Simulation and Health Professions Education The UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine offers a combined fellowship in simulation and health professions education. The fellowship is intended to provide learners with a solid foundation in healthcare simulation, education scholarship, curriculum design, excellence and innovation in teaching, and membership in the greater community of medical educators.


  • A full immersive experience in simulation at the UC Davis Health Center for Simulation and Education Enhancement.
  • Opportunities to design and develop curriculum within the Department of Emergency Medicine Residency Program and UC Davis School of Medicine.

How to apply and deadline

Email our program directors with the information listed below.

Candidate requirements and eligibility

We offer two fellowship positions each year to graduates of Emergency Medicine residency programs accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). One- and two-year fellowship tracks are available, with the opportunity to obtain masters-level research training in the two-year track. Interested applicants should send a current curriculum vitae, a letter of intent, and three letters of recommendation (including one from the applicant’s residency Program Director if still in training) to our fellowship program directors.

Fellowship Director

Simulation and Health Professions Education Samuel Owen Clarke, M.D., M.A.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Ian Michael Julie, M.D., M.A.S.
Associate Professor, Department of Emergency Medicine

Fellowship Graduates

Mathew Carlisle, M.D., M.A.S.
Graduation Year: 2013 (Sim)
Program Director
Louisiana State University Spirit of Charity Department of Emergency Medicine.

Sandhya Venugopal
Graduation Year: 2013 (Sim)
Professor of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine. Associate Dean, Continuing Medical Education. Director, Heart Station/ECG Laboratory. Co-Director, Cardiovascular Fellowship Training Program.
UC Davis Division of Cardiology

Vivian Ng, M.D., M.P.H.
Graduation Year: 2013 (Sim)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine. Director, Medical Simulation Fellowship
Associate Director, University Campus Residency
University of Arizona Department of Emergency Medicine

Aaron Danielson, M.D., M.A.S.
Graduation Year: 2015 (Med Ed)
Assistant Professor and Assistant Program Director
UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

Ian Julie, M.D., M.A.S.
Graduation Year: 2015 (Sim)
Associate Professor of Emergency Medicine, Director of UC Davis Center for Simulation, Co-Director of Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship.

Matthew Kiefer
Graduation Year: 2016 (Sim)
Emergency Medicine Core Academic Faculty and Director of Simulation
St. Joseph’s Mercy Hospital in Stockton, CA

Tiffany Schegg
Graduation Year: 2017 (Sim)
Emergency Physician, Medical Director of Simulation at NorthBay Healthcare, Fairfield, CA

Maribelle Pe, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2017 (Sim)
Emergency Medicine Physician, Community Rotation Director for UC Davis at Mercy San Juan Medical Center, Carmichael, CA

Lee Donohue, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2018 (Sim)
Assistant Professor of Neonatology UC Davis Children’s Hospital

Jason Mefford, M.D., M.A.S.
Graduation Year: 2018 (Med Ed)
Emergency Physician, Kaiser Permanente Santa Clara

Sage Wexner, M.D., R.N.
Graduation Year: 2018 (Sim)
Emergency Medicine Core Faculty and Director of Simulation Kern County Medical Center, Bakersfield, CA

Para Rescue Training

Jennifer Nguyen, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2018 (Sim)
Emergency Medicine Physician, Kaiser Permanente, Sacramento CA

Leland Bourdon, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2019 (Sim/Med Ed)
Assistant Professor, Director of Clinical Simulation and EM Clerkship Co-Director UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

Amanda Phares, M.D., M.H.P.E.
Fellowship Graduation Year: 2019 (Sim)
Graduating General Surgeon in 2022 from UC Davis. Proceeding to Fellowship in Pediatric Surgery at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada

James Delgadillo, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2020 (Sim/Med ED)
Director of Simulation for the Mather VA, a UC Davis-affiliated training site

Jaymin Patel, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2020 (Sim/Med Ed)
Assistant Professor and Social Media Director UC Davis Department of Emergency Medicine

Joel Harding, M.D.
Graduation Year: 2021 MD (Sim)
Resident in Vascular Surgery, graduating in 2023

Simulation and Health Professions Education

Foreign Graduates (Program Closed)

Sameera Al-Somali, M.B.B.S.
Graduation Year: 2014 (Sim)
Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, College of Applied Medical Sciences, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences (KSAU-HS.)
Director, Emergency Medicine Residency Training Program

Ali Al-Khulaif, M.B.B.S.
Graduation Year: 2015 (Sim)
Faculty in Emergency Medicine at King Abdullah Bin AbdulAziz Univeristy Hospital.

Muna Al-Jahany, M.B.B.S.
Graduation Year: 2017 (Sim)
Head of Clinical Sciences Department 2019-Current College of Medicine, Princess Nourah bint Abdulrahman University
Asst. Professor of Emergency Medicine 2015-Current Emergency Consultant 2015-Current King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz University Hospital, Riyadh

Saqer Al-Thunayyan, M.B.B.S.
Graduation Year: 2018 (Sim)
Assistant Professor at the Prince Sultan Bin Abdelaziz College for Emergency Medical Services, King Saud University, KSA