Job Requisition Number: 27067. The Joint Medical Program (JMP) was established in 1975 as a unique 5-year medical education pathway that integrates graduate-level original research with instruction in foundational medical sciences. Currently, JMP students spend the first 2.5 years at Berkeley’s School of Public Health (SPH) earning an MS degree followed by 2.5 years at UCSF leading to an MD degree. The JMP teaches the foundational medical sciences by employing a small-group, student-centered, problem-based learning (PBL) pedagogy that is founded on an inquiry approach and complements the concurrent Master’s curriculum. The JMP produces interdisciplinary physician-scholars who excel in their post-graduate professional careers. Upon graduation from the JMP, students are required to demonstrate progress toward developing competence in: Patient Care, Medical Knowledge, Practice-Based Learning & Improvement, Interpersonal & Communication Skills, Professionalism, Systems-Based Practice, and Interprofessional Collaboration. In addition, JMP students must file a formal committee-approved thesis with the UC Berkeley Graduate Division describing their original research along with a relevant literature review.
Academic Advising: •Advises faculty on departmental/school/campus, UCSF, UC system-wide, and AAMC policies and procedures; reviews students' progress and advises students and faculty on requirements for degree/program completion; identifies students with progression problems and recommends interventions; devises curriculum planning in collaboration with chair/dean and faculty, and with other departments. •Develops academic support resources and serves as departmental interface with Disabled Students Program, University Health Services, and Graduate Division resources.
JMP Program Support: •Master’s Degree Support: Manages the advancement to candidacy process including ensuring that thesis committees conform to campus requirements, and addresses issues of service by exception with Graduate Division and master’s faculty. •Supports implementation, maintenance and revision of the Bylaws of the Health and Medical Sciences Graduate Group in collaboration with the MS Director, the Executive Committee, and the Core Faculty. •Advises Director of Master’s Research on expanding and revising core Health and Medical Sciences graduate group membership to facilitate governance of master’s degree in conformity with Graduate Division requirements. •Maintenance of communication with the Core Faculty. Supports the faculty of the MS program. •May participate in supporting various assessment activities as need. •Supporting the cataloguing of student theses and publications in e-scholarship. •Administration of intramural financial support for student research, including stipends, and support for student application for external funding sources. •Serves on various committees both at SPH and at the JMP including SARG, the JMP Educational Experience Committee, JMP student wellness committee and other ad hoc committees as needed.
Student Wellbeing: •Monitor and advises on all issues regarding student wellbeing as relates to workload, personal and professional stresses, and financial constraints. •Staffs departmental wellbeing committee and reports to program leadership regarding same. Develops wellbeing resources and apprises faculty and students of availability.
Participates in JMP Recruitment and Admissions: •Providing important input to the planning and implementing outreach programs with specifically targeted institutions; advises prospective applicants on necessary academic preparation; appropriateness of program as it pertains to the prospective applicant's goals; utilizing in-depth knowledge of the organization's admissions criteria, helps rank applicants for admissions; evaluates domestic and international transcripts for degree eligibility; initiates and arranges student recruitment visits to Berkeley.
Financial Aid: •Oversees the administration, evaluation, and awarding of student fellowships, grants, scholarships, and other awards; advises students on financial aid options on campus and extra-mural fellowship opportunities. •Maintains and enhances database of financial aid and research support opportunities, circulates new ones to students and appropriate faculty. •Troubleshoots aid problems and registration blocks. Manages complex issues arising from the medical school professional degree fee as it impacts students’ Berkeley experience. Assists with efforts to secure new sources of funding for student scholarships.
Student Conduct: •Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination. Problem-solving in this area frequently entails a high degree of independence and confidentiality as well as a creative approach to analyzing situations without precedent, often occurring on an urgent basis. •Responsible for interpreting campus policies and advising students and faculty on student conduct, student grievances, disputes, and issues regarding discrimination.
Course Scheduling: •Devises curriculum planning in collaboration with the chair/deanDirector, the administrative manager and faculty, and with other departments, to ensure students' progress through course sequences, avoiding conflicts, and ensuring compliance with campus-wide policies.
Events and Alumni: •Plans and implements complex, high-visibility departmental events, such as the annual JMP Research Symposium, the second-year works in progress, and the faculty/alumni research seminar series and the JMP Graduation. •Coordinates all classroom scheduling for the JMP. Works with JMP Leadership to support active alumni involvement with the JMP. •Inventories, Stocks and purchases office supplies and event supplies. •Participates in workshops, trainings, and other professional development opportunities. •Other duties, as assigned.•Working knowledge of Graduate advising and counseling techniques. Close familiarity with campus resources at Tang Center, Graduate Division, Cesar Chavez Center, Sproul Hall, and elsewhere that provide support for students in all aspects of their academic and personal lives. •Knowledge of University-specific computer application programs such as BearBuy, Campus Solutions, Cal Student Central etc, includes Microsoft suite of applications: Word, Excel, Power Point and Google Educational Suite •Skills in judgment and decision-making regarding Graduate Division rules and procedures. •Ability to analyze and solve complicated problems involving students in circumstances spanning two campuses & to work with faculty & high-level staff partners to resolve delicate matters in effective and confidential fashion. •Capability to apply logic and sensitivity while responding rapidly during student crises. •Ability to exercise consummate discretion regarding management of privileged information within the department. •Advanced interpersonal skills including experience working with diverse populations and in teams. •Skills in monitoring, assessing & communicating processes and services to make systems improvement recommendations and to implement them. •Independent worker who manage projects reliability and meet deadlines. •Ability to multi-task.
Education/Training: •Bachelors degree in related area and/or equivalent experience/training
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