ASSISTANT DEAN FOR EDUCATIONAL AFFAIRS, PRE-CLERKSHIPS
Number of Vacancies:
School of Medicine / Education and Academic
Scope of Job:
The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs, Pre-Clerkships is a key
member of the education leadership team, reporting to the Associate
Dean for Educational Affairs. In this role, the Assistant Dean for
Educational Affairs, Pre-Clerkships is responsible for leading
curricular activities that reflect the vision, values and mission
of the UTRGV SOM. The Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs,
Pre-Clerkships will work closely with the Associate Dean for
Educational Affairs and the Assistant Dean for Educational Affairs,
Clerkships to structure the horizontal and vertical integration of
the overall UME curriculum. Together they will work to promote
student success by ensuring that all medical students achieve the
knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary to become competent,
compassionate physician leaders.
Description of Duties:
- Oversees the daily operations of the pre-clinical curriculum,
which includes liaising closely with administrative staff, faculty
- Assists in the design, delivery and management of the UME basic
science/ pre-clerkship curriculum.
- Works closely with faculty and curriculum leadership team to
co-create, implement and assess curricular innovations.
- Oversees all aspects related to the evaluation of the
pre-clinical curriculum including student faculty, and resident
- Oversees module development, integration, review and
- Facilitates opportunities for module leadership to meet to
- Identify, support, supervise and evaluate module leadership,
PBL facilitators, and faculty and instruction.
- Assists in the supervision of the course coordinators for years
1-2 and ensure software program systems and daily job duties have
been met; provide input into annual performance evaluation.
- Oversees the Pre-Clerkship budget.
- Continuously appraises the efficacy of the pre-clerkship
curriculum in terms of attainment of competencies, appropriateness
of sequencing, adequacy of content, pedagogical methods, etc. in
order to promote meaningful curricular renewal.
- Recommends and implements high-impact, evidence-informed
curricular changes to restructure components of the current
curriculum and respond to concerns or suggestions from students,
faculty and staff.
- Partners with module directors and teaching faculty to
implement revisions and updates to the pre-clerkship
- Chairs the CCAC Pre-Clerkship subcommittee and serve on other
committees related to the pre-clerkship curriculum.
- Acts as a point contact person for students, faculty and
administrators for all issues related to the basic science/
- In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, assist in
the development and maintenance of postgraduate career planning and
advising program for medical students.
- In collaboration with the Office of Student Affairs, monitor
and address academic or disciplinary problems arising with first
and second year medical students.
- Promotes the interests and welfare of the Office of Educational
Affairs (faculty, staff, and students).
- Other duties as assigned.
General supervision from Associate Dean of Educational
Direct supervision of assigned staff.
Terminal degree from an accredited university.
Five (5) years of experience in medicine-related field or
experience directly related to the duties that will be
Use of standard office equipment.
Needs to be able to successfully perform all required duties.
Office Environment; some travel and weekend work is required.
Exceptional planning and organizational skills.
Commensurate with Experience
Commensurate with Experience
Position Available Date:
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