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Wayne State University
Michigan, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Apr 19, 2022

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Administrative, Deans
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Full Time
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The Mission of The Wayne State School of Medicine is to educate a diverse student body in an urban setting and within a culture of inclusion, through high quality education, clinical excellence, pioneering research, local investment in our community and innovative technology, to prepare physician and biomedical scientific leaders to achieve health and wellness for our society.

Wayne State University School of Medicine is located in Detroit and is intimately connected to the exciting resurgence of Detroit and its communities. It is the largest single campus medical school in the United States and currently hosts an enrollment of more than 1,200 undergraduate medical students. In addition to the MD program, the School of Medicine offers degree programs leading to the MPH, the Masters of Science, the Ph.D. and the M.D.-PhD

Excellence, Innovation, and Leadership are pre-eminent values of the medical education enterprise. Accordingly, the School of Medicine is committed to being nationally recognized for developing physicians who are both comprehensively educated to provide 21st century medical care and who are uniquely trained to provide clinical excellence in the urban setting (Urban Clinical Excellence).

Job Description

A key element of Wayne State University School of Medicine’s (WSUSOM) culture of excellence is the presence of a collaborative environment focused upon providing a world class learning experience for our students. Wayne State University School of Medicine seeks applications and nominations for the position of Associate Dean for Pre-Clerkship Education. This position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education and has primary responsibility for the oversight of the continuum of basic science education with the ultimate goal of ensuring that medical graduates have a strong foundation for clinical practice.

Required Qualifications

  • PhD or MD degree with at least 5 years of experience in medical student education.
  • Demonstrated expertise in the application of curriculum development methodologies to medical education.
  • Demonstrated leadership role in curriculum management and reform.
  • Demonstrated ability to apply current educational theory and practice to medical education.
  • Demonstrated use of strategic planning, key performance indicators and quality improvement to drive organizational improvement.
  • Superb communication and effective team based collaboration skills; demonstrated flexibility and adaptability.
  • Ability to design and work within complex systems.
  • Understanding of the legal, regulatory, and accreditation environment in which medical education operates.

To Apply Please visit and search for posting number 046215.

For more information regarding this position, please contact Ms. Vickie Muhammad, Manager and Assistant to Dr. Richard Baker, Senior Vice Dean/Vice Dean for Medical Education, Wayne State University School of Medicine at 313-577-5196 or via email at

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