Medical Faculty-Essential Clinical Skills

Central Michigan University

United States

August 19, 2021


Position Information Position Title Medical Faculty-Essential Clinical Skills

College/Unit College of Medicine Home Department College of Medicine Employee Group Medical Faculty Employment Status Part-Time Position Type 12 month Position Classification Medical Faculty Position Begin Date Position End Date Position Summary

The Central Michigan University College of Medicine (CMED), Mt. Pleasant campus is currently seeking a dedicated half-time faculty member for the Essentials of Clinical Skills (ECS) course to teach and assess interviewing and physical exam skills to 1st and 2nd year medical students in a structured setting using standardized patients (SP). The position will work in conjunction and under the direction of the course director for ECS. Position is benefit-eligible and start date is negotiable.

The ECS course is an integrated clinical, diagnostic, and therapeutic skill development course and runs longitudinally for the first two years. Emphasis is placed on history- taking, physical examination, and diagnostic skills presented by body system. The course utilizes CMED's SP and simulation center in Mt. Pleasant. Standardized patient simulation involves the use of individuals trained to portray patients which allows students to practice and enhance their communication skills, physical exam, and history taking techniques.

The center includes 12 Exam Rooms for SP sessions, each room is equipped with Bline web-based technology, which allows for the recording of the SP encounters. This system allows faculty, staff, SP, and students the opportunity to view live or recorded sessions for feedback and assessment.

Required Qualifications

MD, DO, PA or NP licensed or license eligible in Michigan Board Certified or Board Eligible as applicable to credentials At least 5 years of clinical experience Dedicated to delivery of patient-centered medicine and the college's mission Excellent interpersonal and communication skills Demonstrated excellence in patient satisfaction and clinical best practices Ability to collegially engage and work with faculty, staff, students and administration Availability Wednesday and Thursdays (main course days), other weekdays as specified

Preferred Qualifications

Use of computer technology like Microsoft windows, some experience working in a remote or virtual environment Teaching experience in an academic environment at the undergraduate medical student level or other health professional student level Primary care specialty preferred

Message to Applicants

You must submit an online application to be considered an applicant for this position. CMU CMED encourages applicants from historically underrepresented populations, veterans, women, and other minority groups to apply

About the Department

The CMU College of Medicine welcomed its inaugural class in the summer of 2013. The innovative medical school curriculum is designed to prepare students for practice in mid- to northern Michigan and the Upper Peninsula, with particular attention to primary care needs in the region. The program is housed in a new facility with advanced technology for teaching. For more information, visit College of Medicine website.

Posting Begins 05/19/2021 Posting Ends Open Until Filled No Type of Recruitment External About CMU

Central Michigan University has a more than 125-year legacy of preparing students to become leaders and changemakers in their communities and in their personal and professional lives.

We serve nearly 19,500 students on our Mount Pleasant campus, in satellite locations around the state and throughout the country, and through flexible online programs. Many of our approximately 300 undergraduate, master's, specialist and doctoral programs in the arts, media, business, education, human services, health professions, liberal arts, social sciences, medicine, science and engineering are nationally ranked for excellence.

CMU leads the nation in leadership development programming through our Sarah R. Opperman Leadership Institute, and we are proud to be among only 5% of U.S. universities in the top two Carnegie research classifications. Our faculty work with graduate and undergraduate students in areas such as Great Lakes research, medical innovation, engineering technology and more.

Central is home to 17 men's and women's Division 1 sports including football, basketball, gymnastics, baseball, wrestling and more. Our student-athletes achieve great success in competition and in the classroom, capturing Mid- American Conference championships and maintaining an average cumulative GPA of 3.17.

CMU is located in Mount Pleasant, a community that blends the best of small- town living with big-city amenities. It's part of the culturally varied and vibrant Great Lakes Bay Region that also includes Saginaw, Bay City, Midland and the state's largest Native American community, centered on the Saginaw Chippewa Isabella Reservation in Mount Pleasant.

Area residents enjoy the mix of outdoor activities, cultural events, shopping and dining options, and family attractions. Other major Michigan destinations and attractions — Lansing, Grand Rapids, Detroit, Traverse City, wineries, beaches, golf and ski resorts, and many more — are within easy reach of the city's central location in Michigan's Lower Peninsula.

CMU employees enjoy access to a nationally recognized wellness program along with health care and benefits that exceed regional, state and national norms.

EEO Statement

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