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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Office of Medical Student Education (OMSE) seeks a Learning Specialist who will provide expertise, leadership, and service to innovative programs which support medical student academic success and wellbeing. The successful candidate will spearhead programmatic strategies to support learning development, evaluate and identify individual student learning difficulties, and assist students with effective strategies for academic productivity.



  • Provide oversight and direction to academic support programs that address specific professional and personal attributes contributing to medical student academic success and wellbeing. Act independently and utilize expertise in order to administer individualized study plans, pre-matriculation programs, tutorial support, academic coaching programs, peer-to-peer mentoring, and other programs as needed.
  • Direct and manage all aspects of the medical student tutorial program, including assessment and continuous quality improvement of the program, hiring and training of tutors, appropriate pairing and assignment of tutors to students in needs of assistance, communicating tutor schedules to students, tracking tutor hours, and managing payroll.
  • Lead groups of faculty, staff, and students in the development, planning, implementation, and assessment of existing and new programs for medical students. This includes workshops, courses, and seminars focused on board preparation study skills, and/or clinical skills integration.


  • Provide continuous academic support and academic counseling for medical students. Meet privately with students in order to evaluate academic functioning.  As appropriate, identify and/or provide referrals to a network of specialists to further ascertain student learning abilities and difficulties. 
  • Provide leadership, advocacy, and expertise to medical student academic success through partnerships with OMSE leadership, in particular the Assistant Dean for Student Services and M-Home Counselors.
  • Service and participation with medical student Competency Committees.
  • Coordinate accommodations for students with disabilities.
  • Contribute to innovations in the medical student curriculum through work with members of the Office of Medical Student Education.


  • Act on behalf of OMSE as the University of Michigan Medical School's liaison to the University of Michigan's Office of Services for Students with Disabilities.  Advocate for extended services and building projects in support of medical students with disabilities.
  • Communicate with M-Home Counselors, Evaluation and Assessment team, Competency Committee, and appropriate faculty directors in order to facilitate quiz and exam accommodations.
  • Support medical students applying for USMLE board exam accommodations for Step 1, Step 2 CK, and Step 2 CS.

Required Qualifications*

  1. Master's Degree or Ph.D. in relevant social or behavioral science discipline (e.g. Counseling, Psychology, Education).
  2.  At least 4 years of experience working in educational setting with demonstrable skills in academic and student program development.
  3. Ability to evaluate learning difficulties, familiarity with diagnostic assessment tools, expertise with developing individual and programmatic interventions to improve learning ability.
  4. Excellent verbal, written, interpersonal, and organizational skills.
  5. Proven ability to work well with faculty, students, and staff, and as a member of a team.
  6. Outstanding attention to detail and project deadlines.
  7. Proven ability to maintain individual rights to privacy and confidentiality.

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.