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Vice Chair of Education - Gynecology & Obstetrics

Emory University
Atlanta, Georgia, US
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Oct 23, 2021

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The Vice Chair for Education will report to the Chair and have general oversight and executive managerial responsibility for all of the department's diverse educational programs including:

• Undergraduate medical education programs - medical student clerkship, advanced practice provider training programs, medical student electives, medical student advising program for those applying to OB/GYN residencies

• OB/GYN Residency Program

• All ACGME-accredited and non-ACGME-accredited fellowship programs

The Vice Chair for Education will

• Ensure the quality of all educational programs and their compliance with regulatory requirements; seek opportunities to combine administrative support resources across these programs in order to improve quality and reduce costs; manage the governing policies and procedures of these programs; and be the chief departmental advocate for investment and improvement in existing educational programs

• Develop and redesign existing training programs, including:

o Redesigning the residency program

o Expanding existing fellowship programs (e.g. Maternal-Fetal Medicine)

o Developing new fellowship programs (e.g. Mininimally Invasive Gynecologic Surgery (MIGS), Pediatric and Adolescent Gynecology (PAG), Gynecologic Oncology)

• Convene and lead the Executive Education Committee meetings and other educational meetings as needed to ensure the best possible integration and communication across individual program lines

• Assist the Chair in fostering an environment that values and supports educational programs

• Advise the Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment and infrastructure support for programs

• Find ways in which the quality of the educational programs can be improved while, at the same time, lowering their costs to the department via creative consolidative/integrative efforts

• Liaise with the university and other departmental and institutional educational and administrative leaders, in support of educational programs and initiatives, both within Emory and with other OB/GYN programs nationally

• Maintain and enhance systems for reporting trainee and faculty performance and educational program evaluation data for the purposes of assessment, improvement and planning

• Oversee educational mentoring within the department

1. Provide support and mentoring to faculty who have a specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators.

2. Mentor faculty with defined deficiencies in education, e.g., based on evaluation.

3. Develop and implement a department-wide mentoring program, with the focus on senior faculty members mentoring junior faculty members.

4. Assign mentoring pairings as appropriate.

5. Provide access to mentoring material.

• Oversee faculty development for medical education.

1. Create faculty development seminars and workshops, including teaching faculty members how to teach, how to effectively evaluate students, residents and fellows, and how to give appropriate feedback

2. Participate in and facilitate faculty recruitment

3. Orient new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching

4. Review and monitor educational contributions of individual faculty members as required ensuring fulfillment of departmental educational mandate

5. Ensure that faculty members are aware of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership and expertise

6. Encourage faculty members to contribute to the residency and fellowship educational programs, as well as those of the medical school

7. Advise the Chair regarding potential candidates for educational leadership positions in the department

8. Encourage all faculty members to maintain an on-going portfolio of educational contributions for promotion and tenure purposes.

9. Foster and develop medical education research

• Identify and design creative, innovative activities that will enhance the educational experience of the members of the department aligned with the department guidelines

• Partner with department leadership to manage educational program budgets

II. Qualifications

• Must be a faculty member in the Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics at 1.0 FTE or above at the rank of Assistant Professor or above. A more senior rank (Associate Professor or Professor) is preferred.

• Must demonstrate interest, commitment and leadership in education with excellent communication skills.

• Must be willing to function at a high managerial level in a complex health care organization. Experience with clinical operations is preferred.

• Must have experience in an educational leadership position (i.e. clerkship, residency, fellowship director).

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