Essential Functions: The Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education is responsible for the educational program leading to the MD degree and reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine. The position will oversee essential aspects of educating a diverse student body in an urban setting with a culture of inclusion, through high quality education, clinical experience, pioneering research, local investment in our community and innovative technology to prepare physician leaders. Duties include:Work with the Dean to develop and implement short-term action plans and long-term strategic plans that are aligned with the needs and goals of the School of Medicine. Lead and provide oversight of the medical education team. Oversee ongoing day to day management of the MD curriculum and other aspects of students' educational experience. Ensure integration of basic and clinical science across the four years of medical school. Ensure appropriate integration of foundational science, social, behavioral, public health, population health and health systems topics into the medical educational programs.Lead and evaluate modifications to the curriculum, maintaining consistency throughout with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards through collaboration with course and clerkship directors, faculty, students and deans.Continuously evaluate and improve the curriculum in terms of needs assessment, instructional content and methods, student assessment, and course evaluation as these processes relate to horizontal and vertical integration and educational principles such as independent and self-directed learning, student-centeredness, and active learning.Identify opportunities for growth and maximize resources at current clinical sites to improve educational experiences. Strengthen partnerships with affiliate institutions and community physicians to benefit the educational mission.Enhance the relationship and coordination with the Admissions office for the recruitment, retention, and well-being of students.Oversee and manage the Undergraduate Medical Education budget.Provide mentoring, training and support for faculty, to improve instruction across the curriculum. Maintain and improve competence in disciplinary content and instructional methodologies through participation in faculty development activities and self-directed learning.Participate in scholarly activities, which may include the advancement of new theories, practices and principles, expansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles, and improvement and application of knowledge, especially in new settings. Submit scholarly work for open dissemination and professional peer review.The Wayne State University School of Medicine is the nation's largest single-campus medical school in the country with over 1,200 medical students. The Wayne State University School of Medicine is widely renowned for the quality of its clinical training programs and for providing outstanding physicians to Michigan and the nation.
Qualifications: The successful candidate will have a demonstrated record of achievement in providing executive leadership in Medical Education for an academic and research institution. Must be adept at developing and executing strategic plans, ensuring accountability, setting goals, communicating and building trust. Experience required in identifying areas for growth and maximizing resources. Experience in curriculum design, evaluation and improvement also required. Must Hold MD, PhD or DO degree. If MD, must be eligible for Michigan Medical License required. Must be clinically active.
Founded in 1868, Wayne State University is a nationally recognized metropolitan research institution offering more than 400 academic programs through 13 schools and colleges to nearly 32,000 students. Wayne State?s main campus in Midtown Detroit comprises 100 buildings over nearly 200 acres; its five extension centers offer higher education to people throughout Southeast Michigan. Wayne State is dedicated to preparing students to excel by combining the academic excellence of a major research university with the practical experience of an institution that by its history, location and diversity represents a microcosm of the world we live in. Reflecting its location and the excellent international reputation of its graduate schools, particularly in the sciences, Wayne State boasts the most diverse student body among Michigan?s public universities. Its students represent 49 U.S. states and more than 60 countries.