Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Type: Full Time
College / University
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Faculty – Adolescent Medicine
Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a faculty who is board certified or board eligible in adolescent medicine and eligible to practice in Michigan, to join its growing academic department. This faculty position includes full-time academic appointment as a core faculty member in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
The department has 120 faculty members with clinical and full time academic appointments in general pediatrics as well as pediatric subspecialties. The pediatric residency program has 30 pediatric residents, with an additional 16 medicine-pediatrics residents. The medical school has entering class of 86. The adolescent medicine faculty member will work with two general pediatricians with specific interest and experience in adolescent medicine.
The ideal candidate will have strong clinical and teaching skills to provide high quality patient care and both medical student and resident education. The faculty will participate fully in the ongoing development and implementation of the adolescent medicine curriculum and teaching for residents as stipulated by the residency training requirements. The adolescent medicine faculty will also participate in medical student education in both the clinical and classroom settings. This is primarily a full-time clinical practice position; the adolescent medicine faculty will provide a full range of adolescent medicine services in both the inpatient as well as outpatient settings including on call responsibilities and inpatient consultations. Experience and desire to precept residents in general pediatrics would be considered a preferred attribute. The WMed Health adolescent medicine ambulatory clinical service is supported by a medical social worker and a dietician. Relevant consultative services are available in gynecology, pediatric endocrinology, pediatric psychology, and child and adolescent psychiatry.
MD or DO or equivalent
Board certified by the American Board of Pediatrics for Adolescent Medicine or eligibility to become certified.
Able to obtain a Michigan medical license.
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.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)
We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient- and family-entered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.
The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.
WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.
The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.
WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.
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.