The Department of Medical Education at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a full-time faculty member to expand and enhance medical education. The department provides education to medical and graduate students and also leads the development of collaborative research and scholarly activities.
The medical school is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University, a national public doctoral university, and two award-winning teaching hospitals that are nationally recognized for innovation and quality. The primary outpatient site for the medical school is a modern 60,000 square foot building on the Oakland Drive Campus. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies.
Work collaboratively with content experts in basic sciences and clinical medicine on curriculum development and implementation to develop innovative and effective student and resident learning experiences.
Develop and facilitate educational initiatives that enhance student and resident learning.
Integrate instructional technology for medical student courses and clerkships.
Work collaboratively with biomedical and clinical faculty members on medical education research leading to presentations and publications.
Provide faculty development activities to enhance instructional design and presentation in classroom, small group, and clinical settings.
Acquire and disseminate knowledge for using new instructional technologies, and oversee instructional media development.
Work with students and faculty members to create strategies that promote academic success.
Work with faculty members to create and improve formative and summative learner assessments.
Assist with preparing learners for standardized testing.
Enhance intervention and advising strategies for learners, including understanding learning preferences for more effective studying.
Help instructors and other staff identify students who would benefit from intervention, and help develop the interventions.
Provide effective tutoring to help students improve their learning skills.
Stay abreast of and disseminate best practices, research, and emerging developments regarding medical education, formative and summative assessment, and tutoring.
Establish positive relationships between students, residents, faculty, and staff.
Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
All other duties as assigned.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
This position requires a Doctorate in a field related to medical education (MD, PhD or EdD) with experience in higher education, instructional systems, educational technology, instructional design, or a related field.
Minimum of 3 years work experience in instructional technology or faculty development.
Established investigator with a demonstrated track record.
Proficient with Windows and Mac platforms.
SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Team-based Learning experience preferred.
Demonstrated competency in course design and using instructional technologies.
Enthusiasm for researching and experimenting with emerging instructional technologies.
Demonstrated competency and track record of success in medical education research.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative, fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
Experience producing video-based educational content.
Experience producing eBook-based educational content preferred.
Familiarity with universal design in education.
Displays highly effective communication skills geared to medical education and residency.
Possess the ability to make decisions based upon factual evidence and observation.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.