Senior Policy Analyst III, Medical Education

28 Aug, 2020


Senior Policy Analyst III, Medical Education

American Medical Association
Chicago, IL

The American Medical Association (AMA), a nonprofit, is the nation’s largest professional Association of physicians. We are a unifying voice and powerful ally for America’s physicians, the patients they care for, and the promise of a healthier nation.  To be part of the AMA is to be part of our Mission to promote the art and science of medicine and the betterment of public health.

As an employer, we are dedicated to many efforts, including employee learning and development, social responsibility, diversity and inclusion and wellness. Our well-defined culture has strongly impacted the prosperity of our organization.  Our foundational values of Respect, Integrity, Innovation, Impact, Collaboration, Agility and Trust are at the core of our efforts and continue to shape the success of the AMA.

We have an opportunity at our headquarters in Chicago for a Senior Policy Analyst III to provide high-level policy analyses on key issues impacting medical education, physician workforce and healthcare regulation; prepares reports on critical and emerging education, regulation, board certification, and workforce issues impacting medical education and the practice of medicine; and provides sensitive and high-level staffing to highly visible elements of AMA Governance, including the Council on Medical Education, and the House of Delegates (including Reference Committee C).

Essential Functions/Responsibilities:

Develops leading-edge policy for the AMA in the context of providing high-level staffing to AMA physician leadership groups, including the Council on Medical Education, the Board of Trustees and the House of Delegates

Leads preparation of Council on Medical Education and Board of Trustee policy reports with proactive recommendations that advance AMA policy on key medical education, physician workforce and regulatory issues impacting physician training and practice, such as licensure and certification (including Continuing Board Certification), competency-based medical education, accreditation of undergraduate medical education (UME) and graduate medical education (GME), GME funding, and UME curriculum development. Works independently with general oversight by VP of Medical Education Programs and Council leadership

Provides principle staff support to Reference Committee C and additional support on medical education issues to other reference committees at the Annual and Interim Meetings of the AMA House of Delegates

Provides high-level support to the Group Vice President for Medical Education, the Director for Medical Education Programs, the Council on Medical Education and the Academic Physician Section in developing policy guidance, authoring peer-reviewed articles, and developing highly visible external presentations on critical issues in medical education, workforce and healthcare regulation.

Leads in the development of external presentations and scholarly articles to enhance AMA leadership, brand recognition and credibility, as well as influence key stakeholders in medical education and healthcare regulatory environments.

Independently interacts with important AMA stakeholders to gather and shape information that is important to AMA interests, including policy development, and educates and influences these organizations regarding AMA issues and policy,

Serves as a principle AMA liaison to AMA Advocacy staff on legislative issues related to medical education and workforce policy.
Provides information to important stakeholders in the medical education and regulator environments (American Board of Medical Specialties, Federation of State Medical Boards, Association of American Medical Colleges, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education).
Serves a primary AMA liaison to the federal Council on Graduate Medical Education

May include other responsibilities as assigned
Bachelor’s degree in business, health care administration, education, or related field required; master’s preferred.

Seven to ten years of experience working in a medical education, healthcare policy, or healthcare regulatory setting; familiarity with the organization and process of medical education and healthcare regulation.

Exceptional writing and analytic skills, with the ability to conceptualize and synthesize issues creatively and develop comprehensive or concise reports or manuscript for internal policy development or external peer reviewed journals.

Polished interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to orally communicate effectively.

Demonstrated comprehensive knowledge regarding medical education and medical regulatory organizations and policy.

Experience in working with stakeholder organizations in medical education and healthcare regulation (such as ABMS, FSMB, ACGME, AAMC, Professional Societies and Academies).

Demonstrated ability to work on or lead multiple simultaneous tasks, working effecting in a team environment.

Extensive experience with literature review and standard research methodologies:data collection, analysis, and interpretation.

Experience working with high-profile physicians, physician committees and task forces, and physician membership organizations.

Strong Microsoft Office Suite software skills required and the ability to effectively utilize IT -based tools for literature review, analysis, and reporting.

The AMA offers competitive salaries, including an incentive plan, excellent benefits, and progressive technology.  Our office is a business casual environment and we respect work-life balance.

The American Medical Association is located at 330 N. Wabash Avenue, Chicago, IL 60611 and is convenient to all public transportation in Chicago.

We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workforce.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment.  As an EOE/AA employer, the American Medical Association will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and veteran or disability status.

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Job posted: 2020-08-28