The Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs should have an informed vision of what skills, expertise and knowledge will be needed by the osteopathic physician of the future and the curriculum needed to provide these. The Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs, working with the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs and the Clinical Affairs department, will have exceptional interpersonal skills to successfully work with a variety of professionals in growing, leading, and improving the clinical experiences for third- and fourth-year medical students. Responsibility is for the entire clinical education curriculum and the Assistant Dean of Clinical Affairs will work closely with senior administrative collaborators, such as the Assistant Dean of GME and the Associate Dean of Academic Affairs.
Assist the Associate Dean of Clinical Affairs (ADCA) in curricular design, analysis and improvement for clinical education.
Oversee, with the ADCA, the quality and improvement of the clinical educational programs to assure their effectiveness.
Focus on growing clinical clerkship opportunities for ICOM students.
Collaborate to develop and monitor faculty development for clinical preceptors.
Assist students in developing strategies for successful GME placement through student education and faculty advising.
Provide leadership for the clinical coordinators and directors.
Communicate with ICOM clinical hubs on a variety of issues, including curriculum development issues, course delivery, exam policies, faculty development, and rotation schedules.
Develop additional clinical hubs in alignment with ICOM's mission.
Follow, accomplish and report on Strategic Planning goals.
Possess a doctoral degree in a health professional education related field such as DO or MD. Preference will be given to DOs with clinical experience and significant involvement with clinical education.
Extensive professional experience in leadership roles.
Strong knowledge base in medical education curriculum development
A team player who values collaboration, mutual support and team cohesion.
Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm to contribute to faculty growth and development
Strong oral and written communication skills
Experience with medical school accreditation and reporting helpful
Budget management experience
Able to work independently, work weekends, and travel monthly.
The Idaho College of Osteopathic Medicine (ICOM) matriculated its inaugural class in August of 2018. This class of 2022 is composed of graduates from 97 U.S. colleges and universities, with above average composite medical board (MCAT) scores and highly competitive undergraduate grade point averages. These students originate from 29 states with approximately one-third coming from Idaho and the ICOM target 5-state region including Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wyoming. ICOM was formed to address the current and growing shortage of physicians in the Mountain West and beyond. Although Idaho is among the most rapidly growing areas of the country, the state ranks 49th in physicians per capita. Approximately 30 percent of all actively practicing physicians in the U.S. are over 60 years of age. This cohort accentuates concerns about a wave of impending retirements amidst a much smaller influx of newly trained physicians. Over half of Idaho hospitals are Critical Access Hospitals (CAH). These CAH’s and their medical provider base must be maintained to assure access to health care for those they serve. The availability of primary care providers in these areas is a key public pol...icy concern.Before ICOM was established, Idaho was the most populous state without a medical school of its own. ICOM’s mission is to train competent and caring physicians prepared to serve persons in Idaho, Montana, North and South Dakota, Wyoming, and beyond with an emphasis on rural, underserved areas within this five state region. ICOM was conceived and established to be of sufficient size to attract a well-qualified faculty and student body as well as to have the technical and other resources necessary to effectively train physicians for 21st century medicine.