Vice President of Accreditation
St. George’s University (SGU), located in Grenada, West Indies, founded as an independent school of medicine in 1976, has grown into a major international university and a leading center of healthcare education. The University’s School of Medicine (SOM) is dedicated to educating outstanding physicians and has over 16,000 Doctor of Medicine graduates; for the last eight years (combined), SOM has served as the leading institutional provider of new doctors into first-year U.S. residencies. In 2020, over 1,100 residency placements were made.
The School of Medicine is accredited by the Grenadian Medical and Dental Council (GMDC), which has been deemed comparable to the U.S. accreditation system by the United States Department of Education. In addition to the School of Medicine medical degree (MD), the University also offers the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine degree (DVM) through its School of Veterinary Medicine, accredited by the American Veterinary Medical Association. It also offers 50 other academic degrees including graduate programs (PhD, MSc, MPH, MBA, IB, MEd, MA) through the School of Graduate Studies and undergraduate degree programs (BSc, BA, BMedSci) through the School of Arts and Sciences. The MPH, MBA, and MSc degrees are offered as dual degree options with the MD and DVM degree programs.
Based in SGU’s New York City-area administrative offices, the Vice President of Accreditation (VP-A) of St. George’s University is responsible for the ongoing accreditation and licensing of the constituent schools of the University by multiple accreditation agencies and governmental authorities. Primary focus will be on accreditation and licensing for the School of Medicine. The VP-A is responsible for ensuring the on-time submission to and receipt of all correspondence and applications to those agencies and authorities with the aid of designated resources and both internal and outside legal counsel. The VP-A will work closely with appropriate University constituents to prepare, review, and disseminate accreditation reports while serving as a resource and partner for program-specific accreditation efforts. These efforts include but are not limited to the Grenada Medical and Dental Council, the Grenada National Accreditation Board, the New York State Education Department, the New Jersey Advisory Graduate Medical Education Council, Georgia Composite Medical Board, Medical Board of California, Florida Commission for Independent Education, the American Veterinary Medical Association, the Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons, American Animal Hospital Association, and Council on Education for Public Health, as well as accreditation and licensing throughout the world.
VP-A candidates should have a minimum of 10 years’ experience in state, regional, and/or national accreditation and demonstrated advanced insight, knowledge, and experience with medical education accreditation in prior roles. A bachelor’s degree is required (Master’s preferred) and formal study in higher education, assessment, educational research, or a related field is preferred.
The University is being assisted by Spencer Stuart in the search. Expressions of interest, nominations, or other inquires may be directed to Lacy Pierce of Spencer Stuart: LPierce@spencerstuart.com
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