Location: UMHS campus in St. Kitts, West Indies
The University of Medicine and Health Sciences – St. Kitts invites experienced pathologist applicants to join other full-time pathology faculty members in team teaching two pathology courses that incorporate material from general, anatomic, and clinical pathology disciplines. These didactic courses are taught three fifteen-week semesters a year.
The successful candidate will provide strong, innovative teaching in Pathology, including Histopathology, Hematopathology, Oncology, and Cytology that provides insights into and understanding of Pathological basis of common diseases in humans. The candidate will provide the current diagnostic approaches used in clinical pathology practice.
The Candidate should have comprehensive knowledge of Medicine and be able to integrate Pathology with other medical science courses including Anatomy, Histology, Physiology, Immunology, Microbiology, Biochemistry and Clinical Medicine.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Have a strong knowledge of the general principal mechanisms that underlie the basis of different human diseases.
- Develop and present course material for Pathology classes that include up to date pertinent materials that meet accreditation standards and allows students to excel on licensing examinations and the clinical practice of medicine.
- Delivery of interactive lectures that encourage student participation and must be engaging.
- Develop examinations for measuring students’ comprehension of materials presented, using current USMLE formats for test questions.
- Prepare, supervise and grade examinations in coordination with other faculty.
- Serve on committees to allow proper function of the department and the school of medicine.
- Work with faculty of other departments as needed to enhance education. Be available to students outside of scheduled lecture times.
QUALIFICATIONS and EXPERIENCE:
- Medical Degree (MD, MBBS, or DO) from an accredited medical school preferable from the US, Canada, or UK.
- Completion of Residency Training in Anatomic or Clinical Pathology. Training in a formal Anatomic Pathology and/or Clinical Pathology Residency program recognized by the American Board of Pathology or equivalent European board is required.
- Ideally, a minimum of 5 years teaching pathology in a school of medicine preferably in a US, UK, or Canada.
- Appropriate experience in the multiple disciplines of Pathology that provides proper development of lectures and course syllabus for Medical Students in the areas of Pathology is necessary.
- Strong experience in public speaking to small and large groups and lecture skills are needed in order to motivate and facilitate student’s comprehension of subjects in Pathology.
- The position also requires use of multiple computer applications and the ability to evaluate students’ understanding of the subjects presented.
COURSE DESCRIPTIONS OF PATHOLOGY i AND ii:
PATHOLOGY I (9 CREDITS)
- General Pathology introduces students to the cellular system of each organ and traces the morphological changes in a cell that are responsible for a disease in an organ. As cells undergo alteration, their change in function is studied in respect to its deviation from the “normal” state.
- Course presentation includes the response of cells, tissues and organs to disease and injury; the normal and adapted cell; degeneration and necrosis, inflammation, fluid and hemodynamic derangements; neoplasia; immune-pathology; systemic, environmental and nutritional disease. Lecture discussions are supplemented by a study of gross and microscopic specimens
PATHOLOGY II (12 CREDITS)
- Pathology II *Systemic) applies the basic concepts learned in Pathology I to continue the study of the pathologic basis of disease using a physiologic system, or organ-based approach. This course covers red and white cell diseases, male and female genital tracts, and kidney and liver systems. Course presentations include etiology, pathogenesis and morphologic changes in diseases according to the organ system. Appropriate use of the laboratory is stressed in the diagnosis of disease while case presentations further emphasize the clinical aspects of the pathologic processes.
SALARY AND BENEFITS:
The position is full-time and the salary is commensurate with teaching experience and degree. The faculty member is provided with an excellent health care plan which covers both the US and St. KItts health care. Since there are three fifteen week semesters the faculty member has seven weeks vacation a year which comes as the last two weeks in May and August, and three weeks in December. Faculty are also provided an annual one week leave with expenses to attend a pre-approved professional convention in the US. Please note that we recruit highly credentialed faculty worldwide to promote diversity, equity and inclusion.
UMHS has one of the most modern campuses in the Caribbean comparable to medical schools in the US. All of our classrooms and laboratories are equipped with state of the art audio visual technology, which is further enhanced by our cloud based Learning Management System. The primary goal of our experienced and credentialed faculty is to ensure student success. We are unique in that we offer students a personalized approach to medical education in a small school environment.
UMHS offers a traditional four-year Doctor of Medicine (MD) degree. The university is accredited by the ACCM which has adopted the LCME standards of accreditation. The ACCM is recognized and approved by the US Department of Education through the NCFMEA. Students complete four semesters of basic science then transition to our fifth semester in Portland, Maine for ICM 2 and a 15 week USMLE review program. After passing the USMLE Step 1 students transition into the Clinical Program which is completed at over 20 affiliated teaching hospitals in the US, Canada, or Puerto Rico. To graduate, students must successfully complete the UMHS medical program and pass the USMLE Steps I and 2. Our graduates have obtained residencies throughout the US and Canada. Please visit our website details and while there take a tour (www.umhs-dk.org).
We have a state-of-the-art medical school that compares to many medical schools in the United States. Our faculty members are happy with the facilities, technology, and faculty resources, and in general, love living in a Caribbean paradise. Faculty salaries and benefits are competitive and comparable to U.S standards.
We are an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer M/F/D/V