Education and Training, Membership, Project Management/Program Development
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is searching for a Program Specialist to support the Medical Education division. The AAMC works to ensure that medical education—across each physician’s professional lifetime—meets the highest standards and keeps pace with the changing needs of patients and the nation's health care system. The Program Specialist will support this mission working in coordination with members of the Medical Education team, the internal Constituent Engagement unit, and with constituents in the medical education community on supporting the programming for Medical Education Division. The Program Specialist will also assist in facilitating the work of Medical Education groups and supporting AAMC staff within the Medical Education division.
As a member of a collaborative team in Medical Education, share responsibility for the management of all programmatic processes of Medical Education regional spring meeting scholarly Calls for Submissions (X4), the Research in Medical Education (RIME) Call for Submissions, and the Learn, Serve, Lead (LSL) annual meeting Medical Education Calls for Submission, includes:
Work in Scholar One, Verint, Access, and other programs or software
Send the Call for Proposals
Manage the Call for Reviewers
Identify and assign individuals for scholarly review
Prepare the data for the submission selection process
Communicate program decisions to submitters
Manage the on-going development of the LSL Medical Education Program
Staff to the Medical Education cluster including:
Staff constituent meetings (e.g. planning committees, working groups, advisory committees)
Staff internal AAMC Medical Education meetings
Assist in the administration of the Medical Education Research Certificate (MERC) and Leadership Education and Development Certificate (LEAD) programs
Participate in new and developing programs for the Medical Education Senior Director and Chief
Support the Constituency Engagement staff in facilitating the work of Medical Education groups when called upon (e.g. the Group on Educational Affairs, Group on Regional Medical Campuses, and the Organization of Resident Representatives) through:
Taking minutes during committee calls
Working on on-going initiatives
Sharing information and participating in on-going quality improvement processes for all internal processes
Continuously develop expertise relevant to medical education and the AAMC, taking advantage of internal and external opportunities in order to better support the mission of the AAMC.
Bachelor’s degree required, 3 – 5 years of professional experience preferred.
Ability to work with data required; experience working with others and experience independently managing projects required
Experience in medical education preferred
Must have excellent interpersonal skills; excellent writing and communication skills; ability to organize and implement projects with minimal supervision
Expertise with data manipulation, expertise and the ability to learn new software programs as necessary
Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, think critically, with a strong attention to detail
Ability to work collaboratively and collegially; and the ability to engage with internal and external stakeholders in a professional manner
Ability to adapt to changing priorities of AAMC, shifting priorities efficiently.
If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.
The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative?? Action Employer. The AAMC is committed to the policy of an equal employment opportunity in recruitment, hiring, career advancement, and all other personnel practices. The AAMC will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, past or current military service, or any other legally protected characteristic.
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About Association of American Medical Colleges
Founded in 1876 and based in Washington, D.C., the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) is a not-for-profit association representing all 145 accredited U.S. and 17 accredited Canadian medical schools; nearly 400 major teaching hospitals and health systems, including 51 Department of Veterans Affairs medical centers; and 80 academic and scientific societies. Through these institutions and organizations, the AAMC represents 128,000 faculty members, 75,000 medical students, and 110,000 resident physicians.
Through its programs and services, the AAMC strengthens the world's most advanced medical care by supporting the entire spectrum of education, research, and patient care activities conducted by our member institutions. The AAMC and our members are dedicated to the communities we serve and steadfast in our desire to earn and keep the public's trust for the role we play in improving the nation's health.