This position is responsible for the coordination, oversight, and faculty leadership of the Foundations Phase of the UW School of Medicine curriculum in Spokane. The position is a 0.75 FTE located in Spokane. This individual works closely with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM and the Assistant Clinical Deans for eastern Washington and Spokane. This individual is primarily accountable to the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM for the delivery and continuous improvement of the Foundations phase of UWSOM's curriculum.
Academic Appointment: Academic appointment will be as clinical instructor-salaried, clinical assistant professor-salaried, clinical associate professor- salaried, or clinical professor-salaried, at the University of Washington with rank deterred on the basis of individual record and accomplishment.
In conjunction with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, developing, growing, promoting and administering excellence in the Foundations Phase in Spokane;
Recruiting an excellent diverse teaching workforce to implement the UWSOM Foundations curriculum in a student-centered manner with an emphasis on teamwork.
Supervising direct reports who include, but are not limited to the following personnel who contribute to the education of UWSOM medical students in the Foundations Phase of the curriculum in Spokane
Basic Scientists and Clinician Teachers
In addition to overseeing the implementation/delivery of the Foundations Phase curriculum in Spokane, the Assistant Dean for Foundations is expected to have a significant role in direct teaching in the classroom.
Working closely with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM and with the Assistant Clinical Deans for Eastern Washington and Spokane related to all medical student education programs conducted as part of the WWAMI program
To ensure excellence in medical education
To maximize student success across the continuum of medical education in Spokane
Working closely with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM in understanding and advocating for adequate funding for the Foundations Phase of UWSOM Spokane;
In collaboration with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM, develop and manage a budget to meet the needs of the students and faculty in Spokane
Promoting professionalism among the Spokane Foundations Phase faculty and medical students;
Working closely with Foundations Phase faculty in Spokane in developing and maintaining close working relationships with medical education colleagues and researchers at UWSOM-Seattle;
Working closely with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM, Assistant Clinical Deans for eastern Washington and Spokane and others as needed, including the Office of Faculty Affairs and the Department of Biomedical Informatics and Medical Education in developing, enhancing and implementing faculty development activities and opportunities for UWSOM faculty in Spokane;
Work with the respective departments in Seattle to ensure that those teaching UWSOM students have faculty appointments and are promoted as appropriate.
Maintaining effective communication with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM concerning information that is important to provide to UW Medicine leadership, including the chairs of the 32 academic departments in the School of Medicine, other individuals who participate in the Medical School Executive Committee (MSEC), and the course chairs;
Working with Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM, to represent and advocate for the UWSOM needs, challenges, and opportunities for the Foundations Phase of medical education in Spokane;
Collaborate with the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM and the Assistant Clinical Dean in Spokane to develop relationships with our partners at Gonzaga University to explore areas of collaboration and synergy
Serving as a liaison to Gonzaga University faculty and administrators
Facilitating integration of Gonzaga Faculty to teach in the Foundations Phase of the UWSOM curriculum
Promotion and integration of joint service-learning projects and leadership activities.
Working with Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM, to represent and advocate for UWSOM Spokane needs, challenges, and opportunities to UWSOM;
Working with Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM, to ensure compliance with all federal and state laws, and University of Washington and UW Medicine policies and regulations; and
Other administrative assignments as requested by the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM
Upon request, representing the Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM in external meetings and discussions;
Working with the UWSOM Associate Dean of Admissions, in conjunction with other UWSOM deans in eastern Washington and Spokane, on admissions programs for medical students to the UWSOM Spokane;
Working closely with UWSOM's Office of Healthcare Equity on programs related to Foundations Phase of the medical student education programs and pipeline programs for eastern Washington and Spokane;
Working closely with the Associate Dean for Curriculum and the Course Chairs with all activities of curriculum development, curriculum evaluation, and curriculum improvement related to Foundations Phase medical student education programs
To support and refine the curriculum in eastern Washington and throughout the WWAMI region.
Working closely with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs with support programs for Foundations Phase medical students in Spokane, and assisting the Associate Dean for Student Affairs in situations in which students from Spokane are working with the Student Progress Committee;
Maintaining a state of ongoing LCME Accreditation readiness.
Being familiar with relevant standards as they apply to the Foundations phase of the UWSOM curriculum.
Contributing to LCME accreditation efforts in Spokane and on behalf of UWSOM in general
Working closely with the Chief for Medical Education, UWSOM-Gonzaga University Health Partnership and Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM to develop and maintain ongoing documentation that the accreditation standards are being met;
Leading an ongoing continuous improvement program for the Foundations Phase of the medical student education program in Spokane including implementation of effective communication mechanisms between and among faculty, students, and staff involved in the educational program;
Maintain a liaison role and help facilitate collaborative research opportunities between UWSOM and appropriate medical research programs in Spokane.
Collaborate with the Assistant Clinical Dean in Spokane to oversee clinical activities that pertain to Foundations of Clinical Medicine (PCP & Colleges) and service-learning.
Working Relationships: The primary reporting relationship of this position is to the Chief for Medical Education, Health Partnership and Associate Dean, Eastern Washington, UWSOM .
Ph.D., M.D., D.O., or an equivalent degree in a basic science or medicine; demonstrated excellence in teaching medical students over a minimum of 3 years; demonstrated excellence in interpersonal communication; demonstrated aptitude for budget management, personnel and other resources; and demonstrated interest and ability to provide leadership in a regional medical education program.
Applications to be received by May 21, 2021; review of applications will be on-going and continue until position filled. Required application materials include:
a letter of application/intent addressing qualifications relevant to the positions' requirements, responsibilities, and preferred qualifications
resume or curriculum vitae that includes teaching/instruction experience
2-page (maximum) leadership philosophy that incorporates past leadership experiences and relevance to medical education
names and contact information (e-mail address, telephone number) of four references
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