WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Inpatient/Hospital Consultation-Liaison Psychiatrist

Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
Posted Date 2 years ago(11/18/2015 11:08 AM)
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The Department of Psychiatry at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a board-certified or board eligible psychiatrist to join our team as a full time academic faculty member. 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 are in need of a psychiatrist to provide service coverage for hospital-based faculty who are on vacation or attending CE conferences.  We have a 50-bed psychiatry unit with six teaching services; we also have two psychiatrists assigned to do consults on the medical-surgical floors at our two hospitals.  The psychiatrist would typically be assigned to one service for a one-two week period. All services have assigned residents and medical students, and to ensure ample time to teach, the inpatient services are capped at 10 beds.  The psychiatrist would work alongside seven other faculty colleagues who cover other services.  When assigned to hospital consults, the psychiatrist could expect to see about three consults per day on average, with a typical range of one to six per day. Faculty are assigned at-home call about twice per month, and do weekend hospital rounds on average one-in-six weekends.  This is an excellent position for someone to gain valuable clinical experience in hospital-based psychiatry.  After one or two years, the faculty member would likely have the option to take on a permanent clinical position, which could either be hospital or office-based. 


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 bedside teaching, other teaching activities include individual supervision, didactic instruction, 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.


Board Certified or Board Eligible

M.D. or D.O.


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, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. Planning for the new medical school began in 2008 and WMed was granted provisional accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016.  The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000-square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000-square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo located on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus. The building, donated by MPI Research, underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project, including a 24,000 state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the medical school acquired the Innovation Center, a 69,000-square foot, purpose-built incubator and co-working space, located on the Parkview Campus.


There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine 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.


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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.



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