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IU School of Medicine seeks director for professionalism competency

Feb. 14, 2013

The IU School of Medicine Office for Undergraduate Medical Education is seeking a director for professionalism competency.

The primary objective of this position is to facilitate the teaching, assessment, development and documentation of students’ competence in the area of professionalism. The director will work closely with course and clerkship directors, faculty from all IUSM campuses, students, competency directors and the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education.

This position will chair the “Competency 9 -- Professionalism Team,” which focuses on reviewing and assigning competency grades; improving and assessing the professionalism portions of the competency curriculum including reviewing competency-related course management materials in the Database of Competency Curriculum for use by faculty and students.

The competency director will work with IUSM educators in developing and implementing a new integrated competency-based curriculum for all four years of medical school.

Candidates must have interest and experience in medical education and/or methods of adult education and have a written commitment from their department chairman to protect a minimum of 20 percent FTE for this educational administrative role. The Dean’s Office provides an annual allocation of $20,000 to the competency director’s department or unit in recognition of the Director's role in the curriculum. 

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, a CV and a letter of support from their department chair that specifically addresses the candidate's protected time for the position to the Office of Undergraduate Medical Education at ume@iupui.edu.

Applications are due Friday, March 8.

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