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Overall description: The main responsibility of the Educational Psychologist for the medical education program is to improve and enhance the learning process and experiences of students by the assessment of learning styles, study skills, personal and social challenges, and provide the learner with the tools to thrive through their medical studies. 

Qualification: 

  • • Doctoral Degree in Educational Psychology 
  • • Licensed in Psychology in Puerto Rico 
  • • At least three years of experience in the profession, preferably with students in higher education 
  • • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English and Spanish. 
  • • Effective time management, organizational and problem-solving skills. 
  • • Ability to work both independently and in a collaborative, multidisciplinary setting. 
  • • Ability to work under stress. 
  • • Effective social and interpersonal skills. Teamwork oriented. 
  • Fully competent in working with Microsoft Office programs, digital and web-based technology. 

Specific responsibilities include: 

  • • Conducts comprehensive psychoeducational evaluation of medical students since its first year in the program, as part of the services and support provided by the Office for Academic Success. 
  • • Identifies needs through effective screening and assessments. 
  • • Administers, score, analyze and interpret intellectual, academic, social/emotional, behavioral and psychometric assessments. 
  • • Interviews faculty and course directors to gather relevant data regarding student academic performance. 
  • • Consults and collaborates with counselors, student mentors and tutors as appropriate. 
  • • Develops and implements effective academic and behavioral interventions for students after consultation with the School of Medicine (SOM) Medical Education Dean of the Dean. 
  • • Consults with SOM Leadership regarding planning, implementing and evaluating individual and group interventions. 
  • • Develop individualized educational plans in collaboration with faculty and student mentor’s and tutors. 
  • • Deal effectively and appropriately with students, faculty, SOM Leadership and Student Affairs regarding students concerns and problems. 
  • • Intervene early where additional special educational needs and requirements are identified. 
  • • Maintain student records including special education reports, confidential reports of services provided and behavioral data. 
  • • Develops workshops for students on test taking skills, study skills, time management and others. 
  • • Provides consultation to faculty on topics such as learning style and classroom management. 
  • • Attends workshops, seminars, and or professional meetings in order to remain informed of new developments in educational psychology. 
  • • Is an ex-officio member and actively participates in the Student Assessment Committee (SAC) of the SOM. 
  • • Collaborates with the Office of Student Success and the Counseling Center to develop individual support for students at risk taking in consideration their academic performance, learning styles and specific needs. 
  • • Others as assigned by the institutional officials (Chancellor, Dean of the SOM, Dean for Academic Affairs, Director of Student Affairs) 

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