The Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks scholars who are committed to supporting the learning needs of students from diverse backgrounds and to engaging communities underrepresented in higher education. Florida Atlantic University is committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all who interact in our community. In building this environment, we strive to attract students, faculty and staff from a variety of cultures, backgrounds and life experiences. Florida Atlantic University embodies a culture of strategic and collaborative community engagement that results in mutual benefit to the institution and the diverse internal and external communities that it serves.
The FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine seeks a dynamic and collaborative clinical faculty member at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor to serve as the Clerkship Director for the Community and Preventive Medicine Clerkship and Director of Community Preceptorships. This is a unique opportunity for an organized and innovative medical educator with strong communication skills to serve as a clinical teacher and administrator of an innovative clerkship and to oversee clinical preceptorship experiences during the preclinical years (Phase 1) of the curriculum. This faculty member will teach in the undergraduate medical education (UME) curriculum, as well as serve in other potential roles within the College.
The Community and Preventive Medicine (CPM) Clerkship is a longitudinal clerkship that spans the third year of the UME curriculum (Phase 2) and runs concurrently with clerkships in other clinical disciplines. Our medical students rotate through a series of integrated inpatient and outpatient experiences in six core disciplines, including Obstetrics/Gynecology, Medicine, Surgery, Pediatrics and Psychiatry. The framework for these experiences is two six-month Longitudinal Integrated Clerkships (LICs) called Medical & Surgical Sciences (MSS) and Family & Community Health Sciences (FCHS). A primary goal for the students’ clinical LIC experiences is to build continuity with patients, faculty, and healthcare teams at their assigned clinical sites. The students develop relationships with patients and clinical mentors and follow them throughout the year. In addition to these two LICs, students are placed with a longitudinal outpatient primary care preceptor as part of the Community and Preventive Medicine Clerkship. This clerkship is based on the National Family Medicine Clerkship Curriculum, and provides students with in depth continuity experience in outpatient primary care as it is practiced in community settings across our region.
An integrated didactic curriculum for each LIC is delivered primarily by the Clerkship Directors during a weekly academic half-day on the main campus at the FAU College of Medicine. These mandatory sessions are intended to provide consistent core curricular content for all students across all of the clinical sites. It also allows students to return to the medical school campus to meet with core faculty and their advisors on a consistent basis.
Early clinical experience is a key component of the UME curriculum in which first- and second-year students engage in clinical care during a longitudinal preceptorship with a community primary care physician. This preceptorship experience is embedded in the four Foundations of Medicine (FOM) courses during Phase 1 of the curriculum. The Director of Community Preceptorships provides oversight for this program in collaboration with the FOM Course Director and fosters continuity in community medicine experiences throughout the first three years of the curriculum.
This 0.6 full-time equivalent position will report to the Director of the Year 3 Curriculum, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education/Curriculum, and ultimately the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education and the Department Chair. This faculty member will work in collaboration with curriculum leaders to deliver the core Family Medicine curriculum (learning objectives, assessment methods, didactic content, and required patient experiences) as well as the community preceptorship experience for first- and second-year medical students.
FAU Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse educational environment, with a focus on diversifying the faculty. We are seeking faculty who can teach in these and other areas while contributing to the diversity and excellence in our programs and courses through their research, teaching and service. The faculty member will have the following specific responsibilities:
Oversee the College of Medicine community-based preceptor curricular programs, recruiting additional preceptors while developing and retaining existing members.
Provide feedback, guidance, resources and ongoing faculty development to community-based preceptors to enhance the quality of teaching and mentorship in the CPM Clerkship as well as the Phase 1 community preceptorship experiences.
Conduct regularly scheduled visits to preceptor offices and clinical sites in coordination with the Program Manager of M1/M2 Clinical Curriculum & Preceptorships.
Coordinate the assignment of students to preceptors, including assisting with scheduling conflicts and tracking clerkship and/or preceptorship requirements.
Provide administrative leadership and strategic oversight for the CPM Clerkship.
Oversee the supervision of all third-year medical students during their CPM Clerkship experiences.
Attend monthly Clerkship Director meetings and other administrative meetings to review student performance and curricular implementation issues. This includes quarterly meetings with the residency directors, hospital associate deans, and the other clerkship directors.
Deliver Community & Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine content lectures to various levels of medical students each year and facilitate weekly Diagnosis & Reasoning (DR) Rounds for the clerkship students at the College of Medicine.
Help develop and participate in OSCE and simulation training experiences for third-year students.
Serve as a Feedback Coach to provide ongoing formative feedback to students, including assessment of strengths, areas for improvement, adequacy of patient care experiences, and documentation of mid-clerkship feedback.
Timely reporting of CPM clerkship grades in coordination with a grading committee including writing all student narrative comments for the CPM Clerkship.
Develop remediation plans for students with unsatisfactory performance in the CPM Clerkship.
Mentor medical students who are interested in careers in Family Medicine/Primary Care and draft Department Chair letters and letters of recommendation as requested for those applying to Family Medicine residency programs.
Regularly report to the Director of the Year 3 Curriculum, the Assistant Dean for Medical Education/Curriculum, and the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education on curricular issues, faculty development needs and resources, adequacy of patient care experience for each specialty area, and student performance.
Participate in ongoing curriculum evaluation and reform, attending program evaluation meetings and recommending changes in the CPM Clerkship curriculum design or methods based on evaluation data, resource availability and/or current trends in education.
Serve as the Director of Education for the Division of Family Medicine, which includes completing annual evaluations on Family Medicine affiliate faculty.
Attend the national Society of Teachers of Family Medicine medical education conference.
Participate in LCME accreditation activities, including preparation and implementation.
Other duties as assigned by the Chair and the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education.
This position will also include the expectation of scholarly work focused on medical education research, or other areas in which the candidate can collaborate with faculty and trainees. Faculty in the College of Medicine also participate in service-related activities such as providing mentorship for students, contributing to COM committees, and participating in faculty development.
Doctoral degree (M.D., D.O., or equivalent) from an accredited institution and credentials that merit appointment at the rank of assistant professor or higher required.
A Florida medical license or eligibility for Florida licensure and Board certification in Family Medicine or related field (if applicable) preferred.
Experience teaching clinical medicine to medical students in lectures/seminars, small groups, and clinical settings, as well as expertise in assessment of learner performance. Teaching excellence documented by peer and learner evaluations and teaching awards is preferred.
Track record of curriculum development at the level of sessions, courses, and/or clerkships is preferred, including experience developing and implementing innovative approaches to education and faculty development for medical educators.
Track record of scholarship including invited lectures, enduring materials, grant-funded projects, and/or peer-reviewed publications is also desirable.
Ability to manage multiple demands with flexibility in scheduling and interact effectively with a wide range of individuals in the university and local health care community is required.
Experience working directly with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds.
Demonstrated skill in understanding of cultural differences and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position Community and Preventive Medicine Clerkship Director and Director of Community Preceptorships - Assistant/Associate Professor on the Office of Human Resources' career website (https://fau.edu/jobs) by completing the required online employment application and submitting the related documents. When completing the online application, please upload all required documentation noted here: (1) cover letter, (2) curriculum vitae.
Information regarding FAU’s faculty transcript requirements located in the Special Instructions section of the posted position on https://fau.edu/jobs
Successful completion of a pre-employment background check is required for the candidate selected for this position.
For more information and to apply, visit www.fau.edu/jobs and go to Apply Now REQ12098.
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