The Michigan State University College of Human Medicine’s Office of Academic Affairs invites applications for the Community Assistant Dean of the Flint Community Campus. The college was one of the first community based medical schools in the nation and conducts its clinical training for third and fourth-year students throughout the state in seven communities - Lansing, Flint, Grand Rapids, Midland, Southeast Michigan, Traverse City, and the Upper Peninsula - fulfilling its mission of serving the people of Michigan. The Community Assistant Dean role is the chief academic officer for the community campus. The position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
The community campuses are key partners for the college’s innovative new curriculum, responsive to the needs of students and faculty.This new curriculum, the Shared Discovery Curriculum, provides integrated content organized around patient complaints and concerns.It is an experience-based curriculum where medical students learn by doing. The college has created clinical experiences starting soon after students matriculate, integrating basic and social science throughout the experiences that are immediately relevant to the clinical work in which students are engaged. During the first year, students are placed in primary care settings throughout Lansing and Grand Rapids communities. This is known as the Early Clinical Experience. Second year students rotate through several different types of clinical settings including respiratory therapy, hospice and palliative care, pediatric wards, adult wards, and emergency medicine in the Middle Clinical Experience. The Late Clinical Experience 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, and Southeast Michigan). In addition to the integrated curriculum during the clinical experiences, students engage in intensive study of basic sciences, epidemiology, health policy and other social sciences during the intersessions which are part of the spring semesters of both the Early and Middle Clinical Experiences. The Late Clinical Experience includes the Advanced Skills and Knowledge courses which span the entire last two years.
The Community Assistant Dean is specifically responsible, within his/her campus, for:
Administering, directing, and coordinating the medical student education program as consistent with the academic policies of the college and university.
Responsible for assuring compliance with accreditation requirements, completing information requests as part of the continuing accreditation process and participating as appropriate in accreditation preparation and site visits.
Advising students in career and professional development in both group and individual settings.
Preparation of the Medical Student Performance Evaluation for submission with student application for residency programs.
Administering, directing, and coordinating programs and activities designed to facilitate and support medical students.
Implementing college policies for student and program evaluation and review.
Implementing the department, college, university policies for community faculty recruitment, appointment, review, promotion, and retention.
Representing the college and facilitating inter-community communication and developing cooperative relationships among campuses, faculty, and programs, to support the undergraduate medical education program.
Identifying and developing community resources to support the undergraduate medical program, including developing and maintaining collegial educational partnerships with local and regional health systems.
Developing and implementing programs to enhance the educational resources of the community-based faculty.
Facilitating the development and/or maintenance of university-community relationships in graduate medical education to support the undergraduate medical education program.
Supervising, and directing the administrative staff and faculty including Clerkship Directors, Director of Student Programs, Community Outreach Program Specialist, and faculty of the community who are charged with the implementation of college academic policies.
Participating in college administrative and faculty committees that are charged with the development and/or implementation of academic policies.
Administering, directing, and coordinating the financial resources from the college in a responsible and fiscally-sound manner.
Representing the college in creating research-related activities and appropriate clinical and community partnerships.
Collaborating with directors of certificate programs in the community to integrate required academic programs with certificate activities.
Supporting the work of the college external relations department in fostering engagement with local and regional community organizations.
The successful candidate will have a terminal degree including MD, DO, PhD or equivalent; experience working within medical education; demonstrated dedication to student success and effectiveness working with students at a variety of performance levels; dedication to advancing inclusion and diversity and responding to needs of the underserved; collaborative approach to academic governance; and, experience working with faculty teams. In addition, experience in any of the following areas is desirable: curriculum design; learner assessment; program level management; experience in medical education scholarship; and teaching experience with multiple educational modalities. Academic department and rank will be determined based upon qualifications and experience.
Required Application Materials
Application materials must include a statement of interest highlighting specific strengths related to this position; a statement of commitment to diversity; curriculum vitae; and the names of three references (not to be contacted without the permission of the applicant). Questions may be addressed to Dr. Aron Sousa, chair of the search committee, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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