Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

Detroit, Michigan
Aug 18, 2021
Sep 17, 2021
Other Specialty
Full Time
Position Type
Academic/Teaching, Executive


Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, Michigan


The Vice Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education is responsible for the educational program leading to the MD degree and reports to the Dean of the School of Medicine.  The position will oversee essential aspects of educating a diverse student body in an urban setting with a culture of inclusion, through high quality education, clinical experience, pioneering research, local investment in our community and innovative technology to prepare physician leaders. 

Duties include:

  • Work with the Dean to develop and implement short-term action plans and long-term strategic plans that are aligned with the needs and goals of the School of Medicine.
  • Lead and provide oversight of the medical education team.  Oversee ongoing day to day management of the MD curriculum and other aspects of students' educational experience.  Ensure integration of basic and clinical science across the four years of medical school.  Ensure appropriate integration of foundational science, social, behavioral, public health, population health and health systems topics into the medical educational programs.
  • Lead and evaluate modifications to the curriculum, maintaining consistency throughout with Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) accreditation standards through collaboration with course and clerkship directors, faculty, students and deans.
  • Continuously evaluate and improve the curriculum in terms of needs assessment, instructional content and methods, student assessment, and course evaluation as these processes relate to horizontal and vertical integration and educational principles such as independent and self-directed learning, student-centeredness, and active learning.
  • Identify opportunities for growth and maximize resources at current clinical sites to improve educational experiences.   Strengthen partnerships with affiliate institutions and community physicians to benefit the educational mission.
  • Enhance the relationship and coordination with the Admissions office for the recruitment, retention, and well-being of students.
  • Oversee and manage the Undergraduate Medical Education budget.
  • Provide mentoring, training and support for faculty, to improve instruction across the curriculum. 
  • Maintain and improve competence in disciplinary content and instructional methodologies through participation in faculty development activities and self-directed learning.
  • Participate in scholarly activities, which may include the advancement of new theories, practices and principles, expansion and interpretation of existing ideas, theories, and principles, and improvement and application of knowledge, especially in new settings. Submit scholarly work for open dissemination and professional peer review.

The successful candidate will have a MD, DO, OR Ph.D. degree with significant leadership experience in Medical Education and be clinically active.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine is the nation’s largest single-campus medical school in the country with over 1,200 medical students.  The Wayne State University School of Medicine is widely renowned for the quality of its clinical training programs and for providing outstanding physicians to Michigan and the nation.

WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented people. Wayne State is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.

To Apply - Posting ID # 045731