The Faculty of Medicine at the University of British Columbia is pleased to invite applications for the position of Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program (VFMP) Year 2 MEDD 421 Clinical Skills Director. This is a 0.20 FTE (1 day per week) position for a three (3) year term with the possibility of renewal, subject to satisfactory review, and is expected to be filled by a candidate internal to the Faculty. The anticipated start date is February 1, 2023, or upon a date to be mutually agreed.
The University of British Columbia, Faculty of Medicine, in collaboration with the Provincial Government, is committed to training the health professionals of the future. The MD Undergraduate Year 2 curriculum is divided into two courses: MEDD 421 and MEDD 422. We are looking to recruit a Vancouver-Fraser Year 2 Clinical Skills Director for each course. Each clinical skills course director provides course leadership, planning, maintenance, and delivery of the Clinical Skills components of the MD Undergraduate Program (MDUP) curriculum. The incumbent will work in close collaboration with the UGME Clinical Skills Lead and the other Clinical Skills Site Directors and Program Managers across the province to ensure the goals and objectives of the Clinical Skills curriculum are met
The VFMP Year 2 MEDD 421 Clinical Skills Director reports to Regional Associate Dean, VFMP. They will meet regularly with the MEDD course teams (Course Directors, Site Directors, Family Practice Site Directors, Clinical Skills Site Directors, and Course Managers), and represent the Clinical Skills components of the MEDD courses at the Regional Student Promotions Subcommittee.
The successful applicant will be a practising clinician with a commitment to the development of medical education at their site, and an open and flexible approach to collaborative leadership within the MDUP. The ideal candidate will have experience teaching in the VFMP, experience in teaching communication skills and/or clinical skills, experience in recruiting faculty/teachers, excellent organizational skills, interpersonal skills, enthusiasm and interest in curriculum leadership, learner education, and student assessment and remediation, and experience in the clinical setting, with profile and credibility in the local community. Applicants must have a current UBC academic or clinical faculty appointment.
A detailed job description is available in the Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program office for those who wish to review it. Please inquire at the email address below.
A letter of application, accompanied by a detailed curriculum vitae and names of three references should be directed to:
Dr. Cary Cuncic
Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver-Fraser
c/o Chaitali Soni
With subject line: VFMP Year 2 MEDD 421 Clinical Skills Director
Review of applications will begin on January 1, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is February 1, 2023 or upon a date to be mutually agreed.