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Full-Time School Of Medicine Opportunities:
Full-Time School of Medicine Opportunities, Keith B. Taylor Program, Newcastle, UK:
Full-Time School of Veterinary Medicine Opportunities:
Department of Educational Services:
If you are interested in any of these positions, please follow the submission instructions on each advertisement. Thank you.
Adjunct / Part-Time Opportunities
Offered to persons legally residing in Grenada and Citizens of Grenada. These positions are offered 'Only' in the School of Arts & Sciences.
St. George’s University invites applications for visiting faculty appointments in the Basic Sciences. The appointment is expected to be at any rank (full professor to instructor level), depending on qualifications, and is for no longer than a six-week term. Senior faculty on sabbatical are encouraged to apply. Starting dates are variable and are based on departmental needs. Applicants should hold a doctoral degree in a relevant discipline and must be able to demonstrate teaching expertise.
If you are interested in applying for a position as a visiting professor, use the link provided below to apply. You will be asked to attach an electronic copy of your resume and a cover letter. Applications are forwarded to the Chair of the department and will be kept on file. Applicants will be contacted when a suitable position becomes available.
CLINICAL TUTORS TEACHING AND FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM
St. George’s University School of Medicine is a part of the leading international educational institution in the Caribbean; St. George’s University is based in Grenada. The University has Schools of Medicine, Veterinary Medicine, Arts and Sciences and Graduate School. It admits about 500 students every 6 months to pursue the MD Program. The students and faculty are drawn from all over the world (about 80 countries at the last count). They study the basic sciences program for two years in the Caribbean and complete the final two years of clinical clerkship in the United States of America and the United Kingdom at the affiliated hospitals. The school has demonstrated a very high success rate of its students in the USMLE exams. The university boasts of a beautiful campus (www.sgu.edu).
The clinical tutor fellowship program is a unique locally developed program designed for recently graduated physicians from around the world who want to embellish their teaching and communication skills and at the same time become better prepared to take board exams (USMLE, PLAB), to get into post graduate residency programs. The tutors are recruited initially for one year and upon satisfactory performance are renewed for another year. During their period they are expected to pass the board exams and move on to other countries for their postgraduate training. During each term of six months the work performance of the tutor would be reviewed by the chair of the department to decide on continuation and or renewal of the contract.
Eligibility: Preference will be given to recent MDs (who qualified in the past 5 years) from WHO listed medical schools, who have completed at least one year post examination, supervised clinical experience, which should be internship in a teaching hospital with 3 months rotation in Medicine, Surgery, Ob/Gyn, Pediatrics and Community Health. They should have demonstrated high academic performance, registration with their medical council to practice medicine, good communication skills in English. They should be planning to appear for board exams like USMLE/PLAB/CAMC and move on to post-graduate residency programs in the near future.
The main duty of the Clinical tutor includes supervision of small group sessions and teaching lab sessions for the medical students. They will be trained for this by attending the lectures in the discipline and preview sessions with the senior faculty members. They are expected to put in 40 working hours per week. Additional duties include – conducting supplemental instruction sessions on a need basis in the off hours, proctoring of exams, serving in the University Health Clinic, the General Hospital and the community health fairs as and when required. Some departments conduct journal review sessions on an optional basis. There are ample opportunities to attend the CME’s provided locally, workshops on professionalism, cultural competence, substance abuse, bioethics, lectures and seminars by distinguished professors and the ‘Let’s Talk Teaching’ programs through the medical school. The university provides fairly good computer facilities and internet access for the faculty and students.
The salary for the clinical tutor is comparable to the PGY-1 salary of the United States (approximately 49,000 US dollars per year). The tax rate for foreigners in Grenada is 12.5%. The tutors are expected to make their own arrangement for accommodation, transportation and medical insurance. The usual rental for a single bedroom apartment is approximately US $700.00 per month. The University runs a free bus service for faculty, staff and students to service areas near the school. The tutors are entitled to a maximum of 3 weeks of leave each year and this has to be taken at the time approved by the Chair of the concerned department based on the teaching activity of the course. This is usually granted when the faculty of the department, take vacation between courses. Requests for leave during the course are generally discouraged as it would adversely affect the delivery of the learning to the students. The chairs may make exceptions to this policy in extenuating circumstances.
Most clinical tutors have done well in the USMLE/PLAB exams and found excellent residency programs. The tutors also get an opportunity to meet with several distinguished visiting professors, from North America and the United Kingdom. They also get to attend international CMEs conducted locally and get certified in CPR, ACLS, TEAM and OSHA.
Grenada is a small, beautiful Caribbean island with a tropical climate. English is the official language. It is well connected to the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and the surrounding Caribbean islands by several airlines. Grenada is a favored destination of several cruise ships because of its natural beauty and sun kissed beaches. The currency is Eastern Caribbean Dollars; EC (approximately 2.67EC to a US Dollar) and is freely convertible. For more information on Grenada log on to www.spiceisle.com
The Clinical tutor program is available in several departments in Grenada (Pathology, Anatomical Sciences, Clinical Skills, Microbiology, Neurosciences, Pharmacology, Pathophysiology and Department of Educational Services). There will be opportunities to work across departments although the recruitment may be in one particular department. The appointments are specific to a given department but the tutor can request a transfer to another department at the end of the first year, which needs to be approved by a committee.
To submit application, you are required to click on the link ‘Clinical Tutors Application’
The application should indicate the department of choice and include copies of curriculum vitas, medical degree/diploma certificate, internship completion certificate, two references (including at least one from their medical school) and a passport size photograph.
Applications are received throughout the year and recruitments are made twice a year during the months of April and October, to start the appointments by August and January respectively.
Applicants are requested not to keep contacting the recruitment office once an online application is filed. Selected candidates will be contacted accordingly.
The Clinical Tutor Fellowship program has proved immensely fruitful for the university, students and the tutors themselves. We look forward to bright, diligent, ambitious recently graduated physicians to enroll and benefit from our program.