Kaiser Permanente Case Writer/Developer - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine in Pasadena, California

By joining the team that is designing and implementing the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine, you will have the opportunity of a lifetime to create a medical school that will educate physicians for the 21st century and beyond and be a catalyst for change in medical education. This position will be working as a part of an extremely dynamic team of professionals supporting all aspects of the School of Medicine and the creation of the infrastructure, process, and procedures for the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine. The team works from an interdependent model of practice and we are looking for someone who thrives in a highly challenging role within a high functioning team-based environment.

The Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine will offer more than a conventional medical education. It will provide students with the unique opportunity to be taught by the physicians of Kaiser Permanente and immersed in one the nation's highest-performing health care organizations. Students will gain critical knowledge and real-world experience and benefit from unprecedented access to Kaiser Permanente's people, data and technology. This unparalleled approach, plus our deep commitment to resilience, well-being, and inclusion will create a culture where physicians are better prepared to face the health challenges of the future, while helping the nation-s diverse communities thrive. Learn more about the Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine at schoolofmedicine.kp.org.

The Case Writer/Developer is responsible for coordinating, writing, updating, and curating patient cases across multiple phases of the medical school curriculum. Reporting to the Director of Medical Education, he/she will ensure that cases are relevant, evidence based, and methodologically sound. The Case Writer/Developer will also work with various stakeholders to digitize cases in the learning management system, create the cases in our Electronic Medical Record, and support unfolding cases in simulation and standardized patient arenas. He/she will also collaborate across all faculty groups to ensure content is mapped to learning objectives and assessment methods.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Contribute to the creation of structured learning experiences in various medical school subject areas using current theories of higher education and adult learning.

  • Work with the medical education team, including instructional and visual designers, as well as subject matter experts, to write and continually improve high-quality and compelling teaching/learning materials for case-based and small-group learning, including hypothetical medical scenarios and scripts for video and narration of cases.

  • Write reference guides, assessments, surveys, and other curricular materials as assigned.

  • Produce training materials with appropriate tone that resonate with a diverse group of students and faculty. Assist in establishing faculty writing guides that define standards for teaching/learning materials.

  • Help develop new learning experiences that effectively teach core medical education competencies, and engage and excite medical students.

  • Stay abreast of innovation in the field of medical education, and in collaboration with the medical education team, apply innovations and updated best practices to case development.

  • Collaborate with the medical education team to produce scholarship on case-based learning as a pedagogical technique.

Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum three (3) years of experience in health care professional education or medical education, and case-based curriculum.

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience developing instructional materials.


  • Bachelor's degree in education, healthcare, or related field

License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

Additional Requirements:

  • Portfolio of cases or other curricular materials developed/worked on by the applicant.

  • Experience in a medical school or case-based curriculum setting.

  • Understanding of case-based learning, team-based learning, problem-based learning, and other interactive teaching methodologies.

  • Understanding of learner-centered theories and principles, as well as instructional design methodologies.

  • Outstanding writing skills and attention to detail.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced, high-energy environment.

  • Strong presentation, communication, and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to incorporate new learning tools and applications to improve educational materials.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with writing cases, identifying and building topic outlines, and determining course content and sequencing.

  • Experience developing student-centered learning experiences.

  • Proficiency with eLearning authoring tools and other relevant technologies.

  • Experience creating simulations, standardized patient scenarios, electronic medical record scenarios, and small-group learning.

  • Master's degree in educational design, education, public health, or related field.



TITLE: Case Writer/Developer - Kaiser Permanente School of Medicine

LOCATION: Pasadena, California


External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.