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Applications sought for new medical education position: Quality Systems Coach

The following is a guest post by Krista Hoffmann-Longtin, PhD, Program and Evaluation Director, Indiana University School of Medicine

Applications sought for the new medical education position: Quality Systems Coach

UPDATE: This job posting has been closed and filled.

As a part of the AMA Acceleration Change in Education grant, UME is recruiting faculty to serve as Quality Systems Coaches (QSCs) for medical students.

Quality Systems Coaches (QSCs) will teach and evaluate a small group of medical students in systems-based practice through the newly-designed innovative virtual health system (vHS) curriculum using a teaching electronic medical record (tEMR).

“The QSCs will become an important part of our medical students’ experience here at IU,” said Sara Jo Grethlein, M.D., Associate Dean for Undergraduate Medical Education. “Faculty in these roles will engage students in hands-on activities that explore healthcare delivery, patient safety, quality improvement, and population health using an innovative platform: the new tEMR.”

In addition to their teaching responsibilities, QSCs will participate in the Jump Start Faculty Development program, designed to help QSCs gain confidence and competence in preparation for their role. Provided predominantly online and reinforced with in-person retreats, the faculty development program will be enhanced by structured involvement in their local health system. The faculty development program will begin in January, and teaching in August.

Successful QSCs will be IUSM faculty members with an MD or equivalent degree. Individuals with prior medical education experience are preferred. Knowledge related to the use of electronic medical records, health care systems, and quality improvement are desired, but not required. Applicants should be receptive to teaching and learning with technology.

The total time commitment for QSCs is expected to be about 2.25 hours per week. QSCs will be eligible for CME, as well as Academy of Teaching Scholars credit, and may be able to meet requirements for MOC. There will be an allocation of funds associated with participation.