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UT Health Vice Dean of Educational Programs - McGovern Medical School in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Vice Dean of Educational Programs - McGovern Medical School

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Professor

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth

Requisition #: 210001AJ

Vice Dean of Educational Programs

McGovern Medical School at University of Texas Health Science Center

at Houston, Texas (UTHealth)

McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) seeks an innovative and accomplished leader to serve as Vice Dean of Educational Programs. This is an opportunity for an experienced medical educator to lead and make an impact in a department that embraces curriculum innovation, the advancement of health equity and diversity in medicine, excellence in healthcare and educational research, outstanding patient care, and service to society.

McGovern Medical School (MMS) was established by the Texas Legislature in 1969 to aid in closing the gap in physician shortages and accepted 19 students in its first class in 1970. Today, MMS is the eighth largest and most diverse medical school in the United States with over 2,000 faculty members and 1,000 residents and fellows. With 240 medical students currently enrolled in each class, MMS is positionedto meet the growing demand of physicians throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Our medical students are afforded access to the latest technology available and are taught with an emphasis on humanities, ethics, patient quality and safety. MMS is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).The medical school is affiliated with several major healthcare systems throughout the Greater Houston area includingMemorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center (which was recently named the second top-teaching hospital in the nation), MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Harris Health System.

The Vice Dean will lead the team that provides general administrative oversight and management of all aspects of undergraduate educational programs. The Vice Dean will oversee and manage the department’s budget, which holds funds allocated for technology, surgical and clinical skills activities, simulation, learning resource center, and salary support provided to faculty educators and leaders. Also, the Vice Dean is the principal for oversight of faculty educational development programs and a champion of educational research. It is expected that the Vice Dean provide mentoring and training for faculty interested in a career in education.

The successful candidate will have at least five years of experience with direct participation in undergraduate medical education, a strong record as a superior clinician-educator, excellent communicator, demonstrated leadership skills, commitment to education excellence and innovation, knowledge of contemporary medical education issues, and an understanding of medical school accreditation. Candidates must possess an MD, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree and served in an educational leadership role in a school of medicine and be qualified for appointment as a senior level faculty member.

To express personal interest and/or obtain additional information or offer a nomination, please contact Search Committee Chair, Joshua Samuels, MD, Professor of Pediatrics; through the office of Gwendolyn Smith-Jenkins by email at Gwendolyn.SmithJenkins@uth.tmc.edu or by phone at 713-500-3166.

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Candidates must possess an MD, PhD, or equivalent terminal degree and served in an educational leadership role in a school of medicine and be qualified for appointment as a senior level faculty member.

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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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