Full time Faculty Position in Clinical Skills Education at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine

Assistant Course Director – Introduction to Clinical Skills course years 1 and 2

Summary

We are looking to fill a faculty position in clinical skills education.  This faculty member will report directly to the Director of the Clinical Skills Center and Introduction to Clinical Medicine (ICM) Program.  The faculty member will work with the ICM team to plan and administer the pre-clerkship clinical skills curriculum for the medical students.  The ICM team includes 3 full time faculty members and 2 full time administrative assistants.

Primary responsibilities will be for the communication skills modules (includes interviewing and interpersonal skills, patient-doctor relationship and behavioral science content) and clinical experience modules portion of the course

The faculty member will work with the students and the faculty who teach them to make sure that the course is organized and runs smoothly both on campus and at the clinical sites.  There is a significant faculty development role as well as opportunities to work with other course directors and participate in curriculum development.

Direct responsibilities:

•    Primary responsibility to create, coordinate and implement the communication curriculum which includes on campus small group sessions involving work with real patients, standardized patients, role play, video debriefing and clinical site visits.

•    Ensure course content is aligned and consistent with curriculum and LCME standards.

•    Communicate with and support the medical students regarding their clinical skills placements and questions about the curriculum.

•    Design and analyze course evaluation data for continuous quality improvement.

•    Organize and update course materials with timely availability for faculty and students.

•    Organize and update course materials and faculty data required for accreditation (LCME).

•    Collaborative responsibility to recruit, retain and communicate with the physicians who teach the first and second year students both on campus and at the clinical sites in the communication and clinical experience modules.

•    Supervise the administrative assistant who provides administrative support for the communication skills module.

•    Collaborate with the ICM administrative assistant(s) and other course directors.

•    Direct teaching and assessment of medical students.

Qualifications:

•    Masters degree (MSW, MPH, MEd or related field) required, PhD, PsyD or EdD preferred.

•    Five years professional experience as a practitioner in a clinical environment, with significant exposure to patient care.

•    Experience in healthcare education required, experience in medical education preferred.

•    Demonstrate ability in curriculum development, teaching skills, learner assessment and program evaluation.

•    Experience in faculty development, educational research, and academic scholarship are preferred.

•    Requires excellent communication skills, ability to work both independently and collaboratively.

•    Requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to supervise administrative staff

•    The ideal candidate will communicate effectively, problem solve, think critically, demonstrate flexibility, possess negotiation skills and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary settings.

•     Academic rank at Einstein is to be determined by academic qualifications.

Applications from women and underrepresented minorities are strongly encouraged.

Qualified applicants can apply by submitting curriculum vitae (CV) and a letter of intent to:

Felise Milan, MD
Professor of Medicine
Director, Ruth L. Gottesman Clinical Skills Center
Director, Introduction to Clinical Medicine Program
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Ave.
2nd Floor Van Etten Bldg.
Bronx, NY 10461
phone: (718) 862-1780
fax: (718) 862-1797
felise.milan@einstein.yu.edu