Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is recruiting EMS faculty members to support the EMS Fellowship Program and the expanding activities of the Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine. WMed is one of the newest medical schools in the U.S. and has one of the largest emergency medicine residency programs in the nation. WMed's EMS Fellowship Program was among the first ACGME-accredited EMS Fellowships. WMed residents and fellows are integrally involved in the county wide EMS system, with dedicated resident and fellow EMS response vehicles.
The WMed Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine provides a wide variety of services including medical direction, education, research, and health-care preparedness. The Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority (KCMCA) is the state-designed agency responsible for coordinating all aspects of the county-wide EMS system. KCMCA is housed within the Division, allowing for full integration between WMed and the EMS system. The Division houses the 5th District Medical Response Coalition (5DMRC), a 9-county consortium of hospitals, EMS, public health, emergency management, and others dedicated to cross-jurisdictional, interdisciplinary disaster planning and response. The 5DMRC was designated by the CDC as a model for preparedness and collaboration. 5DMRC and the Division operate a mobile medical field unit on behalf of the State of Michigan. The Division additionally coordinates Michigan's National Disaster Life Support Program activities. The State EMS Data Manager is housed within the Division, making access to over 8 million EMS records readily available for research and quality improvement.
As a new 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 research, and abundant opportunities for teaching students, residents, and EMS providers. Kalamazoo's two hospitals serve as regional tertiary care centers for southwest Michigan, serving a population of approximately 1 million. Kalamazoo is a wonderful city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit and a short distance from Lake Michigan. 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.
This faculty position is responsible for fulfilling a variety of important functions within the WMed Department of Emergency Medicine and its Division of EMS and Disaster Medicine. In addition to serving as a core EM/EMS faculty member teaching students, residents, and fellows, the academic aspect of the position includes research and programmatic (including grant) activities. As Regional Medical Director for Healthcare Preparedness, the position is responsible for providing medical direction and leadership to the 5th District Medical Response Coalition. As Associate EMS Medical Director for the Kalamazoo County Medical Control Authority, the position supports the Kalamazoo County EMS system. Finally, the position is expected to deliver high quality clinical emergency medicine.
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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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