Associate Dean - Undergraduate Medical Education

Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM)

Location: Ontario
Date posted: 2013-10-18

With the vision of Innovative Education and Research for a Healthier North, the Northern Ontario School of Medicine (NOSM) is committed to the education of high-quality physicians and health professionals, and to international recognition as a leader in distributed, learning-centred, community-engaged education and research. Serving as the Faculty of Medicine for Lakehead University in Thunder Bay and Laurentian University in Sudbury, NOSM has developed distributed, community-engaged learning as its distinctive model of medical education and health research. Currently, NOSM is seeking an Associate Dean, Undergraduate Medical Education (UME).

The School's four-year MD program takes place at more than 70 sites across Northern Ontario. This fully accredited, highly innovative program emphasizes psychosocial aspects of medicine, community engagement, and social accountability. The annual cohort of 64 students, largely drawn from Northern communities, can look forward to a range of small-group, community-based, cultural immersion, and longitudinal experiences. NOSM's graduates perform exceptionally well against national standards such as the CaRMS match and the national licensing exams.


As Associate Dean UME, you will report to the Dean, drawing on your understanding of the experience and needs of today's medical undergraduates, including program planning and execution, curriculum content, and faculty development. Surveying the landscape of modern medical education, you will provide innovative leadership to oversee the creation and maintenance of academic performance standards for students and faculty alike, and ensure that NOSM's programming can respond to current and future challenges. You are eager to grow relationships with Northern Ontario's diverse communities, including Aboriginal and Francophone communities, across large geographic areas. Having strong communication skills, you will visit the two main campuses, community placement sites, and communities while working with students, staff, faculty and other stakeholders. You are endowed with the empathy and professional expertise necessary to develop and maintain strong wellness, career counseling, and other support services.

As a member of NOSM's Executive and Senior Leadership Groups, you will provide innovative, evidence-based stewardship of the portfolio will result in the development, planning, oversight, and maintenance of strong policies, procedures, and protocols. Equally expert in scholarly practice and collaborative skills, you will partner with other NOSM and external units to initiate, sponsor, conduct, and oversee relevant research activities. You are strategic and fiscally responsible, which will allow you to develop and administer flexible budgets, contracts, policies, plans, and procedures.

If you are an MD or Ph.D., or have equivalent health or education experience, are an effective team player and team leader, with French as an asset and Ojibway and/or Cree as an advantage, in addition to exceptional English, and want to play a part in shaping medicine and health care in Ontario by accomplishing the above goals, this is the opportunity for you.

Please submit your application in confidence to: Phelps Talent and Executive Search 401 Bay St., Suite 1400, Toronto, ON M5H 2Y4

Quote in the subject line project code: PH131719 Application Deadline: November 29, 2013

The Northern Ontario School of Medicine is committed to equity in employment and encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, Aboriginal peoples, members of visible minorities, and persons with disabilities. While all responses will be appreciated and handled in the strictest confidence, only those being considered for interviews will be acknowledged.


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