Pharmacology And Therapeutics
University of Medicine and
Health Sciences-St. Kitts
Announces The Opening For A
Full Time Professor, Associate Professor,
Or Assistant Professor In Pharmacology And
Location: UMHS campus
in St. Kitts, West Indies
The successful candidate will teach a course in Pharmacology and
Therapeutics which is in the second year of the medical
school. The team teaching aspect allows for interest in
research and writing.
- Developing and providing students with approved syllabi and
- Organizing, preparing, and regularly updating course
- Delivering effective lectures utilizing a variety of teaching
techniques and state of the art teaching technologies.
- Preparing and administering examinations, grading in a
timely manner, and providing feedback to students.
- Focusing on student success by being available to students
during non-teaching time.
- Serving on faculty committees.
- Supervising students in a variety of activities including, but
not limited to, problem based learning activities, human-computer
simulation activities in the UMHS virtual hospital ward, and
activities in local clinical settings.
- Participate in activities assigned by the department chair
and/or University administration.
• Earned Ph.D. or MBBS/MD in pharmacology.
• Three to five years experience teaching in an accredited
medical school program
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially
• Outstanding written and verbal communication skills in
About UMHS: UMHS offers a
traditional four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The
University operates year round and offers three semesters per
calendar year which start in January, May, and September.
Students complete the Basic Science Program at the UMHS at our
state of the art campus in St Kitts. The fifth semester
occurs at the UMHS campus in Portland, Maine. Students
complete their third year of core clinical rotations and fourth
year of elective rotations in one of our many affiliated,
accredited teaching hospitals throughout the United States.
To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical
program and pass the USMLE Step1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS.
UMHS graduates are eligible to apply for a US residency and
subsequently may practice medicine in the United States and
The course description is:
MPHM 0910 Pharmacology &
Therapeutics 7 credits This course
concentrates on how chemical agents (drugs) regulate or modify
physiological functions of the body, demonstrating how interactions
of drugs with living organisms contribute to diagnosis, prevention,
treatment or cure of diseases. Biologic responses, physiological
alterations and correction of disorder or disease are discussed for
each drug class highlighting receptor interaction, which defines
the agent's boundaries of efficacy. Because pharmacology and
therapeutics is an integrated science, strong attempt is made to
maintain this integrated approach in lectures, tutorials and case
studies. Major emphasis will be on principles of pharmacogenetics
(pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics, adverse drug reactions,
teratogenicity, etc.) as well as therapeutics of common drugs used
in infectious disease, malignant diseases, and endocrinal
UMHS offers a tax-free salary within certain limits, a
state of the art institution on an idyllic island, the
opportunity to become involved in the growth and success of the
institution, and most importantly the opportunity to educate and
nurture a new generation of physicians prepared to meet the 21st
century health care delivery in a rapidly changing
Interested parties should send an email letter of interest and
current CV, to:
and copy firstname.lastname@example.org
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