Assistant Dean of Clinical Education
Assistant Dean for Clinical Education
Rowan University - School of Osteopathic Medicine
The Assistant Dean for Clinical Education is responsible for overseeing the clinical education of SOM students according to the plan set forth by the Curriculum Committee. The assistant dean is responsible for building and maintaining relationships with all affiliated hospitals and health centers that support student training. The assistant dean collaborates with the director of faculty development to supports clinical faculty in delivering appropriate instruction for students. The individual works closely with the Assistant Dean for Curriculum to ensure the horizontal and vertical integration of the medical education, and the Associate Dean for Assessment in monitoring performance outcomes for all clerkships and hub locations and ensures appropriate quality improvement. The Assistant Dean for Clinical Education reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Ensures that all clinical courses/clerkships meet accreditation standards, aligns with the mission of the school and promotes best practices in clinical education.
- Works collaboratively with clerkship directors in fulfilling program requirements and problem-solving issues that arise.
- Supervises clinical education staff, providing guidance and training in the performance of required duties.
- Facilitates faculty appointment process for all volunteer clinical faculty
- Provides oversight for the evaluation of clerkship and preceptors by students
- Reviews and disseminates summary reports for all clerkships and hub locations.
- Ensures the use of clerkship evaluation data to improve instructional and program quality.
- Monitors all curriculum reports (mapping, patient log, annual curriculum report) and student performance data to support quality improvement efforts.
- Develops and maintains relationships with leadership through routine travel to all clinical affiliate hospitals and health centers in order to conduct meetings with directors and students and monitor the effectiveness of training and ensure compliance with COCA standards.
- Collaborates with the leadership of all subdivisions of Academic Affairs in developing and executing policies and procedures
- Maintains a manual of the current descriptions of the competencies, learning objectives, and course syllabi for each course in the clinical curriculum
- Works with and counsels students with academic challenges in clinical clerkships, as well as helping a cohort of students through the match process
- Teaches in assigned courses as needed
- Serves on school and institutional committees as assigned including as ex-officio member of Curriculum Committee and Clerkship Committee
- Oversees with the Clerkship Committee in the development of policies and procedures
- Engages in scholarly activities and educational research.
Medical professional with at least 5 years of course/clerkship director experience in a medical school. Experience and scholarly work commensurate with Associate Professor rank. Experience with distributed medical education would be a plus. DO degree is preferred, but MD, EdD or PhD would be considered with requisite experience.
The position requires a record of scholarly work as well as strong communication, organization and management skills. A demonstrated ability to work collegially and effectively with faculty, administrators, and constituencies at all levels of the organization is required.