Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum SW, School of Medicine
Medical College of Georgia - Augusta, GA

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Campus Assistant Dean for Curriculum

MCG - Southwest Georgia Campus

The Medical College of Georgia (MCG) School of Medicine is pursuing the phased expansion of its medical class size in response to Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) guidance and state physician manpower needs. The current strategy involves the growth of the medical school class in Augusta from 190 to 230 students, the establishment of regional residential clinical campuses for 3rd and 4th year students in Southeast, Southwest and Northwest Georgia, and the development of a 4-year "expansion" campus in Athens Georgia in partnership with University of Georgia.

The focal point of this regionally distributed 'hub & spoke' medical education network is the office of the dean. The concomitant goals of assuring educational equivalence, enhancing faculty quality and embracing innovative teaching methodologies require significant curricular and programmatic coordination between the parent and separated campuses.

The campus assistant dean for curriculum of the Southwest campus will add to the Medical College of Georgia dean's staff "presence" on the Southwest GA Clinical Campus. The hub of the campus is in Albany with key teaching areas in Tifton, Valdosta, Thomasville, Columbus and Cordele. The assistant dean for curriculum will report directly to the MCG-SW Campus Assistant Dean and work closely with the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination.

Minimum qualifications:
  • M.D., Ph.D. or Ed.D. degree
  • 10 years of community-based teaching experience or 5 years of experience on a medical school faculty.
  • Five years of administration experience required
  • Academic qualifications necessary for an MCG faculty appointment
  • Personal commitment to educational excellence
  • Enthusiasm to serve as a faculty role model as demonstrated by teaching and mentoring medical students, engaging in faculty development, and serving as an educational administrator
  • Willingness and capacity to travel throughout Southwest GA to visit community teaching sites at an average 2 days/week, and to travel to MCG at least monthly.
Responsibilities include:
  • Develop community support of the Southwest campus
  • Recruit community faculty to teach medical students
  • Participate in faculty development for community faculty
  • Coordinate site clerkship directors for each core clerkship in conjunction with the departmental clerkship director
  • Liaise with appropriate individuals at MCG and Southwest GA to coordinate and oversee all aspects of the students' educational experience in Southwest Georgia.
  • Collaborate with the Associate Dean for Regional Campus Coordination, Associate Dean for Curriculum, Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, and MCG Curriculum Committees to develop, implement, and assess high quality clinical learning experiences
  • Interact closely with MCG students while they are on rotations in Southwest Georgia. This includes meeting with each student and providing (or ensuring they receive) feedback on their performance, ensuring timely accurate completion of all evaluations, ensuring students' compliance with meeting the expectations of the rotations (e.g., electronic tracking of experiences, completing evaluations), and ensuring delivery of core curriculum content.
  • Engage in educational scholarship related to development, implementation, and assessment of innovative educational programs
  • Develop research opportunities for SW campus residential students
  • Travel to MCG as frequently as needed, generally at least monthly to attend meetings, including Curriculum Committee and dean's staff meetings
  • Report quarterly on campus program progress
  • Supervise the National Board of Medical Examiners testing of students at the SW campus
  • Be responsible for student affairs issues at the SW campus
Equal Employment Opportunity

The Medical College of Georgia is an equal employment, equal access, and equal educational opportunity and affirmative action institution. It is the policy of the University to recruit, hire, train, promote and educate persons without regard to age, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation or veteran status.

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