This part-time faculty position is on-campus and in-person.
The TCU School of Medicine is seeking applicants for the position of Physician Development Coach (PDC). The Physician Development Coach will be assigned a group of approximately ten, first-year medical students (each academic year) to oversee throughout their medical school curriculum, and will be responsible for monitoring academic progression, coaching students through professional identity formation, navigating academic challenges, and developing as empathetic scholars. The PDC will serve a critical role in overseeing students’ progression through the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship (LIC), ensuring that across the clerkships, students are meeting the expected milestones and learning objectives for each clerkship. The LIC is an innovative model of clerkship education that enables students to simultaneously experience the core disciplines of clinical education in both ambulatory and inpatient settings following a panel of continuity patients. The PDC tracks the academic progress of each of his/her students across all specialty clerkships ensuring a comprehensive achievement of all clerkship objectives, as well as identifying strengths and weaknesses in professional identity development. The PDC serves as a facilitator in identifying and referring students to a myriad of helpful resources provided by the school (learning specialists, counselors, etc).
The Physician Development Coach is responsible for building and fostering a positive and inclusive academic and team-based learning environment for medical students throughout the four-year curriculum.
Duties and Essential Job Functions
1. Track the LIC experience for a team/cohort of ~10 medical students, including all weekly scheduled activities; 2. Provide academic guidance for a team of medical students and support their professional and personal development throughout the four-year curriculum; 3. Regularly monitor their students’ progress and self-reflection on competency milestones, guide students in individual learning planning and will meet with their students individually and in small groups; 4. Conference with students when they are not meeting curricular expectations, provide constructive feedback, and assist students in identifying appropriate resources for self-improvement; 5. Conference with preceptors periodically regarding progression of his/her student cohort; 6. Review faculty narratives of student assessment and provides encouragement as well as suggestions for improvement; 7. Encourage and support diversity by creating an environment of professionalism, respect, tolerance, and acceptance; 8. Conduct workshops, seminars and courses for medical students, trainees, and faculty; 9. Serve on School of Medicine committees as assigned; 10. Evaluate all aspects of the PDC program and recommend and implement changes as appropriate; 11. Understand all policies and procedures of the School of Medicine, as appropriate; 12. Maintain professional boundaries with students and demonstrate professionalism in all encounters; 13. Perform additional duties that may be assigned.
Required Education and Experience
• MD or DO • Must qualify for Assistant Professor rank or above at the TCU School of Medicine
Preferred Education and Experience
• One-year executive coaching experience • Understanding of educational pedagogy as it relates to the clinical sciences • Experience managing professionals in a complex organization • Proven experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites • Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies • Experience working with diverse students or diverse populations
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training
• Physicians must provide evidence of unrestricted license to practice medicine (either current or in good standing at time of retirement) • Physicians with active clinical practice must have current ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties) Certification in area of chosen specialty
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