Medical Education Coordinator, Office of Curriculum (FCM/PSP)
Job ID: R0036079 | Medical Education | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Office of Curriculum in the School of Medicine at the University of Virginia seeks a Medical Education Coordinator to provide operational, administrative and fiscal support for the Foundations of Clinical Medicine (FCM) program, including the Patient Student Partnership (PSP) program. FCM is a longitudinal four-year program that teaches students the practice of medicine, both the science and the art, in all of its subtleties. Core to the program are 26 physician coaches from multiple specialties, each responsible for teaching clinical skills (history taking, relationship building, physical examination, differential diagnosis, etc.) to their 24 students. Within the FCM program, PSP pairs first-year medical students with UVA patients whom they will follow through the four years of medical school. Through the PSP program, students become doctors who are advocates for their patients, communicate medical information clearly, and are committed to understanding the social circumstances that affect patients' health.

The successful incumbent will be highly organized with strong written, oral and interpersonal communication skills and an ability to work effectively with a diverse group of stakeholders. Medical Education Coordinators participate in the planning, preparation and implementation of programs, daily operations, orientation, workshops and educational activities for undergraduate medical education. They develop materials, coordinate calendars, interact with educational program participants, and ensure compliance with relevant national organizations to maintain high standards of the programs they support.

Responsibilities and Duties:
  • Collaborate with FCM directors and School of Medicine leadership to ensure achievement of the shared educational mission of the courses and school.
  • Communicate closely with faculty coaches and students regarding the logistics of FCM class activities and any necessary pre-requirements.
  • Assist faculty coaches with scheduling quarterly meetings with their students.
  • Use Vmed to schedule space, upload course materials and organize FCM events and resources.
  • Edit and update course websites.
  • Prepare course evaluations and submit grades to registrar.
  • Resolve student-related issues associated with academics, policies, procedures and degree completion.
  • Ensure the operations of the medical education programs comply with the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME).
  • Recruit patients for PSP:
    • Coordinate with various UVA clinics for receiving patient referrals to program.
    • Call patients and explain program specifics; enroll patients in program.
    • Communicate with patients as students transition to different parts of the curriculum.
  • Pair students with patients and draft individual emails to each student with pertinent information about their patient.
  • Maintain large database of student-patient pairings.
  • Troubleshoot any contact issues students may have with their PSP patient.
  • Communicate patient hospitalizations or patient deaths to students.
  • Utilize Epic for program and student needs.
  • Keep track of all assignments submitted and communicate with students who are missing assignments.
  • Other activities and support for program directors, faculty coaches, PSP patients and students, as needed.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Education: High school diploma. Bachelor's degree preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of administrative support experience. Bachelor's degree may substitute for experience.
  • Software: Proficiency in Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and Zoom is required. Experience with collaborative and file-sharing tools (e.g., Dropbox, Google Apps and/or Microsoft Teams), learning management systems (e.g., Canvas, Collab, VMED) and/or Epic are preferred.
  • Licensure: None.

Physical Requirements:
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The successful candidate will pass a criminal background check and pre-employment health screening.

Priority review of applications will begin on May 22, 2022 and the position will remain open until filled. This is a non-exempt-level, full-time, benefited position.

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Charlottesville, VA
Charlottesville, VA 22903

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