OPEN POSITION

FACULTY CURRICULUM DIRECTOR
FOUNDATIONS OF MEDICINE, CO-DIRECTOR

GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES

The Foundations of Medicine (FOM) Course is a core course in the MS1 medical school curriculum. It occurs in Fall quarter and is a five-week course, taught 5 days per week with in-person activities on Tuesday and Friday mornings, during the months of September and early October. The overarching goal of the FOM course is to ensure students’ preparation to engage in medical school level training, particularly by assuring shared foundation in molecular biology, cellular biology, and genetics.
 
The FOM Co-Director will collaborate with the existing Co-Director in providing direction, leadership, and instruction on a continuing basis to the students and staff associated with the course.  Primary responsibility for assuring students acquire the knowledge base, skills and attitudes regarding molecular biology, cellular biology, and genetics that will allow successful progression to medical training. Develop goals and objectives related to clinical medicine that support a broad foundation of medical skills and knowledge, as well as habits of self-directed learning. Responsible for the implementation of the course’s educational objectives.


P
ROGRAM PLANNING AND IMPLEMENTATION

  • Design, plan, implement and evaluate all aspects of the FOM course in coordination with the FOM Co-Director.
  • Collaborate with Organ Block Directors to develop/design and implement appropriate experiences to meet curricular goals. 
  • Participate in COAST Curriculum Steering Committee and associated curricular meetings; review student progress, including service on the CLEAR Committee, address course related issues and long range, strategic planning of course goals and objectives.  

TEACHING ACTIVITIES

  • Participate in teaching activities related to the FOM Course. 
  • Teaching methods will include lectures, discussions, reflections, seminars, and other methods as appropriate.
  • Assist students in developing the clinical knowledge, skills and attitudes needed to become an outstanding physician.
  • Evaluate student performance considering instructional goals; provide feedback to students as part of the development of appropriate skills and attitudes.

INDIVIDUAL STUDENT MENTORING AND ADVISING

  • Advise medical students on academic issues related to the course. 
  • Provide guidance to students in the development and/or continuance and implementation of activities related to developing mastery of the course material.   
This is a Core Pre-Clerkship level course, and the FOM Course Co-​Director will receive financial and administrative support consistent with School of Medicine policies.​

QUALIFICATIONS

Applicant must have a UC San Diego School of Medicine faculty appointment in the appropriate series. For example, instructional titles in the appropriate series include: salaried UC San Diego School of Medicine professors, professors in residence, professors of clinical _____ (e.g., medicine), clinical professors, adjunct professors.

​APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

  • Curriculum Vitae - Your most recently updated CV
  • Letter of Interest
Please submit your CV and letter of interest to Lisa Gole, Director of Undergraduate Medical Education, at lgole@health.ucsd.edu. The deadline for submission is​ Friday, February 9, 2024.