Medical Director - Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

California State University, Monterey Bay
California, United States
Salary Not specified
Jul 16, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

Medical Director - Master of Science Physician Assistant Program

Classification: Administrator III
Department Name: Physician Assistant
Job Number: MB2021-EC2633
Status: This is a part-time (8 hours per week) position.Apply Today!
Priority Screening Date: 02/12/2021
Recruitment Status: Apply Today!

Position Description:
Powered by an inspiring Founding Vision Statement, CSUMB ( is a mid-sized comprehensive masters/baccalaureate granting university whose staff and faculty help transform student lives through a focus on student success and engagement in its regional community. CSUMB is both a Minority Serving Institution (MSI) and an Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and has a vibrant, diverse student body of over 7,600 students and growing. The university Strategic Plan includes the inclusive excellence priority of strengthening “…recruitment, retention, and professional development of a diverse faculty, staff, and administrators.” The university's faculty and staff, many of whom live in the East Campus housing development, appreciate living and working about one mile from the shores of the beautiful Monterey Bay. As one of the 23 campuses in the California State University (CSU) system, CSUMB offers excellent benefits, including access to below market rate campus housing, and competitive salaries for faculty and staff. By 2030, CSUMB's sustainability initiative is to be carbon neutral.


Reporting to the Dean of College of Health Sciences and Human Services with daily oversight by the Master of Science Physician Assistant (MSPA) Program Director, the Medical Director will support the MSPA program by providing knowledgeable medical guidance for the clinically related program components, to ensure that both didactic and supervised clinical instruction meet current acceptable standards. The Medical Director should provide regular, competent medical guidance for those portions of the curriculum in which PA students learn, develop and practice the knowledge and skills essential to successful professional interactions with physicians in the medical workplace. Additionally, the Medical Director should actively elicit the understanding and support of practicing medical providers in the community.
  • The Master of Science Physician Assistant program received provisional accreditation in 2018, matriculated the inaugural cohort of students in January 2019 and the second cohort in January 2020. By January 2021, the second cohort will be preparing to enter their clinical year and a new cohort of 33 students will begin their didactic year.
  • The program was designed to have two medical directors, one focusing on clinical development and the other on teaching didactic courses for a joint total of 1.5 days per week.
  • The current need is for a medical director who is available for a full day or two half-days per week. This may increase with time as the program grows.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include, but are not limited to, the following:

Didactic Responsibilities
  • The medical director supports the program director in ensuring didactic instruction and supervised clinical practice experiences meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role in providing patient care
  • The medical director is an active participant in the program and support the development of the program competencies to meet current practice standards as they relate to the PA role
  • The medical director may be called upon to prepare and deliver lectures and course activities; and, and assist with evaluating student performance
  • Assist with designing, implementing, coordinating and evaluating curriculum, and evaluating the program
  • Enlist the support and active participation of practicing PAs and physicians as external and internal lecturers for didactic courses
  • Network with appropriate offices and departments involved in medical and allied health education and with external agencies useful to clinical education of MSPA students

Clinical Responsibilities
  • Assist with the development, content, implementation, and evaluation of the clinical curriculum
  • Assist with developing and maintaining clinical course syllabi consistent with CSUMB and ARC-PA standards
  • Assist the Program Director and Clinical Coordinators in securing, coordinating, and monitoring qualified clinical rotation sites for the students according to ARC-PA standards
  • Review preceptor evaluations of clinical year students with the Clinical Coordinators

Administrative Responsibilities
  • Participate in selecting applicants for admission to the program in accordance with agreed upon admissions standards
  • Participate in application, self-study, and site visit activities necessary in acquiring provisional and continuing program accreditation
  • Assume the role of Acting Program Director when the Program Director, Clinical Coordinator and Didactic Coordinator are absent; Issues of a particularly sensitive nature which arise during the Program Director's absence will be discussed with the Dean of the College of Health Sciences and Human Services
  • Per accreditation, the program director supervises the medical director, principal and instructional faculty and staff in activities that directly relate to the PA program

Other Functions:

Performs other job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Thorough knowledge of medicine and all topics taught in a medical school or physician assistant program including applicable professional ethics standards and patient privacy. Knowledge of current public health practices; local, state, and national laws and regulations pertaining to the medical field. Comprehensive knowledge of English grammar, punctuation and spelling. Effective communication and listening skills. Excellent interpersonal skills. Teamwork skills.

