Clinical Faculty will have the skills, expertise, and knowledge needed by the osteopathic physician of the future. The primary responsibilities involve teaching, advising/mentoring osteopathic medical students, provide service to the CHSU community, and develop scholarly works. Clinical Faculty will have excellent interpersonal skills to successfully collaborate, develop and deliver in an active learning environment. Knowledge and skills, or interest in learning Osteopathic Principles and Practices (OPP) are preferred. Organizational skills, collaborative teamwork and ability to meet deadlines is essential.
Board certified with comfort teaching OMM/OPP is preferred;
Licensed to practice in any state and ability to be fully licensed in California.
Experience in teaching foundational concepts relevant to osteopathic medical education is preferred;
Experience using innovative teaching methods which include team-based learning, flipped classroom and proficiency in COMLEX exam item writing is preferred.
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Located in Fresno/Clovis, CA, California Health Sciences University (CHSU) College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM) is the first full four year College of Osteopathic Medicine in the Central Valley. Aligned with the University mission, the College of Osteopathic Medicine hopes to recruit, train and retain physicians to serve the Central Valley of California, especially the underserved population.
The mission of CHSU COM is to graduate exceptional Doctors of Osteopathic Medicine by:
1. Inspiring a diverse student body to commit to careers that serve our region, with a focus on recruiting students from the Central Valley;
2. Developing compassionate, highly trained, intellectually curious, adaptive leaders capable of meeting the healthcare needs of the future through a performance –based education;
3. Empowering people to teach, serve, research, innovate, and practice collaboratively in areas of skills and expertise in disciplines related to osteopathic medicine
The CHSU COM program is planned to be a four year Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) program where students will spend the first two years learning from a modified two-pass systems-based curricular model in a team based ...learning (TBL) environment to improve knowledge, retention and performance. This model integrates realistic patient scenarios with scientific principles, program solving skills, active learning and clinical practice. Medical knowledge, osteopathic manipulative medicine, clinical skills, nutrition as medicine and patient-centered care are components of this unique curricular model.
In years three and four, COM students will gain hands-on experience through their clinical clerkships based at regional hospitals, clinics, and health care facilities with qualified local health care providers in the community. Students will rotate through 4 to 8 week clerkships in areas including: family medicine, internal medicine, surgery, pediatrics, behavioral medicine, emergency medicine and more.