Invites applications for the post of Vice Dean, Research in Medical Education. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine is a new joint medical school by Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. It was established in September 2010 and will operate from two campuses - Yunnan Campus at Nanyang Technological University and a new campus to be built at Novena. Its primary healthcare partner is the National Healthcare Group which comprises an integrated network of primary healthcare polyclinics, acute care hospitals such as Tan Tock Seng Hospital, and national specialty centres. Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine will deliver a five-year undergraduate medical programme resulting in a joint degree (MBBS) awarded by Imperial College London and Nanyang Technological University. The first cohort of 50 students will start in August 2013. The MBBS programme will be utilising a selection procedure involving assessment of academic qualifications, use of the Biological Medical Admissions Test, students' personal statements, and multiple Mini Interviews. Those who enter the five-year programme will experience an innovative course where the clinical relevance of the science is made apparent to the undergraduate by the use of a hybrid clinical scenario/systems course with the main learning methods being Team-Based Learning, seminars, practicals, and significant early clinical experience. There will be an extensive use of simulation and simulated patients for the acquisition of all skills of doctoring including communication, clinical methods, and clinical skills. The School intends to deliver to busy clinicians better prepared students and this will in part be achieved by much of the training in integrated clinical practice being undertaken in polyclinics where employed faculty will work with the students in our dedicated teaching clinics to learn skills more traditionally learned within hospitals. Subsequently the students will spend time in specialist teaching clinics within our major clinical partners and the whole course is based heavily upon technology with extensive use for both provision of information and also for assessment. The institution of the new medical programme offers an exciting possibility for an appropriate person with an interest in Medical Education to evaluate and develop further an already exciting course. Amongst the staff already appointed are several with extensive interest in medical education for whom this appointee will provide academic leadership. This is one of three senior posts within the new Lee Kong Chian School of Medicine. The three Vice Deans will cover the areas of scientific research, clinical affairs, and medical education research. This senior appointment would suit an academic (clinical or non-clinical) with proven track record of medical education research and publications. The appointee will have experience in coordinating the design and delivery of a multi-site course, and have a good understanding of and an interest in course assessment design and procedures. Reporting to the Senior Vice Dean and Dean, the appointee will work closely with the Assistant Deans of Phase 1, 2, and 3, and Vice Deans for Research and Clinical Affairs. The Vice Dean, Research in Medical Education, will be expected to develop a programme of research and evaluation of the selection procedures, curriculum and its delivery, and devise suitable cohort studies to follow our undergraduates and graduates, to ensure continued feedback into future development of the programmes. The appointee will be required to attend all relevant education and Medical School committees, attend and participate in examination boards, and where necessary make final decisions regarding student progress. Specific responsibilities associated with this post of Vice Dean, Research in Medical Education are listed below: Key Responsibilities: Establishing a programme for research in medical education; Responsibility for evaluating the curriculum and its delivery; Overall responsibility for governance in both clinical and non-clinical parts of the course; Responsibility for examinations and assessments, working closely with the Associate Dean for examinations, assessment, and student portfolios; Responsibility for the admissions process, in conjunction with the Assistant Dean, Admissions; Responsibility for clinical skills laboratories, e-learning as applied to medicine, simulation, resources, rooms, and buildings; Responsibility for teaching contracts with clinical partners; Overall responsibility for student welfare and progress, working closely with the Assistant Dean, Student Welfare. If you are interested to pursue a career with the School, please apply to: Ms Lydia Tan, Director, Human Resources (e-mail: hr_LKCMedicine@ntu.edu.sg). For further queries, you may write to: Professor Martyn Partridge, Senior Vice Dean (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org / email@example.com). Closing Date: 30 November 2012.
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