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Academic Enrichment Specialist

Job ID: 18668
Job Category: Academics
Job Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Location: Memphis, TN


Under the direction of the Director of Faculty, Staff, and Student Development, the Academic Enrichment Specialist will provide comprehensive individualized academic support to all students enrolled in the BUCOM Osteopathic Medicine program, including developing effective learning strategies and study techniques.The Academic Enrichment Specialist will introduce students to key research-based learning and study strategies that positively correlate with both academic and clinical performance.A preventive academic coaching model serves to empower learners to develop sustainable study habits that position them for lifelong learning.

In an effort to build a culture of preventive academic coaching, The Academic Enrichment Specialist works closely with the Office of Admissions, Office of Student Services, Office of Student Affairs, as well as preclinical and clinical curriculum stakeholders to ensure appropriate alignment of academic support services with students' learning needs. Equally important, the Academic Enrichment Specialist collaborates with and provides oversight for BUCOM student-led peer teaching programs. Experience in assisting students to identify their learning styles and developing their learning skills


1.Collaborate with faculty and staff in the Office of Medical Education (OME), the Office of Clinical Affairs (OCA), the Office of Assessment and Professional Development, and the Student Progress Committee (SPC to develop individualized educational and remediation plans, including individualized academic counseling for students to promote successful matriculation. Provides feedback and ongoing monitoring of students to and faculty.

2.Work collaboratively with others in the Office of Student Affairs (OSA) and OME to design and implement academic skill-building workshops to improve medical student development of life-long learning skills in areas such as time management, critical reasoning, learning strategies, study skills, and test-taking strategies.

3.Provide medical education expertise for the development of institution-wide interventions, programs, and assessment models that optimize learner academic/clinical performance, including leaders in graduate medical education.

4.Present papers or poster sessions or participating in a panel or discussion group at local, national or international professional conferences, colloquiums, seminars. Keep abreast of current literature and professional associations relevant to the area of expertise.

5.Contribute to medical education efforts and research related to educational models that support student academic success and/or well-being and resiliency. Demonstrated ability with program development of academic support (examples could include, but are not limited to individual learning plans, advising, counseling, academic skills building, resiliency skills-building, growth mindset skills-building)

6.Evidence of effective teaching and remediation, especially with diverse learner populations, including those with different learning abilities.

7.Conduct research that evaluates the delivery of educational programs and professional development related to student retention and/or student well-being and mental health support.

8.Serve on University and COM Committees

Requirements, Preferences and Experience

Master's or equivalent degree from an accredited institution of higher education in education, psychology, or field related to the duties/responsibilities of this position.

One year of experience as assistant, or its equivalent represented by successful practice in supporting students academically in higher education.


Completion of a fellowship, advanced degree (EdD, PhD), or certification in medical or health professions education (i.e., M.Ed., MACM, MSEd, or similar) or coaching of medical learners.

Greater than 1 year of experience in designing remediation programs for medical learners (medical students or residents), medical education-related continuous quality improvement strategies, and evidence of scholarly activity/research demonstrating successful learner outcomes.

About Baptist Memorial Health Care

At Baptist, we owe our success to our colleagues, who have both technical expertise and a compassionate attitude. Every day they carry out Christ's three-fold ministry-healing, preaching and teaching. And, we reward their efforts with compensation and benefits packages that are highly competitive in the Mid-South health care community. For two consecutive years, Baptist has won a Best in Benefits award for offering the best benefit plans compared with their peer groups. Winners are chosen based on plan designs, premiums and the results of a Benefits Benchmarking Survey.

At Baptist, We Offer:
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid vacation/time off
  • Continuing education opportunities
  • Generous retirement plan
  • Health insurance, including dental and vision
  • Sick leave
  • Service awards
  • Free parking
  • Short-term disability
  • Life insurance
  • Health care and dependent care spending accounts
  • Education assistance/continuing education
  • Employee referral program

Job Summary:
Position: 18387 - Academic Enrichment Specialist
Facility: Baptist Health Sciences University
Department: CS Medical Education - Academic University
Category: Academics
Type: Non Clinical
Work Type: Full Time
Work Schedule: Days
Location: US:TN:Memphis
Located in the Memphis metro area
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