The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the position of Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences. The College of Human Medicine (CHM) has an experience-based curriculum where medical students learn by doing. The Shared Discovery Curriculum provides integrated content organized around patient complaints and concerns, and uses an innovative assessment model where a Student Competence Committee reviews each student’s progress in each of the Human Medicine courses across a range of competencies.
As part of the Shared Discovery Curriculum, the college has created clinical experiences starting soon after students matriculate and ongoing throughout their four years of study. The Early Clinical Experience (ECE) begins the first-year medical student experience with students engaged in primary care offices while studying basic and clinical sciences and humanities. The Middle Clinical Experience (MCE) spans most of the second year of medical school and includes core physician and interprofessional rotations. The Intersessions occur after both the ECE and MCE and allow students to explore areas of interest and improve knowledge in areas of relative weakness. The Late Clinical Experience (LCE) comprises the third and fourth year of medical school and includes clerkships in the primary specialties and elective rotations and occurs in the community campuses across Michigan (Marquette, Traverse City, Grand Rapids, Lansing, Flint, Midland, Detroit, and Southeast Michigan).
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, the Assistant Dean for Clinical Experiences has responsibility for the quality, integration, and alignment of the clinical experiences and necessary science content of the Shared Discovery Curriculum:
Chairs the Student Competence Committee
Provides leadership regarding curricular improvements and implementation as well as on-going curriculum evaluation. Operationalizes the vision of the Shared Discovery Curriculum.
Collaborates closely with the leadership of the CHM Academy (learning societies), Assessment, Clinical Simulation, clerkship directors, community teams, and other Academic Affairs leaders to ensure high quality educational programs and policies
Supervises the Director of Clinical Experiences and the Directors of the Early Clinical Experience, the Middle Clinical Experience, Intersessions, and the Late Clinical Experience. Oversees the coalition of course directors with the assistance of the Director of Clinical Experiences.
Meets with and assists students experiencing academic and/or personal challenges to their progress. Collaborates with Student Affairs and Academic Achievement teams in support of these students.
Convenes and participates in academic review meetings for ECE, MCE, and LCE students.
Oversees the efforts of the Clinical Experiences unit which includes fourteen staff members as well as the faculty.
Manages the budget of the Clinical Experiences unit.
Participates in accreditation efforts.
Contributes expertise and leadership to the collection and organization of information into CHM’s Medical Student Performance Evaluations.
Creates educational and policy documents for students, faculty, and staff, and participates in orientation activities.
Teaches medical students with assignments appropriate to faculty member’s background and skills.
Engage in and support scholarly activities in medical education.
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.
Doctorate -MD, DO or PhD
Leadership experience in medical education including curriculum development, assessment, program evaluation; participation in medical education scholarship; and teaching experience with multiple educational modalities. In addition, we desire a candidate with experience in faculty development, curriculum management, supervision of faculty or staff, fiscal stewardship or program level management, and a demonstrated collaborative approach to academic governance.
Required Application Materials
Letter of Interest,
The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/
Interested individuals should apply online at careers.msu.edu. Application materials to be uploaded must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position, including previous administrative experience and accomplishments in teaching, curriculum design or research; a statement of commitment to diversity; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant). To ensure full consideration, please submit application materials by October 12, 2022. For further information, please contact: Robin DeMuth, MD, Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education, at [email protected]
Remote Work Statement
MSU strives to provide a flexible work environment and this position has been designated as remote-friendly. Remote-friendly means some or all of the duties can be performed remotely as mutually agreed upon.
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