Clinical Teaching Fellow - Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP)

Location US-FL-Miramar
Job ID
DeVry Medical International
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time
FLSA Status

Opportunity at a Glance

The Medical Education Readiness Program (MERP) is a medical school preparatory program operated by Adtalem Global Education, Inc., one of the world’s largest providers of educational services. Admission to MERP is exclusively limited to applicants of Ross University School of Medicine (RUSM) or American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC).
The MERP academic year is divided into 3 semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. MERP offers teaching responsibilities and mentoring opportunities for doctors in transition between medical school and residency as part of building their medical educational portfolio.
Candidates must be able to assist faculty and staff in all areas of MERP instruction and other activities as assigned. These areas include, but are not limited to, test question design, proctoring exams, assisting student learning, providing guidance on test taking skills, conducting academic success sessions, providing teaching assistance in the anatomy lab, delivering PowerPoint presentations, participating in the grading process, conducting weekly reviews of subjects assigned, and other activities as assigned.


  • Candidates are expected to attend all subject lectures as assigned.
  • Must be available Monday through Friday, and occasional weekends and evenings for MERP related events.
  • Candidates are required to attend various required MERP activities as assigned with the expectation of being able to conduct small group review sessions.
  • Candidates are expected to use clinical knowledge to assist with the development of clinical case activities.
  • Candidates will serve as mentors and educators to a cohort of students, maintaining close communication with each student, and provide guidance.


  •  A graduate of MERP is preferred but not mandatory.
  • Satisfactory or better grades in all activities undertaken as RUSM or AUC student, including satisfactory or better performance on NBME qualifying exams.
  • Excellent communication skills in English.
  • Strong teaching skills and experience is preferred but not mandatory
  • Desire for self-improvement and strong work ethic
  • Flexibility and ability to work well on a team.
  • Must have a conferred M.D. degree from Ross University School of Medicine or American University of the Caribbean and completed all rotations.
  • Please include the following with your application:
    - Student ID #
    - Current Phone Number
    - List of other Junior Faculty positions to which you have applied
    - Current location or residence
    - GPA, step scores, and a written description of any academic or disciplinary issue

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.


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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