Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is recruiting a geriatrician to serve as Division Chief of Geriatrics. Applicants should have a track record of academic achievements supportive of faculty appointment at the rank of Professor or Associate Professor.
The Division of Geriatrics is a new division that will serve the needs of both the departments of Medicine, and Family and Community Medicine. The division chief must have a strong vision for growth to build and lead the Division, and appreciate the importance of collegial decision-making in an interdisciplinary setting. There is the opportunity to recruit up to three additional faculty members who will provide geriatric clinical services at Borgess Hospital, Bronson Methodist Hospital, and CentraCare, which is part of the National PACE Association (Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly). Leadership and participation opportunities include skilled nursing facilities; long-term care, assisted living, and independent living settings; consultative inpatient services; and establishing a geriatric assessment center. The medical school department of Psychiatry has established expertise in geriatric psychiatry. Division faculty will have responsibilities for resident and medical student education, with the possibility of developing a fellowship in geriatrics. There are substantial opportunities for developing clinical research in collaboration with the medical school Center for Clinical Research.
Applicants for this leadership position should be highly motivated with a track record of leadership and success in academic geriatrics with experience in medical education, and ideally also in clinical research or other scholarly activities. Applicants must have a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics from either the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine, 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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