The primary care faculty member is a non-tenured position responsible for the education in Predoctoral didactic and/or clinical educational programs. This position participates and assists the Chair of Primary Care and colleagues in the planning, directing and implementation of college programs, policies and procedures, and assists in the development of curricula which integrates the different specialty areas in team-based, large and small group learning environments.
The responsibilities for this position may include some or all of the following:
- teaching didactic preclinical and/or course material for years 1-4, which may include time in the classroom, clinical sites, laboratory, or telecommunications; conferring with students on course materials; directing individual and group studies and practice; reviewing written examinations and papers; supervising or teaching clinical internships or programs. Working closely with other faculty to develop and implement innovative and interactive presentations of the curriculum, professional peer review and professional development are essential features of effective teaching.
- advising and mentoring students to include time spent meeting with students regarding academic, curricular and career matters. Participation in student mentoring in preparation for examinations including licensing board exams as well as coaching unmatched students.
- research to create and add to knowledge in a field, including the advancement of new theories and principles
- serving the academic mission of the Department and using academic professional expertise to serve your profession and the community. Service on the departmental governing bodies and committees.
- A team player who values collaboration, mutual support and team cohesion
- DO or MD from an accredited medical school
- Board certification by the appropriate AOA or ABMS specialty board
- Currently licensed or eligible to be licensed in the state of Idaho within 3 months of hire date
- Teaching experience in an academic setting preferred
- Knowledge of instructional technologies
- Experience with curricular and instructional design and training or experience in educational theory and/or evaluation
- Experience using innovative teaching methods which might include team-based learning, flipped classroom, problem-based learning, distance learning, interactive large group presentation, audience response systems, curriculum delivery systems (e.g. Blackboard), and proficiency in exam item writing (USMLE and/or COMLEX-style)