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Educator - UW School of Medicine - Office of Rural Programs

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Location: Seattle, WA
Full-time position
Closing Date: open until filled
Job #11790
Posted: September 12, 2017

The UW School of Medicine, Office of Rural Programs is hiring an Educator position to oversee curriculum development and administration of a public health practicum course. See description link

The Office of Rural Programs at the School of Medicine has an outstanding opportunity for a RUOP Education Specialist (Program Operations Specialist). 

The Rural/Underserved Opportunities Program (RUOP) Education Specialist will work within the Office of Rural Programs for the School of Medicine, reporting directly to the RUOP Co-Directors and taking direction from the Assistant Dean for Rural Programs.   The RUOP Education Specialist will be responsible for ensuring the RUOP program is continuously improved and the curricular learning goals are achieved. In addition, the RUOP Education Specialist will collaborate with staff and faculty on curricular and administrative elements of the WWAMI Area Health Education (AHEC) Scholars Program, and other courses and programs as assigned.  

RUOP is a four-week, elective immersion experience in community medicine for students between their first and second years of medical school. Typically 130-165 students participate in the program each year. During this rotation, students work in underserved primary care clinics in rural or urban communities throughout Washington, Wyoming, Alaska, Montana, and Idaho (WWAMI).  Most RUOP students also elect to participate in the RUOP Independent Investigative Inquire 3 (RUOP iii-3) practicum in population health during this rotation.   In this credit-bearing course, weekly online assignments lead RUOP iii-3 students toward the end goal of initiating a public health project in their RUOP communities.  




  • Qualifications 
  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, public health, administration, health sciences, or other related field and 3 years administrative or program management experience. 
  • Ability to work independently, develop and maintain collaborative relationships is required. This includes relating effectively with UW SoM leadership, students, faculty, a wide range of health care professionals, and community members. 
  • Understanding of the principles of population health. 
  • Excellent writing and presentation skills. 
  • Ability to independently problem solve; excellent judgment and decision making skills. 
  • Travel in WWAMI area is required. 
  • Competency with MS Office required. 

  • Master’s degree in public health or education with at least three years administrative and/or program management experience. 
  • Ability and experience with diversity and inclusion issues in higher education and a commitment to working with underserved and rural communities. 
  • Experience with longitudinal integrated clerkship (LIC) management and curriculum development. 
  • Experience with developing clinical learning goals and in-depth knowledge of pedagogical strategies used in clinical medical education. 


How to Apply:


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