Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies, invites applications for Clinical Teaching Fellows in the Department of Clinical Medicine, to start on May 1, 2018. Following our emergency evacuation after hurricane Maria in September 2017, our current temporary locations include a large campus in Knoxville, TN and a satellite campus on St. Kitts. You must be an RUSM graduate in order to apply. Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians in the United States. Basic science coursework is taught in our pre-clinical curriculum (originally Dominica) and students then complete their clinical studies in the United States. After passing all prerequisite examinations, Ross graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S. Ross University School of Medicine is a division of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE:ATGE)
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. Effective teachers are sought, particularly individuals who are interested in improving medical education and who work well on a team. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education.
We are currently seeking applicants to start in May 2018 and continue through April 2019. Applicants will be Clinical Teaching Fellows in the Department of Clinical Medicine and will be required to facilitate small group learning sessions teaching physical examination skills, medical interviewing skills, medical simulation and case-based clinical reasoning. Instructors are also assigned extended hours duties during pre-examination periods in order to coach students during skills practice sessions and are expected to proctor practical examinations. Grading of patient encounter documentation is also expected as is performance of other duties, projects and tasks as requested by the department Chair. Opportunities exist to assist with curriculum development and medical education research. Instructors report to the Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine and are directly supervised by the Vice Chair, Department of Clinical Medicine.
Must have the M.D. degree from Ross University School of Medicine GPA must be above 3.0 or candidate must submit a letter of reference.
You must have received graduation clearance from the Office of the Registrar.
Applicants must have completely finished clinical rotations and electives and have passed USMLE Step 1, Step 2 CK and Step 2 CS.
A final diploma will be provided to the Chair of the Department of Clinical Medicine verifying you have met all graduation requirements.
Candidates will be selected based on their record of academic achievement and at least one phone interview with the Department of Clinical Medicine Chair & Vice Chair.
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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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