Program Director – Rural Family Medicine Residency Program – F67850
The Program Director Position
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.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
- Demonstrates dedication to Family Medicine
- Responsible for monitoring the faculty appointments, assignments, outcomes, and proper conduct of educational
- Responsible for the supervision, direction, evaluation, and administration of the Family Medicine Education Program.
- Responsibilities for the Family Medicine Program includes:
- Provide direction and leadership necessary to obtain and/or maintain the Family Medicine Residency Program with Full Residency Review Committee
- Conduct ongoing review of the residency program as required by RRC and 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
- 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
- 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
- Participate in the budgeting process for the residency
- Review clinical teaching and scholarship of each faculty members individually and
Education and Teaching
Uphold the VCU Health Mission as a teaching institution and support projects relating to that goal. Be a model teacher for faculty, residents, student learners, interdisciplinary teams, and staff that supports a culture of inquiry and inspires high quality, evidence-based healthcare for all.
Professional Growth and Development
- Participate in activities which will enhance role development:
- Maintain clinical competency in Family
- Serve on various medical staff
- Enhance scholarship among faculty, residents, and
- Participate in activities, which demonstrate professional commitment to position and to VCU Health Systems
- Set short- and long-term goals for professional growth
- Actively participate in regional and national organizations, which enhance personal growth, as well as, growth of the Family Medicine Residency and growth of the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health.
- Be a role model not only for the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health, but for the entire VCU Health
- The Physician shall provide his/her/their best efforts to:
- Lead the development of and continue the improvement of the Rural Family Medicine Residency to be a leading residency program
- Lead by example and conduct her/him/their self at all times in accordance with the highest standards of professional
- Provide a written Residency Development Plan annually to the Department The written plan shall address strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, needs, and anticipated actions to improve patient care, graduate and continuing medical education, scholarship, budgeting, and new sources of growth.
- Required Qualifications
- Able to obtain license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Family
- Shall be certified and recertified by the American Board of Family
- Five or more years of Family Medicine
- Three to five years of experience as faculty in a Family Medicine Residency Training
- 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
- Desired Qualifications
- Past experience in providing direct patient care and/or residency training in rural settings
- Past experience in residency program development and improvement
- Direct experience in the medical education of a diversity of learners such as medical students, interprofessional learners,
- 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
- 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
The Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU was founded in 1970. It 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. We also have four affiliated family medicine residency programs at various locations around the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VCU’s Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is incredibly excited to share with you that we are in the process of creating a new rural training track family medicine residency. The residency will focus on serving the underserved in the urban population in Richmond, VA, in the rural area of South Hill, VA, and internationally! Our goal is for this program to be a model program for training those dedicated to serving underserved populations in a variety of settings and advancing family physicians’ abilities to address health disparities and inequities, in addition to providing the highest quality clinical care. The program is designed to base the first-year residents at VCU’s flagship academic medical center in Richmond, VA, then have second- and third-year residents based at VCU’s Community Memorial Hospital in South Hill, VA. The program will focus on broad-spectrum training and common procedures important in caring for underserved populations across diverse settings. We plan to have our first class of residents in post no later than July 1, 2023.
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Location/Region: South Hill, VA (23970)