MS1/2 “Medical Science” Course Clinical Co-director Position Available

The Foundation Phase of the School of Medicine's curriculum seeks a clinical co-director of the “Medical Science” Courses for first-year and second-year medical students for fall 2020.

The Foundation Phase of the School of Medicine's curriculum seeks a clinical co-director of the “Medical Science” Courses for first-year and second-year medical students for fall 2020. The courses occur in the fall (both Medical Science 1 and 3 concurrently for MS1s and MS2s, respectively) and spring (Medical Science 2 for MS1s). Each course consists of approximately 4 "blocks" that occur in sequence in a semester. (Examples include the cardiovascular block, gastrointestinal block, reproductive block, etc.) The new clinical co-director will work with the current basic science co-director and will receive 30% salary support up to the NIH salary cap on an annual basis.

Duties, in partnership with the basic science co-director, will include curriculum design; participation in the Foundation Phase Committee, its monthly meetings, and block/course review meetings; coordination of blocks; monitoring "coils" and curricular themes; assurance of the presence of competencies; assurance of timely delivery of grades as well as mid-course feedback at the mid-semester point; assurance of adherence to LCME standards; responding to feedback from faculty and students about the courses; and collaboration with other educators to assure the strongest experience for our students as possible. Co-directors are expected to monitor instruction (as possible) and interact informally with students.

Note that content delivery, small-group management, and assessment will be managed by block directors.

Self-nominations as well as nominations by chairs/chiefs are welcome. Ideal candidates will be interviewed with a final selection being made in May. Nominations and applications will be accepted by Kurt Gilliland, Associate Dean for Curriculum (kogillil@med.unc.edu) until May 1.

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