• Chair, Internal Medicine

    Location US-Remote
    Job ID
    Ross University School of Medicine
    Employment Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    U.S. - Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), one of the largest accredited medical schools training physicians in North America, is seeking a part-time or full time remote physician skilled clinical educator to serve as Chair of Medicine. The Chairperson provides guidance and oversight of an aligned, integrated, and uniform educational experience in Internal Medicine for medical students across 19 of clinical sites. The Chairperson is the senior academic and administrative officer for clinical faculty in Internal Medicine distributed among 19 hospitals throughout the United States.  


    The Chair of a medical specialty is the chief academic and administrative officer for the clinical faculty of the specialty throughout the United States.  The Chair is responsible for ensuring academic excellence in the assigned discipline. The Chair oversees activities related to the discipline as well as the integration of the discipline with the other sciences. The Chair provides guidance and oversight of a well- integrated medical program in the specialty across affiliates. The Chair supervises the associated Clerkship Director to ensure assessment of clinical competency of students within the area of specialty and to serve as a respected representative of RUSM at meetings and conferences.


    • Reviews and approves any changes to the department’s program
    • Works closely with the site Directors of Medical Education to assure adherence to curricular expectations.
    • Utilizes the RUSM Clinical Site Visit report guidelines, provides timely summary reports and makes recommendations based on site visits. The Chair provides feedback and recommendations to correct deficiencies
    • Ensures the academic department is in compliance with current developments in medicine as they will be reflected in the USMLE Step 2 examinations
    • Serves on appropriate bodies to assure accreditations are maintained
    • Identifies faculty at affiliated sites for appointment and promotion
    • Establishes and updates the RUSM Clinical Curriculum consistent with the discipline, LCME and other accreditation standards
    • Supports the implementation of policies and procedures to enhance the educational program.
    • Participates on RUSM committees
    • Participates in program evaluations and assessments to assure appropriate outcomes are achieved for the specialty.
    • In coordination with the Associate Dean, ATL and Accreditation, the Assistant Dean for Clinical Faculty Affairs, and other senior leadership, assists in the development and rollout of training and development programs and faculty orientation. Assesses the impact on academic personnel.
    • Remains current on developments in the field, research, and best practices. Researches emerging industry trends, new technologies, concepts and techniques and works with the appropriate personnel to integrate these items into the department goals.
    • Promotes the use of instructional/educational technology
    • Serves as a mentor for the professional development of RUSM students. 
    • Completes other projects and duties as assigned. 


    Key Relationships: Reports to RUSM Assistant Dean, Clinical Sciences


    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The minimum requirements for the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position are listed below.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    • M.D. or equivalent terminal medical degree from an accredited US, Canadian, or UK school of medicine
    • Active license to practice medicine in the US
    • Minimum of five years of experience teaching at a post-secondary level
    • Eligible for rank of Associate Professor or Professor in accordance with RUSM Faculty Appointment and Promotion Guidelines
    • Demonstrated record of achievement in medical administration within a hospital, clinic, medical school, clinical practice, or health setting
    • Experience advising students for the NRMP match preferred
    • Knowledge of post-secondary academic models
    • Knowledge of medical advancements in the specialty
    • Knowledge of accreditation standards
    • Knowledge of negotiation and mediation
    • Working knowledge of current e-tools available in education
    • Must be able to meet domestic and international requirements for travel to and from the United States


    RUSM is an EEO employer M/F/D/V. RUSM maintains a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment testing for the use of illegal substances.



    Dr. William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP is the Dean and Chancellor of RUSM. A globally experienced academic health system leader; he is focused on the continued transformation of RUSM to a forge for pedagogical innovation to create a medically competent and socially aware physician workforce. 


    Mission: RUSM’s mission is to prepare highly motivated students to become effective and successful physicians. The RUSM focus is to impart knowledge, skills, and values required for students to establish a successful and satisfying career as a physician. RUSM proudly fulfills a social mission by educating doctors who practice primary care, work in medically underserved areas and are more representative overall of the communities in which they serve.


    RUSM is a major educational component of the Adtalem Global Education.  Adtalem Global Education empowers its students to achieve their educational and career goals. Adtalem Global Education Inc. (NYSE: ATGE; member S&P MidCap 400 Index) is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain College of Nursing, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.


    Adtalem Global Education is a leading global education provider and the parent organization of Adtalem Educacional do Brasil (IBMEC, Damásio and Wyden institutions), American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine, Association of Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialists, Becker Professional Education, Chamberlain University, EduPristine, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.


    Adtalem Global Education has recently re-organized into three organizational and operational verticals with the following areas of focus: Medical and Healthcare, Business Technology, and Professional Education. RUSM is a prominent member of the Medical and Healthcare vertical. The leaders of each of these verticals reports directly to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Adtalem Global Education, Lisa Wardell.



    The culture of Adtalem Global Education is best described in the TEACH Values:

    • Teamwork

    We put the team first, appreciate diverse points of view, assume positive intent, collaborate and communicate openly.

    • Energy

    We move quickly, learn from mistakes, build positive spirit and always look for a better way.


    • Accountability

    We take ownership and initiative, demonstrate courage as we speak up, and act with integrity in all that we do.

    • Community

    We operate with a shared sense of responsibility and purpose, and enrich colleagues, students and the broader community we serve.

    • Heart

    We serve students and each other with passion, respect and care.

    Additional information about RUSM and Adtalem can be found here:




    Who We Are

    Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM)

    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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