Launching a new curriculum means we are recruiting faculty for many new teaching roles!


  • All positions require an MD or DO and a UCLA faculty teaching appointment, unless otherwise specified.
  • We are recruiting for faculty year-round. Some positions have specific recruitment periods, but many are needed throughout the calendar year. 
  • Most positions are a voluntary role (not financially compensated). 
  • Collecting student evaluations of the medical school curriculum and instruction are crucial to our accreditation and continuous quality improvement efforts. Learn more about the policies and procedures used to collect medical student evaluations of faculty, courses, clerkships, electives, and other educational activities. 
  • Email us if you are interested in learning more about a role, connecting with our team, or applying. 

Year 1: Pre-Clerkship

  • Educators for Excellence

    The Educators for Excellence will work longitudinally with small groups of 6-8 students providing skills development for the medical interview, physical examination, and clinical reasoning. They will continue to advise, mentor and coach these students throughout their time at DGSOM.

    • Specialties: Open to All 
    • Time Commitment: 1 or 2 afternoons per week (Monday's and Thursday's)
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall
    • Paid Position: Yes. 10-20% depending on commitment
  • Foundations of Practice – Content Specialists

    The Content Specialists will work with small groups of 6-8 students providing skills development for the medical interview, physical examination, and clinical reasoning. Content specialists will typically serve as consultants during discussions but may also co-lead or independently lead sessions. 

    • Specialties: Neurologists, Geriatricians, Pharmacists, Cardiologists, Anesthesiologists, Ophthalmologists, and Psychiatrists
    • Time Commitment: 1-2 times per year. Monday or Thursday afternoon 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. 
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall
    • Paid Position: No
  • Educators for Justice and Equity

    The Educators for Justice and Equity will facilitate small group sessions related to the areas of Ethics, Humanities, and Structural Racism and Health Equity (SRHE) within the first-year curriculum.

    • Specialties: PhD, MD, or DO with expertise relevant to scholarship and mentorship at DGSOM
    • Time Commitment: 20 pre-selected half-day sessions, ad hoc meetings and calls as needed, yearly training, quarterly 2-hour faculty professional development sessions.
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall
    • Paid Position: 5% effort in the academic year
  • Scientific Foundations of Medicine Workshop Facilitators

    The SFM Workshop Facilitators will facilitate small group sessions related to various topics, specifically Structural Racism & Health Equity (SRHE), Ethics, and Humanities, throughout the first-year curriculum. 

    • Specialties: Any
    • Time Commitment: Many workshop sessions run during the week Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings for 2.5 hours each.
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall, Center for Health Sciences, or Rosenfeld Hall
    • Paid Position: No
  • Early Authentic Clinical Experience Site Director

    The EACE Site Director is the point of contact for students at their particular site and serves as the bridge between DGSOM and the EACE site. Main responsibilities include overseeing the educational activities, assessments of students, and team member interactions for the EACE on-site visits. 

    • Specialties: Many specialties are considered
    • Time Commitment: Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons
    • Location: Affiliated or Community Partner Sites
    • Paid Position: No. Certain sites may be eligible for additional funding. 
    • Learn More About EACE Site Directors
  • Early Authentic Clinical Experience - Facilitated Conversations for Emerging Physicians Session Facilitators

    DGSOM EACE Facilitators will be an integral part of the Reflective Practice curriculum, which engages first-year medical students in guided reflective writings and facilitated conversations/debrief sessions in small groups. Main responsibilities include expertise and experience in reflective listening, group facilitation, and providing an inclusive, respectful environment for students to experience their emotions.

    • Specialties: Open to All 
    • Time Commitment: Attend 3 debrief sessions throughout the academic year. Sessions are on Tuesday and/or Wednesday afternoons from 1:00 - 4:30 p.m.
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall
    • Paid Position: No
    • Learn More About EACE FCEP Session Facilitators

Year 2: Clerkships & Intersessions

  • Intersessions Facilitator

    Facilitators are needed to lead 3 different types of sessions in the Intersessions Course. 

    • Physical Exam: Students will review and practice key physical examination skills in preparation for their clinical clerkships. Instruct students on these examination skills and provide direct observation & feedback as they practice.
    • Procedural Skills: Students will learn and practice several useful procedural skills in preparation for their clinical clerkships. Instruct students on these skills and provide direct observation & feedback as they practice.
    • High Fidelity Simulation: Students will work through simulated scenarios using high-fidelity simulation mannequins or standardized patients based on cases they may encounter during their clinical clerkships. Assist learners through these scenarios, as well as debrief and provide teaching points after each case.
    • Specialties: 
      • Physical Exam: Open to All
      • Procedural Skills & HF Sim: Clerkship-specific roles. Open to all within Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Pediatrics, Surgery
    • Time Commitment: Session Dependent; minimum 1 hour on an as needed basis
    • Location: In person at Geffen Hall, Center for Health Sciences, or Rosenfeld Hall
    • Paid Position: No
  • Clerkship Chair

    The Clerkship Chair oversees all aspects of the Clerkship, including student clinical assignments, didactics and learning activities, and evaluations, and will work with site directors at all core clinical sites to ensure high quality clinical and educational experiences for the medical students. The Clerkship Chair will also work with the Intersessions course leadership to organize and provide learning experiences for the students during Intersessions to prepare them for the clerkship. This position will only be available on an as needed basis.

