Sep 30, 2019
The University of Vermont’s Larner College of Medicine seeks a Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (SAD) to play a vital leadership role ensuring that Vermont’s only college of medicine, and one of the oldest in the country, remains a pioneer in medical education. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished, collaborative physician-leader with a proven commitment to and passion for the academic mission of medical schools and demonstrated achievement advancing excellence and innovation in medical education.
The Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education (SAD) is responsible for fulfilling the College’s vision by preparing college of medicine graduates who achieve excellence in their chosen fields, by ensuring the college is respected by its peers for innovative and outstanding teaching, and by demonstrating extraordinary compassion and commitment to the service of patients, the medical profession, and the community. It is in this context that the SAD will provide leadership and engage in continuous quality improvement for medical education programs and initiatives across the medical education continuum: pre-medical, undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.
The SAD will build upon the College’s strong foundation of educational innovation and will lead 50 professionals in the Office of Medical Student Education, which encompasses Admissions, Student Services, Curriculum, Active Learning, the Teaching Academy, the Simulation Center, and all other areas related to undergraduate medical education. They will also manage the $5-6M medical education budget.
Continuing to advance the quality of and reputation for a diverse medical education at the College and its affiliate sites will be a primary focus of the new SAD. The leading edge of medical education is already being redefined at the Larner College of Medicine – supported by record-setting philanthropy. As the College becomes among the first in the nation to complete the transition of its medical curriculum to an active learning model, assuring best student outcomes through quantitative and qualitative research and assessment will be a high priority. Ensuring sufficient clinical sites to provide excellent clinical education experiences across dispersed locations will also be critical. The SAD will also play a key role in preparing for an LCME site visit in 2021. In addition, the SAD will engage in and foster scholarship in medical education. The SAD will also play an active role in the pursuit of philanthropic support to enhance medical education across the continuum.