Department of Surgery- Faculty- General Surgery Position Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Overview: The Department of Surgery at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a full-time, board-certified or board eligible general surgery faculty to expand and enhance clinical services, research, and both medical student and resident training in general surgery. The program has a strong diversity of community faculty as well as faculty employed by the medical school. The general surgery residency program is a fully accredited program with all subspecialty care and tertiary care capabilities. The residency program has 19 residents and was recently approved to increase the number of finishing chief residents from three to four. Applicants with the appropriate background and interest will be encouraged to complete a six-month fellowship in medical simulation at WMed. Responsibilities: Faculty in this position lead the development and expansion of clinical services on the general surgery services at WMed. The clinical service is supported by full time physician assistants, medical social workers, dieticians, and dedicated nursing staff. In addition, the faculty in this position will lead the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of general surgery residents. All faculty are expected to participate in the education of medical students and residents, and in ongoing scholarly activities. Additional responsibilities:
• Participating in the systems of quality improvement, utilization review, and outcomes management.
• Managing the simulation-based educational experiences for general surgery residents and medical students rotating on the general surgery services
• Working closely with the department chair for:
o Recruitment, selection, supervision, education, and evaluation of resident physicians.
o Strategic planning.
o Regular participation in department and medical school meetings.
o Providing high-quality instruction for medical education to students and didactics and education to the residency program as determined by the Program Director or Department Chair.
Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Program Director Qualifications: The ideal candidate should have strong interest and passion for medical student and resident education and scholarship. Active and engaged participation in medical school and residency administration are expected. Leadership and organizational skills are desirable attributes. The candidate must be Board certified or Board eligible by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board and be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan. 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 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, 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