Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM), one of the largest accredited medical schools training physicians in North America, is seeking a skilled clinical educator in surgery to serve as Chair of the Department of Surgery. The Chairperson provides guidance and oversight of an aligned, integrated, and uniform educational experience in surgery for medical students across 25 of clinical sites. The Chairperson is the senior academic and administrative officer for clinical faculty in surgery distributed among 25 hospitals throughout the United States. The successful candidate is responsible for ensuring academic excellence and high student performance in surgery by driving instructional excellence among the surgery faculty at the clinical sites. The Chairperson is expected to establish, monitor, and as necessary refresh key performance indicators for students and faculty in surgery. The Chairperson will serves as the respected spokesperson for RUSM’s Department of Surgery among internal and external stakeholders. Because this is 0.5 full-time equivalent position, the successful candidate can work remotely.
Reports to RUSM Associate Dean, Clinical Sciences
To perform this job successfully, each essential duty must be performed satisfactorily. The minimum requirements for the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position are listed below. Accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.
Ross University School of Medicine:
Founded in 1978 on Dominica, West Indies by entrepreneur Robert Ross, is one of the oldest and most accomplished Caribbean-based medical schools serving students primarily from the U.S. and Canada. Students complete four or five semesters of basic sciences in Portsmouth depending on the choice of curriculum track, and then complete their clinical rotations primarily at teaching hospitals and clinics in the United States. Ross students sit for all steps of the United States Medical Licensing Examination® (USMLE) and are eligible to pursue residency training and licensure in the United States and Canada.
The Dominica campus is on approximately 36 acres with strong local security and emergency support services. Ross features exceptional medical instruction facilities with high-tech classrooms, hands-on laboratories with multimedia, closed-circuit television and audiovisual instructional technology throughout the campus. Ross students also practice diagnostic and basic treatment skills in an internationally accredited, highly advanced patient simulation center. Clinical training occurs in an extensive national network of teaching hospitals whose instructional programs are overseen by RUSM.
Dr. William F. Owen, Jr., MD, FACP is the new 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 Facts and Figures:
RUSM is a major educational component of the Adtalem Education Group (formerly known as DeVry Education Group). Since 1931, Adtalem Education Group empowers its students to achieve their educational and career goals. Adtalem Education Group 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, Carrington College, Chamberlain College of Nursing, DeVry Education of Brazil, DeVry University and its Keller Graduate School of Management, Ross University School of Medicine and Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
Adtalem Educational Group 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 Education Group, Lisa Wardell.
The culture of Adtalem Education Group is best described in the TEACH Values:
We put the team first, appreciate diverse points of view, assume positive intent, collaborate and communicate openly.
We move quickly, learn from mistakes, build positive spirit and always look for a better way.
We take ownership and initiative, demonstrate courage as we speak up, and act with integrity in all that we do.
We operate with a shared sense of responsibility and purpose, and enrich colleagues, students and the broader community we serve.
We serve students and each other with passion, respect and care.
Additional information about RUSM and Adtalem can be found here:
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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