• Clinical Medicine Teaching & Research Fellow

    Location AN-Saint Maarten
    Job ID
    2018-98794
    Institution
    American University of the Caribbean (AUC)
    Department
    Clinical
    Employment Type
    Temporary Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Exempt
  • Opportunity at a Glance

    Clinical Medicine Teaching and Research Fellow

    The American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC), an accredited institution founded in 1978 with over 4,000 medical graduates, invites applications for a faculty position in the Behavioral and Clinical Sciences Department. The Medical Sciences campus of AUC is located on the island of St. Maarten.  AUC has an exceptional faculty composed of clinicians and basic scientists who instruct an accomplished and committed body of students.

    • These six positions are designed for AUC M.D. graduates awaiting residency placement who wish to extend their clinical medicine teaching, service based learning, medical sciences and public health research portfolio.
    • Medical and clinical science research opportunities include supervised experiences in all the disciplines including anatomy, molecular & cellular biology, physiology, microbiology/immunology, pathology, behavioral sciences/clinical medicine, public health, and educational studies.
    • Depending on research interests, the Fellow will be assigned a faculty mentor from medical and/or clinical sciences areas and will conduct a research project under their supervision. It is expected that they will prepare presentations related to their research suitable for an abstract or oral presentation at a recognized medical meeting and that they will serve as an additional teaching resource in the BCM department, and the department where they are conducting research.
    • Such teaching will include preparing or delivering some lectures, facilitating small-group discussion sections, workshops, integrated simulation sessions, evaluation students physical examinations check offs and clinical cases write ups. They will interfacing with the course tutor /instructor to support the learning of medical students, or duties as assigned.

    Only AUC 2017 -2018 graduates are eligible for consideration.

    Responsibilities

    • Assist BCM department in providing a multi-modular, multi-semester offering including, but not limited to, topics dealing with communication skills, doctor-patient relationship, ethics, physical diagnosis, pathophysiology of disease, use of Harvey, SimMan and other simulators, use of standardized patients, new cases creations, public health/epidemiology etc.
    • Conduct a research project, consistent with area of interest, under the supervision of a faculty mentor from a medical/clinical sciences area.
    • Prepare presentations, related to the area of interest research, suitable for an abstract or oral presentation at a recognized medical meeting.
    • Prepare and/or deliver lectures related to abstract and/or oral presentation referenced above. Lecture will be delivered in department where research was conducted or to the students and other faculty of AUC.
    • Prepare and present educational lectures to community.
    • Facilitate small group learning in which physical examination and interviewing skills are developed.
    • Serve as an evaluator in practical examinations in which students are directly observed as they interview and examine simulated patients.
    • Facilitate small group discussions as appropriate.
    • Interface with the course tutor in support of students receiving services.
    • Participate in HELP and other Service Based Learning activities and Community outreach projects.
    • Participate in the faculty development
    • Retain USMLE Step 3
    • Carry out other duties as assigned. 

     

    Other duties include:

     

    • Serve as a resource and advocate for students on issues related to the NBME subject exams, USMLE-Step I, II process, ERAS registration and match process, the clinical portion of their training in the US or the UK.
    • Serving as a resource and student advocate may periodically provide group presentations and meetings,
    • Actively participate in University life and contribute to/promote the mission of the University as determined by the assigned Behavioral and Clinical Medicine Mentor

    Qualifications

    • A recent M.D. graduate of AUC; typically awaiting residency placement or an M.D. involved in residency training on an approved leave of absence.
    • Familiarity working with medical students in clinical settings and familiarity with US evaluation mechanisms. (NBME, USMLE I and II)
    • Experience with some of AUC’s clinical education placements.
    • Confident, self-starter with outstanding ability to role-model professional skills and attitudes to medical students.

     

    We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

     

    Who We Are

    American University of the Caribbean School of Medicine (AUC)

    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. AUC was founded in 1978 and is fully accredited by the Accreditation Commission on Colleges of Medicine, which is recognized by the US Department of Education and the World Health Organization. AUC offers a diversity of students, primarily US citizens and permanent residents, with the opportunity to pursue a high-quality medical education. AUC graduates are practicing medicine in some of the most prestigious hospitals in the United States, with many earning Chief Resident positions and other positions of leadership.

    AUC employs a U.S. model curriculum, with two years of medical sciences taught at the St. Maarten campus, followed by two years of clinical sciences taught at affiliated hospitals in the United States and United Kingdom. AUC is known for its student–centered environment, a faculty passionate about teaching, and a commitment to giving students who have the desire, the persistence, and the intellectual capacity an opportunity to become outstanding physicians. In 2013, AUC achieved a first-time pass rate of 97 percent on USMLE, which is on par with the rate achieved by US and Canadian schools, and above the rate achieved by osteopathic schools (94 percent) and international schools (79 percent).

     

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