The department of Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is recruiting faculty for the division of Infectious Diseases. Applicants at all faculty ranks will be considered. There is the possibility for appointment as Division Chief for a highly qualified candidate with a strong track record of academic achievements and leadership. There are also opportunities for applicants who are dually board-certified in adult and pediatric infectious diseases.
Division faculty provide a broad range of inpatient and ambulatory clinical services as well as resident and medical student education. Faculty members provide inpatient consultations (with no admissions to Division faculty) at Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital, in addition to outpatient clinics and pursuing academic pursuits. New faculty are expected to spend approximately two-thirds of their time with clinical and teaching responsibilities, with one-third for academic and scholarly pursuits. Call is shared with the group of four physicians, with one weekend of call per month. There are substantial opportunities for developing clinical research in collaboration with the medical school Center for Clinical Research, as well as opportunities for expanding clinical services such as a hepatitis C treatment clinic. One current member of the division is dually board-certified in adult and pediatric infectious diseases.
Applicants should be highly motivated to pursue a career in academic Infectious Diseases with experience in medical education, and ideally with a track record of success in clinical research or other scholarly activities. Applicants must be board-certified in infectious diseases, and be able to be licensed in the State of Michigan. Faculty rank and salary are commensurate with credentials and experience.
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.
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