The department of Psychiatry at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is recruiting two doctorate-level faculty, one each in neuropsychology and adult psychology. The department currently has 14 full-time academic employed faculty members with a breadth of interests and expertise. We are expanding and enhancing clinical services, research activities, medical student education, and resident training. Faculty instruct medical students in both preclinical and clinical years. The psychiatry residency program is accredited by ACGME with 6 residents each year. There are significant clinical, collaborative care psychiatry, and research collaborations in the department and also with our major clinical affiliates (Borgess Ascension and Bronson Healthcare) and their associated practices, community mental health care organizations, and the Battle Creek VA Medical Center.
These positions are primarily clinical and teaching faculty positions, managing a small caseload of private patients, with pursuit of scholarly activities. Teaching activities include individual supervision of residents in the outpatient clinic, and didactic instruction of residents and medical students. Didactic topics include brain-behavior relationships, and case formulation. The neuropsychologist provides instruction with psychological testing and assists residents with neuropsychological testing. Attendance is expected at Grand Rounds, Journal Club, Case Conferences, and faculty meetings. It is also expected that faculty engage in continuing professional development, meaningful scholarly activities, and participate, as delegated, in various administrative roles for the medical school and psychiatry residency program.
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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