Clinical Trainee Electives

STRATUS offers a two-week or four-week elective in simulation education for residents, fellows, nurses, allied health professionals, and other clinicians in training who are interested in an introduction to medical simulation. This short-term exposure enables learners to become familiar with medical simulation as a learning and assessment tool, enabling them to determine if they would like to pursue simulation as a component of their career.

Through didactic sessions, experiential learning, and a mentored curriculum development and delivery project, our participants receive a strong introduction to this important educational modality.

Learners practice skills in cardiothoracic surgery.
Learners practice skills in cardiothoracic surgery.

Elective Goals

This elective is designed for a Brigham and Women’s Hospital (BWH) employee/trainee who has an interest in pursuing medical education using simulation as part of their future career. Through one-on-one mentorship, access to internal educational activities/resources, and project coaching, the participant will gain a foundational understanding of the design and implementation of educational programs using simulation.


This program is designed as a service for the BWH community or for clinicians who are on rotation here from within Mass General Brigham. While medical trainees across specialties may apply, all clinical educators across professions are encouraged to apply. Electives will be offered at the sole discretion of STRATUS, and may not be available at a requested time.

Recent Projects

Trainees work on developing curricula for programs targeting a variety of clinicians and healthcare disciplines. Recent projects include:

  • Anesthesia Intern Skills Session Curriculum
  • Palliative Care Scenarios
  • Collaboration on Harvard Affiliated Emergency Medicine Residency (HAEMR) Curricula
  • Anesthesia ICU TTE Curriculum
  • Massive Transfusion Protocol Simulation for Anesthesia Residents

Contact us to request a Clinical Trainee Elective!