Quinnipiac University

  • Foundations of Clinical Care (FCC) Preceptor

    Posted Date 1 week ago(5/14/2018 6:40 PM)
    Job ID
    # Positions
    School of Medicine - Medical Sciences
    Temporary Part-Time
  • Overview

    Quinnipiac University's School of Medicine invites applications for Foundations of Clinical Care Preceptors.


    The FCC Preceptor is responsible for providing direct clinical skills training of medical students at the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine. The FCC Preceptor is responsible for responding to the needs of students, faculty and leadership to ensure a high quality clinical education experience. 


    You will provide a half day per week of medical student teaching for up to 26 weeks during the term of the academic year and will be responsible for providing direct clinical skills training of medical students.


    In addition, you will also:


    • Provide assessment of students in your section of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course through grading homework assignments, evaluation of student performance in small groups and review of simulated clinical experiences
    • Facilitate small group teaching of clinical skills, working closely with other faculty members. This course section is taught almost entirely in small groups with two faculty members working with a group of 8-10 students)
    • You will spend approximately 5 hours per week for Y1 and Y2 or approximately 10 hours per week if teaching both Y1 and Y2) on the specific FCC preceptor duties outlined below.


    About the Frank H. Netter School of Medicine:


    The Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine at Quinnipiac University graduated its inaugural class of medical students in May 2017. The school was founded with the aim of educating diverse, patient-centered physicians who are partners and leaders in an interprofessional primary-care workforce. Our primary-care mission has expanded to include institutes for rehabilitation medicine and global public health. Our innovative integrated curriculum focuses on student–centered, active and engaged instructional excellence. 


    About Quinnipiac University:


    Quinnipiac is a private, coeducational, nonsectarian institution located 90 minutes north of New York City and two hours from Boston. The university enrolls 7,000 full-time undergraduate and 3,000 graduate and part-time students in 100 degree programs through its Schools of Business, Communications, Education, Engineering, Health Sciences, Law, Medicine, Nursing and College of Arts and Sciences. Quinnipiac consistently ranks among the top regional universities in the North in U.S. News & World Report’s America’s “Best Colleges” issue. Quinnipiac also is recognized in Princeton Review’s “The Best 380 Colleges.” The Chronicle of Higher Education has named Quinnipiac among the “Great Colleges to Work For.” For more information, please visit www.qu.edu.



    Primary duties include, but are not limited to: 


    • Attend all weekly class sessions on Thursday mornings from 8-10 am (Y1) and/or 10 am – 12 pm (Y2) from January through May
    • Attend all bi-weekly (Y1 only or Y2 only) or weekly (Y1 and Y2) faculty development/planning sessions
      Properly prepare for FCC sessions by reviewing relevant course materials (readings, videos, modules, facilitator guides, etc.)
    • Complete student assessments, meeting all deadlines, including small group evaluations (twice per semester, medical documentation and patient presentations (4-8 per semester), review of patient condition logs (one per semester), evaluation of student performance in simulated clinical experiences (variable timing), and record student attendance at all sessions
    • Meet twice each semester with your co-preceptor(s) to complete composite evaluations of student performance
    • Provide written commentary to the Assistants and/or Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences Course on students struggling in the course that may need remediation in advance of completing end of semester evaluations
    • Be available to meet with students in regards to their concerns about the FCC section of the Clinical Arts and Sciences course within two weeks of the expressed student concern or notify the Assistant Directors or Director of the Clinical Arts and Sciences of your inability to do so
    • Be available for 1 hour every other week (to alternate with co-facilitator) for student office hours
    • Contribute multiple choice questions, as able and directed by the CAS Course Director, for use on formative and summative course examinations
    • Meet at least annually with an Assistant CAS Course Director and/or the CAS Course Director to review composite feedback of teaching performance
    • Other duties as assigned by Assistant Clinical Arts and Sciences Course Director and/or Director of Clinical Arts and Sciences course and in mutual agreement


    Qualifications & Special Instructions to Applicants

    • Clinical professional degree (MD, DO, DNP/APRN, PA, or equivalent)
    • Active, or recently active, clinical practice providing direct patient care within the last 5 years
    • An active medical license with no current or past restrictions. Board Eligible or Board Certified in respective discipline
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and proven ability to work effectively with members of the medical community
    • Strong service orientation and commitment to teamwork
    • Ability to work independently with appropriate guidance
    • Commitment to contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community


    Experience in the education of medical or health professional students and/or residents and fellows is desired


    Quinnipiac University is considering only those applicants who have valid authorization to work in the United States. Quinnipiac University does not sponsor employment based visas for this position.




    Applications must be submitted electronically and include a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references on the application form.


    Quinnipiac University has a strong commitment to the principles and practices of diversity and inclusion throughout the University community and welcomes candidates who enhance that diversity.


    Quinnipiac University is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


    Job Code:  2018-2455





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