The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a board certified or board eligible Pediatric Pulmonologist to join its growing academic department. The department has approximately 60 community including 20 full-time academic employed faculty in general pediatrics as well as pediatric subspecialties. The pediatric residency program has 24 pediatric residents, with an additional 16 medicine-pediatrics residents.
The candidate will be joining an established and growing pediatric pulmonology practice served by a multidisciplinary team including two other pediatric pulmonologists (one with additional qualification in sleep medicine) and one allergy-immunologist, two nurses, a respiratory therapist, dietician, social workers, psychologist, pharmacist, and support staff. Our accredited Cystic Fibrosis Center serves southwest Michigan and participates in the state newborn screening quality improvement initiative. We also have a multidisciplinary Severe Asthma Clinic. We provide inpatient consultations, and bronchoscopy service at Bronson Children’s Hospital that has a well-equipped pulmonary function and exercise laboratory.
The ideal candidate with have strong academic and research interests to fully participate in the education of our medical students and residents, and will collaborate with other faculty and the community at large. Participation in the residency program including resident recruitment, department, and medical school committees are expected. There are excellent opportunities for clinical research in collaboration with the medical school’s Center for Clinical Research, including established clinical studies in pediatric pulmonology.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This faculty position includes full-time academic appointment as a core faculty member in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with 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. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). 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 the 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 $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
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. 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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