Preclinical Medical School Educator: Laboratory Medicine
Peace Corps Response positions are open to returned Volunteers or U.S. citizens with significant professional and technical experience.
The PCRV will be a key member of the college of medicine and will assist with the various educational and training activities in conjunction with the preclinical coordinator. In addition to teaching courses, the PCRV will enhance the structure and design of pre-clinical training, develop additional learning resources for students, review and recommend revision to curricula and modules, work in partnership with peers and trainees to identify and develop opportunities for collaborative research, support the development and implementation of administrative tools and structures required for medical education operations, including the creation of trainee, faculty, and program evaluations tools. The PCRV will also conduct seminars to upgrade the knowledge and skills of other colleagues in the department. The skills of a PCRV are sought to deliver content, be available full-time on campus for student advising and mentoring, and introduce teaching innovations to AMD.
Peace Corps Response established its “Advancing Health Professionals” program in 2019. Response Volunteers serving with the AHP program seek to improve health outcomes on a societal level through the provision of high-level, specialized service in the health sector. AHP projects include programming such as nursing education, health systems strengthening, service delivery improvement, and other non-clinical interventions which enhance the quality of healthcare.
Please note these are approximate departure dates and might change due to programmatic need. Applicants will be notified if the date does change. This position is part of a cohort and all selected invitees will depart for Liberia at the same time.
• A PhD or equivalent from an accredited institution OR MD with Master’s or equivalent; OR Master’s degree or equivalent with at least 5 years teaching experience.
• A proven track record as a leader and teacher
• Teaching experience in cross-cultural and/or low-income settings
• English proficiency
The Peace Corps embraces and leverages the diversity of its volunteers as a reflection of America's diversity. Peace Corps Response is committed to reflecting the diversity of the United States in the professionals we send into the field to support the mission of world peace and friendship. Applicants with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Medical Considerations in Liberia
- Liberia may not be able to support Volunteers with the following medical conditions: asthma, including mild or childhood; cardiology; dermatology; gastroenterology; some types of gynecologic support; insulin-dependent diabetes; mammography; requiring a psychiatrist for psychotropic medications support; ophthalmology; seizure disorder; urology; ongoing counseling.
- The following medication(s) are not permitted for legal or cultural reasons: Adderall, Vyvanse.
- Volunteers who should avoid the following food(s) may not be able to serve: none identified.
- After arrival in Liberia, Peace Corps provides and applicants are required to have an annual flu shot, to take daily or weekly medication to prevent malaria, and to receive mandatory immunizations.
Before you apply, please review Medical Information for Applicants to learn about the clearance process and other health conditions that are difficult to accommodate in Peace Corps service.
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