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Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship

The Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship is a novel one- or two-year fellowship designed to develop innovative educators in emergency medicine. 

MDEdTech Faculty

MDEdTech Faculty: Shannon Toohey, MD, MAEd, Faculty; Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA, Director; Alisa Wray, MD, MAEd, Faculty; Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, MHPE, Co-Director

The fellowship incorporates emerging technologies, multimedia design, and social media into undergraduate (medical student) and graduate (residency) medical education. The goal is to create clinical educators who are nimble and engaged digital physicians, 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.

Future medical educators must utilize these technologies in order to engage the current learners. Regardless of your current familiarity with educational technology, the fellowship will mentor you to be prepared to start a career in residency leadership, medical student education, or hospital or medical school leadership.

Fellows will attain a strong background in educational theory, multimedia design competencies, resident and medical student education, curriculum design, mobile health technologies, patient engagement theory, and social media. Fellows will be required to create and contribute to the innovative technology ecosystem in place within the Department of Emergency Medicine and School of Medicine.

A two-year track may be available for those applicants in pursuit of an advanced degree.

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The fellowship curriculum will expose the fellow to a wide range of emerging topics and trends that would allow them to find their area of focus during the fellowship.

Topics will include:

  • Active learning (Outstanding lecture design, team-based learning, small group learning, and simulation)
  • Visual and Information Design, Infographics
  • Evaluation and Assessment of Online Learning Concepts — Flipped Classroom, MOOCs, Khan Academy, #FOAMed, Gamification
  • Emerging Technologies for Health and Education — 3D printing, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Wearables, Google Glass, App Development, Telemedicine
  • Studio and Mobile Audio/Visual Production
  • Patient Engagement, Patient-Centered Design

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, an Associate Residency Director, a Medical Student Clerkship Director, or a Director of Patient Education.

The 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 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 help design residency curriculum as a part of the educational curriculum team. 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 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.


Warren Wiechmann, MD, MBA
Co-Director, Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship
Associate Dean, Clinical Science Education and Educational Technology
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine


Megan Boysen Osborn, MD, MHPE
Co-Director, Multimedia Design Education Technology (MDEdTech) Fellowship
Residency Program Director, Department of Emergency Medicine
Assistant Professor of Clinical Emergency Medicine