The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine seeks a full-time, board-certified or board eligible faculty in the subspecialty of Adolescent Medicine, to expand and enhance clinical services, research, and both medical student and resident training in Adolescent Medicine. The department has approximately 60 faculty, including approximately 20 faculty employed by the medical school.
The faculty in this position will lead the development and expansion of clinical services in adolescent medicine. The clinical service is supported by full time medical social workers, dieticians, and dedicated nursing staff. The department has 2 pediatric psychologists and 1 adolescent medicine faculty. WMed has a fully accredited psychiatry residency program and 2 child and adolescent psychiatrists who work closely and collaboratively with pediatrics department to provide consultation services.
The faculty in this position will lead the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of adolescent medicine training of pediatric and medicine-pediatric residents. All faculty are expected to participate in the education of medical students and residents, and in ongoing scholarly activities. The pediatric residency program is a fully accredited program with all subspecialty care and tertiary care capabilities. The pediatric residency program has 24 residents and medicine-pediatrics program has 16 residents.
The ideal candidate should have strong interest and passion for medical student and resident education and scholarship. Active and engaged participation in medical school and residency administration are expected. Leadership and organizational skills are desirable attributes. The candidate must be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan.
WMed offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
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. The program leading to the MD degree was accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012, and the inaugural class began in 2014. 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 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 $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in eight residencies and two 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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