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Learning Community Mentor

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
North Chicago, IL 60064
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    120785348
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Job Type: Part-Time Faculty
Location: North Chicago, IL, US


Position Summary

The Department of Academic Learning Environment (ALE) in the Chicago Medical School (CMS) at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science invites applications for four part-time Learning Community Mentor positions. Learning Community Mentors are responsible for providing longitudinal advising, mentoring, teaching, and social support to medical students. The learning communities at Chicago Medical School provide medical students with a familiar group of peers that lasts throughout medical school. Under the leadership of a physician faculty mentor, approximately 48 students (one-fourth of each medical school class) develop trust and help one another adapt to the culture of medicine. Sixteen Learning Community Mentors link vertically with students in other classes through the four CMS Houses. Mentors are expected to serve a four-year term.



Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The learning communities at Chicago Medical School provide medical students with a familiar group of peers that lasts throughout medical school. CMS learning communities allow students to feel part of a dedicated cohort that is focused on curricular and co-curricular learning that is beneficial in terms of feeling supported and validated during medical school.

Under the leadership of a physician faculty mentor, approximately 48 students (one-fourth of each medical school class) develop trust and help one another adapt to the culture of medicine. Sixteen learning communities link vertically with students in other classes through the four CMS Houses.

Learning Community Mentors are responsible for providing longitudinal advising, mentoring, teaching, and social support to medical students. They work closely with the Assistant Dean for Educational Research and Student Learning, who meets with them regularly and provides guidance. The annual faculty salary for this part-time position is $10,000/year, which will be divided into twenty-six equal payments per year for four years.

Advising: Beginning in the fall of M1 year and then twice a year throughout medical school, community mentors meet individually with every student. Mentors and students review the students' academic records, discuss their progress concerning competencies, career development and help the students to create learning plans. These meetings also cover the students' methods of maintaining their own physical and mental health. Mentors are notified of their students' academic performance and contact struggling students to offer help.

Mentoring: Community mentors serve as role models in classroom and clinical settings. They reflect on their own views of clinical medicine and provide examples of medical interactions for the students to discuss. Mentors invite students, especially in the preclinical years, to shadow them in their clinical work. For students who are interested in specialties outside the mentor's field, mentors make clinical contacts available for students.

Social Support: Community mentors participate in ceremonies marking important events in the students' education, including new student orientation/white coat ceremony, M2 classroom to clerkship ceremony, match to residency event, and graduation ceremony. Each community has a limited budget for social gatherings.

Faculty Development: Community Mentors are expected to participate in ongoing faculty development efforts related to the learning community mentoring role. Mentors are expected to serve as a resource to each other.



Required Education & Experience
  • M.D. or D.O. degree, residency certificate; Six years of clinical practice experience and current clinical practice.
  • Must have the highest ethical standards and possess strong personal and professional integrity.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills are of utmost importance.
  • Must achieve a background check clearance.



Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Familiarity with new practice development and team-based care
  • Familiarity and experience in Chicago and the surrounding medical community
  • Administrative experience
  • Appreciation of diversity
  • An understanding of student health services



Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions
  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EEO/VETERANS/DISABLED





PI120785348
Posted: 2020-06-10 Expires: 2020-07-12

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