The Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TouroCOM) is looking for an osteopathic physician with experience in medical education to teach first, second and third year medical students in a discipline based curriculum on the Harlem, NY campus.
- Under the direction of the Chair, contribute to the planning and organization of the course. The degree to which teaching is planned and efficiently organized provides learning experiences which are based upon the needs, interests and abilities of the student by. Effective course planning and organization includes:
a. Determination of topics to be covered, learning objectives for instructional (lecture and lab) activities, and methods to deliver the course material that are appropriate for a pre-medical curriculum, that adequately prepare students for undergraduate and graduate medical education, and appropriate shelf and professional exams (COMLEX).
b. Design lectures and lab activities that maximize student engagement, participation, and active learning opportunities, and that account for the diverse learning needs of students.
c. Establishing a program for the formative and summative evaluation of students, and that provides feedback to students based up this evaluation.
d. Ensuring that exams are prepared according to established TouroCOM policies and procedures.
- Under direction of the Chair, contribute to the development of a detailed course syllabus that is prepared according to the academic needs of TouroCOM and that includes:
a. Course title, number, credit hours, Course Director information and office hours for both campuses
b. Course Description and goals, including how the course will contribute to the student’s mastery of the core competencies of an osteopathic physician
c. Required (and any recommended) texts and materials
d. Description of the means used measure the fulfillment of course goals, including (if applicable) examination/practical schedule, projects, papers, participation, attendance, and grade breakdown and weighting.
e. Explanation of how grades are determined.
f. Attendance policy or required attendance verification (if applicable)
g. Lecture dates and times to include lecture topic, learning objectives, assigned video lecture, reading assignment, responsible faculty (for invited and guest lectures the course director or a designate are to be in attendance for the entire presentation)
h. Lab dates and times to include laboratory/dissection topic, learning objectives, reading assignment, responsible faculty.
- Under the direction of the Chair, prepare (and record) a lecture series according to established TouroCOM policies and procedures, including the following standards:
a. Begin the lecture with a title slide, followed by a list of learning objectives which clearly articulate what you want the students to be able to do at the end of the lesson using Blooms taxonomy.
b. List of reading assignments intended to complement, or that is provided in addition to, the lecture material.
c. Includes content slides that use text, pictures, diagrams, and imbedded videos to illustrate key concepts, and that may appeal to a student body with diverse learning preferences.
d. Concludes with a review of the key concepts, learning objectives.
e. Create lectures and videos that include the following attributes of a successful lecture:
i. material is presented in a clear and logical sequence
ii. make the material accessible and meaningful
iii. demonstrate an expert knowledge in the subject
iv. pace the lecture appropriately
v. be concise
vi. illustrate/demonstrate the clinical applications of the concepts presented
vii. show enthusiasm for the subject
viii. generate curiosity about the lecture material early in the lecture
ix. eye contact with the audience or camera
x. utilize changes in pace & tone, gesturing and moving, humor (when appropriate) to keep the students engaged
xi. be professional at all times
xii. pay attention to and responding to student input/cues
xiii. saying “I don’t know” when you really don’t know
xiv. Annunciation/articulation/projection of words
- Under the direction of the Chair, ensure that materials such as lecture videos, lecture notes, power point presentations, and cases have been completed, properly edited for content/grammatical errors, and posted to the students in a timely fashion. Lecture videos should be available to students no less than 1 week before the corresponding classroom session.
- Under the direction of the Chair, review all course evaluation information, recommendations made by administration and the curriculum committee to note course strengths, deficiencies, and opportunities to improve.
- Work with all contributing faculty across the Harlem and Middletown campuses to assure that the learning needs of all TouroCOM students are met.
- Advise students on questions about course materials and course administration, including referring students to the appropriate person for content questions.
- Standing for an extended period of time, especially in the laboratory setting.
- Fulfill committee assignments as assigned by the Campus Dean.
- Participate in interviews process as assigned by the Dean of Students.
- Satisfactory completion of faculty development and responsibilities as measured by the Department Chair and Dean of Preclinical Sciences to include:
- a. Teaching (measured, in part, by peer and chair evaluation, student evaluation, student outcomes)
b. Research activities (measured, in part, by submitted abstracts, invited seminars, published works, grants awarded, other scholarly contributions).
c. Service (measured, in part, by college committee participation and leadership, participation in community service, contribution to professional organizations such as the NBOME and AOA)
- Participate in student advising and provide guidance to the students of Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine.
- D.O. or M.D. degree.
- Experience teaching at the medical school or graduate level in the areas mentioned in the job responsibilities section.
- Have experience designing OMM instructional materials.
- Demonstrate potential for basic science research, and work well with the rest of faculty team.
- Basic computer skills supporting the proficient use of the Microsoft Office Suite, including PowerPoint, Word, Outlook and Excel, as well as software used to prepare and administer written exams electronically and experience with Learning Management Systems.
- Infrequent travel to the branch campus location in Manhattan, NY.
- Travel to professional academic conferences, as approved by the Department Chair.