The Wake Forest University School of Medicine Office of Undergraduate Medical Education is seeking a Physiology Discipline Director and Medical Educator to join in the creation of a new 4-year medical school campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. In collaboration with Atrium Health educators and clinicians, the Physiology Discipline Director and Medical Educator will be part of a Charlotte-based team responsible for the design and delivery of curriculum for the new Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Charlotte. The foundational science faculty will be appointed on a non-tenure track with academic rank commensurate based on experience.
Committed to creating a welcoming and inclusive environment for all, the Wake Forest University School of Medicine MD program is seeking innovative, creative educators for the MD program curriculum who demonstrate evidence of a commitment to promoting a culture that respects and advances diversity and inclusion of all people. Ideal candidates will demonstrate strong interpersonal and communications skills, effective critical thinking, and the ability to set priorities and manage multiple tasks.
The new regional medical campus in Charlotte will matriculate the inaugural class in July 2025 and will feature a highly innovative curriculum which integrates the three pillars of clinical, foundational and health systems science. The foundational phase will be delivered primarily through a modified problem-based learning (PBL) curriculum, comparable by LCME standards to that of the Wake Forest University School of Medicine in Winston-Salem. As such, we are seeking a highly motivated Physiology Discipline Director and Medical Educator to serve as content expert and small group facilitator during this exciting time of development, growth, and implementation of the modified PBL curriculum.
Ideal candidates will have experience in curricular design and interactive instructional methods, including PBL and TBL. Additionally, ideal candidates will have the ability to collaborate within multidisciplinary teams to design a foundational science curriculum that is grounded in integrating biomedical science and clinical concepts and is delivered through interactive and inquiry-based methodologies, with multi-modal techniques and small group learning.
Faculty responsibilities will primarily be within the domain of medical education. These responsibilities will include development of cases to be delivered in a modified problem-based learning curriculum in coordination with Winston-Salem campus curriculum, to ensure comparability of assessments and equivalency of learning objectives are achieved. Responsibilities will also include development and oversight of discipline-related content and assessments. Upon matriculation of the inaugural class in 2025, faculty will also participate as small group facilitators within the curriculum. While medical education will be the priority for each faculty member, allocation of time and effort for research and scholarship, student scholarly mentoring, and institutional service will be required. Opportunities exist for scholarly collaborations with teammates in Charlotte and Winston-Salem campuses providing faculty the opportunity to participate in the broader academic community.
To be considered for this opportunity, please submit a CV and teaching philosophy. If you have any questions, please email Kassie Walters at email@example.com.
M.D. D.O., or Ph.D. in foundational/biomedical sciences, or equivalent.
Minimum of two years of experience with medical education or related fields, including, but not limited to, small group learning facilitation and curriculum oversight. Five or more years preferred.
Experience in applying the principles of adult learning theory, development of competency-based education, and assessment of student learning (skills, knowledge, and attitudes) through course, module, or new content development.
Candidates with experience in problem-based learning curriculum will be given priority for consideration.
Wake Forest University School of Medicine (WFUSM) serves as the academic core of Advocate Health and is among the top 50 research institutions in the United States. Advocate Health (AH) is a large, integrated healthcare delivery system that serves nearly 6 million patients annually and is the fifth largest nonprofit health system in the nation. The health organization is comprised of more than 1,000 care sites and 67 hospitals across 6 states spanning the Southeastern and Midwestern portions of the United States. Advocate Health employs nearly 150,000 team members across 67 hospitals and over 1,000 care locations and offers one of the nation’s largest graduate medical education programs with over 2,000 residents and fellows across more than 200 programs. Committed to equitable care for all, Advocate Health provides nearly $5 billion in annual community benefits.
The expertise, size, and scope of our highly integrated enterprise, research excellence, a robust informatics data infrastructure, clinically integrated health services research efforts, and a firm commitment to the promotion of health equity, renders the WFUSM a rich environment for breakthroughs in the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of disease and improvements in quality of life.