Emergency Medicine

Medical Education Fellowship

Medical Education Fellowship

We are excited to offer Medical Education Fellowship Training with an emphasis in Simulation Education. 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.
  • Demonstrate 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 University Health 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 University Health Department of Emergency Medicine.
  • Clinical shifts at the teaching sites of the UMKC Emergency Medicine Residency Program: University Health and Children’s Mercy Hospital.
  • Protected non-clinical time for the fellowship curriculum with an average of 8-9 shifts per month
  • Funded Master of Health Professions Education (MHPE) degree (certificate for 1-year fellow).
  • Generous CME for registration and travel to select regional and/or national simulation conferences during each year of the program.
  • Additional $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, MHPE, and Melanie Camejo, MD, MHPE, for questions or more information. Qualifications include Board Certified or Board Eligible in Emergency Medicine (residency trained at an ACGME-approved program), 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 in Nov-Dec. 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 current application season.

Fellowship Graduates






Lacie Bailey, MD, MS
Medical School: University of Missouri
Medical Education-Simulation Fellowship: University of Missouri-Kansas City/University Health

Dr. Bailey has accepted an academic EM faculty position at Medical College of Wisconsin in the Department of Emergency Medicine. Dr. Bailey made tremendous contributions during her fellowship. She taught over 40 hours of EM resident conference including a significant number of simulation sessions. She received outstanding faculty evaluations. Her notable fellowship outcomes include:

  • Fellow educational research/QI project: development, implementation and outcome evaluation of a novel smart phone app and web-based ECG curriculum for EM residents.
  • Publication accepted pending revisions in Missouri Medicine (anticipated late 2022-early 2023)
  • Selected as a Track Chair for a National Conference- Council of Residency Directors in Emergency Medicine
  • EM Foundations Case Author

Here is what Dr. Bailey has to share about her Fellowship experience at UH-Department of Emergency Medicine and UMKC EM Residency:

“The medical education and simulation fellowship at the University of Missouri – Kansas City and University Health at Truman Medical Center was the best step that I could have taken to jump start  a career in academics. Having trained at another institution, the faculty and residents immediately welcomed me into the program and helped me quickly find my way my first year out of residency as a new attending. I felt like I had been there for years within the first few weeks. The clinical experiences at a level I trauma center were the perfect introduction to an academic career. The mentorship from Drs. Hillman and Camejo is really what makes the program unique. Both have strong academic backgrounds and served as mentors throughout the fellowship. There was the perfect amount of guidance and autonomy for a fellow allowing me to focus on my interests while also getting exposure to all aspects of medical education. The Health Professions’ Education program compliments the medical education and simulation fellowship to provide the backbone for teaching medical education at all levels. The additional lectures from the emergency department faculty helped to round out important topics not covered by the health professions’ education program such as mentorship, time management, and leadership. The fellowship helped me build my CV with research experience, curriculum development, and publishing a peer-reviewed article along with getting involved with a national committee. The amount of clinical and professional growth I had during one year of fellowship was exponential. My only regret is not being able to stay for the second year of fellowship due to my husband’s job change.” ~Dr. Lacie Bailey, 21-22’ MedED Fellow

Fellowship Leadership

Emily Hillman, M.D., MHPE
Associate Professor Emergency Medicine
Fellowship Director
Associate Residency Program Director
Medical Director Clinical Training Facility – UMKC SOM



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