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The Medical Student Home (MeSH) Coordinator reports to the Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course, and under the supervision of the Director is responsible for providing oversight of the ambulatory medicine experiences of students enrolled in this section of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course. In this capacity, the MeSH Coordinator, working with the Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course, will be responsive to the needs of students, community faculty (MeSH preceptors), and leadership at MeSH sites to ensure a high quality clinical education experience for Quinnipiac medical students.
In collaboration with the Foundations of Clinical Care Coordinator and under the supervision of the Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course, the MeSH Coordinator will contribute to development and implementation of the MeSH curriculum.
Assume a leading role in the recruitment and retention of MeSH Preceptors in supportive, functional primary care ambulatory practices that will provide the highest quality clinical education for our students.
Contribute to the development and implementation of the curriculum of the School of Medicine’s introduction to clinical skills course equivalent, Foundations of Clinical Care, in collaboration with the Foundations of Clinical Care Coordinator and under the supervision of the Director of Clinical Arts and Sciences course.
Meet on a regular basis with administration, students, faculty, and practice staff at MeSH sites to ensure the needs of students and the practice, relative to the educational mission, are managed and addressed in a timely manner.
Maintain an active presence at MeSH sites to convey educational objectives to students, faculty, staff and other health care professionals, such as resident trainees, contributing to the education of our students.
Aid in development and implementation of faculty development seminars for MeSH preceptors, in collaboration with the Associate Dean for Assessment and Faculty Development and Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course.
Orient community faculty to the Clinical Arts and Sciences course, including its role in an integrated curriculum, the syllabus, faculty and student responsibilities, student assessment, and course assessment.
In collaboration with the Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course, assign students to MeSH sites and assume responsibility for student scheduling and communication of these schedules to MeSH sites.
Aid MeSH preceptors and staff in organizing satisfactory educational space within their office for high quality experiences for students.
Work collaboratively with clinical site coordinators/recruiters of the Quinnipiac University School of Nursing and programs in the School of Health Sciences to develop and enhance interprofessional education and training at shared ambulatory sites.
Assume a role in the evaluation process for the MeSH section of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course by compiling student and faculty reviews of their experiences for review and action by the grading subcommittee.
Ensure timely retrieval of all assessments related to the MeSH experience (students’ assessment of MeSH preceptors and MeSH preceptors’ assessment of students).
Be available to meet with students or MeSH preceptors in regards to their concerns about the MeSH section of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course.
Serve as a Foundations of Clinical Care Preceptor.
Other duties as assigned by Director of Clinical Arts and Sciences course and/or the Dean.
Required Minimum Qualifications:
Clinical professional degree (MD, DO, DNP, PA, or equivalent).
Active, or recently active, clinical practice with a medical license with no restrictions. Board Eligible or Board Certified in respective discipline.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with members of the medical community.
Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork.
Strong organizational and managerial skills.
Ability to work independently with appropriate guidance.
Experience in the education of health professional students and/or residents and fellows.
Additional Desirable Qualifications (not required):
Experience in recruitment of, or training in, clinical education sites.
Applications must be submitted electronically and must include:
1. a CV;
2. a cover letter that addresses: interest in this position, educational, administrative, and clinical experiences relevant to success in this position and teaching philosophy.
3. Contact information for three references must be submitted on the application form.
Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the university community and we welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity.
Job Code 2012-1158
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