A.T. Still University's Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-
KCOM) is seeking a part-time, exempt Director of Student Medical Education
(DSME). This position is primary faculty at the core clinical training site
responsible to supervise and direct the clinical education of KCOM third and
fourth year medical students. This position is responsible to make such
decisions that will maximize the clinical experience for the students as a
whole, to manage emergent needs of clinical rotations that may arise, and to
coordinate the curriculum delivery within the region. This position performs
as a mentor, educator, and evaluator of KCOM core medical students at the
region. This position identifies back-up support, mentors, and successors as
appropriate, actively engages in the development and progression of the
clerkship experience within the region, and must be willing and available to
provide innate perspective and opinion on various clerkship related topics
when requested by the college.
This position is based in Cape Girardeau, Missouri.
Major Job Duties
Assure clinical rotation schedules are arranged for third and fourth year
KCOM students within the region.
Enforce the academic policy of the University.
Provide routine mentoring and professional advice to KCOM medical
Identify a regional group of preceptors willing to make a reoccurring
academic commitment to clinical experiences.
Evaluate, establish, and arrange for clinical rotations within the region.
Approve student absences from the clinical experience.
Provide recommendations related to budget within the region.
Provide annual regional summary to main campus.
Represent KCOM at the hospital or system meetings that affect student
Serve as a collaborative representative between KCOM and the regional site
(including students, hospital, administration, preceptors, and staff) as
Assess students fitness for duty and restructure student responsibilities
with approval from the college.
Secure and submit required documents for credentialing consideration.
Facilitate organization of hospital site tours, site orientation, and
Education Day activities.
Assure Oral Case presentations, Journal Clubs, and Written Cases are
Meet routinely with students to discuss student success.
As available and as directed by the Associate Dean, Clinical Affairs,
participate and co-develop the bi-monthly Deans online Zoom sessions and
annual regional conference meeting held in Kirksville.
Facilitate exam or other assessment remediation processes.
Grant educational leaves and vacations to students, communicating with the
main campus as appropriate.
DO or MD degree
Ability to oversee student functions including the application of
Osteopathic Principles and Practice
Ability to communicate with multiple individuals keeping all informed
Interest in education
Must be approachable
The individual in this position will work closely with the region coordinator
and students to ensure completion of
all student requirements to achieve graduation. Additional duties as assigned
to facilitate learning, educational
curriculum and assessment toward student success.
Problem Solving Ability
2-3 years: Medical education experience helpful
Licenses & Certifications