Learn to use medical simulation to enhance health care education by applying for one of our simulation fellowships. Our advanced training program provides valuable hands-on experience in a cutting-edge facility that's accredited as a Comprehensive Education Institute through the American College of Surgeons.

Leaders in Simulation

Fellow teaching using simulation.

Scholars from a variety of clinical backgrounds and institutions around the world spend one to two years with us before returning home as simulation leaders.

Each fellowship experience is customized to fit the needs and interests of our scholars. We offer fellowship programs for seasoned clinicians within UC Davis Health who may be new to simulation or thinking of expanding their careers as clinical educators. We can also offer abbreviated programs for visiting scholars.

Becoming a Fellow

Our two primary fellowship offerings include the Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship, which is offered in partnership with the UC Davis Health Department of Emergency Medicine, and our Surgical Simulation Fellowship for UC Davis Health surgery residents.

The Medical Education and Simulation Fellowship is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the Surgical Simulation Fellowship is accredited by the American College of Surgeons. 

In each fellowship, fellows spend their time creating, performing, evaluating and supervising medical simulation training. Scholars also learn about simulation technology, simulation research, center operations and education theory.

Fellows are expected to master the cognitive skills of adult learning theory and understand how to apply this knowledge to simulation education. Scholarship in the form of literature assessment, research project development and national-level presentations with publication are strongly encouraged and supported by the university's research and biostatistics resource programs. 

Application Process

Applications are accepted on an ongoing basis; however, spots are limited to ensure that fellows receive appropriate mentorship and direction. For more information, please call us at (916) 734-5675.

Current Simulation Fellows

Scott Reichelderfer, M.D., M.P.H.Scott Reichelderfer, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Education and Simulation Fellow | sreichelderfer@ucdavis.edu

A musician, simulation enthusiast and lover of the outdoors, Scott Reichelderfer joined UC Davis Health as a Medical Education and Simulation Fellow in 2021. After earning his medical degree from the UCSF School of Medicine and his master of public health degree from University of California, Berkeley, he completed his residency training in emergency medicine at UCSF Fresno, where he also served as chief resident. During his time as a resident, he was involved in many aspects of program development including resident recruitment, digital education, intern orientation and the medical student sub-internship where he functioned as a junior assistant clerkship director for his area of concentration. Reichelderfer is interested in the overlap of technology and education, program leadership and junior learner education. In his spare time, he enjoys playing music with his emergency medicine band and exploring new food spots.

Jeffrey Usui, M.D., M.P.H.Jeffrey Usui, M.D., M.P.H.
Medical Education and Simulation Fellow | jkusui@ucdavis.edu

As a chronically curious physician and educator, Jeffrey Usui enjoys the intersection of medical education and simulation. Having completed his residency at UC Davis Health, he began his position as a Medical Education and Simulation Fellow in 2021. He earned his medical degree from the Renaissance School of Medicine at Stony Brook University and his master of public health degree from the University of South Carolina. Passionate about teaching and practicing medicine, Usui enjoys developing creative combinations of teaching methods to make educational content stick for learners. He is committed to improving the lives of his patients, education of the next generation of providers and improving health care delivery across the entire continuum.

Past Simulation Fellows

Muna Aljahany, M.D.           James Delgadillo, M.D.           Jaymin Patel, M.D.
Ali Alkhulaif, M.D.           Lee Donohue, M.D.           Marybelle Pe, M.D.
Sameerah Alsomoli, M.D.           Ian Julie, M.D.           Amanda Phares, M.D.
Saqer Althunayyan, M.D.           Matthew Kiefer, M.D.           Tiffany Schegg, M.D.
Leland Bourdon, M.D.           Jennifer Kirkpatrick, M.D.           Sandhya Venugopal, M.D.
Matthew Carlisle, M.D.           Vivienne Ng, M.D., MPH           Sage Wexner, M.D.