Department of Clinical Medicine Faculty

DM-Dominica
Job ID
2017-95989
Institution
Ross University School of Medicine
Department
Faculty
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status
Exempt

Opportunity at a Glance

Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for a faculty post at any rank in the Department of Clinical Medicine.

 

The Department of Clinical Medicine teaches clinical skills to pre-clerkship students and helps to integrate clinical medicine with the basic science content of the Foundations of Medicine Curriculum.  The Department goals focus on creating clinical context for the basic science lecture material across all semesters and introducing students to the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) competencies, adapted for pre-clinical medical students.  Lecture and small group formats are used for curriculum delivery and faculty are expected to be proficient in teaching in both settings. Interviewing and physical examination skills labs, case-based small group learning, a robust Standardized Patient program, and high fidelity medical simulation using Laerdal SimMan3G technology, are all employed for the Clinical Skills curriculum delivery. In addition, RUSM pre-clinical students have a number of required activities with live patients in community clinics and the Princess Margaret Hospital in Roseau. Curriculum activities and content are supported by behavioral learning objectives and proficiency expectations are clearly defined.

 

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 Dominica, West Indies, before completing their clinical training in one of Ross’s affiliated teaching hospitals throughout the United States. Ross is accredited by the Dominica Medical Board and the Caribbean Accreditation Authority for Education in Medicine and Other Health Professions (CAAM-HP).

 

Education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Lectures and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare course material
  • Deliver effective lectures
  • Facilitate small group learning in labs and simulation
  • Provide summative and formative assessment of student performance in various activities
  • Prepare, administer, and grade clinical examinations
  • Proctor written examinations as needed
  • Supervise and teach students under actual or simulated clinical situations
  • Participate in curriculum planning, development and delivery
  • Advise individuals or groups of students in academic matters and exercise professional judgment in referring students to appropriate personnel
  • Develop new instructional materials and teaching techniques with participation in on-going reviews and revision of curriculum planning
  • Actively participate in relevant professional activities in order to improve teaching and subject matter competence
  • Serve on faculty committees as appointed or elected, and confer with advisory groups in order to modify course content
  • Prepare and review examination questions to assess students’ knowledge and proficiency
  • Help cover the work of the department in a cooperative and collegial fashion

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Below are the attributes of the education, experience, knowledge, and skills required to competently perform in this position:

  • M.D., D.O. degree or equivalent medical qualification
  • Current licensure and Board Certification
  • Current active medical practice
  • Experience teaching clinical skills courses in the medical school or residency training environment
  • Knowledge of adult learning methodologies
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Ross University offers a competitive potentially tax-free annual salary, relocation assistance to and from Dominica, a retirement program, tuition assistance benefit, scholarship program for dependents, health care benefits, travel benefits, a living allowance and a generous annual leave program. We also offer opportunities for professional development. We are proud to be an EEO/M/F/D/V employer. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.

To apply, please visit our website www.rossu.edu; select Careers and complete our online application process.  EOE

 

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.

 

 

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