Assistant Dean, Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus

Employer
Augusta University
Location
Augusta, GA
Closing date
Dec 7, 2021

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Corporate
Job Title: Assistant Dean, Northwest Georgia Clinical Campus
Location: Augusta University
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Job ID: 233469
Job Summary Founded in 1828, the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) is Georgia's only public medical school. Together, the medical classes at Augusta University (AU, n=760 students) and at the AU-University of Georgia Partnership Campus in Athens (n=160) make MCG the 9th largest U.S. medical school by enrollment. The University System of Georgia has approved a plan to increase total enrollment to 1,200 students in the next 3-4 years, which would make MCG the 4th largest U.S. medical school. The MCG MD Program is fully LCME-accredited to operate its two four-year campuses in Augusta and Athens, and its three regional campuses in Southeast, Southwest and Northeast Georgia. In December 2018, the MCG Curriculum Oversight Committee (COC) and Dean approved a planning process to redesign the MD curriculum to better meet the educational needs of its students and the health needs of the State of Georgia.
The focal point of MCG's regionally distributed 'hub & spoke' medical education network is the Office of Academic Affairs (OAA). The concomitant goals of assuring educational equivalence, enhancing faculty quality and embracing innovative teaching methodologies require significant curricular and programmatic coordination between the parent and separated campuses. To date, medical student performance on USMLE testing and NRMP Match rates exceed the national average, and students are academically equivalent across all MCG campuses.
The MCG Southeast (NW) Regional Campus is comprised of jointly administered clinical education programs in Rome (at Floyd and Redmond Medical Centers) and in Dalton (at Hamilton Medical Center). The NW Campus Assistant Dean will be MCG's administrative presence on the NW Campus. The hubs of the campus will be in Rome and Dalton, GA. The assistant dean will report directly to the NW Campus Associate Dean. The NW Campus Assistant and Associate Deans report to the MCG Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, who reports to the MCG Vice Dean for Academic Affairs.
Responsibilities
* Assume primary responsibility for locally administrating a geographically-separated clinical campus that complies with all LCME expectations.
* Academic administrative oversight responsibility for MCG medical students at the NW Campus, including all clinical teaching sites and teaching faculty in Rome and NW Georgia. Medical education program administration will be the primary responsibility, but this individual will also serve as regional coordinator and liaison for student affairs, student research, and voluntary faculty continuous professional development (CPD).
* Work with the NW Campus Associate Dean and the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, the NW Campus Assistant Dean will develop, implement, and assess all clinical teaching experiences for MCG medical students at sites in NW Georgia. This individual will be responsible for the assessing and continuously improving quality of the educational experiences at all MCG-affiliated community teaching sites in NW Georgia, based primarily on student evaluations and faculty feedback.
* Additional responsibilities include:
* Work with Georgia AHEC to identify student housing in association with potential new clinical teaching sites in agreed-upon clerkship disciplines. Sites could be community-based practice sites in the Rome area, but also include development of clinical teaching sites throughout NW Georgia.
* Work with MCG, the Georgia AHEC, and hospital affiliates to maintain on-going medical staff CPD in education skills for the voluntary clinical faculty members, including the annual Jekyll Island MCG Faculty Development Conference.
* Liaise with appropriate individuals at MCG and NW Georgia to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the students' educational experience in region, and coordinate programming when appropriate with other regional and 4-year MCG campuses.
* Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Senior Associate Dean for Evaluation, Accreditation and CQI, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and MCG Curriculum Oversight Committee to develop, implement, and evaluate & assess high quality clinical learning experiences.
* Interact closely with MCG students while they are on rotations in NW Georgia. This includes meeting with each student and providing (or ensuring they receive) feedback on their performance, ensuring timely accurate completion of all evaluations, ensuring students' compliance with meeting the learning objectives & expectations of the rotations (e.g., electronic tracking of experiences, completing evaluations), and ensuring delivery of core curriculum content. This activity is closely coordinated with the site Clerkship Directors from each of the MCG clerkship departments.
* Develop and implement student support services that are commensurate with the MCG parent campus for advising, counseling, and health care.
* Work with Georgia AHEC and the regional Health Systems to identify residential housing for students.
* Engage in educational scholarship related to development, implementation, and assessment of innovative educational programs.
* Travel to MCG in Augusta as frequently as needed, generally at least bi-monthly to attend scheduled meetings, including in-person or WebEx participation in the monthly Curriculum Oversight Committee and Dean's staff meetings.
* Report annually on regional campus program progress, including operating costs and staffing support required, to assist the OAA in developing its annual operating budget.
* Participate in the AAMC Group on Regional Medical Campuses (GRMC) activities, and in other medical education professional development meetings of the AAMC SGEA, etc..
Required Qualifications
* M.D. or D.O.; Ed.D. or Ph.D. terminal degree
* Academic qualifications necessary for an MCG faculty appointment
* Personal commitment to educational excellence
* Enthusiasm to serve as a faculty role model as demonstrated by teaching and mentoring medical students, engaging in faculty development, and serving as an educational administrator
* At least 5 years of experience in academic program administration at an LCME-accredited medical school; candidates with curriculum and/or program development experience preferred
* Willingness and capacity to travel to site visit NW Georgia community teaching sites at an average 2 days/week, and to travel to MCG at least bi-monthly.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
* Strong interpersonal skills
* Ability to collaborate effectively with dean's staff peers and full-time and community-based faculty
* Ability to multi-task at both on-campus and off-site venues
* Strong verbal/written communication skills (i.e. focused reporting for/to leadership)
* Ability to collect and manage data to track site development and performance outcomes
* Strong team building and conflict resolution skills
* Strategically prioritize resources necessary for program support through participation in the annual budgetary process
Conditions of Employment All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s). Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.
How To Apply Applicants should upload a letter of interest, comprehensive curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three or more references. Confidential review of materials will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. To ensure full consideration, applications should be received by November 1, 2021. Inquiries and nominations may be sent to Executive Search at [executivesearch@augusta.edu](mailto:executivesearch@augusta.edu). Equal Employment Opportunity Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

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