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Basic Science Learning Facilitator for the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies Program
The GEMS Program has a 43-year history of preparing disadvantaged students from groups underrepresented in the medical profession for success in medical school. This school of medicine-based, pipeline program provides nearly 91% of the School of Medicine’s underrepresented student population enrolled in the MD program at Georgetown School of Medicine. The program is managed by the Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
The Basic Science Learning Facilitator (BSLF) is solely responsible for teaching the educational objectives of the medical science modules and graduate courses for the Georgetown Experimental Medical Studies (GEMS) Program. Knowledge domains include, but are not limited to, Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology.
The successful candidate is responsible for the GEMS curriculum design, implementation and evaluation in alignment with the School of Medicine’s curriculum for allopathic medicine, with significant emphasis on classroom teaching requiring expertise to promote mastery learning and advanced academic skills’ competencies to successfully prepare students for the rigor of medical education. The BSLF must possess outstanding teaching and cooperative learning skills, and possess strong interpersonal skills to foster an interactive learning environment with respectful classroom management for a cohort of 30 underrepresented students annually.
The BSLF reports to David Taylor, M.Ed., Senior Associate Dean for Student Learning and Director, GEMS Program. The knowledge and skills competencies of the BSLF support the educationally diverse and inclusive learning environment underscored in the university Jesuit values and mission, and as required for the school of medicine’s continuing accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education. The BSLF also engages the medical module academic directors and faculty in exchange of best pedagogical practices and resources for the benefit of all students enrolled in academic programs in the school of medicine. Lastly, the BSLF provides enrichment experiences for middle school, high school and undergraduate pipeline programs administered jointly by the Dean for Medical Education and the Senior Associate Dean for Diversity and Inclusion as an anchoring commitment of the University for community outreach in the District of Columbia, and professional and personal development of the next generation of physicians and biomedical researchers espoused in the School of Medicine’s mission.
Requirements and Qualifications
A. PhD Degree in Biomedical Sciences with emphasis in Gross Anatomy, Microscopic Anatomy, Embryology, Neuroanatomy, Physiology, Genetics, Biochemistry, Pathology, Pharmacology and Microbiology, or MD Degree.
B. Four years teaching experience in a health professions curriculum with application to clinical contexts, or 2 years with MD Degree.
C. Four years academic skills and learning strategies advising experience in higher education.
D. Two years’ experience with direct engagement and teaching of a cohort of underrepresented students in higher education.
E. Two years’ experience with anatomical dissection of a human cadaver.
F. Demonstrated knowledge of pedagogical methods for allopathic medicine context.
A. Doctor of Allopathic Medicine (MD) or Ph.D. in a Biomedical Science.
B. Seven years teaching experience in graduate level biomedical science courses.
C. Two years teaching experience in a health professions degree program.
D. Five years’ experience with direct engagement and teaching of a cohort of underrepresented students in higher education
Interested candidates, please send credentials portfolio to Mr. Samuel Chan:
Graduate Assistant for Office of Student Learning & Academic Advising
The Graduate Associate will work alongside the Office of Student Learning & Academic Advising leadership and staff to help evaluate and execute existing student learning support programs at the School of Medicine, design and implement new programs or interventions to proactively support effective student learning in medical education, and provide administrative support to the office and students.
Work Hours: 15hrs to 20 hours/week, between 9am-5pm
Start Date: Flexible start date (ideally first or second week of August 2020)
Employment Duration: Fall and Spring term, option to work remotely
- Previous experience in higher education, student support services, or a fast-paced work environment.
- Experienced in Excel (Managing data, building charts/graph), and data visualization.
- Demonstrated professional work etiquette and team-player
- Ability to work effectively across administrative units, staff, and students
- Strong written and interpersonal skills
- Commitment to and understanding of equity and inclusion
Interested applicants are required to send along their resume, a statement of interest, and their anticipated work hours to firstname.lastname@example.org (new window). Any samples or deliverables from previous work (i.e. program manuals, learning activities, presentations, etc.) are strongly encouraged.