9/15/14- Director, Library Services
Ross University, Portsmouth, Dominica
Ross University School of Medicine, located on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica in the West Indies. Our mission is to prepare highly dedicated students to become effective, successful physicians in the United States. Basic science coursework is taught in Dominica and students then complete their clinical studies in the United States. After passing all prerequisite examinations, Ross graduates are licensed to practice medicine in all 50 states of the U.S. Ross University School of Medicine is a division of DeVry Education Group (NYSE:DV)
The library directorship is a faculty position and education is the primary focus of the faculty. The academic year is divided into three semesters with a new class of students admitted each semester. Teaching and other responsibilities continue throughout the year. Instructors at Ross are selected for their interest in improving medical education and their ability to work well as part of a team. Research opportunities exist and are encouraged in the area of medical education. The Library Director is responsible for operations of a 13 person library in Dominica and provide assistance to the library at Princess margaret Hospital. The library in Dominica operates with 2 shifts over a 16 hour period each day.
Sarah P’s comments: Ross is also advertising for a Library Director at their vet school in St. Kitts. Not sure whether this is turnover or expansion/change in focus. The Caribbean is home to several offshore medical schools catering to students who can’t go to medical school in the US due to lower grades or financial issues. According to the medical student blogs Ross is near the top of the list.