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Principal Faculty - Clinical Focus

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Sep 7, 2022

Principal Faculty - Clinical Focus

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 Principal Faculty - Clinical Focus position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

Department of Physician Assistant Studies

Position Description



Faculty in this position will assist with the development, implementation, and evaluation of the didactic and clinical curriculum. The faculty member will instruct and evaluate students; assist in remediating students with academic deficiencies; provide academic advisement; engage in ongoing analysis of program outcomes; and collaborate with appropriate PCOM departments involved in medical and health science education and with external agencies useful to the teaching program. Faculty interview and select applicants for admission to the program and participate in annual faculty work retreats. Faculty will be responsible for identifying, recruiting and maintaining clinical rotation site for physician assistant students. Faculty should have three years of clinical experience. The faculty member will maintain appropriate state licensure and appropriate national certification as a physician assistant. Perform other duties as assigned by chairman.

REPORTS TO : Chairperson or her/his designee.


Administration: Work in concert with the program chair to identify, establish, and implement goals and objectives and evaluation outcomes for students enrolled in the PA program. Provide instruction and oversight of the didactic and clinical learning elements of the PA curriculum. Provide ongoing assessment of effectiveness of PA teaching program and any potential problem areas.

Educational Management Activities: In concert with the PCOM faculty, review and approve content and sequencing for the general PA curriculum at PCOM. Write, edit, review, and approve learning objectives and test bank items for use in didactic and clinical phase courses. Assist with obtaining adjunct faculty including orientation to program and implementing ongoing evaluation of faculty teaching instruction for the general PA curriculum. Monitor student academic progress and serve as academic advisor for students. Conduct site visits and field assessments of clinical learning sites and students at those sites. Assist program chair or his/her designee in ongoing evaluation of teaching and learning effectiveness of the PA curriculum. Review educational literature and instructional media to keep faculty abreast of new teaching/learning strategies.

Teaching: Act as course director, co-director, liaison or lecturer as assigned to courses in the PA curriculum. Provide lectures when needed on any topics appropriate to PA entry-level education. Proctor examinations and determine student grades. Evaluate and critique students’ didactic and clinical learning. Counsel students with serious academic and personal problems.

Committee Service: Serve on selected departmental and college-wide committees as assigned. Serve on the admissions committee by reviewing applications, interviewing, and recommending candidates for the program. Attend scheduled faculty and staff meetings prepared to discuss progress made in accomplishing program objectives. Attend student-faculty meetings held annually as part of ongoing self-assessment.

Clinical Services/Scholarly Activity: Continue to provide clinical services appropriate to own area of health care expertise when able. Engage in writing and/or research for scholarly publication and/or pursue next-level academic degree until appropriate doctorate is earned.

Student and Graduate Services: Counsel prospective students about program requirements and participate in other recruitment, open houses, job fairs, and marketing activities at PCOM. Write letters of recommendation for students and graduates upon request. Attend student social and professional state, regional, and national meetings at the direction of the chair. Provide review of ongoing research activities of senior students.

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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