August 15, 2023

Applications open for School of Medicine Immersion Faculty Lead; deadline is Sept. 15

Vanderbilt University School of Medicine’s Immersion Phase is a two-year highly individualized learning experience for third- and fourth-year medical students. The school is looking for a faculty member to lead the continued development of the Advanced Clinical Experiences, Acting Internships, and Advanced Electives. VUSM has a catalog of more than 100 of these courses, which are generally four-weeks. For more information about the Immersion Phase, please visit this link to learn more and watch a short video about the phase:

Job description

The Faculty Lead will:

  1. Design and lead faculty development for course directors, including training for new course directors and annual meetings with all course directors.
  2. Lead the course quality improvement process jointly with Immersion Phase leadership including periodic audits of course metrics required by the LCME
  3. Act as the liaison to all course directors to assist with quality improvement and compliance with VUSM rules and regulations
  4. Participate in Immersion Phase working group to develop phase goals to meet the needs of VUSM and medical students
  5. Work with the Program Coordinator to provide ongoing support for course directors
  6. Create and lead the annual meetings with departmental educational representatives about the courses in their departments

Interested individuals must be a faculty member at VU or VUMC with an MD degree. Please provide a CV that highlights your experience in education, plus a 500-word statement of interest that includes a vision for the role and how your experiences can add to the team and curriculum. Successful candidates will have demonstrated strong communication skills, collaboration, and organization. Submissions due to by midnight on Fri, Sept. 15.

The position will provide 10% annualized effort. Start date is flexible but after Oct. 1, 2023.

Please reach out with any questions to the current faculty lead, Saralyn Williams, MD, at