Assistant/Associate Dean of Clinical Education (Bradenton, FL)

JOB SUMMARY: In conjunction with the Assistant Dean of Preclinical Education and the Associate Dean of Clinical Curriculum Integration & Assessment, is administratively responsible for Year III and Year IV of the curriculum as well as those components of clinical education curriculum that occur in Year I and II. Oversees and directs the academic, administrative, financial, and public relations functions for the Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) Bradenton Clinical Education program including the supervision of Regional Deans.



  • Under the leadership of the Provost and Dean, and in cooperation with other faculty, be responsible for the entire Year III and Year IV Clinical Education program as well as those components of clinical education that occur in Year I and Year II;
  • Supervises other faculty members and oversees a variety of clinical rotations across the United States;
  • Establishes clinical goals, objectives, and outcome measures to assess student, faculty and affiliate performance;
  • Develops a sufficient network of student rotations and clinical community sites to support the clinical undergraduate medical  education program;
  • Travel including overnight travel is required;
  • Reviews current literature in order to recommend implementation of new and innovative curriculum  to the Provost, in order to assure that LECOM maintains a “cutting edge” educational program;
  • Oversees the evaluation and assessment process;
  • Works with the Provost and the other Associate and Assistant Deans to direct the entire LECOM campus program;
  • Recruits and supervises Regional Deans ensuring the consistent application of LECOM policies and procedures throughout Year III and Year IV programs. Ensures that LECOM Regional Deans are monitoring the progress and performance of students based within his/her region during years three and four of the curriculum;
  • Helps lead the faculty in the design and definition of the clinical curriculum and in the development of educational policy consistent with the mission of the Institution;
  • Works with the Regional Deans to identify, evaluate, counsel, and advise adjunct faculty who teach in the clinical education curriculum;
  • Responsible for clinical education student guidance, mentoring, and counseling;
  • Reviews site visit reports and logs submitted by students for their rotations. In cooperation with others, is responsible for communication with faculty and students;
  • Works with the other Associate and Assistant Deans to evaluate, counsel, and advise faculty in meeting their responsibilities;
  • Prepares and administers the budget for clinical education department;
  • Develops and initiates in-service and leadership training;
  • Submits quarterly recommendations of prospective and renewal adjunct clinical faculty to the Provost for presentation at quarterly board meetings;
  • Visits all clinical sites regularly and as appropriate;
  • Responsible for originating, obtaining, maintaining and renewing  affiliation agreements and all other required documents from teaching sites;
  • Acts as the repository for all clinical affiliation agreements;
  • Oversees and directs exams for program success concerning clinical education;
  • Responsible for knowledge of all AOA, AACOM, and MSCHE requirements for accreditation;
  • Assures that the Rural Health Initiative (RHI) program is being fully implemented as per Higher Education Policy Commission requirements;
  • Teaches and facilitates as requested by the Provost and Associate Dean of Academic Affairs;
  • Demonstrates an ability to effectively lead faculty and staff in the overall direction, coordination, and evaluation of the institution.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the policies and applicable laws;
  • Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring recommendations, and training employees; planning, assigning, and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems; Ensures the development and implementation of the clinical curriculum;
  • Creates PowerPoint presentations and delivers lectures concerning clinical education and other educational programs on an as needed basis;
  • Serve as a faculty mentor for students in a variety of related issues (i.e. Struggling Students…Etc.);
  • Serve as the primary resource for career counseling for COM students through the continuum of their education including the ERAS application service, residency match education, resource development, rank alignment, post-match mentoring and outcome reporting;
  • Assists with residency placements;
  • Participate in educational related research either as a principle investigator or student mentor as needed;
  • Provide consultation services to other faculty members in regards to clinical education;
  • Periodically review the clinical education program and offer suggestions for improvement;
  • Serve on various committees as assigned;
  • Contributes toward specific projects and functions related to the COM;
  • Tracks student attendance and provides attendance reports;
  • Assures  all post-course evaluations are completed by students and tracked accordingly;
  • Faculty member will contribute and be responsible for overall student success, including, but not limited to, advising and student outcomes;
  • Faculty member will contribute directly to the Mission of LECOM embodying the essence of Osteopathic Principles and Practices by assisting with Institutional fundraising and participating in the LECOM Scholarship Auction;
  • Faculty member will participate in scholarly activity so to enrich and broaden the student learning experience;
  • Faculty member will commit to being a representative of LECOM by being actively involved in the community, including, but not limited to, serving on Boards, participating in community fundraisers and overall outreach;
  • Must be able to take direction and receive assignments from the Dean or his/her designee; and
  • Accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs.




Minimum Requirements:

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

  • Strong leadership skills with experience with strategic planning, systems improvement, budgets, effective management, and a background in health policy;
  • Knowledge of clinical education concepts necessary to ensure a proper understanding for students;
  • Have a working knowledge of affiliation agreements;
  • Understanding of osteopathic principles and practices;
  • Compliance with State and Federal Regulations and Safety Protocols, at the practice level.
  • Knowledge of patient’s (“HIPAA”) and student’s (“FERPA”) privacy;
  • Follow proper OSHA and safety guidelines; Protect equipment (office, dental, facility);
  • Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy (MS Office Suit [i.e. Word, PowerPoint and Excel]) and accurate data entry skills;
  • Excellent organizational skills;
  • Must be accurate and attentive to detail;
  • Must be trained and certified on the Institutional Data System;
  • Maintaining an established work schedule;
  • Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including tact and diplomacy;
  • Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
  • Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
  • Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials;
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
  • Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the practice needs;
  • The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
  • The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM; and
  • The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful, professional and cooperative manner.


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education and experience equivalent to: an earned Degree as Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.) from a COCA accredited college of osteopathic medicine. Candidate must be board certified; Licensed or eligible for a current license to practice osteopathic medicine; A minimum of five (5) years of experience in academic administration and medical education at the level of Associate Dean, Assistant Dean, Department Chair, Director of Medical Education, and/or Residency Program Director is required.  Faculty rank will be dependent upon level of experience.

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