• Clinical Teaching Fellow, Academy for Teaching and Learning - Peer Tutoring Program

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

    The Academy for Teaching and Learning, Ross University School of Medicine

    Teaching Fellow for the CTL Peer Tutoring Program Job Description

    To enhance the mission of supporting students’ ongoing academic success at Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) strives to empower all learners, educators, scholars, and leaders to succeed in their educational endeavors. Leveraging advanced educational technology and progressive adult-learning methods, the CTL student centered programs and services are designed to enhance students’ academic and lifelong learning skills during and beyond medical school.

    To achieve this mission, the CTL will be establishing an online and blended Peer Tutoring Program for students who are preparing for their board exams in the clinical semesters 6 to 10 at RUSM.  The ideal applicant should be able to engage a diverse student body and alumni population, as well as work closely and cohesively with other CTL Faculty, Staff and Teaching Fellows as a team under the instruction and supervision of the Peer Tutoring Program Director, CTL Lead for Student Centered Programs, and Associate Dean of the CTL and Educational Research.

    We are currently seeking qualified applicants to start in November 2018 and continue through May 2019.


    To this aim, he/she must possess excellent communication, organizational, interpersonal, and public speaking skills. It is also important that the Teaching Fellow be self-directed and work effectively as a member of the CTL team.  Candidates must be motivated by working on complex, ever-evolving initiatives that are student-driven.

    Responsibilities will focus on providing assistance in the development and implementation of an online and blended Peer Tutoring Program. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:


    • Contacting and recruiting current students, recent graduates, and alumni to act as tutors for students preparing for upcoming board exams. 
    • Helping to appropriately match tutors with students identified as potentially needing tutoring for general or specific topic areas.
    • Reaching out to academically ‘at-risk’ students to offer tutoring services.
    • Providing technical support for the tutoring program, including creating and monitoring online resources and communication media (e.g., FAQ documents).
    • Ensuring tutors and tutees have resources to be able to successfully engage in online (WebEx) and blended (potential in-person/group) tutoring sessions
    • Developing and delivering training for tutors, and occasionally observing tutoring sessions and providing feedback to tutors.
    • Creating and maintaining tutor and student/tutee databases.
    • Collecting and maintaining program evaluation data, and participating in research related to the program.
    • Creating and maintaining a current list of administrative contacts essential for smooth program function (for example: Payroll, IT helpdesk, etc.) Providing feedback to the Program Director and key stakeholders on program design, progress, etc.
    • Completing provided training on current educational privacy standards and regulations, and RUSM employee workplace policies.
    • Other duties as assigned (e.g., potential to participate as tutor for Semesters 4X/05 students).



    • Graduate of Ross University School of Medicine (required).
    • M.D. degree and all clinical rotations completed by March 31, 2018.
    • Graduated within twelve months prior to the start date of the position.
    • Passing scores on all three USMLE examinations (Step 1, Step 2 CK and CS).
    • Satisfactory (or better) grade in 5th semester, preferably to have been undertaken in the Miami program.
    • Satisfactory (or better) grades in all subsequent activities undertaken as RUSM student, including performance on NBME qualifying exams.
    • Strong teaching skills and experience, or evidence of potential.
    • Must work well on a team and show flexibility.
    • Excellent communication skills in English.
    • Desire for self-improvement.

    Please include the following with your application:

    • Student ID # 
    • Current Phone Number 
    • Current location or residence 

    Candidates are expected to be in the office Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and available Monday through Sunday as needed, evenings included.  The position will primarily be located at the Miramar campus in South Florida.


    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. 

    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The organization's purpose is to empower students to achieve their goals, find success and make inspiring contributions to our global community. Founded in 1978, Ross is committed to educating a diverse group of skilled physicians to serve as leaders in the U.S. healthcare system. With more than 12,000 alumni, Ross is an important contributor to healthcare in North America. Students complete their foundational studies in Bridgetown, Barbados before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States.


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