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Department of Clinical Skills


Introduction to Clinical Medicine


Location: UMHS campus in St. Kitts

Send letter of interest, CV, and references to: Dr. Jerry Thornton, Executive Vice President jthornton@umhs-sk.net and a copy to hr@umhs-sk.net

The University is seeking to recruit a seasoned and experience faculty member for the Department of Clinical Skills, in the School of Medicine.

The candidate must be board certified in internal medicine or family medicine, graduate from a recognized medical school, and must have at least five (5) years teaching experience in clinical skills to medical students.


The teaching experience should encompass didactic lectures and construction of clinical vignettes which includes small group discussions, incorporating a variety of preclinical experiences including the use of professional patients, grand rounds, high fidelity simulation, and hospital exposure.


The successful candidate would be expected to have a strong foundation of basic sciences to teach clinical reasoning. Experience in computer based teaching, use of high fidelity simulation, and evaluation of clinical skills would be an advantage.


The University of Medicine and Health Sciences is committed to educating uniquely skilled and diverse medical professionals eager to meet the need for physicians in various settings throughout the United States and the world.


With a focus on quality patient care and utilizing the latest in advanced technological instruction and personalized education, our aim is to produce genuinely passionate physicians highly prepared for practice in a changing medical landscape.


The primary goal of our experienced and credentialed faculty is to ensure student success. We are unique in that we offer students a personalized approach to medical education in a small school environment. We have a state of the art medical school that compares to some of the best medical schools in the United States.


Our faculty are very happy with the facilities, technology, and faculty resources, and in general, love living in a Caribbean paradise. Faculty salaries and benefits are competitive and comparable to U.S standards.


For your convenience, I have listed below the course description of Introduction to Clinical Medicine I


Introduction to Clinical Medicine 6 credits


This course is designed to introduce students to the basic skills they will need to function as effective clinicians. History taking and physical examination skills are taught in practical classes using the latest technological media, including Laerdal patient stimulators (adult, pediatric and adolescent).


The course addresses a range of clinical skills necessary for the future development as a physician, including clinical assessment and plan for the care of patients using library and computer search of evidence based information for patient care.


Didactics are blended with laboratory date interpretation, radiology and other imaging techniques, and electrocardiography, introducing core medical information ready for the third and fourth years of clinical training. Critical emphasis is on the development of ethical standards, specialization, as well as education and licensing requirements in the various states.


Class size is small-group to facilitate free discussion and pertinent technique demonstrations.



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