The Augusta University/University of Georgia (AU/UGA) Medical Partnership campus in Athens, Georgia is seeking a full time faculty member at the academic rank of Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor, to develop and oversee a four-year Community and Population Health curriculum as part of its undergraduate medical program.
As Campus Director of the Community and Population Health curriculum, the successful candidate will have the primary responsibility of developing and overseeing a four-year Community and Population Health (CPH) curriculum in the undergraduate medical education program. The CPH curricular theme was first developed in 2010 with the goal of providing medical students with essential knowledge and skills that every physician needs in the areas of health promotion, policy and advocacy, to effectively advocate for and manage the care of her/his practice population. The current CPH curriculum is delivered predominately during the first two years and was recently awarded the AAMC’s Shining Star Award for its Community Health Education component. The Campus Director of the Community and Population Health Curriculum will be expected to provide oversight and continued development of the existing curriculum, and to further expand the curriculum to include a Health Informatics, Patient Safety, and Quality Assurance component in the undergraduate medical education program.
Direct the Community Health Education program in Phase 1.
With guidance from the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum and Campus Associate Dean for Medical Education, develop and oversee the implementation of a four-year Health Policy and Health Promotion and Advocacy curriculum.
With guidance from the Campus Associate Dean for Curriculum, develop and oversee a four-year Health Informatics, Patient Safety, and Quality Assurance curriculum, including active learning opportunities for 3rd year and/or 4th year medical students.
Monitor medical educational trends in population health.
Provide teaching support for campus curricular components in the areas of UME and the newly established GME programs.
Pursue personal scholarship around education and/or population health.
Provide support (0.1-0.2 FTE) to a clinical practice.
Collaborate with other AU and UGA academic units as appropriate.
MD, DO or PhD degree Board Certification in at least one specialty recognized by the American Board of Medical Specialties MPH degree or similar educational experience preferred Able to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia Able to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges Able to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license
Additional Salary Information: Academic Rank & Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience of the selected candidate.
About Augusta University and University of Georgia Medical Partnership
Augusta University and the University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians. The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the state’s flagship land-grant research university, with the expertise of the Medic...al College of Georgia, AU, Georgia’s only public medical school.
First- and second-year students study basic science and clinical science in a hybrid curriculum that makes extensive use of small group learning, supplemented by large group interactive sessions. Students at the Medical Partnership have the opportunity to rotate during their third and fourth years in private practices, community clinics and hospitals across northeast Georgia.
In addition to increasing the number of physicians in Georgia, the partnership will expand research collaborations between Augusta University and UGA, creating new insights into the prevention and treatment of diseases such as diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
Georgia currently ranks 40th in the nation in the ratio of physicians to population. It also faces a number of health challenges, including a high infant mortality rate and high rates of obesity and heart disease. Through expanded medical education and research, the AU/UGA Medical Partnership is addressing these issues to improve the health and prosperity of our state.