Medical Director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States

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Detailed Job Description

Quinnipiac University invites applications for the position of Medical Director of the Anesthesiologist Assistant Program. 


Work with the Program Director to develop objectives, syllabi, outcomes and methods of assessment for all clinically based coursework. 

Work with the Program Director and faculty to define the content of practical examinations and methods of assessment. 

Teach one or two clinical classroom based course each academic semester.

Review the clinical skills that need to be mastered by first year students in each clinical academic quarter. Continually reevaluate methods of assessing achievement of those clinical skills. 

Monitor each student’s achievements with regard to the clinical skills progression and reassign students as necessary to accomplish skill sets according to defined criteria. 

Monitor the progress of each student’s clinical activities through periodic review of daily clinical evaluations. Work with program staff to develop timely feedback to students regarding their progress as based upon feedback from clinical preceptors. Students should receive feedback possibly monthly, but certainly no less frequently than at the end of the semester depending partly on the rate of feedback from preceptors. 

Review the broad objectives of each clinical rotation and refine specific objectives of all specialty clinical rotations and methods of assessing achievement. 

Participate in the development and maintenance of clinical skills, critical thinking and simulation activities in the mock operating room and the anesthesia learning laboratory. 

Work with Program staff to set-up clinical rotations at various sites. 

Initiate and develop contracts with clinical sites in the city, the region, the state and the country that permit student rotations. Correspond with anesthesiologists who are interested in setting-up new clinical rotations for students. 

Work with program staff to maintain current contracts with clinical sites. 

Participate in national activities related to Anesthesiologist Assistant Education (e.g. AAAA annual meeting, NCCAA national exam writing committee, Association of AA Program Directors, ASA Committee on Anesthesiologist Assistant Education and Practice). 

Oversee the case log and tracking information (Typhon) for all students participating in clinical activities, and provide guidance to staff who are responsible for student activity within the tracking system. 

Assure that the CAAHEP Standards, in terms of student clinical experiences, are being met by the Program. 

Be the Point of Contact for clinical sites that are having issues with students. 

Participate in AA Program Committees (e.g. Program Advisory Committee, Progress and Promotions Committee [ex officio], Curriculum Committee, Admissions Committee). 

Participate in University Committees as appropriate. 

Other duties that are mutually agreed upon between the Program Director and the Medical Director. 


Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

The medical director must:

1. Be an anesthesiologist certified by the American Board of Anesthesiology, the American Osteopathic Board of Anesthesiology or a successor; 

2. Have the requisite knowledge and skills to administer the clinical aspects of the program. 

In as much as the curriculum can be divided into classroom, laboratory and clinical coursework, in general, the overall responsibility for the outcomes associated with clinical coursework will be the responsibility of the Medical Director of the Program.


Applications must be submitted electronically and should include a resume and a thoughtful cover letter describing your interest in the position. 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 2013-1239 

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Health Sciences - Administration
  • beautiful campus
  • diversity
  • sensitivity to students and spirit of community
  • Health Services
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Associate
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Director
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:4 - Year / Masters Institution
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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