Asst Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education

Worcester, MA
May 16, 2017
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Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Assistant Dean for Curriculum in the School of Medicine will serve as a member of the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education (OUME) leadership team and report directly to the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. The Assistant Dean will play a pivotal role in aligning academic and operational processes within the School of Medicine and have a primary responsibility for development, maintenance and evaluation of our innovative, competency-based curriculum across all years of UME.


Serve as a senior advisor to the Associate Dean, and as a member of the OUME leadership team; Collaborate with key faculty leaders, curriculum committees and curriculum stakeholders to ensure that programs, resources, and services are prioritized and tailored appropriately to meet both the needs of learners and the UMMS educational mission; Identify and define critical learning objectives and outcomes in collaboration with key faculty and leadership, align curriculum and assessment to demonstrate these; Work with institutional offices to review trends in curriculum evaluation, highlight opportunities to improve performance and implement related change; Oversee OUME-sponsored curricular components with relevant faculty leadership providing direct supervision to associated staff; Supervise resident as teacher program including coordination with residency programs, ongoing development and maintenance of support materials and metrics; Oversee community-based education program in conjunction with lead faculty, participating in faculty development and programmatic assessment; Manage curriculum calendar development with faculty, administrators and staff, including periodic adjustments including related technology; Serve as liaison with external clinical educational partners and other institutional departments in support of core responsibilities; Support the development and implementation of multiple methods for curriculum delivery in order to enhance diverse curriculum delivery and student learning; Maintain accurate information on relevant websites Participate in ongoing and periodic accreditation efforts including LCME and NEASC Participate in grant writing, management and reporting. Draft annual OUME report. Direct supervision of appropriate professional staff overseeing core OUME-supported programs. Functional supervision of support staff, who help coordinate curriculum committee meetings and processes, program planning and logistics, update websites course and curriculum committee administrator meetings and manage daily administrative needs; Recruit and prepare faculty or other professionals to participate as lecturers, small group leaders, course leaders. Participate in decisions related to office structure, budget, staffing and supervision; Plan office activities such as staff meetings, tracking projects and action items; Act as Associate Dean for UME designee at appropriate curriculum committee and other educational meetings; Contribute to national efforts in improving medical education; Use appropriate technology in support of all functions; Adhere to University, State, and funding agency regulations; Perform other duties as required.


    Doctoral degree, EdD.or comparable required 5 years related experience; 1 year supervisory experience or equivalent Excellent writing, communication, data analysis, interpersonal, leadership and organization skills required; web-fluency preferred; Demonstrated ability to manage multiple, complex projects, meet deadlines, and adapt to changing priorities and needs required with professionalism, diplomacy and composure; Comfort with common and task specific technology for document creation, information sharing and data collection and analysis education support and delivery (currently including Microsoft suite, Blackboard, Learning Space, PeopleSoft, OASIS, Turning Point, Episerver) Ability to maintain confidentiality; At least 5 years of experience with graduate education, preferably medical education is preferred Reports directly to the Associate Dean for UME


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