The Clerkship Director, Family Medicine, is responsible for overseeing the clinical education of medical students in their respective clerkship as part of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship. The Clerkship Director is responsible for building and fostering a positive and inclusive academic and team-based learning environment for the TCU and UNTHSC medical students. The Clerkship Director assures the availability and comparability of educational experiences and equivalency of student assessment and feedback across all Clerkship Sites, and collaborates with SOM leadership to ensure vertical integration of the curriculum across the continuum of the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship.
Duties and Essential Job Functions:
1. Works as part of team with the other clerkship directors and senior director to create the Longitudinal Integrated Clerkship experience;
2. Develops clerkship curriculum and teaching materials including the course syllabus, including objectives and clerkship specific requirements;
3. Collaborates with Clinical Clerkship sites and preceptors to create clinical education experiences that add value to student learning and competency;
4. Evaluates clerkship teaching faculty and teaching sites;
5. Recruits, develops, and retains faculty preceptors and clerkship teaching sites for all 60 medical students;
6. Provides independent supervision and oversight of the clerkship program faculty and implementation of teaching program;
7. Assists in the development of the community of phase 1, 2 and 3 LIC preceptors;
8. Coordinates teaching schedules for clerkship didactics and matches students to clerkship sites;
9. Develops and delivers clerkship didactic sessions (LeAPs);
10. Participates in the assessment process, determines students’ grades, and completes final grade forms including narrative assessment within timelines set by the Assessment and Evaluation Office;
11. Collaborates with Phase 1 LIC and Phase 3 LIC Course Directors in development and maintenance of community of preceptors;
12. Conducts workshops, seminars and courses for medical students, trainees, and faculty;
13. Participates in clinical duties in their specialty, including precepting medical students;
14. Serves on School of Medicine curricular committees as assigned;
15. Evaluates all aspects of the clerkship and recommends and implements changes as appropriate;
16. Performs additional duties as assigned, as advised by the Department Chair, LIC Senior Director, or other senior faculty members of administration.
Required Education and Experience:
• MD or DO degree (or equivalent)
• Must qualify for Assistant Professor rank or higher at the UNTHSC/TCU School of Medicine
• Evidence of effective teaching of learners in a clinical and/or didactic setting.
Preferred Education and Experience:
• Experience as a clerkship director in a medical school
• Understanding of educational pedagogy as it relates to the clinical sciences
• Experience developing medical school clinical courses
• Experience managing professionals in a complex organization
• Experience in management of multiple initiatives and multiple sites
• Experience with LCME and/or other accrediting bodies
• Experience working with diverse students or diverse populations
Required Licensure/Certification/Specialized Training:
• Physicians with active clinical practice must have an unrestricted license to practice medicine;
• Physicians with active clinical practice must have current ABMS (American Board of Medical Specialties)
• Certification in area of Family Medicine and/or ABMS Family Medicine subspecialties.
The TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, Fort Worth’s M.D. school, opened with a class of 60 students in July 2019. TCU and UNTHSC joined together in July 2015 to form this new allopathic medical school. The School of Medicine’s focus on communication, a first-of-its-kind curriculum and the development of Empathetic ScholarsTM uniquely positions the organization to radically transform medical education, improving care for future generations.
University & Fort Worth Description
Founded in 1873, Texas Christian University sits on 299 acres nestled in a primarily residential part of Fort Worth, just minutes away from downtown. The University includes eight schools and colleges, in addition to the John V. Roach Honors College and the new TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine, which is operated in collaboration with the University of North Texas Health Science Center in Fort Worth.
Currently, TCU enrolls 9,474 undergraduates and 1,490 graduate students. Twenty-six percent of students self-identify as a member of a minority group, 5 percent are international students, and 42 percent are from out-of-state. Our students are supported by more than 2,200 faculty and staff. The University has more than 700 full-time faculty members, 87 percent of whom hold a terminal degree. For nine consecutive years, TCU has been selected as one of the Great Colleges to Work For®.
At TCU, diversity, equity and inclusion are an educational imperative that is tied directly to our University mission and vision. For the second consecutive year, TCU has earned the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, which highlights our ongoing commitment to build a comprehensive DEI strategy that aligns with our core values and to create a campus culture where everyone is respected and feels included. Among TCU’s actions this year was approving a resolution to adopt DEI into its core curriculum.
ABOUT FORT WORTH
Like TCU, Fort Worth has the approachable, friendly charm of a smaller town, but offers the amenities, cultural activities, diversity and unique personality of a much larger city. Fort Worth, Texas, is the 13th largest city in the United States with an ever-growing population nearing 1 million. Fort Worth is part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan area, the fourth largest metropolitan area in the United States, and the number 1 tourist destination in Texas. In 2018, bizjournals.com ranked Fort Worth the 7th most affordable city to live and work in the United States and U.S. News and World Report named Fort Worth one of the Best Places to Live. Fort Worth, Dallas and Arlington all rank among the top 25 most diverse cities in the country.
Fort Worth is known for its vast array of cultural, educational and entertainment opportunities. The city boasts three world class art museums—the Kimbell Art Museum, the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth and the Amon Carter Museum of American Art. The Bass Performance Hall is one of the premier performance venues in the country. Concerts, film festivals and other events are held regularly at Sundance Square, Panther Island and Near Southside venues.
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