UC San Diego School of Medicine seeks an innovative and accomplished academic leader to serve as its next Vice Dean of Medical Education. This is a unique opportunity to propel novel educational programs for one of the nation's most respected and entrepreneurial medical schools. The Vice Dean oversees all aspects of medical education spanning undergraduate, graduate and continuing education for the school, as well as student affairs, diversity, and admissions.
In 1960, the University of California established UC San Diego as an integral part of the UC system. From the outset, it emphasized educating the next generation of California scientists and engineers, and expanded with the launch of the School of Medicine in 1968. Like its parent university, the school has placed a high standard upon linking basic and clinical discovery with outstanding, advanced methods for delivering compassionate care to patients. At present, UC San Diego boasts national and international accolades for the excellence of its education programs; the School of Medicine consistently ranks among the Top 10 in research funding; and its clinical programs have earned a number of distinguished awards for quality patient care. UC San Diego Health ranks in the top tier of academic hospitals and health systems, and over the past few years has constructed a number of incredible new inpatient and outpatient spaces.
The UC San Diego School of Medicine has more than 1,500 physician and scientist faculty members and more than 500 students, 900 residents and fellows, and hundreds of graduate students. It has five top-ranked residency programs and ranks 17th and 22nd on the US News and World Report’s Best Medical Schools for Primary Care and Research, respectively.
The school’s leadership embraces a culture of academic excellence coupled with innovation and collaboration, and continuously seeks to align its educational programs with cutting-edge research, new clinical technologies and techniques, and hands-on experience through pioneering programs that emphasize compassionate, personalized patient care. The School of Medicine is part of a dynamic Health Sciences organization that also comprises the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences and UC San Diego Health, which includes the Hillcrest Medical Center, Jacobs Medical Center, Moores Cancer Center, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, Shiley Eye Institute and many other centers, clinics and affiliates throughout Southern California.
The successful candidate will be a senior administrator within a school of medicine or academic medical center environment with an outstanding academic record of distinguished accomplishments in medical education. Candidates should possess a clear commitment to excellence and student success in education and training, have experience in driving collaborative, large-scale change, and demonstrated leadership in advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Applications (including a CV and Cover Letter), Nominations, and confidential inquiries should be directed to Jeff Schroetlin and Megan Welch with WittKieffer at UCSanDiegoMedEd@wittkieffer.com or 630-575-6904.