Faculty Development Coordinator

Contract Opportunity

The Opportunity:
The Department of Academic Family Medicine (DAFM) is proud to announce that it is expanding and restructuring while updating its curriculum according to the Triple C Competency Based Guidelines as described by the College of Family Physicians of Canada.  As such we have several exciting contract opportunities for certified Family Medicine practitioners interesting in teaching, administration and research. This part-time contract opportunity encompasses leadership, education and administrative roles within the department.  The following three-year contract opportunity is available:

Faculty Development Coordinator – Rural and Urban Community Faculty. The DAFM is looking for a medical educator clinician with qualifications and interest in the area of faculty development in Family Medicine.  It is expected that the Faculty Development Coordinator will have a toolbox that includes teaching skills, research, quality health care, promotion for faculty and ensuring maintenance of competence.  Some of the responsibilities of this position would include community faculty development, supporting the Triple C Curriculum change and ensuring that faculty are good clinical teachers and have up-to-date curriculum and teaching strategies.  The time requirement for the administrative and leadership portion for this position will be five half days per week.  There is opportunity for this person to work as a clinician teacher for three half days per week and have on-call responsibilities.

In Saskatchewan there is only one Department of Family Medicine with two core locations in Saskatoon and Regina and many rural and regional locations all reporting centrally.  There is an expectation that this leader would travel among rural sites and engage in video and audio communication. 

The Department:
The DAFM has 25 full-time faculty, approximately 400 community faculty and 99 Residents training in distributed sites throughout the province.  The DAFM faculty holds leadership roles in undergraduate and postgraduate education, the Saskatoon and Regina Health Regions, Primary Health Care, Continuing Professional Learning, medico-legal education, Aboriginal Health and Medical Health Officer. The Department is devoted to increasing the number of medical students that choose Family Medicine by providing dynamic undergraduate Family Medicine educational experiences.  The goal of the residency training program in Family Medicine is to graduate family physicians who are ready to practice high quality comprehensive continuing care as a Family Medicine specialist.  Learners are exposed to full scope Family Medicine and have opportunities to train in distributed medical education sites throughout the program.  The DAFM boasts a good relationship with all the basic sciences and clinical departments within the College of Medicine and this enhances learning opportunities in Family Medicine.

Physicians in the Department enjoy the benefits of a dynamic interdisciplinary team environment to support their clinical, teaching and scholarly activities.  Physicians and residents in all locations participate in the provision of a broad range of care including adult medicine, obstetrics, pediatrics and in-hospital/nursing home care.  Our social accountability mandate is to train family physicians to care for the health needs of the underserved rural, remote and urban populations of SK.

The College of Medicine, U of S:
The College of Medicine utilizes a distributed education model with approximately 275 university based faculty and over 800 community faculty distributed throughout all 13 Saskatchewan Health Regions.  The College of Medicine is expanding and has a current enrolment of approximately 375 undergraduate medical students and 400 postgraduate medical residents.

The Candidate:
We are particularly interested in hearing from family physicians who are willing to share their knowledge and expertise along with the necessary experience, qualifications and interest in medical education and in teaching medical students, Family Medicine residents and faculty.

To Apply:
Interested family physicians are invited to submit their expression of interest including a current curriculum vitae and three references as soon as possible.  For further information regarding these contract opportunities, qualified physicians are encouraged to contact:

Dr. Alanna Danilkewich, Department Head
Department of Academic Family Medicine
College of Medicine, University of Saskatchewan
Phone: (306) 655-4235   E-mail: family.medicine@usask.ca    Website:  http://www.medicine.usask.ca/family

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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