Proven leadership in medical education. Ability to communicate and work with other faculty, medical students, physician preceptors and college administration. Possession of excellent written and verbal communication skills and capacity to demonstrate personal initiative and abilities to deal with a rapidly changing environment are essential. Other duties as assigned.
Nature & Purpose of Position/Usual Duties:
Serves the Sam Houston State University Proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine, in the Department of Surgery as Chair of Surgical Specialties. Provides leadership to the department and acts as a role model for medical students interested in general surgery and surgical specialties. The position reports to the Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs. The proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine is currently in applicant status and is seeking accreditation from the Commission on Osteopathic College Accreditation. The university is emphasizing primary care, general surgery, psychiatry and other specialties in need in the State of Texas. The leadership has developed an integrated curriculum merging basic science instruction with clinical learning.
The Chair of Surgical Specialties is responsible for the curriculum, content and teaching of surgical concepts in the Introduction to Clinical Medicine course, aspects of surgical diagnosis and care in the systems courses, scholarship and research in the department, assuring quality patient care and fostering collaboration and interdisciplinary learning. Members of the Surgery Department will be expected to participate in lectures, the physical exam course, case-based learning sessions, preparation for clerkships, procedural skills training and OSCE's. The members of the department will also participate in the SHSU practice plan. The person selected must be comfortable working in preclinical and clinical education, as well as evaluation of curriculum and students through various learning and assessment methods. The department will be responsible for aiding GME programs affiliated with the COM in creating surgical residencies and supporting faculty development.
Note: This position is currently located in Huntsville, TX but will move to Conroe upon completion of the medical school facility.
Other Specifications/Instructions for the Position:
Note: This is a full-time, permanent position.
Internal Number: 21173
About Sam Houston State University
For more than 130 years, Sam Houston State University has been preparing students for meaningful lives of achievement. Its motto, "The Measure of a Life is its Service", echoes across SHSU's six colleges and beyond its Texas campus through student research, creative endeavors, service learning, volunteering and more. Named for Sam Houston, Texas' greatest hero, SHSU continually strives to honor its historical roots through academic excellence that includes exceptional teaching from faculty members who care as much about their students' success as they do about furthering the knowledge of their fields. While embracing its legacy, SHSU also strives to meet the needs of contemporary students, both traditional and online. With over 20 bachelor's and graduate degrees available entirely online, and more in development each semester, SHSU Online is quickly becoming one of the best online universities in Texas.