The Department of Psychiatry at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking two board-certified or board-eligible psychiatrists to join our growing academic faculty. Depending on the experience and interests of the candidate, we can create positions for inpatient, outpatient or a mix of clinical assignments.
The WMed Psychiatry Department provides inpatient, outpatient, hospital consultation, and ECT clinical services. The 50-bed inpatient teaching unit and 10 bed adolescent partial program at Borgess Medical Center service adult, adolescent, and geriatric populations. Residents and students are assigned to all inpatient teaching services, which are capped at 10 beds to allow ample time to teach. Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital, two large teaching hospitals, serve as sites for our psychiatric consultation services. The WMed Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic has both faculty and resident practices and serves patients of all ages. Faculty provide real-time supervision utilizing a state-of-the art camera system. There are also opportunities to provide consultation services to Kalamazoo community mental health agencies. We are very excited to be on the verge of launching a collaborative care program for depression in a major community primary care center. Faculty are assigned at-home call about twice per month, and do weekend hospital rounds, on average, one-in-six weekends.
Our residency program is fully accredited by the ACGME for six residents per year, and we also instruct medical students in both preclinical and clinical years. We pride ourselves in having an excellent teaching faculty, so the applicant for this position should like to teach, be good at it, and committed to improving his/her skills. In addition to daily clinical teaching, faculty also participate in individual supervision, didactic instruction, clinical case conferences, and administering clinical skills exams. Attendance is expected for Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Case Conference and various faculty meetings. It is also expected that faculty will engage in faculty development, meaningful scholarly activities, and participate in various administrative roles for the medical school and psychiatry residency program.
M.D. or D.O.
Board Certified or Board Eligible
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2018 and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The inaugural medical student class graduated in May 2018 after completing the innovative, patient-centered four-year CLEAR curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers or tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and two laboratory research floors. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.