The Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) at Washington State University is embarking on the accreditation and development of a next generation medical school designed to train students to be physician leaders, who innovate, adapt and discover in an ever changing healthcare landscape. The School is now inviting applications for the position of Associate Dean of Clinical Education who will join the founding Dean’s leadership team in leading the college into the future.
The mission of the School is to: Develop practical solutions to challenging problems in disease prevention, health care access and delivery; Train primary care physicians who will work in Washington and help alleviate a shortage of doctors, especially in rural and under-served areas; and Develop a strong research component, with faculty members who work on innovative projects, sharing what they know with students in classroom and research settings.
The Associate Dean of Clinical Education is a physician administrator with demonstrated success in the education of medical students and the development of faculty toward their highest potential in their chosen field. She/he ensures that the educational experience encountered by each student in and around Tri-Cities, WA is of the highest quality possible and in compliance with the requirement of accreditation.
She/he ensures that the faculty of the Elson S. Floyd College of Medicine (ESFCOM) associated with the Tri-Cities campus are properly oriented to their roles as educators and are proactively engaged in their continuing development in their areas of specialty. She/he directs the delivery of medical education, working with hospitals, clinics, WSU Tri-Cities campus, and faculty to ensure a quality education program is delivered in the Tri-Cities. She/he oversees an administrative staff responsible for student and faculty support on the Tri-Cities campus.
The Associate Dean also works with the WSU Tri-Cities administration to support research and scholarly work by faculty and students. She/he works closely with the Chair of Medical Education and Clinical Sciences to ensure horizontal and vertical integration as well as overall efficacy of the medical education curriculum delivered in the Tri-Cities region. She/he works closely with other Associate Deans to ensure the ESFCOM student body composition represents the stated mission and purpose of the medical school.
Washington State University (WSU) is Washington’s land-grant university with an overarching mission of improving the quality of life for all citizens — locally, nationally, and globally. As a comprehensive leading land-grant institution, WSU is committed to excellence in each of its research, teaching and outreach missions. With a focus on innovation, excellence, and accountability, continual enhancement of the quality, scope, and impact of research and educational endeavors are at the core of WSU’s strategic priorities.
More than 1,500 students attend WSU at the 201-acre campus, located along the banks of the Columbia River in Richland, the heart of Washington’s wine country. WSU Tri-Cities offers 19 bachelor’s degrees, 10 master’s degrees, and 10 doctoral degrees, with an emphasis on the STEM disciplines. The campus began admitting freshmen in 2007. In June, the campus dedicated the new Ste. Michelle Wine Estates Wine Science Center. The teaching and research facility is considered one of the most technologically advanced wine science centers in the world. It is expected to become a magnet for collaboration among industry members, students, and researchers from around the globe. Because of the campus’s location next to world renowned engineering firms, federal agencies, and a national laboratory, students interact with eminent professors engaged in leading research and with community and industry leaders committed to providing internships and practical career experiences.
WSU Tri-Cities is located in Richland, Washington, which, along with Kennewick and Pasco, make up the Tri-Cities.
Richland offers an enviable combination of natural amenities and city services that contributes to a high quality of life. Named one of the best places in the U.S. to raise children, according to Kiplinger.com, Richland’s ranking was based on the number of public parks and playgrounds, the money spent on educating children, income levels, and affordability.
The Tri-Cities region, which enjoys over 300 days of sunshine a year, allows year-around outdoor activities. The confluence of the Snake, Yakima, and Columbia rivers has produced an aquatic playground that beckons water lovers from across the region.
Professional sport teams include the Tri-Cities Americans WHL ice-hockey team, Tri-City Dust Devils baseball team, and the Tri-Cities Fever arena football team. Golf is one of the Tri-Cities most popular sports, with ten beautiful courses available in the area.
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