WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Faculty - Division Chief - Geriatrics

1 year ago(9/26/2016 11:46 AM)
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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, 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.


As a new, growing medical school, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. WMed has a large, state-of-the-art Simulation Center, extensive resources to support clinical research, and abundant opportunities for teaching residents and students. The medical school is a private medical school that has been created through the collaboration of Western Michigan University and the two teaching health systems in the region, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare.


Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city located midway between Chicago and Detroit, and a short distance from Lake Michigan. It is home to Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus. 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. Michigan provides extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including great opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture of 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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