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Duke University Job Description


Job Code: 1404
Job Level: 10
Revised Date: 04/01/2008
Job Family: JF 28

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Occupational Summary

The Duke University Summer Medical and Dental Education Program (SMDEP) is a national program of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. SMDEP is a free, six-week summer residential experience providing intensive and personalized preparation for medical school for rising college sophomores and rising juniors who are underrepresented in medicine and/or disadvantaged. The program provides instruction and experiential opportunities in the premedical sciences and mathematics; medical writing, health career preceptorships; health professions advising; issues in contemporary medicine; clinical exposures; and mentorship.

Work Performed

SMDEP Program Assistants report to the SMDEP Program Administrator.

The Program Assistants carry out the design of the Summer Medical and Dental Education Program by providing intensive instruction in science and math; providing tutorial support and guidance to support classroom instruction; providing observational clinical experiences; providing a safe, structured residential experiences that supports the goals of the program; providing a co-curricular program that supports healthy interaction and a balanced approach to academic achievement; providing academic advisement and counsel; other duties as directed.

SMDEP personnel have the following specific responsibilities:

(a) instruction in the basic sciences, mathematics, and writing; (b) classroom assistance and tutoring; (c) residence hall safety (d) co-curricular activity planning and chaperoning


Required Qualifications at this Level


A bachelor?s degree is preferred.



SMDEP seeks individuals who have experience in intensive learning environments. The candidates should have teaching and tutorial experience and have knowledge of the developmental needs of college age students. Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills are required.




The intent of this job description is to provide a representative and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

Essential Physical Job Functions

Certain jobs at Duke University and Duke University Health System may include essential job functions that require specific physical and/or mental abilities. Additional information and provision for requests for reasonable accommodation will be provided by each hiring department.