The recently formed Division of Geriatrics of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) invites applications for a full-time, twelve-month faculty position in geriatric medicine. Applications for positions at the level of Assistant, Associate, or full Professor will be considered. Rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
The Division of Geriatrics is a new division within the medical school, jointly affiliated with both the the Department of Medicine and the Department of Family and Community Medicine and also has close ties to the Program of Medical Ethics, Law and Humanities . The faculty member will have the unique opportunity of playing a vital role in helping to shape the models of care for older people in Kalamazoo and the surrounding area. In addition the faculty member will be expected to engage in resident and student education, and other scholarly activities. The successful candidate will also work to grow the clinical services of the division.
Southwest Michigan, like many areas of the United States, is in need of geriatricians. Our community partners, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Ascension Borgess Hospital, and Senior Care Partners PACE are actively enlarging their services for older patients; the members of the Division will practice at these clinical sites, as well as the newly formed Geriatrics Clinic at WMed. There is also potential to start new programs in other settings, like nursing homes and home visits.
Applicants should be highly motivated to pursue a career in academic geriatrics and ideally have experience in teaching, clinical research, and research project development, but there will be a strong mentoring program for faculty members with limited experience. Applicants must have a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and be licensed in the State of Michigan or have the ability to aquire a Michigan license.
As a new Division of Geriatrics in a newer medical school, WMed offers an exciting environment to pursue an academic career in geriatrics and help guide the course for growing the program. WMed has a large, state-of-the-art Simulation Center, extensive resources to support clinical research, and abundant opportunities for teaching students and residents, and developing research careers.
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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, Ascension 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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