Western Michigan University – Medicine-Pediatrics Faculty

Faculty – Internal Medicine-Pediatrics (Med-Peds)

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

Overview:

The combined Internal Medicine-Pediatrics program at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a full-time, board-certified or board eligible Medicine-Pediatrics faculty to expand and enhance clinical services, research, and medical student and resident training in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics. The program is well-integrated within the departments of Internal Medicine, and Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, each with separate categorical programs. Both departments have a diversity of community faculty as well as faculty employed by the medical school. The Med-Peds residency program has 16 residents and fully accredited with all subspecialty care and tertiary care capabilities.

Responsibilities:  

All Medicine-Pediatrics faculty participate in the education of medical students and residents, ongoing scholarly activities, and clinical services in the Internal Medicine, Pediatrics, and Med-Peds clinics, which are supported by full-time medical social workers, dieticians, and dedicated nursing staff.

Additional responsibilities:  

  • Participating in the systems of quality improvement, utilization review, and outcomes
  • Participating in inpatient academic internal medicine clinical service.
  • Working closely with the department chairs for:
    • Recruitment, selection, supervision, education, and evaluation of resident physicians.
    • Strategic planning.
    • Regular participation in department and medical school meetings.
    • Providing high-quality instruction for medical education of students and residents as determined by the department chair.
    • Other duties as assigned by the department chair.

Qualifications:

Candidates must have an MD/DO and strong interest and passion for medical student and resident education, and scholarly activities. Leadership and organizational skills are desirable. The candidate must be board-certified or board-eligible by the American Board of Internal Medicine and the American Board of Pediatrics (or the American Osteopathic Board) and be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan.

Additional opportunities to formally engage in undergraduate medical education may be available, based on individual interest, expertise and need.

WMed offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)

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.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Mark Loehrke, Medicine Chair at [email protected]  269.337.6356; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1572/faculty—internal-medicine—pediatrics-%28med-peds%29/job

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