Family Medicine Clerkship Director - Quinnipiac University in Hamden Connecticut

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Quinnipiac University

Hamden, Connecticut 06518-1908

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Frank H. Netter School of Medicine seeks a dynamic, thoughtful, collaborative and innovative clinician-educator to serve as the Family Medicine Clerkship Director. The Clerkship Director (CD) is charged with overseeing the clinical and non-clinical educational experiences within a Family Medicine clerkship that will extend across several practice sites. 

The Netter clerkships are a part of the Clinical Arts and Sciences Course - Phase 2 (Years 3 and 4).  The clinical curriculum is envisioned as having a high degree of integration across departments, and therefore, each clerkship director is charged with working collaboratively with his/her clerkship director counterpart(s) from the other clinical specialties that support the required core clinical clerkships.

About the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine:

Quinnipiac’s vision for the Netter School of Medicine is to create a learning community where the faculty’s primary mission is to teach, where diversity and inclusivity are paramount and where cultural competence, social engagement and stewardship are viewed as fundamental to the profession of medicine.  The focus at Netter is on Primary Care and the need to train physicians who can connect with patients, provide superb clinical care and understand healthcare delivery from a systems perspective.  We welcomed our first class of students in August 2013. 

About Quinnipiac University:

Quinnipiac University is a thriving private university with 6,500 undergraduate and 2,300 graduate students, located in Hamden, Connecticut, approximately 90 minutes from New York City and two hours from Boston. Consistently ranked among the best universities by U.S. News & World Report and recently named one of the 2013 Great Colleges to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education, Quinnipiac offers 58 undergraduate majors and 20 graduate and professional programs, including those leading to degrees in both law and medicine. At the core of Quinnipiac is its commitment to teaching and collaboration. Quinnipiac fosters partnerships among students and with faculty; it is a spirited, welcoming campus.


  1. Lead the development of the core competencies (knowledge, skills, attitudes and behaviors), and student learning objectives for your specialty or portion of the curriculum.
  2. Lead the development of a list of the required clinical experiences that all students must have in your specialty’s (or portion of the curriculum’s) required third and fourth year clerkships.
  3. Design, organize and implement required clinical training experiences (e.g. -  clerkships) for the third and fourth year of the curriculum.
  4. Lead the development of clerkship policies, orientation, and educational activities for your clerkship.
  5. Ensure comparability of the learning experience for students in your clerkship at different clinical sites.
  6. Participate in teaching your students.
  7. Maintain active communication with and ensure a collaborative environment for your specialty lead clinicians (specialty site directors) at all clinical sites. Schedule regular visits to those sites to ensure that learning experiences, teaching quality, intellectual climate, facilities, and assessment are consistent.
  8. Be available to meet with students and/or faculty members regarding educational concerns.
  9. Contribute to the development and implementation of student assessment tools, in conjunction with appropriate School of Medicine colleagues, and contribute to continuous evaluation of the effectiveness of these tools.  Develop and implement a system of student assessment that can be mapped to the clerkship’s (or portion of the curriculum’s) student  learning objectives.
  10. Ensure that formative (mid-clerkship) assessments occur for all students on your clerkship (or portion of the curriculum).  This should include: monitoring students (by reviewing students’ patient and procedure logs) to ensure that they are on track to complete all of the required clinical experiences and; communicating with their supervising attending physicians to determine student progress in meeting the clerkship’s educational objectives.
  11. Ensure the timely determination of final grades for each student, with a narrative noting goals that have been met, strengths, and areas for continued work that meet LCME timelines.
  12. Identify students in academic difficulty in a timely manner and work with them to create a clear strategy for remediation.
  13. Provide career advising and support to medical students interested in your specialty. 
  14. Participate actively in curriculum management, committee work, and faculty development.
  15. Perform other duties as assigned by the dean.

This is a 20% FTE position for July 1, 2014 – June 30, 2015, and increases to approximately 40% on July 1, 2015.  The Clerkship Director reports directly to the Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education for his/her School of Medicine related activities. 

Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

Minimum Qualifications:

  1. Clinical professional degree (MD, DO).
  2. Experience in clinical practice.
  3. Experience in medical student or resident education.
  4. Unrestricted medical license and eligibility for licensure in Connecticut.
  5. Board certification in the relevant medical specialty is required.
  6. A collaborative, flexible, and innovative approach to medical education.

Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity throughout the University community. We welcome candidates who would enhance that diversity. Quinnipiac offers a great work environment, challenging career opportunities, competitive compensation and a comprehensive benefit program.

Job Code:  2014-1535

Keyword Phrases

  • School of Medicine - Administration
  • Family Medicine Clerkship Director
  • Diversity
  • New Programs
  • spirit of community
  • Academic Administration
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: Professional
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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