Minimum Qualifications:
The Medical Director must be a currently licensed, board-certified Physician (MD or DO) with an unrestricted license as an allopathic or osteopathic physician in California, certified by an ABMS or AOA approved specialty board; experience in medical school education, medical resident education, and physician assistant student education.

Specialized Skills:

Preferred Qualifications:
Five (5) or more years of clinical experience; active participation/leadership in local, regional, or national PA or medical organizations; knowledge and experience in providing health care for diverse Latino populations and other underserved groups who have been historically marginalized and lack access to culturally relevant health care.

Special Conditions of Employment:
  • All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check (including a criminal records check).
  • The person holding this position is considered a “mandated reporter” under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in CSU Executive Order 1083 as a condition of employment.
  • This position will have a duty to report to the Campus Title IX Officer information pertaining to victims of sex discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual misconduct, dating/domestic violence, and stalking as required by CSU Executive Order 1095.
  • This position has been designated as a sensitive position with: access to controlled or hazardous substances; access to and responsibility for detailed personally identifiable Level 1 confidential information about students, faculty, staff or alumni that is protected, personal or sensitive as defined in the CSU Information Security Data Classification Standards; and control over campus business processes, either through functional roles or system security access.
  • This position is required to comply with confidentiality requirements outlined in the Department of Education’s Family Educational Rights and Privacy and California’s Educational Code Chapter 13 regarding sensitive student issues.
  • This position is designated as a Campus Security Authority, will be required to participate in annual training, and to immediately forward to the Clery Compliance Officer all reports of Clery Act crimes brought to their attention.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid license to drive in the State of California, pass the Defensive Training Class, and be insurable under the University’s liability coverage.
  • May require occasional evenings and/or weekend work.


Office environment with standard equipment and tasks. Position may require working at a computer and desk for extended periods of time. This position may involve meeting with preceptors and local hospitals to expand areas of training for our students during their clinical year. Requires travel between campus offices and off-campus locations.


The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Position may be required to frequently sit, move, and stand for standard office functions. Requirements may include the need to sit or work at a computer terminal for long periods of time on projects. Ability to move objects and materials of approximately 10-50 pounds.

Compensation and Benefits:
Commensurate with qualifications and experience. This is a part-time management level position .

Employees who are not initially eligible upon hire date for CalPERS retirement membership are required to participate in the CSU Part-time/Seasonal/Temporary (PST) Retirement Plan in lieu of Social Security. Employees enrolled in this program contribute 7.5% of their gross wages, on a pre-tax basis, to a retirement account that is available after separation of employment.

How to Apply:
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For full consideration, applicants must complete the required online application prior to the priority screen date found at Please include five (5) references to be contacted should you become a finalist. Application submissions received after the application screening date will be reviewed at the discretion of the University. Materials submitted become the property of CSUMB and will not be returned.

CSUMB is not a sponsoring agency for staff or management positions.

Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose by contacting University Personnel at (831) 582-3389. All employees must be eligible for employment in the U.S.


CSUMB hires only individuals lawfully authorized to work in the United States and is an E-Verify employer. In compliance with state and federal crime awareness and campus security legislation, including The Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act, California Education Code section 67380, and the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA), the Cal State University, Monterey Bay Annual Security and Fire Safety Report is available at:

CSUMB is a smoke and tobacco-free campus.


CSUMB is an Equal Opportunity Affirmative Action employer seeking to recruit and support a broadly diverse community of faculty and staff. We value and celebrate diversity in all its forms and strive to foster an inclusive culture built on respect that affirms inter-group relations and builds cohesion. We consider qualified applicants for employment for their anticipated contributions and without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, genetic information, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, veteran status, or disability.