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Program Director -VCU-CMH Rural Family Medicine Residency (Dual Faculty) (F67850)

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Program Director -VCU-CMH Rural Family Medicine Residency (Dual Faculty) (F67850)

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  • South Hill, Virginia, United States, 23970
  • School of Medicine - Department of Family Medicine
  • Virginia Commonwealth University
**This position is located at Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, Virginia**

Founded in 1970, the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU has a long and proud history of training medical students and resident physicians. Our Department houses all of our family medicine medical student education programs, including a highly rated clerkship and two longitudinal, four-year track programs: The Inner City International Rural Program I2CRP is a 4-year longitudinal program for medical students who are invested in serving medically underserved populations. The mission of the program is to increase the number of students who choose career paths in primary care and who practice in underserved settings. The program enrolls up to 24 students per cohort or approximately 96 students during the M1 - M4 years. The preclinical curriculum includes didactics, journal clubs, grand rounds presentations, and service roles in underserved settings. The clinical curriculum includes second-year preceptorships in urban and rural underserved settings and clerkship rotations in urban, rural, and international underserved settings in Family Medicine, general Pediatrics, Ambulatory Medicine, and general Surgery. Students also complete a scholarly capstone project that is relevant to medically underserved communities.

As a founding core faculty member and the Program Director, you will be responsible for helping to build this program from the ground up! We anticipate having residents in post no later than July 1, 2023. Prior to that time, the Program Director will be responsible for working with the Associate Program Director to design curriculum, prepare and execute the ACGME application, help conduct initial recruiting for clinical faculty and residents; while maintaining time for independent clinical practice and scholarship. As Program Director and Core Faculty, once the residents arrive, we anticipate faculty will spend a majority of time on clinical precepting, direct resident and medical student education in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and educational administration. The remaining time will be devoted to your own direct clinical practice. This position will be primarily based at VCU’s Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, VA; while the Associate Program Director is located primarily on the MCV Campus of VCU Health in Richmond, VA.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Demonstrates dedication to Family Medicine Education.
  • Responsible for monitoring the faculty appointments, assignments, outcomes, and proper conduct of educational activities.
  • Responsible for the supervision, direction, evaluation, and administration of the Family Medicine Education Program.

  • Responsibilities for the Family Medicine Program include:
    • Provide direction and leadership necessary to obtain and/or maintain the Family Medicine Residency Program with Full Residency Review Committee Accreditation.
    • Conduct ongoing review of the residency program as required by RRC and ACGME.
    • Participate with the Department Chair and other Residency Leadership in recruiting and making recommendations for improvement in the educational programs within the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health and within the entire VCU Health systems.
    • Assure that services are performed in accordance with and sufficient for compliance with the requirements of all required accrediting bodies such as the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, the Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the System’s liability carrier.
    • Continual improvement of the Family Medicine Residency Program with a full accreditation by the ACGME
    • Serve as a member of VCU Health’s Graduate Medical Education Council.
    • Perform such duties as are appropriate and necessary to the position and operation of the VCU Health Systems and the Family Medicine Residency Program.
    • Recruit, retain, and promote high caliber, diverse residents who exhibit interest and commitment to rural healthcare, health equity, excellence in patient care and medical education, high ethics, and a commitment to a high order of professionalism.
    • Participate in the budgeting process for the residency program.
    • Review clinical teaching and scholarship of each faculty members individually and annually.

    Required Qualifications:

    • Able to obtain license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
    • Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Family Medicine.
    • Shall be certified and recertified by the American Board of Family Medicine.
    • Five or more years of Family Medicine Practice.
    • Three to five years of experience as faculty in a Family Medicine Residency Training Program.
    • Past experience in providing direct patient care to underserved populations across multiple settings.
    • Willing and able to care for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting.
    • Commitment to diversity and inclusion.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Past experience in providing direct patient care and/or residency training in rural settings

    •Direct experience in the medical education of a diversity of learners such as medical students, interprofessional learners, etc.

    • Recent scholarly activity such as peer reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of clinical series or case reports at scientific society meetings, or participation in national committees or educational organizations.

    • Confidence and willingness to be a faculty lead in one or more of the following:

    >Care of pregnant women including antenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care

    >Care of children in the inpatient setting

    >Substance abuse treatment to include medically-assisted therapy

    >Primary care Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and/or specialized procedural training in emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings.

    As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.
    Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences, and academic and professional activities will impact your contributions to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

    Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.


    Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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