Director, Ambulatory Clerkships & Special Projects
June 8, 2018
Hempstead, New York
The Director, Ambulatory Clerkships & Special Projects position is responsible for the design, assessment and continual improvement of the clinical experiences of Years 1 and 2 and related curricular projects to ensure that it is integrated, upholds the school's guiding principles and meets LCME standards. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Case-Based Learning.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Develop and revise curricular objectives, milestones and assessment tools in conjunction with team members to monitor and ensure comparability of student educational experience across clinical sites.
Supervise Assistant Director and engage with health system resources and leadership to identify and actively recruit preceptors, help onboard preceptors, continuously monitor preceptors and promote and participate in faculty development (in person and online).
Interact with and be a faculty supervisor of the program coordinator.
Define (and continually redefine) the objectives for the students in each ICE discipline and review student logs and data regularly to make sure experiences are in line with expectations and stated objectives and items are readjusted and/or innovated, if needed.
Review evaluations from sites and from students, analyze the information/ data with continuous quality improvement in mind to come forward proactively with ways to enhance the program.
Work with / interface with clinical learning integration team to ensure classroom experiences compliment ICE experiences and assessments include both.
Continuously update our faculty and student guides, evaluations of the program and preceptors, and student assessment forms to ensure all is addressed proactively and ties to assessments.
Current ICE offices include medicine, pediatrics, OB/GYN, surgery and psychiatry. A successful candidate in this role will be able to stay current and up-to-date on best practices and educational research in the field, visit sites and assess expanding possible site locations to incorporate home visit services, nursing homes, emergency departments and other sites, for example.
Superb organizational skills, interpersonal and communication skills, professionalism, creative vision and ability to implement programmatic development required
Create and implement process, modality and faculty development for direct observation of students' clinical skills by preceptors
Represent the School of Medicine and deliver presentations, participate in educational retreats and faculty development programs related to ICE.
Ability to create process documents, workflows, set timelines, and anticipate the needs of the program and preceptors is essential.
Participate in creation and review of content for the School of Medicine website and educational materials for ICE.
Serve as facilitator for small group teaching sessions with medical students e.g. PEARLS, Communications, Physical Diagnosis and Clinical Reasoning Skills.
Initiate and engage in medical education research projects related to curricular work.
Assist with all projects and other duties as assigned by the Associate Dean for Case-Based Learning.
Internal Number: 896918-18
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