• Professional Development Advisor

    Location US-FL-Miramar
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Student Services
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    The Professional Development Advisor will prepare students with career related skills, career planning assets and materials they need to secure graduate medical education (GME) training positions. The Office of Student and Professional Development (OSPD) office advises and prepares students to successfully secure residency placement through the NRMP, CARMS, SFMatch, Urology, and other matching services.  The Professional Development Advisor will work as part of the OSPD team as well as an integrated student advisement team working collaboratively with other student facing colleagues to provide support services.  


    • Participates in career planning and advising workshops, such as those designed in-house by the Office of Student Professional Development, Career Development, or by AAMC’s Careers in Medicine and other presentations, both on campuses and at clinical sites.
    • Communicates with students on all career planning advisement needs.
    • Advises students on strategies that help them through the NRMP Match, such as timelines and registration requirements for ECFMG, ERAS, NRMP, and etcetera.
    • Conducts one-on-one career planning advisement in formats such as face-to-face, via telephone, video, web, and by email with students.
    • Researches and assists in distributing materials regarding career planning, interviewing questions and strategies, professionalism, program hiring trends, and in addition to that which is provided by the Associate Director of Student Professional Development, Career Development.
    • Participates in creating and maintaining OSPD Resource Library of mock videos, professional publications and journals, bank of interview questions and strategies and career planning strategies.
    • Participates and contributes to other OSPD, Career Development department initiatives.
    • Works collaboratively with team members, other departments’ staff, and Associate Director of Student Professional Development, Career Development to enhance overall student satisfaction.
    • Attends and participates positively in department meetings and discussions.
    • Participates cooperatively in inter-department and University initiatives.
    • Maintains professionalism through language, action, and dress code at all times.
    • Convenes with peers and Associate Director of Student and Professional Development, Career Development on best practices and problem-solving of student issues.
    • Convenes with Associate Director of Student Professional Development, Career Development on student and administrative issues affecting student progress and/or outcomes.
    • Participates in web and in-person professionally-related training and conferences.
    • Works collaboratively with all student facing services to advise students.
    • Completes additional projects as assigned



    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  Listed below are the minimum requirements of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position.  Critical features of this job are described under Essential Duties and Responsibilities. They may be, however, subject to change at any time due to reasonable accommodation or other reasons.


    • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s preferred.
    • Background in advisement/teaching, public speaking, writing and working with students.
    • Excellent verbal and written skills (fluidly writing and speaking in the English language.
    • Knowledge of the medical educational landscape a plus.
    • Excellent organization skills and disciplined independent worker.
    • Proficient in typing.
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills.
    • Competence to quickly adapt to platforms for student access.
    • Must be able to work flexible hours (days, evenings and Saturday’s).

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

    Who We Are

    Founded in 1978, Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) has more than 11,000 alumni who are practicing in all 50 U.S. states, Canada, and beyond. The mission of Ross University School of Medicine is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians. We do this by focusing on imparting the knowledge, skills, and values required for our students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician.


    RUSM students begin their journey to become physicians on the school’s campus in Dominica, located in the West Indies. Students complete a rigorous basic science curriculum, supported by cutting-edge instructional technology, including an anatomy and medical imaging laboratory and a simulation center where students begin to develop clinical skills. Students then complete their medical education by taking core and elective clinical rotations in U.S., Canada, and UK.


    In 2013, RUSM achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).In 2014, RUSM graduates earned more than 800 residency positions; the largest number for any medical school in the world.




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