• Assistant Chair, Clinical Clerkship, Dept. of Psychiatry

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

    The Assistant Chair of Psychiatry reports to the Clinical Chair of Psychiatry and oversees the integrity of the clerkship curriculum and the clinical faculty in affiliated hospitals throughout the United States within the clinical specialty. The Assistant Chair will ensure excellence, comparability and consistency in the instruction of the discipline at the affiliated institutions. Hired on a part time basis of up to 0.5 FTE, the Assistant Chair applies rigorous academic standards in the conduct and assessment of the core rotations. The Assistant Chair is responsible for ensuring that the student experience is uniform in the objectives and interactions encountered in the patient care setting.


    • Works closely with the Chairman, site Clerkship Directors, and site Directors of Medical Education to assure compliance with core curriculum goals, objectives and requirements. Ensuring effective implementation of the RUSM curriculum.  This may require observing faculty presentations, reviewing and supplementing virtual materials, and recommending appropriate and relevant resources and facility enhancements
    • Collaborates and interacts with teaching faculty at affiliated sites and with institutional clerkship directors.
    • Participates as needed in site visits to review the training programs and support consistent curriculum at Ross affiliated sites.
    • Provides support and consultation regarding curriculum implementation, student evaluation and assessment.
    • Works with other educational leaders to ensure that knowledge and clinical competencies of six general cores of systems are assessed and evaluated appropriately
    • Participates in curricular review and refinements.
    • Participates and support the development of RUSM clinical faculty development programs.
    • Disseminates curriculum guidelines at affiliated sites.
    • Regularly reviews standardized evaluations of students by faculty and of faculty and sites by students to assure consistency and equity.
    • Supports the Chair in providing periodic reviews of Student’s patient and procedure log data, evaluations, and assessments to assess quality and consistency of experience, providing RUSM with feedback on findings.
    • Remains current with specialty innovations and develops suggestions for changes to curriculum and clinical skills within the specialty
    • Serves as a mentor for the professional development of RUSM students including supporting students through the Residency application process, including writing letters of recommendation.  
    • Assists the Chair in providing remediation and advisement to academically at risk students in the field of Psychiatry.  Students could be identified as at risk through failing NBME Psychiatry shelf exam, being identified by site based Clinical Faculty, failing a USMLE Step exam, or other means.
    • Participates on RUSM committees
    • Completes other projects and duties as assigned by the department Chair or Associate Dean of 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
    • Board certified in Psychiatry
    • Active license to practice medicine in the US
    • Minimum of five years of experience teaching at a post-secondary level
    • Eligible for rank of Assistant Professor, 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
    • Skilled 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

    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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