This physician will serve as an Associate Program Director in the UAMS Northwest College of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program. She/he will be a skilled clinician as a general internist (additional training and expertise in an internal medicine subspecialty would be a plus) who will serve as a role model exemplifying the ideal characteristics of a compassionate, highly knowledgeable physician. This academic leader will be instrumental in contributing to the continued development and expansion of both undergraduate medical education and graduate medical education programming.
We seek an enthusiastic individual to join our academic team committed to recruiting and training the caliber of physician we would trust to care for our families and loved ones. Having an interest in women’s health, integrated medicine and/or culinary medicine would be an added bonus.
The ideal candidate would bring an expertise and curiosity for improving the education of future physicians through the incorporation of innovative pedagogy. This physician would be a leader educating community adjunct faculty and stakeholder healthcare providers in the future UAMS Northwest Simulation Center.
As UAMS Northwest continues to expand GME to meet the needs of a rapidly expanding population, fellowship programs will be developed to meet the needs. Subspecialties of rheumatology and endocrinology are very needed in this region. Candidates with this expertise will have the opportunity to lead the design and development of fellowship training programs.
The successful candidate will be ABIM-certified in either internal medicine or a subspecialty, and will devote approximately 50% effort to the administrative and educational aspects of the program. The candidate will be expected to participate in academic societies, scholarly activities and in educational programs designed to enhance their educational and administrative skills. Support for this position will be divided equally between the Department of Internal Medicine, and the clinical revenue generated by the physician in the outpatient internal medicine clinic caring for their own panel of patients
This physician will be a supervising attending in the Internal Medicine Residency Clinic contributing to the training of internal medicine residents and UAMS College of Medicine medical students. Minimal call coverage will be to provide telephone backup supervision for residents who take front line calls. For subspecialty backup call, collaborative call arrangements with local groups can be explored.
Additionally, mentoring residents in the development of meaningful quality improvement projects will be important.
This position will place the successful candidate on the leading edge of a growing educational, research and clinical enterprise in northwest Arkansas, as UAMS builds on partnerships and collaborations with the nearby University of Arkansas, regional health care systems, and business and economic thought leaders in the region. We are currently in the process of significantly increasing undergraduate and graduate medical education in order to meet the need for more primary care internists and subspecialty internal medicine physicians in northwest Arkansas.
Standard Duty Areas Ambulatory Medical Clinic
Position Supervises/Leads: Clinical Staff [in collaboration with clinic medical director and other faculty]
Budget Responsibility: None
Interaction: Patients, Medical team members, Consultants, Staff
Essential Physical Requirements: Standing, Walking, Eyesight, Hearing, Speaking, Ability to use Electronic Medical Record (Epic).
Exposure to Harsh or Extreme Conditions: Exposure to blood and body fluids on occasional basis.
Minimum Qualifications (knowledge, skills, and abilities needed upon entry into the position)
- Advanced Degree: Doctorate of Medicine
- Board Certified in Internal Medicine or subspecialty