The Harvard Medical School M.D. curriculum includes five societal themes that run longitudinally throughout the four years of the curriculum in both the Pathways and Health Sciences and Technology (HST) and tracks. The societal themes are: Aging and End-of-Life Care; Health Equity; Sex and Gender Minority Health; Substance Use and Pain; and Trauma-Informed Care. In addition, Interprofessional Education (IPE) is a sixth longitudinal theme in the four-year M.D. curriculum. Each of these themes are integrated into the three phases of the curriculum: Preclerkship, Principal Clinical Experience (PCE) and Post-PCE. In order to facilitate the development and integration of curricula in these areas, the Curricular Theme Coordinator will support the work of the faculty theme directors, closely collaborating with staff in the Office of Curriculum Services (OCS) and the Office of Educational Quality Improvement (OEQI).
Responsibilities of the Theme Coordinator include:
Work with faculty theme directors and OCS/HST staff on strategies for integrating thematic content into the curriculum;
Provide logistical support for in-person and remote curricular theme-and IPE-related course sessions;
Develop and maintain theme
Three or more years of relevant experience required. Education beyond high school may count toward experience
College degree preferred; administrative experience in an academic setting preferred. Impeccable judgment and discretion required. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Exemplary organizational and planning abilities, as well as proficiency in Microsoft Office and web applications. Enthusiasm for educational innovation, new media and blended learning. Qualified candidates will possess a strong commitment to continuous process improvement and must be able to effectively prioritize work against multiple deadlines and have the capacity to adapt and respond to last-minute changes. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team structure. High energy and ability to select appropriate opportunities to take initiative, as well as to ensure that ongoing projects move forward. Successful candidate must be able to understand the general mission of the Program in Medical Education (PME) and possess/develop a working knowledge of the M.D. curriculum. Attendance at periodic early morning/evening meetings or events required.
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 53373BR
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