UGME Written Exam Pillar Lead, Student Assessment

The Faculty of Medicine at The University of British Columbia (UBC) invites applications for the position UGME Written Exam Pillar Lead, Student Assessment. This is an administrative role with a 3-year term appointment. The time commitment is 0.20 FTE (1 day per week). The appointee must have sufficient protected time during the work week to fulfill the requirements of this role. The anticipated start date is January 1, 2024, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.

The University of British Columbia (UBC) Faculty of Medicine contributes to the health of individuals and communities locally, nationally, and internationally by fostering excellence, innovation and scholarship in education, research, and care. UBC’s MD Undergraduate Program strives to deliver exemplary distributed medical education that prepares future physicians to collaborate with patients and their circle of support in providing culturally safe, high-quality healthcare for the diverse and changing populations in BC and beyond, including Indigenous Peoples, people living in rural and remote communities, and those who disproportionately experience adverse outcomes in health care.

Reporting directly to the UGME Director of Student Assessment, the successful candidate will be responsible for ongoing development and delivery of the Multiple Choice Question (MCQ) assessment modality. As well, the successful candidate will support the UGME Director of Student Assessment by ensuring that objectives and exit competencies of the MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP) are assessed within a programmatic framework.

The successful candidate will hold an MD and/or PhD and must possess teaching experience and excellence within the MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP) at UBC. They should also demonstrate administrative expertise, exceptional organizational and time management abilities, and collaborative leadership skills, allowing them to work effectively with students, faculty, and administrative leaders. Additionally, strong interpersonal, communication, and negotiation skills are essential, and eligibility for or possession of a UBC Faculty of Medicine appointment is required.

A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:

Vincent Arockiasamy
UGME Director of Student Assessment
c/o Aneta Janousek
Subject Line: UGME Written Exam Pillar Lead, Student Assessment

Applications will be accepted until Friday, October 6. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is January 1, 2024.