You are invited to apply to the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) Faculty Scholars Program in Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care.

From: Randal Trusler
Sent: Friday, March 20, 2015 4:31 PM
To: Hughes Evans
Subject: FW: UASOM Faculty Scholars Program in Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care
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You are invited to apply to the University of Alabama School of Medicine (UASOM) Faculty Scholars Program in Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care.   The goal of this program is to generate a cadre of teaching faculty as institutional champions to support the further development, implementation, and evaluation of curricula designed to improve integration of training in health disparities and cultural competence across the entire spectrum of medical education within UASOM and all affiliated academic medical centers.
We are now accepting applications from UASOM faculty of all ranks (tenure or non-tenure track) who are current or prospective clinician-educators for trainees, particularly medical students and residents, within the School of Medicine. We welcome applications from faculty of all campuses (Huntsville, Montgomery, Tuscaloosa, and Birmingham).   The application deadline is Friday April 17, 2015.
The objectives of the UASOM Health Disparities and Culturally Responsive Care Faculty Scholars Program are to:
1) Provide education and training on leading, teaching and providing culturally responsive patient care in order to eliminate health disparities.
2) Develop knowledge and skills related to curricular design and innovation focused on enhancing the provision of culturally responsive care.
3) Promote leadership and career development in medical education through scholarly productivity such as publications and leading training initiatives for health care providers at all stages of training and clinical practice.  
This one-year faculty development program begins with a half-day orientation in June 2015, followed by twice-monthly (2nd and 4th Mondays) two-hour meetings July 2015-June 2016.   All program participants are expected to attend the program orientation in June at the UAB campus.  Participants are expected to participate in at least 70% of the twice-monthly meetings consisting of videoconferences and small group meetings. The videoconference format allows trainees to participate from their home campuses. Throughout the program, all scholars will be expected to work on an educational innovation project to develop, redesign, or evaluate curricula to enhance learning in health disparities, health equity, social determinants, and/or culturally responsive care.  It is expected that the project will culminate in publication in a peer-reviewed journal or repository (e.g. MedEdPORTAL).  The scholars will also be expected to present abstracts related to their project during the Annual UAB Research and Innovations in Medical Education (RIME) Week (usually in September) near the end of their training and/or other professional conferences.
The program description and link the application is available here [URL:] All interested faculty members should apply. All candidates must submit the completed online application including their statement of interest and teaching experience, and upload their CV and a Letter of Support (LOS) from their division or department chair.    
The application deadline is Friday April 17, 2015.   Applicants will be notified by May 15, 2015.
For more information about the application, contact Gjuana Cleveland ( 
Hughes Evans, MD, PhD
Senior Associate Dean for Medical Education
Chair, Department of Medical Education
Professor of Pediatrics
Volker Hall 202B
University of Alabama at Birmingham
Birmingham, AL 35294
(w) 205-934-5678
(fax) 205-934-3278