Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine Selects Harris Search Associates to Lead the Search for the Next Associate Dean for Medical Education

(March 2022) The Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM) has selected academic medicine executive search firm Harris Search Associates to lead the search for its next Associate Dean for Medical Education.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine at Wright State University is seeking an experienced medical education leader to serve as the associate dean for medical education. The successful candidate will play a leadership role in the daily operations of the undergraduate medical education program and the department of medical education at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine. This position provides oversight of the MD program curriculum and course delivery in a student-centered learning environment as well as the evaluation and assessment of student learning outcomes. The associate dean for medical education works closely with the Faculty Curriculum Committee, associate deans of student affairs, clinical affairs, graduate medical education, and the assistant deans for clinical skills education and medical education and accreditation in the ongoing development and implementation of a comprehensive, coherent, and coordinated undergraduate medical education program. This position reports to the vice dean for educational affairs of the Boonshoft School of Medicine (BSOM).

Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine is a preeminent community-based medical school with a current enrollment of approximately 500 students, including MD/MPH, MD/PhD, and MD/MBA dual degree programs. BSOM also sponsors 13 residency programs and 10 fellowship programs, all of which are fully accredited, with a total of nearly 400 GME trainees.

The Boonshoft School of Medicine advances new models of academic excellence and community health care. Our innovative educational programs have made the Boonshoft School of Medicine a national leader in generalist medicine and community service. Our holistic admissions practices along with the creation of an affirming and supportive learning environment have increased the diversity of our student body as our students continue to demonstrate excellent outcomes. We are proud of our strong relationships with health system partners in the region, including two robust academic health systems, a regional children’s hospital, a Veteran’s Affairs hospital, and the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base.

Candidates must possess an MD or DO degree from an accredited medical school, be board certified in their specialty, and be eligible to obtain a medical license in the state of Ohio or hold a terminal degree such as PhD or EdD. The successful candidate must have at least five years’ experience in a significant leadership role in medical education; strongly prefer experience in undergraduate medical education. Knowledge of medical education curricular development and innovations, educational assessment, the latest trends in medical education,and experience with LCME accreditation standards are required. Demonstrated success in working well with faculty, administration and students is a must, as is a passion for working with student learners and a commitment to diversity. A track-record of scholarship and contributions at the national level is desired.

Harris Search Associates – an IIC Partners member firm, is a leading global higher education executive search and board advisory consulting firm with 44 offices in 33 countries worldwide.  Our higher education executive search practice is focused on identifying and attracting leaders to support the growth of clients in the areas of research, science, engineering, academic medicine, and healthcare enterprises. Clients include the foremost universities, research parks, institutes, academic medical centers, and healthcare organizations driving global innovation and discovery.

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