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Faculty members interested in medical student education and faculty development sought

Dec. 5, 2013

The IU School of Medicine is seeking a faculty member interesting in working with colleagues in the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education to create, coordinate and evaluate a professional development program for faculty serving as "master educators" related to new curriculum.  

The IU School of Medicine received a grant from the American Medical Association in June to create a virtual health care system (vHS) curriculum. This curriculum will be delivered by master educators within a new course titled "Foundations of Clinical Practice." This curriculum for medical students will use a robust teaching electronic medical record (tEMR) with note and order writing capabilities, data viewing, decision support and "just-in-time" information links.

This faculty fellow position will develop a curriculum to train master educators to effectively use the tEMR as an educational learning tool.  In addition, the fellow will design experiences for the master educators to learn about health systems redesign, including enhanced patient management, safety, quality and population health management.

The faculty fellow will partner with clinical and administrative leaders from affiliated health systems at each of the IU School of Medicine's nine campuses to identify opportunities to train the master educators in current health systems operations, structures, technology and challenges. The faculty fellow will also utilize innovative methods of content delivery to cover key elements of the curriculum that facilitate students’ development of, and responsiveness to, the larger context and system of health care.

The faculty fellow will attend regular meetings of the Undergraduate Medical Education team working on the American Medical Association grant, the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development team and the executive associate dean for educational affairs. The faculty fellow will work closely with a designated member of the Office of Faculty Affairs and Professional Development to ensure coordination in the creation of the overall plan for professional development for the master educators.

This fellowship will provide approximately 10 percent salary support for one year, with the potential for renewal.  

Interested applicants should submit a letter of interest (no more than one page), a curriculum vitae and a brief statement of support from their chair and/or division chief to Maryellen E. Gusic, M.D., executive associate dean for educational affairs, at mgusic@iu.edu).

Applications are due Monday, Jan. 6.

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