KCOM - Director Student Medical Education (0.2 FTE)

A.T. Still University
June 12, 2023
Offerd Salary:Negotiation
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Working Time:Part time
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Job Details Description

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 students.
  • 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 education.
  • Serve as a collaborative representative between KCOM and the regional site (including students, hospital, administration, preceptors, and staff) as appropriate.
  • Assess students fitness for duty and restructure student responsibilities with approval from the college.
  • Secure and submit required documents for credentialing consideration.
  • Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitate organization of hospital site tours, site orientation, and Education Day activities.
  • Assure Oral Case presentations, Journal Clubs, and Written Cases are completed.
  • 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.
  • Skills/Requirements

  • 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
  • Technological capabilities
  • 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.

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    2-3 years: Medical education experience helpful

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