Medical Education Support Specialist
Medical Education Support Specialist
The Kansas College of Osteopathic Medicine (KansasCOM), one of the nation's newest medical schools, located in downtown Wichita, Kansas, invites applications for the position of Medical Education Support Specialist in the Department of Pre-Clinical Education.
KansasCOM's mission is "to train the osteopathic physician of the future to provide effective, empathic, and innovative care to optimize the health of patients and their communities." Central to this mission is the aim to expand healthcare and medical education, particularly in underserved rural areas of Kansas and beyond. The College employs a progressive, integrated curriculum that encourages interdisciplinary collaboration, interactive teaching methodologies, and an andragogical approach to education.
The Medical Education Support Specialist will assume a pivotal role in enriching the academic experiences of our students through educational technology by working closely with teaching faculty to conceptualize and execute an inventive anatomical sciences curriculum, incorporating laboratories structured around virtual reality systems and digital resources. This position will predominantly center on designing and implementing innovative curricula, including the integration of virtual reality platforms, digital resources, and clinical simulations. This role offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the evolution of medical education, with a specific emphasis on anatomical sciences and clinical simulations.
The ideal candidate should possess expertise in two or more of the following domains and a willingness to acquire skills in the remaining areas: anatomical sciences (strongly preferred), instructional design, graphic design, educational technology, curriculum development, and program management.
- Collaborate as a member of an interdisciplinary team, engaging with biomedical and clinical educators across the pre-clinical medical curriculum, with limited participation in the clinical education years.
- Develop and maintain educational materials and software in biomedical sciences realm for medical students, using institutional resources such as:
- Canvas (KansasCOM's learning management system);
- Ilumis' HoloAnatomy and HoloNeuroanatomy platforms.
- Microsoft's HoloLens technology.
- Complete Anatomy.
- TolTech's Virtual Human Dissector.
- TolTech's VR/AR/XR technologies.
- DigitalScope (virtual microscope).
- Models of human anatomy.
- Collaborate with the Instructional Technology Team to operate, maintain, and troubleshoot institutional simulation equipment, clinical equipment, specialized audiovisual and computer hardware/software, applications, recording systems and network systems including:
- EHR Go®
- Task trainers
- Ultrasound machines
- CAE Learning SpaceTM Audio Visual Recording System
- 3-D printer
- Create learning activities and course content, encompassing media and materials (audio, video, simulations, objective structured clinical examinations (OSCEs) etc.) aimed at enhancing critical thinking for both on-site (in-person) and remote (virtual) experiences.
- Follow standard operating procedures, instructions, and checklists to prepare, set-up and cleanup anatomy lab, simulation, and procedural skills events.
- Conduct training sessions on medical educational technology for departmental faculty in collaboration with the instructional design team.
- Prepare, oversee, and update course materials within the learning management system (Canvas), ensuring accessible and user-friendly navigation for students.
- Conduct tours of the Anatomy and Simulation lab spaces to showcase advanced technology and educational resources to prospective students, partners, and stakeholders.
- Bachelor's degree in biological sciences field from an accredited institution of higher education. Prefer a master's degree in biological science, nursing, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner program field from an accredited institution of higher education.
- Strong preference for candidates with experience in anatomical sciences and experience in higher education, particularly within the biomedical sciences or medical school environments, with a focus on instructional design.
- Preferred qualifications include a history of experience.
- Ability to work with both Windows and Mac computers effectively.
- Proficiency in collaborative work within an educational team.
- Experience in instructional design and instructional technology, with a preference for experience in medical academia.
- Proficiency in learning theories and instructional design models.
- Experience in developing lessons and curricula.
- Basic knowledge of web technology and design.
- Familiarity with Learning Management Systems (Canvas preferred).
- Visual design skills (e.g., Photoshop, Illustrator) and storyboarding abilities.
- Expertise in multimedia development, particularly audiovisual/video.
- Strong organizational and project management skills, including fiscal responsibility (budget management).
- Effective interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written, along with strong problem-solving abilities.
- A sense of personal responsibility for task completion and a willingness to acquire new skills and adapt to emerging technologies.
- Flexibility to efficiently address immediate educational programming needs.
- A proactive approach to addressing challenges through open-ended questioning and responsible escalation, if required.
Company:Kansas Health Science Center