The Department of Medical Education is excited to announce the first recipient of the Office of Curricular Affairs Academic Fellowship, Nicola “Nikki” Feldman.  

During her time here at Sinai, Nikki has served in multiple teaching roles such as a teaching assistant for the Sumer Enrichment Fellowship and a cohort leader for Structures. In addition to teaching, she acts as a senior tutor and helps students prepare for courses and the boards. Beyond her work at Sinai, NIkki has a long history of education. Prior to medical school, NIkki served as a high school teacher through Teach for America where she designed a year-long chemistry curriculum. In the role of Academic Fellow, Nikki is excited to continue share this experience in the curriculum redesign process and be a voice for the student population.  

The Academic Fellow role was designed to stimulate or sustain student interest in medical education especially in curriculum design, development, implementation, and assessment. Starting in July 2022, Ms. Feldman will be intimately involved with the inner workings and will function as a vital member of the Office of Curricular Affairs and report directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Curricular Affairs, while working closely with the Curriculum Co-Directors and the Associate Dean for UME Affairs.  Nicola will be responsible for amplifying the student perspective in all processes within the Office of Curricular Affairs and serve as a consistent student voice throughout the curricular revisioning project.