FLEX Site Co-Director, VFMP

The Undergraduate Medical Education Program (UGME) at The University of British Columbia invites applications for the position of FLEX Site Co-Director, VFMP. This role will have planning and organizational responsibilities for site-specific implementation of MEDD 419, 429, and 449[SA1]  (Flexible Enhanced Learning 1, 2, and 3) and work in close collaboration with the FLEX Course Co-directors and FLEX Site Directors at the other distributed locations to ensure the goals and objectives of these courses are met. This is a 0.20 FTE (1 day per week) role for a 1-year term, with the possibility of renewal.

The Undergraduate Medical Education Program is comprised of four geographically distinct sites: Island Medical Program (IMP), Northern Medical Program (NMP), Southern Medical Program (SMP), and Vancouver-Fraser Medical Program (VFMP). There are 288 seats for incoming students, with 192 attending VFMP. The distributed medical program aims to increase rural and Indigenous students seeking medical careers, while also allowing students to complete their training in rural and underserved communities.

The successful candidate will be expected to provide course leadership, planning, maintenance, and delivery of the FLEX course at the VFMP, engage faculty and community organizations for FLEX opportunities, develop recruitment plans to address any gaps in local faculty able to participate in the course, and contribute to the development of student assessment for the course.

The successful candidate will be a foundational scientist or practicing clinician with commitment to the development of medical education in Vancouver, and an open and flexible approach to collaborative leadership within the UGME. The ideal candidate will hold a current clinical or academic faculty appointment, have experience teaching in the VFMP and assessing and counselling learners, experience in recruiting faculty/teachers/tutors/advisors, and excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.

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

Dr. Amil Shah
Regional Associate Dean, Vancouver-Fraser
c/o Stephanie Chu
email: vfmprad.admin@ubc.ca
Subject line: VFMP FLEX Site Co-Director

Review of applications will begin May 31, 2021 and continue until the position is filled. The anticipated start date for this position is July 1, 2021[SA2] , or upon a date to be mutually agreed.