Core Clerkship Director: Family Medicine

Position: Core Clerkship Director: Family Medicine 
Location: Fort Worth, Texas (DFW Metro Area)
Status: Full-time, Employed, Salaried Position
Company: The University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine
Specialty: Family Medicine; Undergraduate Medical Education (UME); Clerkship Director
Salary + Benefits:
 Competitive Pay; Comprehensive Benefits Package & Retirement Options; Relocation Assistance

Core Clerkship Director – Family Medicine Opportunity Description

A unique opportunity to transform clinical education in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metro Area

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC Fort Worth) is driven to change the way health care is delivered. As the only state-funded osteopathic medical school in Texas, TCOM excels through its innovative medical school curriculum, cutting-edge research, quality patient care, and outstanding student performance. In fact, HSC Fort Worth-TCOM is recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 medical schools for primary care by U.S. News & World Report and is a leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care and rural medicine.

Due to departmental growth and expansion of primary care services, TCOM Department of Family Medicine and OMM is seeking an exceptionally qualified individual who is an excellent academic-clinician with a strong commitment to clinical leadership, education, and team-based patient care. The successful candidate will lead the development, implementation, and evaluation of the core clerkship curriculum for the TCOM Department of Family Medicine and function as the Core Clerkship Director. This course is an 8-week clinical rotation where students are exposed to health care systems (managed care), office management concepts, and practice guidelines with emphasis of clinical application of disease prevention.

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, HSC Fort Worth is one university, built on values, defining and producing the health care providers of the future while expanding the frontiers of scientific discovery. HSC Fort Worth is one of the nation’s premier graduate academic medical centers, with more than 2,400 students and six schools that specialize in patient-centered education, research, and health care.  

 

WHERE YOU’LL WORK:

  • TCOM is the highest ranked osteopathic medical school in Texas and second highest in the nation for primary care. TCOM’s Class of 2021 had 58 percent of its students match in primary care.
  • TCOM Department of Family Medicine has the largest clinical and educational network of ambulatory primary care clinics within the medical school. Evidence-based medicine practice.
  • Research Opportunities: North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex); Physical Medicine Institute and the Osteopathic Research Center, etc. HSC Fort Worth is a leader in DNA and aging/Alzheimer’s Disease research. World-Class Research: $67.4 Million in sponsored research awards; $52.3 Million in research expenditures.
  • The Highest Level of Accreditation: TCOM was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome.
  • Top COMLEX Scores in the Nation: TCOM Class of 2022 earned the highest score in the U.S. on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 national board exam for future osteopathic physicians — the third time in the last four years TCOM has ranked first.
  • HSC Health Clinical Patient Encounters: 92,245 per year (in-person and virtual visits).
  • A multifaceted, interdisciplinary team of health care providers and researchers recognized for curricular innovation and academic performance.
  • HSC Fort Worth celebrates diversity on its state-of-the-art campus and provides an excellent Equal Employment Opportunity environment.
  • Live in a vibrant location: Ranked among the Top 10 U.S. places to live with the highest pay adjusted to cost of living, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a culturally diverse metropolitan region with affordable housing, a thriving culinary scene, world-renowned arts districts, major professional sports teams, trendy entertainment venues, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.

POSITION SUMMARY:

The Core Clerkship Director is the faculty member responsible for the development, implementation, and assessment of the assigned TCOM undergraduate core clerkship curriculum in collaboration with faculty, the chair, and dean. The role includes time for Clerkship Committees, recruitment, faculty development of clerkship faculty, and management of primary rotation sites which house students.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • D.O., M.D. degree or equivalent. Clinically experienced and board certified or board eligible in their specialty.
  • Experience with clinical supervision and instruction, and clinical assessment strategies of medical students.
  • Have skill in formative evaluation and feedback for individual students; be able to advise and supervise remediation for students with academic problems.
  • Be enthusiastic about students and regard undergraduate medical student education as a central focus of career development.
  • Be able to provide career guidance to medical students.
  • Be able to provide overall vision for the clerkship in collaboration with clerkship coordinator, other faculty, the chair, the Assistant Dean of Osteopathic Clinical Education, and the dean.
  • Have working knowledge of national, school-wide, and department-specific curricular goals for students in his or her own community, school, and discipline.
  • Be willing and able to work with other disciplines and professions in order to provide interprofessional education and practice into the clerkship.
  • Have demonstrated excellence in teaching. Motivate colleagues to teach and to recruit new faculty into teaching roles.
  • Have prior relevant experience, such as clerkship site coordinator, assistant CD, or assistant director of medical student education.
  • Have skills, willingness, and time to work with the dean’s office and other departments to define interdepartmental goals.
  • Have the professional skills to give feedback to teachers and provide faculty development in teaching for residents and junior faculty.
  • Be able to advise the Department Chair, faculty, and preceptors about educational policy/procedures as needed.
  • Be able to represent the clerkship on committees.
  • Have skill in strategic planning, to anticipate changes in resources and needs.

HSC Fort Worth-TCOM strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities. The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials. UNT offers competitive pay and a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick, and holidays, etc.

Application Instructions:

For immediate consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV and a letter of interest. All inquiries should be submitted to Elaine Auerbach: [email protected] and/or [email protected] 

Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5259 – Direct
Email: [email protected] and/or [email protected]    

The UNT System has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to provide executive search services for the Department of Family Medicine. The UNT System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The UNT System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.