Vice Chair of Education, Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine

Yale University, Yale School of Medicine
Date Posted: February 26, 2020

The Department of Surgery at the Yale School of Medicine seeks a Vice Chair of Education (VCE) to centralize, direct, and grow our academic mission, across the spectrum of medical education. The Department integrates eleven clinical divisions (Bariatrics/MIS, Cardiac Surgery, Colon & Rectal, General/Trauma & Critical Care, Otolaryngology, Pediatric Surgery, Plastics & Reconstructive Surgery, Surgical Oncology, Thoracic Surgery, Transplant, and Vascular), and spans a number of campuses across the state. Medical students and residents rotate to these sites over the course of the program. The Department supports five ACGME residency programs in General Surgery, Otolaryngology, Plastics and Reconstructive Surgery, Cardiothoracic Surgery, and Vascular Surgery; and approximately 200 trainees, at any given time. Structured rotations, research years, and curricular content – including a sophisticated simulation lab – serves students, residents, fellows, and faculty across the surgical sciences. Fellowship training programs in subspecialties (breast, endocrine, bariatrics/MIS, pediatric surgery, surgical oncology, craniofacial, hand) are highly ranked destinations for trainees from across the country. A Clinical Educators track specifically supports the career trajectory of faculty who are primarily focused on medical education. Focused investment in the development of robust mentor/mentee networks, leadership training, PhD, and advanced degree programs is a Departmental priority. his position reports directly to the Department Chair. The VCE will have significant leadership responsibility to oversee all education programs in the Department, and to centralize operations across a diverse portfolio of clinical curricular, and multiple learning sites. The successful VCE will build and support a strong educational leadership pipeline, managing and collaborating with our residency program directors, associate program directors, fellowship directors, and clerkship directors across all delivery networks. The role will need to work in synergy with the Vice Chair of Research and the Vice Chair of Quality, to develop and direct educational programs across the core domains. Administrative support will be provided for the role. The ideal candidate will hold or have held a major educational leadership role in surgery. A strong history of scholarly activity in education research or curriculum design is expected. A background in fund-raising and endowment development is highly desirable. The Yale School of Medicine seeks candidates whose experience has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence and inclusion. Minimum Qualifications: • MD, PHD, or Ed.D • Experience in an academic surgery department • Strong knowledge of education trends and expectations in surgical training programs • Mid-career associate 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. Yale University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer. Yale values diversity among its students, staff, and faculty and strongly welcomes applications from women, persons with disabilities, protected veterans, and underrepresented minorities.

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Applicants should send a cover letter, curriculum vita, statement of teaching, statement of research and three letters of reference. All application materials should be submitted electronically to: Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

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