Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation & Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science
About the Program
With a mission to improve the health of the public through simulation science, the Division of Healthcare Simulation Science at the University of Washington strives to
improve the quality of healthcare education through technology and innovation.
The Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science leverages UW’s expertise in engineering, computer science, robotics, 3D printing, material science, digital art,
physical sculpting, and molding; while delivering a first-rate education and research experience. The program is designed to advance the safety and practice of
healthcare education by providing learners with an environment where they can learn and practice skills before ever using them on a patient.
The goal of the Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation Science is to provide a foundation for creating international leaders in development, evaluation, and
delivery of medical education curricula enhanced by simulation technologies. The Fellow will be involved in simulation classes for medical students and residents as
well as in the design and implementation of all surgical simulation activities.
Upon completion of this program, the Simulation Fellow will gain experience in simulation education theory and practice. The fellow will also develop their own
technical skills through an array of simulation and research activities.
Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation
The Pellegrini-Oelschlager Endowed Fellowship in Surgical Simulation is a one-year
fellowship funded by an Endowment which pays for salary/benefits of the fellow. It
also covers travel costs for relevant meetings for the fellowship including the
mandatory meetings required by the accreditation body.
Fellowship in Healthcare Simulation
Healthcare Simulation Science Fellowship is usually a one-year fellowship funded by
the fellow or the fellow’s institution. Costs for mandatory travel required by the
accreditation body will be covered by the Division.
Each Fellow meets quarterly with their Fellowship Committee.
Current and Past Healthcare Simulation Fellowship Committee Members:
Ross Ehrmantraut, RN
Thomas Lendvay, MD
Farrah Leland, JD
Paul Merguerian, MD
Kevin Ostrowski, MD
Jim Park, MD, FACS
Taylor Sawyer, DO, MEd
Megan Sherman, MAEdHD
Hunter Wessels, MD
Brenda Zierler, PhD, RN, FAAN