Incumbent is responsible for all aspects of the administration and management of APA’s Education Division. The Chief of Education is an executive position, and the chief must be a psychiatrist with significant experience in psychiatric education: for example, as a residency training director, chair of a department of psychiatry, CME director, medical student educator or associate dean at a medical school.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Oversees the programs and components in the following Departments/Offices:
Continuing Medical Education
Scientific Programs for the Annual Meeting and Institute for Psychiatric Services
Graduate and Undergraduate Education
Focus: lifelong learning in Psychiatry journal and development of related educational programs
Federally funded grants
Represents the APA and serves as liaison to external organizations, both within psychiatry and other medical associations including American Association of Director of Psychiatry Residency Training (ADPRT), Association for Academic Psychiatry (AAP), Association of Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry (ADMSEP), American Association of Chairs of Departments of Psychiatry (AACDP), American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), American board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN), Residency Review Committee for Psychiatry of the ACGME (RRC), Council of Medical Specialty Societies (CMSS), American College of Psychiatry (ACP), subspecialty organizations/associations, and Group for Advancement of Psychiatry (GAP)
Directs and oversees the fiscal administration of all departments in the Division of Education
Develops, monitors, and supervises the allocation of Division of Education Budgets
Ensure compliance with federal grant deliverables and budget requirements
Identifies and analyzes potential revenue sources and fiscal problem areas
Represents the Division at all budget related meetings, including the Finance and Budget Committee, and Board of Trustees as necessary
Directs and supervise component liaisons with the APA Councils on Education and Lifelong Learningand its respective Committees (scientific program committees, innovation committee, wellbeing and burnout committee, award committees).
Provides supervision and oversight to staff in director/supervisory positions
Oversees hiring and evaluation process for the staff
The director oversees all educational programs that the APA provides for members. The major educational activities are the Annual Meeting, the Institute for Psychiatric Services, Focus: journal of lifelong learning in Psychiatry (and other Focus-branded programs), Online CME programs.
Keep members updated on recent developments in MOC and Lifelong Learning activities.
Maintain accreditation from the ACCME as an accredited provided of Continuing Medical Education (CME), Social Work accreditation of CE, and psychologic accreditation of CE
Develop innovative new educational activities and programs to improve the continuing education of practicing psychiatrists/ APA members
Maintain significant presence for APA in the areas of residency training in Psychiatry and Medical student education in Psychiatry.
Performs other duties as assigned.
The Chief of Education is an executive position, and the chief must be a psychiatrist with significant experience in psychiatric education: for example, as a residency training director, chair of a department of psychiatry, CME director, medical student educator or associate dean at a medical school.
American Psychiatric Association (APA) is the world's largest psychiatric organization, with over 38,500 U.S. and international member physicians and 240 employees. Its vision is a society that has available, accessible quality psychiatric diagnosis and treatment. APA has excellent benefits, including medical, dental, 401k, flexible spending accounts, and tuition assistance. The APA is located in Washington, D.C. within walking distance of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro stop.