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Instructor of Clinical Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences

Department of Psychiatry & The Behavioral Sciences Faculty Los Angeles, California

The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the "Trojan Family," which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university what it is.

The Keck School of Medicine (KSOM) Department of Psychiatry seeks a Medical Student Educator who will work with the Psychiatry Clerkship Director and Associate Dean for Curriculum to develop, implement, evaluate and revise psychiatry’s medical student core clerkship curriculum consistent with the learning objectives of the KSOM and clerkship. The Medical Student Educator will provide direct and indirect teaching and observation of KSOM medical students and contribute to the overall monitoring of psychiatry clerkship related activities. The Medical Student Educator acts as liaison for students, supervising faculty and residents (regardless of site), other members of the health care team, and medical school administrative staff.  The Medical Student Educator reports directly to the psychiatry clerkship director.


Minimum Education:

Master’s Degree in Nursing, Social Work, Physician Assistant training, certified training in a Health-Related field or in Education.

Minimum Years’ Experience:

5 years in specialty or combined experience and education in field

Minimum Requirements in Field of Expertise:

Specialty specific certification or other advance practice certification (e.g., current certification from a BRN-approved nurse practitioner program, clinical nurse specialist, or, current certification (PA-C) from the NCCPA and graduation from an ARC-PA-accredited physician assistant program)

Recent (within 5 years) clinical experience in field of expertise

Possess an active California State RN/PA License or active California State License in Clinical Social Work (LCSW)

Possesses qualities, abilities and expertise in:

Competency in professional discipline and clinical specialty

Leadership/guidance, assessment, planning and evaluation of student and program performance

Verbal and written communication

Organizational systems

Problem identification and resolution

Curriculum conceptualization/development/revisions

Computer networking and web-based programs

Student development


Direct Clinical teaching:

Develops, coordinates and facilitates focused clinical activities relevant to the clerkship.

Assists and evaluates medical students’ performance of core competencies related to patient care.

Provides direct instruction, clinical supervision and feedback, and/or coordination of educational and feedback sessions related to clerkship objectives/competencies.

Reviews and monitors medical students’ clinical experiences during clerkship at all training site.

Works with the clerkship director to provide student-centered, individualized teaching plans for the enhancement and/or remediation of clinical skills as needed.

Performs site visits to evaluate appropriateness of the clinical facility/office for medical student education.

Acts as a role model in areas of professional communication: inter-professional interaction, history/interviewing, patient education, and documentation.

Conducts and/or participates in scholarly research/writing as needed.

Curriculum/program development:

Assists the program/clerkship director in the development of objectives/competencies, teaching strategies and evaluation of teaching/learning effectiveness. Keeps current with recommendations for proposed curriculum by regulatory agencies and professional organizations.

Assists with the development and revision of student performance evaluation tools.

Assists in the revision of clerkship materials.


Develops and manages special departmental projects of program/clerkship and monitors progress towards completion of the project.

Researches, gathers, organizes, interprets, and summarizes data (related to academic and clinical activities—reports, proposals, publications, presentations, etc.) for program/clerkship director and Associate and Assistant Deans for Curriculum and Student Affairs.

Assists in medical students’ evaluation process.

Assists in student relations issues, including retention and remediation.

Establishes and maintains appropriate professional network.  Maintains current knowledge of professional/regulatory guidelines, requirements and publications.  Attends and participates in professional meetings, conferences, etc.  Represents program/clerkship as delegated by the Clerkship Director, or Associate and Assistant Deans for Curriculum and Student Affairs, or as appropriate to professional education/clinical practice.

Serves as a key resource for program and clerkship related schedules, lectures, activities and assignments.  Interfaces with clerkship coordinator as applicable, faculty/staff and community sites regarding medical student education and core curriculum.

Attends departmental and KSOM committees as assigned.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

The University of Southern California strongly values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.  Women and men, and members of all racial and ethnic groups, people with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

REQ20070522 Posted Date: 02/05/2019

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