The American University of the Caribbean (AUC) School of Medicine invites applications for a full time faculty member in the Department of Clinical Medical Sciences on its Medical Sciences Campus, located on Sint Maarten; a 37-square-mile Caribbean island located approximately 150 miles east of Puerto Rico. Sint Maarten is a constituent country within the Kingdom of the Netherlands. It shares the island with St. Martin, a collectivity of France, and as a result, boasts a vibrant blend of cultures. Though English is spoken everywhere and the US dollar is the accepted currency in Sint Maarten, the diversity of cultures, cuisines, and nationalities (estimated at over 100) on the island make for an exciting environment for living and learning.
AUC is a member of Adtalem Global Education (NYSE: ATGE), a global education provider headquartered in the United States. The mission of AUC School of Medicine is to train tomorrow’s physicians, whose service to their communities and their patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. The AUC School of Medicine Medical Doctor degree is a four-year program. Our medical students are highly motivated and are mainly from the USA and Canada. The overall curriculum is comprised of 10 semesters: 5 semesters of Medical Sciences taught at the Medical Sciences Campus on Sint Maarten or on the campus of University of Central Lancashire in Preston, England, and 5 semesters of Clinical Sciences taught at US or United Kingdom hospitals affiliated with the university. After passing all prerequisite examinations, AUC graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S. More than 7000+ graduating physicians from 73 countries form our robust alumni network.
The Medical Sciences Campus’ academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. The Medical Sciences curriculum is transitioning to an organ-system model, with teams of faculty teaching integrated modules. Small group activities, lectures, and other educational responsibilities continue throughout the year. Research opportunities exist, primarily in the area of medical education. The Sint Maarten campus is well-equipped and technologically advanced, including a fully equipped anatomy lab with both cadaveric and Sectra table dissection, an expansive simulation center, 5 large auditorium-sized classrooms, an applied research laboratory, and other learning tools geared toward integrating medical school classroom study with practical applications of medicine. AUC has a formal partnership with the Sint Maarten Ministry of Health and works collaboratively with many community partners on projects that benefit island Sint Maarten and offer community engagement opportunities for students.
Faculty members in St. Maarten are organized into two departments: Clinical Medical Sciences (CMS) and Basic Medical Sciences (BMS). Faculty members with clinical degrees are members of the CMS Department. The CMS Department includes a multidisciplinary faculty, including faculty members from the disciplines of Emergency Medicine, Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Nursing, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pathology, Psychiatry, Psychology, and Surgical Oncology. Education is the primary focus of the faculty. Effective teachers are sought, particularly individuals who are interested in improving medical education and who work well on a team. CMS faculty report to the Chair, Clinical Medical Sciences.
AUC faculty members do not provide clinical care as part of their faculty responsibilities and licensure in St. Maarten is not a requirement for a full time faculty position.
CMS faculty members are being sought in the area of Behavioral Health, Population Health, Applied Clinical Biostatiscis.
CMS faculty co-lead and/or participate in teaching in all curricular modules. Most teaching uses a “flipped classroom” approach, with an emphasis on active learning methods and small groups. Clinical skills education begins in the first semester and continues throughout the entire 5 medical sciences semesters, making use of an outstanding simulation center and objective structured clinical examinations (OSCE’s) employing professional standardized patients. The successful applicant should have excellent communication skills and a strong commitment to working closely with medical students to help them develop competency in clinical interviewing, physical examination, and case-based clinical reasoning.
Essential duties and responsibilities include:
• MD, DO, MBBS, or PhD in a field of relevance to clinical medicine
• For candidates with MD/MBBS, completion of residency training in one of the medical specialties and recent practice experience, preferably in North America
• Willingness to reside in Sint Maarten
• Clinical and teaching experience in the United States, Canada or the UK preferred
• 3+ years previous teaching experience is required
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with strong interest in working with medical students required
• Skilled in using technology and technologies that enhance the learner’s experience
• Demonstrated creativity in utilizing advances in pedogogical methodologies (not sure this is exactly right but want the candidate to describe how they have used creative approaches to assist in helping students learn)
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American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC) is an international medical school preparing physicians for careers in the United States, Canada, and worldwide. We believe that today’s complex healthcare landscape requires a different type of doctor, one who is globally minded and capable of working as part of a cohesive team to deliver empathetic, extraordinary care to diverse patient populations. AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum with two years of medical sciences taught at our St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and the United Kingdom. AUC is proud to have more than 7,000 alumni eligible for licensure in all 50 states and practicing medicine as chief residents, department chairs, program directors, researchers, entrepreneurs, and community advocates.
AUC’s mission is to train tomorrow’s physicians whose service to their communities and patients is enhanced by international learning experiences, a diverse learning community, and an emphasis on social accountability and engagement. Learn more about AUC, part of Adtalem Global Education, at www.aucmed.edu.