Post-Doctoral Position with the  MCW Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education.

Post-Doctoral Position with the  MCW Kern Institute for the Transformation of Medical Education.

This career building 2-3 year position would be available to:

  • Candidates with a PhD in a foundational medical science
  • Interest in a career as a health professional educator 
  • Desire to seriously engage in educational innovation and scholarship

Purpose and Aims of the Program: 

  • Transform medical education by ensuring a steady pipeline of scientist medical educators ready, willing and committed to studying best practices in medical education. 
  • Educate future scientist medical educators in integrating health science disciplines, designing competency-based assessments, and collaborating with diverse stakeholders to train the next generation of health professionals. 
  • Engage early career scientists in curriculum reimagination and continuous quality improvement at MCW. 

The candidate will: 

  • Work closely with and support MCW Scientist and Clinical Educators to reimagine foundational science education including curriculum planning, instructional design, faculty development, assessment and evaluation. 
  • Teach medical and other health professions students under the supervision of an experienced mentor/coach. 
  • Learn the politics and governance of academic medicine by participating in medical school administrative leadership meetings. 
  • Participate in the KINETIC3 faculty development program.
  • Have support from the Kern Institute’s Medical Education Data Science, Human Centered Design and Philosophy Labs.
  • Have financial support to do formal master’s level, or equivalent, training in health professions education.
  • Be expected to write and submit abstracts to professional conferences and submit manuscripts to peer reviewed medical education journals. 
  • Participate in grant writing. 
  • Have the professional and social support and of the MCW office of Postdoctoral Education and Graduate Career Development.

Interested individuals should reach out to Venus Coates at