Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

Texas Christian University

United States

August 20, 2021


Director, Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship

Apply now Job no: 497121 Work type: Full-time Location: TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Categories: Managerial / Administration, TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine

Position Details

The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine is seeking an experienced leader and innovator in clinical learning for the position of Director for the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC). Under the direction of the Assistant Dean of Curriculum, the Director for the LIC will lead and manage the four-year LIC curriculum in Phase 1, 2 and 3 of the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine Curriculum. The LIC is an innovative model of clinical education that places medical students in eight core clinical disciplines in both ambulatory and inpatient settings over time, promotes longitudinal experiences with respect to patient care as well as faculty-learner relationships and mentoring, and where students follow a panel of continuity patients. It also integrates clinical training across the entire four-year curriculum.

This position has collaborative oversight of the Phase 1, 2 and 3 LIC Course and Clerkship Directors. This position requires ability to lead and coordinate the efforts diverse team of school of medicine educators, preceptors, and support staff and develop effective relationships with external stakeholders and clinical training sites. The position requires flexible work hours and the ability to work autonomously.

Duties and Essential Job Functions: • Work closely with the administration and faculty to develop, deliver, and evaluate a comprehensive four-year LIC curriculum, ensuring that the educational and clinical experiences meet departmental and medical school learning objectives so that each student can achieve appropriate core competencies; • Supervise course directors for the Introduction to LIC course in Phase 1, the Transtion to LIC in Phase 2, and the Longitudinal Patient Course in Phase 3; • Collaboratively lead the recruitment, development and retention of preceptors for all aspects of the LIC; • Provide oversight for necessary contracting with preceptors and preceptor practices; • Provide collaborative oversight and direction regarding LIC curriculum activities to the Clerkship Directors, Phase 1 LIC director, and Phase 3 LIC director. • Work collaboratively with the Phase 1, 2, and 3 LIC Course and Clerkship Directors to develop, organize, deliver, and evaluate the LIC curriculum; • Ensure all curriculum materials for the LIC are submitted by the clinical faculty in a timely fashion; • Administer the LIC experience for students, including oversight of all weekly scheduled activities; • Collaborate with faculty and leadership to contribute to LIC-related student learning activities in other courses in the curriculum; • Arrange for student training in the use of the school of medicine curriculum and evaluation software for tracking patient encounters and procedures, evaluations and assessments; • Arrange for student training in the use of electronic medical records; • Work closely with the Assistant Dean for Assessment and Evaluation to develop reports related to the LIC; • Support faculty development activities for the delivery of the LIC curriculum; • Encourage and support diversity by creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance; • Attend appropriate committee meetings; • Other duties as assigned

Required Education and Experience: • MD degree • Board certified in an ABMS recognized specialty • Eligible for medical licensure in Texas • 5 plus years administrative experience • Experience working with medical students from diverse backgrounds • Supervisory and performance management experience • Qualify for academic rank (Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Professor) in a School of Medicine academic department Preferred Education and Experience: • Experience with management of Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship program • Evidence of scholarly activity in medical education

School/College Description The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth's M.D. school, opened with a class of 60 students in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC joined together in July 2015 to form this new allopathic medical school. The School of Medicine's focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of Empathetic ScholarsTM uniquely positions the organization to radically transform medical education, improving care for future generations.

University & Fort Worth Description ABOUT TCU

Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.

Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.

At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU's actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.


Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.

Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.

AA/EEO Statement As an AA/EEO employer, TCU recruits, hires, and promotes qualified persons in all job classifications without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, ethnic origin, disability, genetic information, covered veteran status, or any other basis protected by law.

Advertised: July 20, 2021 Central Daylight Time Applications close: Open until filled

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