The Tulane School of Medicine’s John W. Deming Department of Medicine seeks a dynamic and experienced clinician-educator with a commitment to inclusivity and innovation to lead our academic community. The Vice Chair of Education will centralize, direct, and grow our academic mission. They will also develop clinician-educator faculty and curriculum, and strategically build faculty development programming.
The Department integrates eight clinical sections (Cardiology, Pulmonology, Gastroenterology, Nephrology, Endocrinology, Allergy/Immunology, General Internal Medicine/Geriatrics, and Hematology/Oncology) that provide clinical care, teaching, and research in collaboration with three major hospital systems (Tulane Medical Center, University Medical Center-New Orleans, and the Southeastern Veterans Healthcare System). There are several additional clinic sites and locations within New Orleans and across Louisiana where residents rotate. The Department supports two ACGME residency programs in Internal Medicine and Medicine/Pediatrics and seven medicine subspecialty fellowship training programs with approximately 200 trainees.
Roles and Responsibilities:
Strengthen our educational leadership pipeline. This includes:
Overseeing faculty-development activities related to education, such as training faculty members on effective and meaningful teaching, evaluation, and feedback practices.
Promoting faculty awareness of institutional and national opportunities for the development of educational leadership and expertise.
Providing oversight, support, direction, coaching, development, and empowerment to a diverse cadre of leaders across our education programs, including the Internal Medicine, Medicine-Pediatrics, and Medicine-Psychiatry residency programs and several subspecialty fellowship programs.
Developing a Clinical Educators track to support the career trajectory of faculty whose primary focus is medical education.
Facilitating the recruitment of clinician educators; orienting new faculty members to roles and responsibilities in education and teaching; fostering a culture of faculty involvement in the Department’s educational programs; and supporting and mentor faculty with specific interest in medical education and/or who are career educators.
Collaboratively promote the success of educational programs by:
Serving as the chief department advocate for investment and improvement in these programs.
Advising the Chair on educational priorities, funding needs, recruitment, and infrastructure support for these programs.
Convening regular meetings of the Department’s educational leadership group to ensure the best possible planning, innovation, integration, and communication across programs.
Working with the Vice Chair for Clinical Affairs to develop and maintain annual operating budgets for all educational programs.
Assisting the Chair in fostering an environment that values and promotes educational programs.
Leading and overseeing of the Department of Medicine Grand Rounds and CME programming.
Providing oversight of residents’ research activities; engaging faculty to serve as research mentors to trainees; directing and overseeing of the Department’s Resident and Fellow scholarship day.
Serve as liaison between the department and key stakeholders. This includes:
Interacting with the Tulane School of Medicine, Tulane’s Graduate Medical Education Office, and Vice Dean for Faculty Affairs to promote educational programs and initiatives.
Serving as an alternate representative for the Chair on Tulane School of Medicine committees relevant to educational activities, in the Chair's absence, or as the Chair deems appropriate.
Collaborating with leaders across Tulane School of Medicine and affiliate hospitals to identify best practices in medical training and opportunities for inter-professional education.
Maintain and enhance reporting processes and systems for trainee and faculty performance. This includes:
Developing educational program evaluation processes and metrics for the purposes of assessment, improvement, and planning.
Ensuring that all educational programs meet or exceed all compliance standards and policies that govern them, including regulatory and accreditation requirement.
Ensuring that our educational programs function consistently with our department values, especially in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
The position reports directly to the Department Chair. The Vice Chair of Education will have significant leadership responsibility in oversight of all education programs in the Department and will build a strong educational leadership pipeline, managing and collaborating with our residency program directors, associate program directors, and fellowship directors in conjunction with our affiliated hospitals.
The ideal candidate would have:
MD degree, with leadership experience in an academic medicine department
Strong knowledge of education trends and expectations in medical training programs
Associate Professor or full Professor rank
A minimum of 5 years of UME or GME educational administrative experience with a proven track record of educational leadership and excellence in teaching.
The John W. Deming Department of Medicine is also one of the largest and most successful research departments in the School of Medicine. Our research extends from the basic sciences to physiology and pathobiology to the application of knowledge in the clinical and community settings. The faculty are also prominent members of a number of university-wide Centers such as the Cancer Center, the Bioinformatics and Genomics Center, ¬¬the Center for Translational Research in Infection and Inflammation, the Gene Therapy Center, the Renal and Hypertension Center, the Abdominal Transplant Center, and the Center for Aging.
In addition to our clinical services and research programs, we offer innovative educational programs at all levels: medical (MD, MD/PhD) students, graduate (PhD) students, residents, fellows, and continuing medical education. Please visit the appropriate areas of the website to learn more.
Our department is most proud of the people who make up an talented and dedicated team, from staff to trainees and faculty. Our guiding principles and values are respect, ethical integrity, communication, accountability, and drive for excellence. We invite you to experience the collaborative, inclusive, energetic, and innovative culture here at Tulane.