Fellowship in Clinical Simulation | James A. Haley Veterans’ Hospital

Fellowship Co-Directors

Henry Park, M.D. and Janet Sprehe, DNP, APRN, CVRN, RN-BC


This 1-year VA Simulation Fellowship (7/1/21-6/30/22) will develop leaders with the vision, knowledge, and commitment to lead simulation-based strategies to improve healthcare for Veterans.


Refer to pp. 9-11 in the Clinical Simulation Advanced Fellowship PDF (link below).


Trainee stipend rates are determined by the VA Office of Academic Affiliations, depending on the discipline and previous education of the trainee. Fellows may be eligible for health and life insurance benefits.

Application Process

Submit (A) a cover letter, of no more than 3 pages, explaining why you are interested in the fellowship program; areas of clinical and healthcare expertise and relevant experience; short- and long-term professional goals including your personal goals for the fellowship; and evidence of your interest in pursuing a VA career with clinical simulation as a significant focus, (B) complete curriculum vitae with the contact information for 3 professional references, including Residency Program Director, and (C) 2 signed letters of recommendation (1 must be from the Residency Program Director, if applicable). Only complete applications will be considered. E-mail application and letters directly to Ramonica.patton@va.gov

Application Deadline

Applications will be considered until positions are filled or March 15.

Selection Process

A panel of simulation and patient safety experts will review applications and recommend the most qualified applicants for (virtual) interviews. Candidates will be selected based on demonstrated interest in simulation, interest in remaining in the VA system, alignment of personal goals and planned program activities, and strength of recommendations.

Contact Info

Ms. Ramonica Patton, Ramonica.patton@va.gov or 813-972-2000 ext. 7649

For more information about the VA Fellowship in Clinical Simulation: