Position:The University of Kentucky College of Medicine invites applications for senior associate dean for medical student education. Applicants should have a vision for the future of medical education in academic health systems. This vision should include innovation and collaboration that benefits medical students across all regional campuses, including oversight of admissions, curriculum, student assessment, student affairs, scholarly concentrations, and faculty development with respect to student education.
Overseer of the daily operations of the Office of Medical Education (OME). Ensures that education and medical student services are aligned and well supported across all campuses, including:
* Oversee the staff and budget of the OME.
* Advocate for additional personnel and resources, when appropriate.
* Creation, review, and dissemination of medical education policies and procedures.
* Nurture the maturation of the regional campuses to ensure equivalence in all aspects of the medical educational program.
* Make quarterly visits to the three campuses with appropriate OME staff to facilitate effective communication with the students, staff, and academic and clinical partners.
* Advocate for and recruit groups of end-users to provide input into the design and outfitting of specific educational space for the new College of Medicine building.
* Mentor the career development of the assistant and associate deans.
Direct supervision of the associate dean for curriculum and assessment in their activities, including:
* Development and continuous quality improvement of a well-coordinated medical student curriculum across all campuses, working with faculty and the Medical Student Curriculum Committee.
* Oversight of the comprehensive assessment system of medical student achievement including written examinations, performance-based evaluations, clinical skills evaluations, and clinical simulations.
* Oversight of the scholarly concentration programs (i.e. global health, clinical/translational research, and bioethics/clinical ethics, etc.) and curricular threads (i.e. health systems and health disparities topics woven through all four years of the curriculum).
* Provision of comprehensive faculty development in educational skills programs across all campuses.
Direct supervision of the associate dean for student affairs in their activities, including:
* Provision of excellent student support programs, including academic and personal counseling, student success, the community-focused “House” system, student organizations, financial aid services, and wellness initiatives.
* Oversight of a comprehensive four-year career counseling program.
* Oversight of student events and activities including graduation, White Coat ceremony, Academic Convocation, and Match Day celebrations.
Direct supervision of the associate dean for admissions in their activities, including:
* Provision of pipeline programs across the pre-medical education continuum.
* Leading a medical student recruitment and admissions program that is fair, robust, and compliant across all campuses.
* Working proactively with philanthropy to increase medical student scholarship support.
Direct supervision of the associate and assistant deans of the regional medical school campuses in their activities, including:
* Recruitment of medical students to the regional campus programs.
* Implementation of the medical student curriculum and assessment system across campuses.
* Recruitment of sufficient high quality academic and clinical faculty to deliver the curriculum.
* Facilitation of continuous faculty development.
* Provision of excellent student support services, including academic and personal counseling, student success, career counseling, the “House” system, and wellness initiatives.
Collaboration and Representation of the College of Medicine
* Work with the vice dean for education and OME leaders for Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation reporting and participate in continuous quality improvement of the curriculum.
* Work with the associate dean for diversity and inclusion to ensure an environment that is inclusive, that values diversity, and supports learners and faculty across all campuses.
* Work with OME leadership and the Student Progress and Promotion Committee to develop remediation plans for students with academic difficulties.
* Disseminate innovations to the wider medical school community, including presentations at national educational meetings and publications.
* Represent the University of Kentucky College of Medicine locally, throughout the Commonwealth, and nationally.
* Work collaboratively with senior educational representatives from the Colleges of Allied Health, Dental, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health to increase interprofessional education and clinical learning activities within required educational programs across the various colleges.
Candidate Characteristics and Qualifications :
* A medical doctoral degree (MD or DO)
* Eligibility for licensure to practice medicine in Kentucky
* A dossier commensurate with appointment at the rank of associate professor at the UK College of Medicine
* Expertise in undergraduate medical education, graduate medical education, curriculum redesign, curriculum implementation, and LCME accreditation/reporting.
* Ability to establish sustainable business plans with specific metrics and measurable goals that reflect continual medical education enhancements and advancements.
* Enthusiastic innovator with a vision for future endeavors and a passion for education.
* Strong communication and negotiation skills for interaction with faculty, students, administration, and stakeholders outside the UK College of Medicine
* Ability to facilitate conversations to reach consensus, skillful relationship builder
* A commitment to service which fosters and supports a culture of inclusion and well-being
* Success in advancing diversity to achieve educational excellence and demonstrated success working with diverse communities
For more information about the University of Kentucky College of Medicine, we welcome you to visit https://med.uky.eduhttps://med.uky.edu
The position is open until filled; however, review of applications will begin on January 21, 2022. Please submit by this date to ensure full consideration. Please include a CV and cover letter along with application.
Given the COVID-19 pandemic, and the need to protect our university community including our students, staff, faculty and visitors, the University of Kentucky is requiring COVID-19 vaccination for all new hires prior to starting employment. Therefore, as of October 18, 2021, all new hires prior to their first day of employment must submit appropriate documentation showing, i) completion of the first vaccination against COVID-19, or ii) completion of the full vaccination series against COVID-19, or iii) approved exemption (medical contraindications or a sincerely held religious belief) through the formal exemption process from the COVID-19 vaccination requirement. For those employees who have completed the first vaccination against COVID-19 prior to their first day of employment, the second vaccination (if applicable) must be completed following the vaccination recommended schedule to be considered fully vaccinated.