Meritus Health and the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic (MSOM) in Hagerstown, Maryland is seeking a highly motivated individual to become our Department Chair of Clinical Services. The Chair of Primary Care will be responsible for overseeing the teaching, curriculum, research, faculty, and budget for the Department of Clinical Medicine
Meritus Health, Western Maryland’s largest health care provider, is located at the crossroads of Western Maryland, Southern Pennsylvania and the Eastern Panhandle of West Virginia. With nearly 3,000 employees, 500 medical staff members and 250 volunteers, Meritus Health serves over 200,000 residents of the tristate region.
Meritus Medical Center, the flagship facility of the health system, has more than 327 beds and is a Joint Commission accredited hospital. Meritus Medical Center has officially become a teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as for more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students annually.
Meritus Health also includes Meritus Medical Group, a network of 20 medical practices with more than 100 providers; Meritus Home Health; and Meritus Equipped for Life, a medical equipment company. Meritus Health is a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 215,000 Medicaid member health plan. With a long-standing history of caring for the community, Meritus Health relentlessly pursues excellence to improve the health status of the region.
Meritus Health is officially seeking accreditation and licensure to open a proposed four-year osteopathic medical school in Hagerstown.
Serve the college through teaching, research and scholarly activity, service and patient care
Ability to integrate the osteopathic component in the preclinical and clinical years with TBL, Didactic, OMM skills labs, and clinical skills in the clerkship years
Responsible for designing and delivering innovative osteopathic-focused clinical education to include osteopathic diagnosis, techniques, and principles throughout the four-year undergraduate
Utilize best practices in a diverse mix of teaching modalities to include large group sessions, small group facilitation, procedural skills training, simulation activities, and OSCE’s.
Assess student performance of osteopathic core competencies using various assessment techniques (assessment of medical knowledge and clinical skills). Provide written and verbal feedback to students as appropriate.
Ability to work as a team with Ph.D. faculty and clinical faculty
Creating and overseeing a curriculum that guides the osteopathic medical student through acquiring skills that will serve them lifelong in examining and treating patients while maintaining the osteopathic
Experience in delivering curriculum at a school of osteopathic medicine
Experience in creating COMLEX-style exam items and training learners for national board examinations
Experience working as a course director while creating course learning outcomes
Advises and mentors students while helping them in academic and career counseling
Serves on committees and other duties as assigned
Actively participate in student research activities
Participates in the faculty council and department meetings
Submits updated CV yearly with research, teaching, service and other changes for accreditation purposes
Responsible for Interviewing prospective osteopathic medical students
Develops goals, outcomes, and session learning objectives for each lecture, laboratory session or team- based learning presentation to small groups
Works with the OMM and Biomedical faculty to integrate learning across the pre-clinical and clinical years
Participates in curriculum mapping to ensure all exams and techniques meet national standards
Teach, train, and educate DO students to ensure the development of the seven osteopathic core competencies of medical knowledge, patient care, communication, professionalism, practice-based learning, systems-based practice, and osteopathic principles and practice/osteopathic manipulative treatment.
Experience creating a curriculum map demonstrating how osteopathic core competencies are incorporated and delivered into the curriculum.
Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance and advance the prestige of the University and College through the advancement of its mission and vision and advancement of your personal career.
Strength Through Diversity
Meritus Health believes that diversity, equity, and inclusion are key drivers for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. When you join us, you become a part of Meritus Health, and we expect a record of achievement and advancement as we meet our mission. Our commitment to equity in all aspects of patient care delivery, education, and research to promote policies and practices to allow opportunities for all to create joy at work and reach their potential.
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DO with at least five (5) years experience teaching in a COM
Maintenance of an active medical license and board certification in a primary care specialty
Ability to effectively communicate with various members of the healthcare system, as well as a variety of learners from a broad spectrum of backgrounds is
Teaching experience with students and residents, experience with administrative organizational leadership in an academic institution or program, and/or clinical research scholarship experience
Demonstrates and supports a culture of inclusivity and
Passionate about working in an organization that values and promotes inclusivity and belonging
Meritus Health, western Maryland’s largest health care provider and the proposed Meritus School of Osteopathic Medicine https://msom.org/about is located at the crossroads of western Maryland, southern Pennsylvania and the eastern panhandle of West Virginia. With nearly 3,500 employees, 500 medical staff members and 240 volunteers, Meritus Health serves about 200,000 residents of the tristate region.
Meritus Medical Center, the flagship facility of the health system, has more than 300 beds and is a Magnet® Recognized and Joint Commission accredited hospital. Meritus Medical Center has officially become a teaching hospital, serving as a clinical training site for the Meritus Family Medicine Residency Program, as well as for more than 1,000 nursing and allied health students annually.
Meritus Health also includes Meritus Medical Group, a network of 20 medical practices with more than 100 providers; Meritus Home Health; and Equipped for Life, a medical equipment company. Meritus Health is a 25% owner of Maryland Physicians Care, a 215,000 Medicaid member health plan. With a long-standing history of caring for the community, Meritus Health relentlessly pursues excellence to improve the health status of the region.