Posting Number 00654
Title Pre-Clerkship Course Team Member
Position Number PS02191
Pre-clerkship Course Team Member will assist Course Director & Course Co-
Director in the planning and implementation of the 12 courses that comprise
the first 18 months of the pre-clerkship phase of the CDU, Medical Degree
Program Curriculum. In addition to the individual course for which they are
supporting, the Team Member will participate collectively in COM curriculum
planning activities as the Pre-clerkship Course Directors Working Group, which
will operate as a subcommittee of the Education Program Curriculum Committee
Assist in the Organization of a team of faculty and staff to produce the
course as required by the EPCC.
Assist in the course pre-planning activities, including identification of
appropriate content, and teaching faculty, identifying problem based cases
for small group learning, and linkages with other pre-clerkship and
Provide first stage review pre-package course content that is on the
market for possible inclusion as course materials and delivery mechanism
Help develop and present the course materials to the EPCC for approval,
including overall learning objectives, syllabus and bibliography, course
schedule and session-by-session learning objectives and faculty.
Attend curricular retreats, planning meetings, session administration and
exam meetings, and any other meetings appropriate for course success.
Attend lectures/activities in the unit (approximately 15 hours per week
for the duration of the unit, 4-6 weeks). Provide peer review for
lecturing faculty as needed.
Contribute to, facilitate and approve all quiz and final exam questions.
Actively participate in the post-planning/debriefing/evaluation of the
course sessions, including annual review activities.
Work collaboratively with the Course Director, Course Co-Director,
Associate Dean for Medical Education, Assistant Dean for Medical
Education, Director of Medical Education, Director of Pre-clerkship
Courses and the EPCC to meet the needs of course and the EPCC. This
includes collaborating with the Fundamentals of Medicine and Organ Systems
Course Directors, to plan for clinical cases that align with the sessions.
Teaching in the unit is not required.
Activities may be assigned to a co-director and other faculty on the
teaching team for the course.
FM 1 – Anatomy
FM 1 – Medical Physiology
FM 2 – Medical Genetics/Embryology/Histology
FM 3 – Medical Biochemistry/Microbiology
FM 4 – Medical Immunology/Microbiology
FM 5 – Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology/Pathology
OS 1 – Cardiovascular/Respiratory Systems
OS 2 – Renal/Urologic/GI Systems
OS 3 – Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology/ Skin Systems
OS 4 – Endocrinology/Reproductive Systems
OS 5 – Nervous System/Behavior
OS 6 – Ophthalmic/Otolaryngolic Systems
OS 7 – Blood & Lymphoreticular System
Immediate planning and participation (next 5 months) approximately 8
Pre-course (12 weeks prior): approximately 8 hours/week
While course is in progress (4-6 weeks): approximately 15 hours/week
Post-course (rest of year): 1-3 hours per week
Basic Science course directors: Must have expertise in the course content
area for a basic medical science as needed for one of the 12 courses,
preferably with a earned doctorate (PhD) and experience in pre-clerkship
teaching in an accredited medical school
Clinical Course Directors: Must have expertise in the course content area
for a clinical science as needed for one of the 12 courses, preferably with an
MD and Board Certification and experience in pre-clerkship teaching in an
accredited medical school
Understanding of educational pedagogy as it relates to the clinical
Experience developing medical school clinical courses
Experience managing professionals in a complex organization
Proven experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites
Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies
Experience working with diverse students or diverse populations
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
A record of teaching excellence, educational leadership, and
Commitment to cultural diversity and equal opportunity
Experience in working with and developing faculty
COVID -19 Vaccination: As a health professions institution of higher
education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science seeks to
protect the health and safety of the University community. Accordingly,
CDU will require COVID-19 vaccinations for all University students,
faculty, and staff subject to limited exceptions and exemptions. The
University vaccine requirement has been implemented consistent with
federal and state law related to medical exemptions for students, faculty,
and staff. Requests for disability and religious accommodations from
faculty and staff will be evaluated consistent with the law and University
policies and procedures.
Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.
Category Part Time
Grade $4,500 - 7,500 annually
Number of Vacancies 30
Posting Detail Information
Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity.
Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color,
religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital
status, disability or covered veteran status.
Fair Chance Statement
Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will consider qualified
applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent
with state and local “Fair Chance” laws.
Open Date 12/07/2021
Open Until Filled (overrides close date if active)
Special Instructions to Applicants
Posting Supplemental Questions
Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().
Do you have expertise in the course content area for a basic medical and/or clinical science as needed for one of the 12 courses?
Do you have an understanding of educational pedagogy as it relates to the clinical sciences?
Do you have experience developing medical school clinical courses?
Do you have experience managing professionals in a complex organization?
Do you have proven experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites?
Do you have experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies?
Do you have experience working with diverse students or diverse populations?
Pre-clerkship Courses: FM 1 – Anatomy FM 1 – Medical Physiology FM 2 – Medical Genetics/Embryology/Histology FM 3 – Medical Biochemistry/Microbiology FM 4 – Medical Immunology/Microbiology FM 5 – Fundamentals of Medical Pharmacology/Pathology OS 1 – Cardiovascular/Respiratory Systems OS 2 – Renal/Urologic/GI Systems OS 3 – Musculoskeletal/Rheumatology/ Skin Systems OS 4 – Endocrinology/Reproductive Systems OS 5 – Nervous System/Behavior OS 6 – Ophthalmic/Otolaryngolic Systems OS 7 – Blood & Lymphoreticular System Which course(s) are you interested in?
(Open Ended Question)
Cover Letter/Letter of Application
Professional Certifications or Permits
Letter of Recommendation or Nomination