WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Faculty - Psychiatrist

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 years ago(11/18/2015 11:08 AM)
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  • Overview

    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, 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.  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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