Vice President of Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach Summary: Under direction of the President, the Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach will be responsible for the administrative oversight of the Graduate Medical Education (interns, residents, and fellows) and Rural Outreach programs and activities at the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). The Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach provides vision, strategic and effective leadership to WVSOM in the overall direction, coordination, implementation, evaluation, and accreditation of WVSOM programs related to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach programs. Alongside the Vice President for Academic Affairs and Dean, this position is responsible for ensuring all American Osteopathic Association (AOA) and Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation (COCA) duties and responsibilities are fulfilled as it relates to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach. The Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach must be an osteopathic physician. Reports to: The Vice President reports directly to the President and serves at the will and pleasure of the President. General Duties and Responsibilities: • Under direction of the President, the Vice President for Graduate Medical Education and Rural outreach provides vision, strategic and effective leadership to WVSOM in the overall direction, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of WVSOM programs related to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach programs. This would include Graduate Medical Education, Mountain State Osteopathic Postdoctoral Training Institutions, Inc. (MS OPTI), Rural Health Initiative (RHI) Program, the Southeastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and other new and emerging programs related to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach. • Ensures WVSOM fulfills all AOA and COCA duties and responsibilities as it relates to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach in particular Standard 8. • This position is responsible for leading WVSOM’s postgraduate internship and residency programs and ensuring that trainings are of the highest quality in all postgraduate programs. This position supervises the Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education. • This position leads and supervises those employees in the area of Rural Health Initiative (RHI) Program, the Southeastern Area Health Education Center (AHEC), and the Director of the Office for Rural Recruitment and Retention. • Actively expands new postdoctoral training programs and cultivate new and existing hospitals for the MS OPTI system. • Cultivates and develops WVSOM post graduate training communications for WVSOM Students and Graduates. • Provide expertise, leadership and representation of WVSOM on a national level as it relates to Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach initiatives and programs. • Lead and support institutional initiatives as well as participate in management meetings, strategic planning, and other ad-hoc committees as directed. May also represent the President within committees or other capacities as assigned, as well as has oversight of various teams and committees. • Develop significant relationships with business leaders and other external contacts, and serve as a formal contact between WVSOM and key external entities. • Foster collaborative working relationships with all areas of WVSOM and Higher Education. • Formulate policies, procedures and practices for the assigned functional areas within WVSOM and makes recommendations to the President. • Liaison with Associate and Assistant Deans, Directors and other WVSOM personnel with regard Graduate Medical Education and Rural Outreach. • Carry out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the State’s policies and applicable laws. These responsibilities shall include interview, recommend for hire, and train new employees as well as plan, assign, and direct work, appraise performance, reward and discipline employees, address complaints and resolve problems. • Serve as an active member of the President’s Cabinet and Forum. • Performs other related duties as assigned or directed. Position This is a full-time tenure track position, which excludes any other gainful employment outside the institution with the exception of the Robert C. Byrd Clinic. This position is exempt from FLSA provisions regarding overtime. The Vice President for Graduate Medical Education & Rural Outreach serves at the will and pleasure of the President. There is an excellent state benefits package. Education and Experience • This position requires an earned degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine. Candidate must be board certified by the American Osteopathic Association. • Eligible for a current license to practice osteopathic medicine in the state of West Virginia. Must possess currently unencumbered Drug Enforcement Agency certification. • A minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of experience in academic administration and experience in graduate medical education at the level of Dean, Associate Dean, Residency Program Director, and/or Director of Medical Education. • The candidate should have a working knowledge of Osteopathic Medical Education including Osteopathic Graduate Medical Education and the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education residency requirements. • The successful candidate will have strong leadership skills with experience with budgets, effective management, and a strong background in health policy. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills. • An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. Additional Preferred Qualifications • Demonstrated academic leadership abilities. Significant leadership experience as a senior administrator at a COCA accredited College of Osteopathic Medicine. Record of significant participation in academic leadership role at the state and/or national levels with demonstrated academic leadership abilities. • Significant experience in clinical practice is desired. • Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to develop relationships with the entire medical community for the benefit of the college and its primary teaching clinic, Robert C. Byrd Clinic, as well as MSOPTI Hospitals. • Demonstrated commitment to excellence. Committed to excellence in osteopathic medical education and health care delivery. Demonstrated commitment to innovation in graduate medical education and rural outreach. • Published scholarship on medical education, medical research, academic leadership or other related topic is desired. • Proven ability to communicate effectively. Ability to communicate with diverse constituencies. Ability to develop relationships to facilitate positive educational programs and funding opportunities. Demonstrated evidence of productive community relations and development of service learning programs. Application Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest, vita, and a list of three (3) professional references and their contact information to include addresses, e-mail, and phone numbers. Materials are treated confidentially and references are not contacted until further in the search process. Finalist for this position will participate in a background check to include a review of credentials, references, criminal history, and credit check. Applicants are encouraged to send application packets via e-mail c/o Leslie Bicksler, Associate Vice President of Human Resources at email@example.com. WVSOM’s review of applicants will begin upon receipt and the position will remain open until filled. The West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to enhancing diversity among its faculty and staff.