IHA and Trinity Health St. Mary Mercy Hospital have an excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Internal Medicine physician to serve as the Associate Program Director and Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program located in Livonia, Michigan.
The Associate Program Director (APD) role is 0.3 FTE, and the remaining 0.7 FTE will be clinical teaching.
The APD reports to the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The APD is a member of the faculty of the Internal Medicine Residency Program who assists the Program Director in enhancing the research, scholarly activities, and some administrative activities of the program.
The faculty for the Internal Medicine residency program provides instruction, supervision, and evaluation of resident physicians as required to meet the educational objectives of the program and to assure supervised participation of resident physicians in clinical care at a level appropriate to their training and experience. Each member of the internal medicine faculty will have clinical, administrative, research, and teaching responsibilities assigned and scheduled by the Program Director of the Internal Medicine. The Internal Medicine faculty is selected from among the medical staff based on qualifications, commitment, and desire to function as a teacher and clinical supervisor. Faculty must be active clinicians with broad knowledge of, experience with, and commitment to internal medicine as a discipline, and to the generalist training of residents.
Specific Responsibilities for Associate Program Director:
- Dedicate an average of at least 15 hours per week average over the year to the enriching and enhancing the research and scholarly activities in the program, as delegated by the program director.
- Assist in the general administration of the program, including those activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, counseling, evaluation, and advancement of residents, as well as the maintenance of records related to program accreditation.
- Develop and implement annual program improvement goals and objectives as related to resident and faculty scholarly activity in cooperation with the Program Director.
- Work with residents and faculty to document all scholarly activities as related to achievement of annual goals.
- Meet all the requirements for faculty position
- Assist in enhancing a research environment in the program including teaching, learning and research with the aim of encouraging curiosity and critical thinking based on an understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, treatments, treatment alternatives, efficiency of care and patient safety.
- Help the program and residents disseminated scholarly learning across different platforms including local, regional, national conferences and peer-reviewed publications.
- Demonstrate and model accomplishments in research in patient care, educational innovation, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, grants, review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, chapters in medical textbooks or case reports
- Helps in Creation of evaluation tools, didactic educational activities or electronic educational materials.
- Takes the lead on contribution to professional committees, educational organizations or editorial boards.
Specific Responsibilities for Faculty Physician Internal Medicine Residency Program:
- Assist in the development and improvement of the written curriculum for internal medicine, including the integration of the ACGME Competencies. Assure that residents are familiar with the written goals and objectives of educational assignments (rotations) at the beginning of the rotation or assignment.
- Provide instruction and supervision of assigned residents on the inpatient, consultation, clinic, and office teaching services, as appropriate to meet the educational objectives of the Internal Medicine curriculum. Be available to the residents for advice and counseling.
- Evaluate and appropriately document the educational and clinical performance of residents in collaboration with other faculty and the Program Director in a timely manner.
- Provide clinical services to patients on the internal medicine teaching services, clinics, and other clinical settings in accordance with the assignments and schedules set by the Program Director.
- Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Program Director, such as participation in the resident recruitment program, organization of specific areas of the curriculum, or development of a quality improvement program.
- Participate in the evaluation and improvement of the Internal Medicine Program in cooperation with faculty, residents, and the Program Director.
- Actively participate on Clinical Competency Committee
- Participate in faculty development activities, including continuing medical education, as appropriate to maintain and improve teaching abilities at least 16 hours annually (4 hours of which should be focused on research training)
- Maintain a learning environment characterized by inquiry and scholarship, including active participation in the conferences, research, and formal teaching activities of the program. Provide support and advice for residents who are conducting research in an area involving Internal Medicine. Participate in a minimum of one didactic monthly.
- Accomplish one poster/publication and one CME conference annually.
- Cooperate with the Program Director in maintaining compliance with policies and procedures governing resident education, such as the limits on resident work hours and patient assignments.
- Advise the Program Director and DIO on resource needs of the program, such as equipment and educational materials.
- Associate Program Directors must have served on core faculty for at least two years and have demonstrated exceptional administrative and educational skill and expertise.
- Faculty physicians must possess the requisite specialty expertise and competence in clinical care and teaching abilities, as well as documented educational and administrative abilities and experience in their field.
- Faculty physicians must be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, or possess qualifications judged to be acceptable by the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee.
- Faculty physicians must be appointed in good standing to the medical staff of St. Mary Mercy Hospital and must have an unrestricted license to practice medicine issued by the State of Michigan.
This is an outstanding opportunity for the right Internal Medicine physician to assist in leading the Internal Medicine Residency program at St. Mary Mercy Hospital.
An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:
- Competitive base rate and compensation plan
- Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
- Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
- Public Service Loan Forgiveness
- Short and Long Term Disability
- Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage