The Department of Psychiatry at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a board-certified or board-eligible psychiatrist to join our team as a full time academic faculty member. 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 are in need of a psychiatrist to work in our outpatient clinic where he/she would see his/her own caseload of “private” patients and help supervise residents in the outpatient clinic. Our ambulatory psychiatrists are scheduled to see patients for 25 or 50 minute sessions and do psychotherapy as well as medication management. For interested individuals, there are also opportunities to provide psychiatric services in our new Borgess Hospital Psychiatry Emergency Department or to provide assistance to our primary care colleagues via our new Kalamazoo Collaborative Care Program on a part-time basis. Faculty are assigned at-home call about twice per month and do weekend hospital rounds on average one-in-six weekends.
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. Since we are committed to providing psychotherapy training for our residents, it is important that this individual be capable of providing psychotherapy supervision. Teaching activities include supervision of residents in the clinic and hospital; weekly individual supervision with residents, didactic instruction for residents and students, 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 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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