon, M.D., Jim O’Brien, M.D.
Jesal Amin, M.D., Charlie Inboriboon, M.D., Jim O’Brien, M.D.

He ran workshops for Thai residency and fellowship programs on how to incorporate milestones and EPAs into training programs, including developing workplace-based assessments and utilizing a clinical competency committee. He worked with his host institution to perform a comprehensive program assessment and improvement plan in preparation for their World Federation of Medical Education (WFME) site visit. The program received one of the highest evaluation scores in Thailand by the WFME.

To encourage the transition from traditional lectures to more active forms of learning, he co-hosted a workshop on incorporating active learning strategies into didactics at the Annual Meeting of the Thai College of Emergency Physicians. He also worked directly with Thai emergency medicine educators to teach residents and medical students through the use of simulation, procedure workshops, and small group discussion.

Dr. Inboriboon reports that living and working in Thailand for six months was an amazing learning experience. He developed a much deeper understanding and appreciation for adult learning theory and how it applies to medical education. Living in a country as a non-native speaker increased his empathy for his patients in the United States and an even greater appreciation for his medical colleagues that immigrated to the US to train. It also reinforced his experience that emergency medicine physicians share a common bond regardless of borders. Working at Truman also helped him share practical experiences with EM physicians working in resource-limited environments.

During his stay, two of our emergency medicine residents (Drs. Jesal Amin and Jim O’Brien) and a medical student (Deven Bhatia) assisted him with several educational activities. He guest instructed at six training institutions in Thailand, the first EM residency program in Laos, and at the Mongolian National University of Medical Sciences. He plans to continue collaborating with these institutions and hopes to build formal ties between UMKC and these institutions.

Dr. Inboriboon, Students, and Residents in Thailand!
Dr. Inboriboon, Students, and Residents in Thailand!

Dr. Go appointed to special purpose exam oversight committee

Go, Steven
Steven Go, M.D.,

The Federation of State Medical Boards and National Board of Medical Examiners have appointed Steven Go, M.D., professor of emergency medicine, to serve on a newly formed Special Purpose Examination (SPEX) oversight committee.

The committee will manage a special purpose exam for physicians who currently hold, or who have previously held, a valid, unrestricted license to practice medicine in a United States or Canadian jurisdiction.

It is responsible for a wide range of exam topics, such as selecting appropriate testing methods; evaluating and approving blueprints, objectives, and test material formats; adopting test polices, and oversight of a research agenda and other uses of the exam.

The SPEX is provided for physicians seeking licensure reinstatement or reactivation, or those involved in disciplinary proceedings that determine a need for evaluation. The oversight committee is a new group that assumes the responsibilities of the governing  and program committees of the Post-Licensure Assessment System.

Go’s appointment officially began in January. His new role is a continuation of his interest in medical student and physician competency assessment and credentialing issues. He is also serving on the United States Medical Licensing Examination management committee that is responsible for all USMLE step examinations. In addition, Go has also served as a board member for the National Board of Medical Examiners.