Faculty Educator, Longitudinal Community Care Practicum, MD Cirriculum

West Reading, Pennsylvania
Feb 15, 2019
Apr 16, 2019
Part Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Permanent



Drexel Univ       Tower Health Drexel

In 2018, Drexel University College of Medicine and Tower Health announced plans to jointly develop a regional medical campus in West Reading, Pennsylvania near the campus of Reading Hospital. The regional campus will provide all four years of instruction leading to the MD degree and will be operational for the 2020 – 2021 academic year. We are now recruiting for multiple faculty and staff level positions to support the operation of the new campus.

Today, with more than 1,000 medical students, Drexel University College of Medicine is educating 1 in every 83 medical students in the nation. Graduate students number more than 800, and the College is the academic partner in the education of more than 550 medical residents and fellows. There are 700 clinical and basic science faculty, and more than 1,700 affiliate and volunteer faculty. Tower Health is a regional, integrated healthcare system that offers leading-edge compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people in southeastern Pennsylvania. Tower Health consists of Reading Hospital in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. It also includes Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing; Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences in West Reading; and a connected network of 2,000 physicians, specialists and providers across 65 convenient locations. 

Position Title: Faculty Educator, Longitudinal Community Care Practicum, MD Curriculum

Job Overview: This part-time (0.5 FTE) 12-month educator position with expertise in community health will serve as the faculty lead for this course on the Tower Health campus of Drexel University College of Medicine. DUCOM’s Foundations and Frontiers curriculum prepares students to provide humanistic care to a diverse population as an integral member of a health care team. The 18-month Foundations phase includes multidisciplinary, integrated basic and clinical science courses that utilize a combination of technology enhanced instructional formats to deliver course content as well as in-class team-centered instructional activities that extend and apply knowledge to clinical problems. The course “Longitudinal Community Care Practicum” extends over the entirety of the 18-month Foundations phase and is the major platform for the acquisition of competencies in community health, health disparities, chronic care management, and interprofessional education. Candidates must demonstrate willingness to contribute to multidisciplinary medical instruction in small group and large group settings and will also participate in small group Case Based Learning sessions.  


  • MD/DO with expertise in Clinical Skills and Physician-Patient communication;
  • Experience teaching in a graduate or medical education setting with evidence of effective teaching;
  • Demonstrated success in working well with faculty, administrators and students in an educational environment.

Essential Functions:

  • Work with an interdisciplinary team of basic science educators and clinical faculty to develop and implement content in an innovative and integrated medical education curriculum
  • Prepare and develop online educational resources in conjunction with other basic science educators
  • Work with community health providers to facilitate experiences for students
  • Work with other health care professionals (nursing, PT, etc) to facilitate interprofessional learning experiences
  • Participate in and design different types of active learning sessions including team-based learning
  • Identify, track and support students in academic difficulty within the course/thread;
  • Facilitate case-based learning
  • Participate in mentoring and advising activities for medical students
  • Maintain a scholarly focus in education

Drexel University's mission is to serve students and society through comprehensive integrated academic offerings enhanced by technology, co-operative education, and clinical practice in an urban setting, with global outreach embracing research, scholarly activities, and community initiatives.

Faculty and Staff hired for the Drexel University College of Medicine Campus at Tower Health will receive their pay and benefits from Tower Health.  Faculty will also hold a faculty appointment with the Drexel University College of Medicine. 

To apply for this position, please apply online at www.towerhealth.org. Click on Careers, then Click on Reading Hospital, and enter 2018-23341 in the search box.                                                                                                       

For more information about Drexel University College of Medicine, please visit www.drexelmed.edu.

For more information about Tower Health, please visit www.towerhealth.org

Tower Health is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to diversity. M/F/D/V