The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) continues to lead change for health care in Michigan. The DFCM is seeking an additional, OB-optional faculty member for its 6-6-6 Family Medicine Residency in Battle Creek, MI. Launched in 2019 with tremendous community support, the Battle Creek program partners with both Bronson Battle Creek Hospital and Grace Health, a beautiful Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) that houses the residency’s outpatient practice. This program successfully graduated its first class in 2022 and remains one of the only residencies in the state to be completely based in an FQHC. Known as “Cereal City, USA”, Battle Creek is a vibrant, diverse, well-resourced area with numerous opportunities for collaboration, as the program develops rich learning experiences for trainees while also demonstrating its commitment to improving community health.
This program joins the established WMed Family Medicine Residency in Kalamazoo, both led by a new department chair emphasizing faculty development, education, seed grants, and supported by generous institutional CME and licensing provisions. The two programs work collaboratively to enhance the education of all students and residents, leveraging the unique talents and offerings of each group to strengthen the department. As a community supported residency with the backing of an academic university program we have the best of both worlds. Our residents are trained to competently practice the full scope of family medicine, including outpatient, inpatient, newborn care and obstetrics to serve the community needs of their future practices. The program is open to supporting leading edge skills and innovation in its faculty.
Qualified candidates are asked to include a cover letter or letter of intent that includes a statement of commitment to fostering a culture of diversity, equity and inclusion.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.
The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.
WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.
The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.
WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.
EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.
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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