    • Specialties: Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Pediatrics, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Psychiatry, Surgery, Neurology (dependent on which clerkship needs to be filled)
    • Time Commitment: 40% effort (30% Clerkship related duties & 10% Intersessions related duties); protected time for a one-year contract, renewed each year based on ongoing evaluation by students and program leadership.
    • Location: UCLA Health
    • Paid Position: Yes
    • Learn More About Clerkship Chairs

Year 3: Discovery & Longitudinal Clinical Experiences

  • Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE): Preceptor Coaches 

    Supervise and assess the medical students while they engage in clinical experiences as well as provide coaching and feedback based on the students' created action plans and SMART Goals. 

    • Specialties: Open to all clinical specialties. Students will be paired with both a Generalist (IM, EM, FM, Peds, Med-Peds) and a Specialist/Sub-Specialist.
    • Time Commitment: An average of two ½-day sessions per month for a total of twelve sessions over the course of an eight-month period. 
      • Busy faculty can elect to work in teaching pods with colleagues in the same field and at the same site.
      • Clinical experience can be in either inpatient or outpatient setting. 
    • Paid Position: No. 
    • Learn More About LCE  Preceptor Coaches
  • Longitudinal Clinical Experience (LCE): Clinical Advisors 

    Prior to starting LCE, Clinical Advisors review individual students’ Assessment Summaries. The Assessment Summaries include clerkship narratives, student clerkship self-assessments, results from the CPX (Clinical Performance Exam - an 8-patient OSCE given at the end of clerkships), and SMART Goals. Faculty then meet for a single 30-minute session over Zoom to discuss the students' past performances and plan for LCE learning goals. Meetings typically take place in September and/or October, during their USMLE study period. 

    • Specialties: Open to All; preferences to have experience as a mentor or coach. 
    • Time Commitment: At least 1 hour per student composed of 30-minutes of prep/review time and one 30-minute meeting over Zoom
      • This is a remote role. Faculty will be sent the Student Assessment Summaries via e-mail and coordinate with their student(s) for a 30 minute zoom call. There is also one 2-hour Faculty Orientation.
    • Locations: Remote Work & Zoom 
    • Paid Position: No
  • Discovery Mentors

    Discovery Mentors will work closely with a student to help guide the student’s scholarly work during the Discovery curriculum. There are eight DGSOM Discovery Areas of Concentration (AoCs) encompassing a broad range of disciplines to align with student interests and better prepare students to impact the future of healthcare. The Discovery Mentor’s role is to help define the project, guide the student's education about the scholarly area, help set realistic timelines and intermediate goals, and evaluate student’s progress.

    • Specialties: Open to All - clinical and non-clinical; preferences to have experience as a mentor or coach.
      • The eight AoCs are: Basic & Clinical & Translational Research, Global Health, Social Science & Medical Humanities, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Health Justice & Advocacy, Medical Education & Leadership, Bioinformatics & Data Science, Health Delivery Improvement Science. 
    • Time Commitment: students are expected to engage in the Discovery curriculum for about 35 hours per week. This includes any required AoC sessions, so time spent with the students may vary depending on the project. A Discovery Mentor is expected to meet with the student 2-3 times a month for 30-60 minutes.
    • Locations: Various: In-person, Remote Work & Zoom
    • Paid Position: No
    • Learn More About Discovery Mentors

Year 4: Electives & Capstone

  • Capstone Facilitators

    Instructors will observe MS4s and assess their performance of core clinical skills. This will be one of the final opportunities for students to receive feedback before the start of residency.

    • Specialties: Open to All  
    • Time Commitment: Sessions range 1-3 hours on average. Course held once per year in early-mid March; course will launch in March 2025.
    • Locations: In person at Geffen Hall, Center for Health Sciences, or Rosenfeld Hall. Remote sessions via Zoom.
    • Paid Position: No. 
  • Transition to Sub-Internships Facilitators

    Instructors will prepare rising MS4s for their Sub-internships by teaching essential skills such as ACLS/BLS or facilitating simulation sessions to enhance their clinical competency.

    • Specialties: Open to All  
    • Time Commitment: Course is comprised of 4 half-day sessions - 8 am to 12 pm and 1 pm to 5 pm. At least one 4-hour session is expected. Course held once per year in early June; course will launch in June 2024.
    • Locations: In person at Geffen Hall, Center for Health Sciences, or Rosenfeld Hall.
    • Paid Position: No. Some sessions are eligible to receive teaching evaluations.
  • Specialty Advisors for Career Exploration (ACEs)

    The Specialty ACEs are experienced faculty advisors enthusiastic about mentoring medical school students in their specialty.