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UT Health Education Specialist for Learning & Career Counseling in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Education Specialist for Learning & Career Counseling

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas



McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 2000023R

Position Summary:

The Specialist for Learning & Career Counseling will provide professional expertise for the Office of Admissions and Student Affairs in MMS. The purpose is to serve as a learning skills specialist by providing support to medical students via evaluating their particular needs and apply appropriate interventions to promote academic success and maintain ongoing monitoring of performance and wellness from years 1- 4.You will be looking at student academic issues, and then analyzing root causes of problems. The successful applicant must have a background in education, higher education, medial education, counseling, or psychology.

This role will office full time in our Medical School Building which is in the heart of the Texas Medical Center. The facility is on the Metro train line, and is easy to access both by driving and public transportation. You will be eligible for all UTHealth benefits. These include affordable healthcare options and a great pension program administered by the State of Texas.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Performs needs analysis and performance gaps: Screen and manage issues that interfere with learning and make appropriate referrals to stakeholders based on clinical diagnostic screenings.

  2. Uses innovative learning solutions: Provide one on one student conferences across primarily years 1 and 2 with aspects of year 3 and year 4 to identify and screen learning issues.

  3. Provides educational support such as time management, knowledge management, and workshops for students across year groups and for special programs.

  4. Develops and implements interventions to address learning needs, styles, and preferences.

  5. Write reports and evaluates strategies that may best support students both short and long term academic success such as application for USMLE Accommodations.

  6. Provides basic career counseling for all educational levels.

  7. Liaises with others including agencies, departments, OASA Deans, Student Counseling regarding student wellness and academic needs.

  8. Communicate, track, report, evaluate and follow up with stakeholders depending on the individual needs of students.

  9. Monitors academic performance: maintain shared file systems with OASA and document each student meeting and follow up. Maintain and document student performance and liaise with Deans regarding academic progress.

  10. Resources: develops resource banks that are current with AAMC, NBME, USMLE & UT McGovern practices and policies.


• Knowledge of the learning process both theoretically and in practice.

• Skills in Excel/Word/Data Bases/Excellent Report writing/ Office administration & interpersonal skills.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor of Education or Psychology is required. Master of Education or Psychology degree is preferred.

Minimum Experience:

Three (3) years experience in high stakes testing, learning environments, excellence in diagnostic screenings and testing, and office administration.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

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