Sep 30, 2019
The Director for Clinical Skills will develop and lead a state-of-the-art clinical skills center and develop and implement the required clinical skills course. The goal of the clinical skills center and course is to promote student achievement of essential physician competencies in the physician-patient encounter, including relationship-building and communication during the encounter, complete and focused physical examinations, essential procedures, and written and oral communication with the health care team. In collaboration with the Executive Director for Simulation, the Director for Clinical Skills develops and provides innovative approaches to clinical skills training utilizing standardized patients, simulation, and other advanced technologies. The successful candidate must be a seasoned educator with experience in developing, teaching, evaluating, and leading clinical skills curricula in medical education.
The clinical skills director will serve as the course director for the longitudinal clinical skills course, under the direction of the Assistant Dean for Curriculum and collaborating with other course directors, the Narrative Reflection and Patient Communication team, and other faculty. As course director, this position ensures the effective integration of clinical skills teaching and assessment throughout the curriculum.
Required Education and Experience:
• M.D. or D.O. degree or Ph.D. with clinical licensure in a relevant discipline (e.g. psychology)
• Significant experience teaching clinical skills to medical students and/or residents
• 2 years of experience in educational administration with medical students and/or residents
• Experience in developing and/or leading medical school clinical skills or doctoring courses
• Must qualify for faculty rank at the Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, or Professor level with the TCU and UNTHSC School of Medicine.