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International Multimedia Design Education Technology (iMDEdTech) Fellowship  

The International Multimedia Design Education Technology (iMDEdTech) Fellowship was created in 2014 with the goal to create clinical educators who are able to utilize novel technologies to better engage and educate learners in diverse learning environments.  These learners not only include medical students, residents, and physicians, but also medical staff, allied health professionals, nurses, and most importantly, patients.  Fellows will attain a strong background in educational theory, patient engagement theory, multimedia design competencies, and mobile health technologies.

Should the trainee pursue a career in academic medicine or medical education, this fellowship would provide them with the tools to serve as a Director of Instructional or Educational Technology for the School of Medicine or as a leader within the program tasked with incorporating technology into both the medical student and resident curriculum.    

The international fellowship is comprised of mastering multimedia design skills, extensive content creation, teaching and mentoring responsibilities, scientific investigation, and understanding the administration of technology in medicine.  

During the 12 month international fellowship, the fellow has the following content creation, research, teaching, and administrative requirements:

PUBLIC DIALOGUE:  Fellows will be required to create a robust “digital footprint” and contribute original content regularly to discussions about emergency medicine, education, and technology in public social media forums such as Twitter, Blog Sites, YouTube, and Reddit.

CONTENT CREATION:  Fellows will be required to develop and implement THREE longitudinal education technology projects - one each for medical students, residents/physicians, and patients.  Each group has different needs assessments and will therefore require application of adult learning theory to create appropriate and engaging educational content.

RESEARCH:  The three projects listed above must contain an assessment piece that can serve as the basis for academic presentations or publications.  Fellows will be encouraged to contribute to existing research studies and will be required to present a minimum of one study at an academic conference and submit one manuscript for research publication.

TEACHING AND MENTORSHIP:  Teaching duties include participating and contributing to medical student and resident lecture series within the Department of Emergency Medicine. Fellows will also be required to teach and serve as a mentor for students taking the Health, Education, and Technology elective for the School of Medicine.

ADMINISTRATIVE: The fellows will serve as members as the leadership team for Division of Instructional Technologies in the School of Medicine and participate regularly in administrative and strategic planning meetings. This involvement will provide context for the governance issues regarding technology in medical education.    

An option for a 24-month international fellowship may be available and will require the fellow to pursue a Master’s Degree in the areas of Multimedia Design, Education, or Informatics.  The number of fellowship projects will also be increased to maximize opportunities during this additional year of training.  

The fellowship program director is Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA, FAAEM

To begin your fellowship application and to answer any questions you can contact IntFellowUCISOM@uci.edu