The University of Central Florida (UCF) College of Medicine (COM) is seeking a dedicated physician educator with a demonstrated commitment to medical student education, health equity, and community-engaged service learning for a full-time (tenure-track or non-tenure track) faculty position at the assistant or associate professor rank in the Department of Medical Education.
The successful candidate will spend approximately fifty (50) percent of their time to oversee and participate in medical student community-engaged service-learning activities and serve as faculty for the student-run clinics and student groups. They will work with other faculty preceptors and college leadership to integrate clinical- and community-based experiential learning into the curriculum and to provide guidance for future activities and direction. Additionally, they will oversee and support student quality improvement initiatives and clinic-based research activities at the student-run free clinics. They will work to establish recurring funding to support volunteer-based clinic operations, including a mobile unit. They will seek out, support and nurture community partnerships to create and advance health equity and promote social justice locally, nationally and globally. Through this work they will be committed to improve access to care that best meets the needs of our community members and to empower our students to be advocates for change.
The successful candidate’s responsibilities will include:
- Serve as the director or assistant director for the currently established student-run free clinics (Apopka Migrant Worker, KNIGHTs and Chapman clinics). For more information on these clinics: https://med.ucf.edu/patient-care/community-engagement/programs-and-activities/.
- Advise and mentor students in the clinical, quality improvement and research activities in the student-run free clinics.
- Increase the capacity for student service-learning by growing the current clinics and/or establishing new opportunities.
- Establish and direct a mobile outreach clinic to integrate it with current and future service-learning activities.
- Establish/expand partnerships with other colleges in the Academic Health Science Center to enhance inter-professional education.
- Collaborate with the dean of students and director for student service learning to develop and ensure adherence with policies and procedures.
- Create and nurture partnerships with community stakeholders and groups.
- Develop or support international health service-learning opportunities for students.
- The selected candidate will have clinical exposure through the various student outreach clinics, and there is also opportunity for a clinical role at one of our clinical affiliates or UCF Health.
- The selected candidate will additionally participate in undergraduate medical education in modules and clerkships which best fit their specialty and experience.
The College of Medicine is an LCME-accredited medical college with an annual matriculation of 120 medical students and is part of a new Academic Health Sciences Center which houses multiple health disciplines. The College of Medicine campus is part of a growing biomedical cluster known as “Medical City” at Lake Nona which is dedicated to innovation in health and wellness and continues to develop just east of the Orlando International Airport. The College of Medicine is located in a new medical education building with modern anatomy, histology and simulation laboratories as well as a state-of-the-art library. In addition to the medical school, the Lake Nona campus also includes a state-of-the-art research center at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, multiple clinical graduate medical education programs, UCF outpatient clinics, and the UCF Lake Nona Medical Center. Nearby are the Orlando Veterans Affairs Medical Center, the Guidewell Innovation research incubator, the Nemours Children’s Hospital, and the new UCF Lake Nona Cancer Center.