Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

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David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Date Posted: December 6, 2021

The David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (DGSOM) and UCLA Health invites applicants and nominations for the Associate Dean for GME/Designated Institutional Official (ADGME). The ADGME also serves as the Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for UCLA Medical Center. UCLA DGSOM/UCLA Medical Center is the sponsoring institution for 98 ACGME-accredited programs, providing training to over 1300 residents and fellows. Reporting to the Vice Dean for Education, the ADGME serves as the key faculty leader providing oversight of all residency and fellowship programs and the quality of the learning and working environment. The ADGME also provides administrative oversight of the staff in the Office of Graduate Medical Education, with specific operational responsibility for the development and continued improvement of all GME programs, monitoring, measuring and reporting GME performance measures, the development of policies relating to graduate medical education, substantial compliance with all ACGME rules and guidelines, and academic and employment oversight of all residents and fellows. The ADGME works collaboratively with key collaborators including Program Directors, Chairs, Faculty, Executive UCLA Health System leadership, and DGSOM Deans to ensure substantial compliance with ACGME Institutional, Common Program and Subspecialty Requirements, as well as Department of State (J-1 visa), ECFMG, and California Medical Board requirements. In addition, the incumbent is responsible for providing academic and employment oversight, optimizing the clinical learning environment, and supporting the well-being of all residents and fellows. The incumbent collaborates effectively with human resources and legal experts to manage contractual relationships, resident and faculty interactions, and other GME policy, compliance and regulatory requirements. The incumbent provides strategic guidance to both the DGSOM Dean’s office and UCLA health system in matters pertaining to Graduate Medical Education, and also serves as the direct liaison with Designated Institutional Officers of each of the affiliated hospitals, ensuring that each institution provides safe and high-quality clinical care in a professional, equitable, respective and civil environment. The ideal candidate will have broad knowledge and experience in medical education, and should possess the competencies for Institutional GME Leaders established by the Group on Resident Affairs (GRA) of the Association of American Medical Colleges. * Essential attributes include emotional intelligence, compelling communication, agility and adaptability, professionalism, system thinking, and results orientation. The ADGME must embrace and advance the UCLA Health System and DGSOM aspirational goals of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion in all aspects of education and clinical care, as well as the principles of the DGSOM’s Cultural North Star and UCLA Health System CICare. The shared values of the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM) are expressed in the Cultural North Star, which was developed by members of our community and affirms our unswerving commitment to doing what’s right, making things better, and being kind. These are the standards to which we hold ourselves, and one another. Please read more about this important DGSOM program at https://medschool.ucla.edu/cultural-north-star. All candidates must hold an MD degree or equivalent and be eligible for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor in an appropriate UCLA faculty series. In addition, all candidates must have at least 3 years of experience in institutional GME leadership positions ideally as a DIO, program director or Associate PD with relevant leadership experience within an academic health system. This position provides salary support for up to 75% contribution toward a full-time faculty position, details subject to Dean’s Office approval. Confidential inquiries, nominations, or submissions of interest should include: • CV • Letter of intent, addressing the qualifications outlined in the position description, including your most significant accomplishment in your current position, relevant to this role. The letter should be no more than 2 pages. • Up to one additional page outlining your leadership philosophy of and vision for graduate medical education. • Up to one additional page outlining your experiences related to and vision for optimizing diversity, equity, and inclusion in GME. Inquiries are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made: Kate Perkins, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair Professor Emerita, DGSOM at UCLA c/o Cindy Cordova Email: GMEAssociateDean@mednet.ucla.edu We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status. For the complete University of California nondiscrimination and affirmative action policy see: UC Nondiscrimination and Affirmative Action Policy. As a condition of employment, you will be required to comply with the University of California SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) Vaccination Program Policy. All Covered Individuals under the policy must provide proof of Full Vaccination or, if applicable, submit a request for Exception (based on Medical Exemption, Disability, and/or Religious Objection) or Deferral (based on pregnancy) no later than the applicable deadline. New University of California employees must (a) provide proof of receiving at least one dose of a COVID-19 Vaccine no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment and provide proof of Full Vaccination no later than eight weeks after their first date of employment; or (b) if applicable, submit a request for Exception or Deferral no later than 14 calendar days after their first date of employment. (Capitalized terms in this paragraph are defined in the policy.) Federal, state, or local public health directives may impose additional requirements. * https://www.aamc.org/system/files/c/2/441248-institutionalgmeleadershipcompetencies.pdf

How To Apply

Inquiries are invited and will be considered until an appointment is made: Kate Perkins, MD, PhD, Search Committee Chair Professor Emerita, DGSOM at UCLA c/o Cindy Cordova Email: GMEAssociateDean@mednet.ucla.edu We welcome candidates whose experience in teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence.

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