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 Spokane, 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 Spokane 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 Spokane campus, and faculty to ensure a quality education program is delivered in Spokane. She/he oversees an administrative staff responsible for student and faculty support on the Spokane campus.
The Associate Dean also works with the WSU Spokane 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 Spokane 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.
The University 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.
The WSU campus in Spokane is located in the center of a developing University District downtown and enjoys a premier location along the Spokane River. WSU Spokane is the University’s designated health sciences campus and offers graduate and professional degrees as well as some undergraduate completion degrees in many health sciences fields. Advanced degrees in criminal justice and K-12 education round out the offerings. The campus also hosts health sciences programs from Eastern Washington University.
WSU is one of only 115 public and private institutions recognized by the Carnegie Foundation as a “very high research activity” university. In addition to the Spokane campus, WSU has campuses in Pullman, the Tri-Cities, and Vancouver, with a developing campus in Everett; four research and extension centers within the state and extension offices in every county; and a Global Campus with online degree programs accessible worldwide. The University’s annual operating budget expenditures are nearly $1 billion.
The City Spokane is a major healthcare hub and the largest along the northern corridor of the United States between Minneapolis and Seattle. It offers the latest diagnostic and therapeutic care in all fields of medicine, and boasts four major hospitals, including Providence Health’s 644-bed Sacred Heart Medical Center. Complete with a rich cultural scene, historic neighborhoods, urban appeal, and easy access to four-season outdoor recreation, Spokane supplies a high quality of life for the nearly half million residents who live in the region.
Founded as the people’s university in 1890, Washington State University fulfills that commitment by transforming lives through education, research, and community outreach. During 2015, the University is celebrating 125 years of delivering life-changing knowledge and discoveries to citizens across the state, region, nation, and around the world. The state’s only land-grant institution and one of tw...o public research universities, WSU provides a world-class education to nearly 30,000 students through its multi-campus, statewide locations and online. The University strives to ensure that higher education is accessible at an affordable cost—a decades-long WSU commitment to the state’s citizens. The University offers more than 200 undergraduate fields of study and 127 graduate and professional degree programs. Many academic programs win recognition nationally for excellence. WSU is one of just 108 public and private universities in the United States—out of more than 4,500—singled out for its “very high research activity” by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The University’s research agenda is focused on addressing challenges in health, sustainability, smart systems, national security, and opportunity and equity. WSU is a major driver of Washington’s economy, partnering with many of the state’s leading industries, including agribusiness, aerospace, health care, software, and construction. The University is responsible for nearly 20,600 jobs statewide and generates an overall economic impact of more than $3.3 billion annually. The institution’s operating budget expenditures total nearly $2 billion annually.