Department: IUSM - Medicine - General Internal Medicine
Campus: IU School of Medicine Indianapolis
The Department of Medicine at Indiana University School of Medicine is seeking an experienced, organized, and energetic Medical Education Specialist. This position involves working with clinician-educators to facilitate the learning experiences of medical students, residents, and fellows in the Dept. of Medicine. This position is located in Indianapolis and provides support for the Department of Medicine, including the education and training of medical students, residents and fellows in the Department of Medicine.
Who We Are: The Department of Medicine is the largest department in the largest US medical school with over 700 faculty members. Each year, we host 360 medical students in their 8 week long Internal Medicine clerkship. In addition, nearly half of all senior medical students participate in a sub-internship clerkship with our department. Our Internal Medicine residency hosts nearly 115 housestaff and our Med/Peds program has about 60 housestaff. We have over 100 fellows in a broad spectrum of subspecialties. All graduate medical education training programs have ACGME accreditation where applicable. The medical education leadership team comprises of a Vice-Chair for Education, an Internal Medicine Program Director, six Assoc. Program Directors, and a Clerkship Director and Associate Director for both the Phase II core IM clerkship and senior sub-internship. The department also supports key clinician educators from all divisions to serve as content experts, curriculum specialists and educational liaisons with each of the department's divisions. Our faculty, staff, and learners are very engaged with scholarly work in medical education with representation and presentations in most internal medicine professional societies. General Summary: This position reports to the Vice-Chair for Education, and under the Vice-Chair’s direction (or designee), the Medical Education Specialist is responsible for assisting clerkship and program directors in the development, implementation, and monitoring of learner remediation, collaborating with instructors to design, implement, and assess multi-modal medical education, and aides in medical education research activities. The Medical Education Specialist serves as a front-line customer service interface to Indiana University faculty, learners, educational leaders both within the Department of Medicine and with the School of Medicine. They are responsible for producing technical and teaching/training documentation, administering teaching/training environments and providing multimedia support and production in designated learning facilities. The Medical Education Specialist will serve on the Department's Medical Education Executive Committee.
Duties: 1.Assist clerkship and program directors in identifying struggling learners at an early stage, help diagnose the learners' challenges, and develop remediation plans designed to help learners succeed. 2.Monitor mid-clerkship formative assessments of medical students for signs of struggling learners and assist in targeted strategies to help ensure their success. 3.Help develop assessment tools in core competencies other than medical knowledge. 4.Reviews course/clerkship materials, learner assignments, assessment tools to ensure compliance with course and institutional goals 5.Assist clerkship and program directors in developing, lecture schedules including various workshops and other learning activities. 6.Monitor Canvas website for course and clerkship materials to ensure they are up to date. 7.Organize medical education activities 8.Serves as a contact for students and faculty concerning medical education program 9.Assist in conducting portions of an orientation for medical education program participants 10.Revise, maintain, and distribute clerkship syllabus, activity log manual and elective catalog as necessary. 11.Provides back-up coverage for preparation, distribution and collection of confidential faculty evaluations of medical students. 12.Build and sustain strong relationships between internal/external educational collaborators; serve as liaison between course directors, other education-related departments/groups and learners. 13.Manage and use appropriate technology and other resources to facilitate the educational work of faculty and to provide required administrative support. Implement technical and software solutions that expedite administrative course management 14.Assist faculty in the design and development of technology-enhanced educational sessions /materials. 15.Translate, convert and disseminate learning materials into requirements for varied educational resources, equipment needs and material setup for onsite/offsite session to meet educational objectives 16.Interact with educational team to support all required academic/administrative needs 17.Maintain confidentiality of oral communication and written records 18.Perform other duties as assigned.
1. Ph.D. or Master's degree in a related field or equivalent experience (Nursing, Health Sciences, Adult or Higher Education, Medical Education). Terminal degree preferred, including college course work leading to a major in medical education, education, communications, public relations or similar area of student development. 2. At least 3 years of experience in undergraduate or graduate medical education, working with medical students, residents, or fellows 3. A clinical background with 2 years of experience is desired 4. Insights on learning theory, clinical psychology, the role of learner wellness and how it affects learning, and executive functioning
Required Skills, Knowledge, and Abilities: A.Excellent oral and written communication skills B.Excellent writing skills with attention to detail C.Demonstrated ability to use Microsoft Office Suite and complex database systems Experience with MedHub residency management system is highly desirable D.Excellent organizational skills E.Ability to recognize mental health needs of learners F.Ability to recognize learning needs and differences. G.Respectful and supportive treatment of others H.Ability to work in a team environment and to collaborate with a variety of professionals I.Ability to plan and prepare comprehensive and accurate instructions for use in teaching an individual or group a new process or requirement J.Demonstrated ability to make independent and autonomous decisions K.Ability to prioritize and problem solve L.Ability to travel to offsite locations within the Indianapolis area M.Participation in an annual 2-day off-campus teaching retreat (typically second week of July)
Department Contact for Questions:
Bridget Working- firstname.lastname@example.org
OAA #: IUSM006162016
Internal Number: 7977
About Indiana University
Founded in 1820, Indiana University is the state’s public university system, comprised of two core campuses—IU-Bloomington and IUPUI—and six regional campuses located throughout the state. Combined, the total student population is more than 114,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional school students. IU is one of the largest employers in the state, with over 20,000 faculty and staff. Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. Diversity and inclusion remains a core commitment to IU’s mission to cultivate an educational environment that supports equal access, participation and representation on all of its campuses and that provides educational and career opportunities for all.