The Psychometrician for the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) will work under the supervision of the Associate Dean of the CTL and Educational Research to provide psychometric and statistical support and services related to Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) directives to assess and evaluate the effectiveness of the RUSM curriculum, teaching, and assessment methods across the medical degree program. The Psychometrician will apply rigorous analytical approaches to understanding, visualizing, and modeling educational and clinical data to evaluate program and faculty development effectiveness, enhance educational and administrative decision-making, and directly support medical education research and scholarship.
The Psychometrician provides statistical analysis and interpretation of results as it applies to the RUSM primary mandate to enhance overall program effectiveness and student academic success. The Psychometrician applies necessary knowledge of statistical procedures, psychometric methods, and statistical programming (i.e., SPSS, R) to work independently on most aspects of statistical analysis work, while receiving direction and guidance in other assessment and evaluation initiatives.
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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.