Director, Primary Care Skills

Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Jul 01, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time

Director, Primary Care Skills

At PCOM, we espouse to grow a culturally competent workforce to advance healthcare that touches the lives of underserved communities. Diversity and inclusion is the core component of our institutional identity and a key pillar of PCOM’s strategic vision. Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine affirms that diversity and inclusion are crucial to the intellectual vitality of the campus community. It is through freedom of exchange over different ideas and viewpoints in supportive environments that our graduates develop the critical thinking and citizenship skills that will benefit them throughout their lives.

Since 1899, PCOM has trained highly competent, caring physicians, health practitioners, and behavioral scientists who practice a “whole person” approach to care - treating people, not just symptoms. As the field of medicine has changed, we've changed with it - adapting our program offerings to better meet the needs of healthcare providers and the communities they serve. At the main campus in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania (PCOM), the branch campus in Suwanee, Georgia (PCOM Georgia), and our newest location in Moultrie, Georgia (PCOM South Georgia), PCOM students learn to approach problem-solving in a more professional, more team-oriented manner, which prepares them to work successfully in integrated healthcare settings with other health professionals. At Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine you will be part of a caring, professional, and committed community focused on making the PCOM experience the best possible for our students.

We are currently seeking to fill our Director, Primary Care Skills position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Position Description:

The Director of Primary Care Skills is a member of the Clinical Faculty for PCOM Georgia. The Director of Primary Care Skills is responsible for maintaining the current pre-clerkship primary care skills curriculum. This role includes development and modification of current curriculum to maintain high clinical standards, evidenced based medicine, professionalism, and empathy in medical practice. The Director of Primary Care Skills will participate and directly deliver curriculum, as well as assist in faculty recruitment and faculty development to ensure curriculum is successfully delivered to the PCOM Georgia students. Other responsibilities include the supervision of students to advance their professionalism, knowledge, skills, and competencies to the level required for a graduate Osteopathic physician.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties and responsibilities include (but are not limited to) the following:

  • Demonstrates an active and consistent commitment to the Mission of PCOM Georgia and PCOM.

  • Develops all course documents, materials, assessments, and syllabi for the primary care skills course.

  • Collaborates with the Medical Education Center of Osteopathic Excellence in, curriculum committee, associate dean of clinical education, the simulation center and others as necessary to maintain and develop curriculum.

  • Recruits faculty/staff to help provide the foundation for delivery of the curriculum.

  • Provides input for the annual budget in collaboration with the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs, Chief of Simulation Operations, and Dean.

  • Provides administrative oversight to the course faculty.

  • Develops and coordinates programs and resources to assist and promote faculty growth and development.

  • Assures integration of osteopathic principles in education programs.

  • Works in cooperation with the Curriculum Committee, Course Directors to develop curriculum for the students of the COM, schedule courses, assign educators, evaluate outcomes, and implement a continuous quality assessment and improvement system for the curriculum of the COM.

  • Serves as teaching faculty in the Primary Care Skills labs and Small Group CRIBS Cases.

  • Participates in faculty meetings and committees as assigned.

  • Participates in interviewing PCOM applicants as required.

  • Assures the advancement and integration of high standards for ethical and professional behavior in all aspects of the education of the students of PCOM and actions of the administration, faculty, and staff.

  • Maintains a professional appearance and demeanor at all times.

  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

*Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.


  • A DO degree from a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine.


  • 3-5 years of experience as a clinician

  • 3-5 years of experience in medical education (preferred)

  • Requires a working understanding of the field of medicine and the ability to teach students in multiple formats

  • The ideal candidate will have experience in medical education and mentoring professional students seeking medical degrees

  • Candidate will be able to demonstrate techniques related to medicine, transmit information and understand Osteopathic philosophy

Certifications, Licenses, Registrations:

  • Three years of successful academic experience in a medical school and/or higher education preferred.

  • Experience in clinical skills education and COMLEX-USA Level 2-PE preparation.

  • Preferred track record in teaching and leadership from an accredited medical school.

  • Be a member in good standing in all appropriate professional and governmental organizations.

Physical Demands:

  • Able to work clinically and lecture

  • Ability to use computer

Application Instructions:

All inquiries MUST include:

  • Curriculum vitae

  • Letter of intent

  • Statement of teaching philosophy

PCOM is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration. We adhere to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

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