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Individualization Phase Co-Director 

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). This position reports to the Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum on behalf of the Associate Dean for Curriculum and Senior Associate Dean for Medical Student Education. 

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, the following: 

  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. Health Equity content: Collaborate with the Health Equity through Education and Leadership team to design and implement a clear progression of health equity learning objectives designed to prepare students to narrow health inequities. 
  3. Competency-Based Assessment (CBA): Work with the Senior Director of Curricular Affairs, Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum, and CBA task force to develop and implement competency-based education and assessment. 
  4. Clinical Phase Design: Participate in the clinical phase redesign task force, carrying key design principles and content integration into the fourth-year curriculum. 
  5. 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. 
  6. 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 early February. Nominations and applications (including a CV and personal statement) will be accepted by Catherine Coe, Assistant Dean of Clinical Curriculum ( until February 1st, 2024. Statements of support from division chief/chairs will be solicited from select candidates after an initial review.