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Faculty Specialty Advisor, Plastic Surgery
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science North Chicago, IL

Faculty Specialty Advisor, Plastic Surgery

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science
North Chicago, IL
Expired: over a month ago Applications are no longer accepted.
  • Part-Time
Job Description

Position Summary

Faculty Specialty Advisors at Chicago Medical School help students understand the scope of their specialty and guide them to explore activities that will help the students to be successful in their careers. We are expanding our team of advisors and seek physicians with training and practice in the following areas:


Cardiothoracic Surgery


Interventional Radiology



Orthopedic Surgery


Plastic Surgery

Radiation Oncology


Vascular Surgery

In this role, the Faculty Specialty Advisor will meet with students as a group and individually. There will be regular training and support sessions for the advisor. All duties can be performed remotely or in-person.

Who We Are

Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science (RFUMS) is a five-college graduate health sciences university dedicated to the interprofessional education of health and biomedical professionals. Chicago Medical School, the original college of the five, has been educating physicians and furthering biomedical research for more than 100 years. Established in 1912, the founders built a combined medical school and hospital where working men and women could study medicine at night.

As a community-based institution, CMS students experience a variety of clinical environments and models; including, inner-city and suburban hospitals, the James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center that serves U.S. military personnel, as well as private clinics and practice settings. Training focuses on positioning patients at the center of care and as an active member of the healthcare team. During student didactic training, CMS’ simulation labs allow students to sharpen their interactive and communication skills and develop critical reasoning. Students have early clinical contact, experience a supportive environment, and can count on a faculty dedicated to student success.

Faculty and staff are passionate about CMS’ mission to educate physicians and scientists dedicated to providing exemplary, compassionate patient care, and excellence in scientific discovery within a diverse, supportive, and interprofessional environment.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

M1/M2 year:

  • Give an introductory session to the specialty to include life in the specialty, average hours worked, salary, training, number of residencies, general competitiveness of the specialty and steps to prepare for the specialty. (2 hours)
  • Attend interest sessions when available. (4 hours)
  • Develop a resource list for students highlighting possible mentors, research opportunities, and professional organization information. (10 hours)
  • Meet 1:1 with students as needed. (approx. 1/hour per student)

M3 year:

  • Meet as a group with students interested in the specialty. (2 hours)
  • Meet 1:1 with students in the spring who have decided to apply to this specialty.
    1. Confirm their understanding about the specialty
    2. Provide suggestions for M4 rotations
    3. Provide strategies regarding writing Letters of Recommendations

(approx. 1-2 hours per student)

M4 year:

  • Meet 1:1 with students to review application materials, which include:
    1. Residency Program review and application strategy
    2. Review of Personal Statement and Noteworthy Characteristics
    3. Conduct Mock Interviews as requested
  • Write Letters of Recommendation as needed

(approx. 3 hours/student)

Administrative duties

  • Attend monthly faculty meetings (6 hours)
  • Attend Student Class meetings (4 hours)
  • Attend Faculty training on student advising (3 hours)
  • Meet 1:1 with the Assistant Dean for Career and Specialty Advising, 30-minutes every other month (3 hours)

Required Education & Experience

  • Doctor of Medicine MD, or Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine DO
  • An official transcript for the highest degree earned and also the highest clinical degree earned, if different and relevant to the position
  • Must achieve satisfactory results from a background check
  • Compliance with the current COVID19 vaccination policy

Required Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and problem-solving ability
  • Ability to work collaboratively with clinical and basic science faculty
  • Dedication to educating a diverse body of future physicians
  • Understanding of interprofessional medical education implementation methods
  • Communicating in a timely fashion via email, phone or in-person

Typical Physical Demands & Working Conditions

  • Selected candidate must have the mental and physical capabilities to perform the essential functions of the position with or without reasonable accommodations.

EOE, Including Disability / Vets


Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine & Science

North Chicago, IL
60064 USA



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