IUSM seeks director for Social and Community Contexts of Health Care competency
Sept. 19, 2013
The IUSM Office for Undergraduate Medical Education is seeking a director for the Social and Community Contexts of Health Care competency.
The Social and Community Contexts of Health Care competency stresses the understanding of the relationship between the patient, the community, and the healthcare system and teaches students to appropriately address their own role within those social and system dynamics. Students are expected to recognize the impact of each of the following factors on those relationships: “Culture,” “Economic Impact,” “Environment,” “Health Literacy,” “Heath Policy and Advocacy,” “Law and Oversight,” “Social Influence” and “Spirituality.”
The primary objective of this position is to facilitate the teaching, assessment, development and documentation of students’ competence in the area of Social and Community Contexts of Health Care. The director will work closely with course and clerkship directors, faculty from all IUSM campuses, students, competency directors and the IUSM Office of Undergraduate Medical Education.
This competency director focuses on reviewing and assigning competency grades; improving and assessing the portions of the competency curriculum related to Social and Community Contexts of Health Care including reviewing competency-related course materials. 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 curriculum vitae and a letter of support from their department chair that specifically addresses the candidate's protected time for the position to the IUSM Office of Undergraduate Medical Education at email@example.com.
Applications are due Friday, Oct. 4.