The University of Texas Medical Branch Sr. Specialist for Learning & Career Counseling - School of Medicine in Galveston, Texas

Min Qualifications

Doctoral degree in Education, Educational Psychology, Medicine or a related field.

Minimum 2 years of experience in academic and/or career counseling in a higher education setting.


To provide expertise in planning, implementing and evaluating of medical programs and students in collaboration with the faculty to assess student needs

Salary Range

Budgeted salary for this position is from $62,553 to $72,000 annually.

This position is a Band Code AP12.

Specific Job Related Duties

Job Description The Sr. Specialist for Learning and Career Counseling will provide professional expertise and leadership for the Office of Academic Support and Career Counseling (ASCC) in the School of Medicine. Serve as a learning skills specialist by providing assessment and support of medical students. The incumbent will supervise and coordinate the student tutor and mentor program for the School of Medicine.

Job Related Duties

  • Provide hands-on learning skills training to include test-taking skills, study skills, reading skills, critical thinking/reading skills, time management, and other skills as identified during evaluation and assessment;

  • Maintain database systems for tracking at-risk students and issues pertinent to the success of the program;

  • Assist with planning and administration of USMLE preparatory programs, Step 1 peer mentoring programs, study workshops, residency preparation activities, and courses for Step I and Step II preparation;

  • Provide classroom instruction for various summer program participants associated with prematriculation;

  • Assess students for learning issues and assist them in remediation of identified issues;

  • Provide career counseling to Year 1 through Year 4 medical students to include an understanding of career development, career theory, as it applies to the medical student/physician;

  • Assist with residency application issues, CV and personal statement development as well as review prior to submission;

  • Manage the formal tutor and mentor program;

  • Screen for and manage issues that interfere with learning: attention difficulties, mood problems, personal problems; learning issues

  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Academic Support and Career Counseling and/or Assistant Dean of Student Affairs;

  • Adheres to internal controls and reporting structure.

Preferred Work Experience

  • Supervision of tutorial programs and staff

  • Career Counseling in Medicine (AAMC program-Careers in Medicine)

  • Experience in medical board licensing exams

  • Experience in NRMP process

  • Detailed oriented, flexible, organized, and multitask various priorities

  • Experience interacting with medical and/or graduate students

Closing Statement


Equal Employment Opportunity UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Job Type: Regular

Job Title: Sr. Specialist for Learning & Career Counseling - School of Medicine

Job ID: 59251

Location: Galveston

Business Unit: SOMED