Clinical Educator

Mission Driven, Community Focused About | Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (

Charles R. Drew University is located in the Watts-Willowbrook area of south Los Angeles and was founded in 1966 in the wake of the Watts uprising. CDU was founded to address inadequate medical care in the region and to provide equitable medical education opportunities for under-represented students.

CDU is strongly invested in the local and regional community. The university leads multiple partnerships and programs to provide equitable healthcare resources in a variety of south Los Angeles neighborhoods.

Job Summary

Family Medicine Clinical Educators are physicians who engage in clinical care, scholarship and teaching to advance the mission of Charles R. Drew University. The primary work is as a clinical faculty member who teaches and advances scholarship with medical students, residents and other health profession trainees in their respective clinical setting.

Essential Duties And Responsibilities

  • Provides evidenced-based education for residents and medical students, to include but not limited to, clinical teaching, interactive didactics and case presentations.
  • Provides supervision and oversight of residents and medical students during family medicine clerkship and/or residency rotations, as a Family Medicine clinical faculty member.
  • Contributes to and provides aspects of the rotation curriculum and evaluation.
  • Attends and delivers didactic sessions for residents and medical students.
  • Participates in scholarly activity and research, including national presentations, lectures, and publications.
  • Participates in departmental and/or hospital committees as recommended by the Program Director of the Family Medicine Residency Program and/or Family Medicine Department Chair.
  • Exemplifies Charles R. Drew University standards of excellence. For example: demonstrates friendliness and courtesy and effective communication in a professional environment.
  • Other duties and unique responsibilities as assigned by the Family Medicine Residency Program Director and Family Medicine Department Chair.

Research And Scholarship Responsibilities

  • Attends medical student or resident didactic conferences regularly and presents at least 4 lectures per year.
  • Engages in scholarly activity annually.
  • Engages in scholarship that is peer reviewed and disseminated.

Clinical Practice Responsibilities

  • Serves as a role model for clinical care delivery for trainees according to current standards of care
  • Maintains a clinical practice in the Family Medicine Practice that meets the clinical standards of the institution, including patient care management and quality goals.

Service Responsibilities

  • Participate in academic service including program design and implementation, accreditation, strategic planning, attending commencement, and search committees
  • Participates in institutional service for the residency program, department, college and university, including committees and sub-committees relevant to GME, QI and patient care
  • Participates in and represents residency program in relevant professional and community organizations


  • Assists in the recruitment and selection of faculty and residents.
  • Participates in faculty meetings.
  • Participates and assists in faculty development (biannually at a minimum)

Other Duties And Responsibilities

  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
  • Serves on various academic program committees and sub-committees pertaining to the Family Medicine Department and College of Medicine as assigned by chair.
  • Attend and represent the Family Medicine Department, College of Medicine or University at local and national meetings related to the Family Medicine Medical Education Program.


  • M.D. or D.O. from a nationally accredited university.
  • Completed an ACGME accredited Family Medicine residency program in good standing.
  • Board Eligible/Certified in Family Medicine.
  • Possess a valid, unrestricted California medical license.


  • Academic credentials appropriate for appointment to the COM faculty and the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, at the rank of Assistant or Associate Professor or Professor.
  • Active employment as a licensed clinical provider.


  • Enthusiastic and optimistic outlook on life.
  • Strong interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula.
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers and full-time and community-based faculty.
  • Strong verbal/written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and commitment to the unique mission of CDU.
  • Working knowledge of general CDU University and the Family Medicine Department policy and procedures.
  • Spanish language proficiency preferred

Supervisory Actions

  • Assigning and scheduling education activities.
  • Performance counseling/coaching.
  • Evaluating the performance of medical student and residents.


  • The ability to perform highly detailed work with sustained attention and care while providing/obtaining information on numerous inquiries is paramount to success in this position.

Physical Demands

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Occasional stooping. Frequent standing. Constant walking, sitting, climbing, reaching high/low levels, finger movement, feeling, speaking clearly, hearing conversationally, and seeing far and near.

Work Environment

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Occasionally required to work in confined space.

Mental Demands

  • The mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Frequent variety of unrelated tasks. Constant calculating, interrupted work, a variety of interrelated tasks, and use of sustained concentration, reasoning, judgment, resourcefulness, analytical ability, and ingenuity.

Special Requirements

  • As a health professions institution of higher education, Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science seeks to protect the health and safety of the University community. As a condition of enrollment and employment, students, faculty, and staff must comply with the current CDU COVID-19 requirements as described on the CDU COVID-19 webpage. Please visit the CDU Return to Campus website or email the Campus Nursing Office at
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.


  • $215,000 – 230,000 annually

Position Status

  • Full Time

Conditional Statement: The employment status of this position is classified as “Conditional”. Conditional employment means that the job exists contingent upon funding limitations of restricted funds or, the duration of a specific program, project, grant or contract. The duration of grant for this position is through June 30, 2024.

EEO Statement: Charles R. Drew University is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. Applicants will be considered without regard to gender, race, age, color, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, marital status, disability or covered veteran status.

Fair Chance Statement: Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science will consider qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with state and local “Fair Chance” laws.

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