Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (Clinical Focus)

Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Georgia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
May 18, 2022

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Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time

Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (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 Assistant Professor, Physician Assistant Studies (Clinical Focus) position at the Georgia campus with a highly qualified and passionate individual.

This position serves in two principal roles at PCOM.

A. Serving as a member of the full-time faculty of the Department of PA Studies. Teach, evaluate, and advise PA students.

B. Coordinating the clinical education component of the curriculum, in cooperation with the Clinical Director, to ensure educational equivalency between the Suwanee, GA and Philadelphia, PA campuses.


Teaches, evaluates, and advises didactic students. As directed by the Program Chair or the GA Campus Site Director, the clinical coordinator will instruct students, assist with administrative duties, counsel and assist students in the program. In concert with GA Campus Site Director, oversee the development and implementation of the PA clinical curriculum at PCOM. In concert with assistant program director and principal didactic faculty, provide term-by-term on-going analysis of outcome assessment for clinical courses to department Chairperson. Assist with preparation of grants, reports, and self-studies related to ongoing funding and program accreditation. Assist program chair and/or his/her designee with budget planning, curriculum development, by tracking ongoing progress. Assist program chair and/or his/her designee with accreditation documentation and problem-solving activities related to the clinical curriculum. Provide supervision, guidance and direction to students during clinical skills laboratories and small group sessions. Assist in remediating students with academic deficiencies. Participate in annual faculty work retreats and review and revise the program mission and goals. Develop and maintain clinical schedule. Provide liaison with appropriate PCOM departments involved in medical and health science education and with external agencies useful to the clinical program. Develop and implement ideas, procedures, and functions of the PA program in concert with other PA program faculty. Review and select applicants for admission to the program. Maintain state licensure and national certification as a Physician Assistant. Performs other duties as assigned by chairperson and or her/his designee.

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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