The Offices of Medical Student Education (OMSE) is seeking a co-director for the individualization phase, which is the fourth year of the MD/clinical curriculum. Apply by Dec. 8.
The Offices of Medical Student Education (OMSE) seeks a co-director for the Individualization Phase,
which is the fourth year of the MD curriculum (clinical curriculum).
The new co-director will partner with the existing co-director and Assistant Director of Curricular Affairs
for Individualization Phase with respect to the overall design, management, integration, evaluation, and
enhancement of the phase as well as alignment across phases. Duties will include, but are not limited to,
(1) Oversight: Assure logical sequencing and horizontal and vertical integration of the
Individualization Phase curriculum; assure that curricular content, methods of pedagogy, and
assessment are appropriate for achievement of the SOM’s educational objectives; assure that
SOM educational policies are being followed within the phase.
(2) DEI content: Establish clear goals, strategies, and metrics for enhancement of medical student
education to better prepare students to narrow health inequities with focus on curricular
innovation and faculty development. Complete all DEI training required of educational
(3) Competency-Based Assessment (CBA): Work with the Senior Director of Curricular Affairs,
Assistant Dean for Clinical Curriculum and CBA Task force to develop and help implement
competency-based education and assessment.
(4) Review: Conduct regular review and revision of the curriculum using multiple measures
including national norms of accomplishment and student feedback; assess whether these
metrics provide the necessary information to show that the collection of courses is achieving the
school-established competencies; participate actively in ensuring the SOM remains well
prepared for 2027-28 LCME accreditation visit.
(5) Administration: Co-chair the phase committee meeting and serve on the Education Committee
as a voting member.
Candidates may come from any clinical department. Preference will be given to those who have directed
Individualization Phase courses or who have taught in substantial ways in one of the clinical phases
(Application Phase or Individualization Phase). The co-director will receive 20% salary support up to a
salary cap on an annual basis.
Self-nominations as well as nominations by chairs are welcome. Ideal candidates will be interviewed
with a final selection being made in December. Nominations and applications (including a CV, personal
statement, and letter of support by the department chair or chief) will be accepted by Mary Hauser,
Senior Director of Curricular Affairs (email@example.com) until Dec. 8, 2022.