Mecical Director of Franciscan Health Care & PA Studies

St. Bonaventure University - St. Bonaventure, NY3.9


Director of the Franciscan Health Care Program and Medical Director of Physician Assistant Studies

St. Bonaventure University invites applications for its Director of Franciscan Healthcare (FHCP) Program and Medical Director of Physician Assistant Studies. The position is part-time and reports directly to the Dean of Arts and Sciences and the Physician Assistant Director.

The Franciscan Health Care Program is a pre-health program with established dual admission seats in MD, DO, Dental, Pharmacy, and Physical Therapy programs at George Washington Medical, SUNY Upstate Medical, LECOM, Daemen College, and St. Francis University. Physician Assistant Studies is a graduate program being developed by St. Bonaventure’s School of Health Professions under the direction of Dr. Keith Young.

General position responsibilities include vision for the Pre-Healthcare FHCP Program, building relationships with partner institutions, and engaging current and prospective students within the program. The University maintains a number of robust dual admit partnerships (see In addition, the individual will provide medical guidance, organization, review, and planning for clinically-related program components in the Physician Assistant Program in the School of Health Professions.

Essential Functions and Duties:

Director of Franciscan Health Care Program

  • Maintain collegial and open communications with dual admission partner institutions
  • Develop new dual admission partnerships with health professional schools
  • Collaborate with local health care institutions such as Olean General Hospital to provide field-learning and other educational opportunities for SBU students
  • Provide general leadership on pre-health student programming for the University including communication with current students
  • Assist Admissions with the selection and oversight of SBU students for dual admission programs

Medical Director of Physician Assistant Studies

  • Assists the Program Chair in the organization, administration, continuous review, planning, development and general effectiveness of the program
  • Provides continuous competent medical guidance for clinically-related program components so that both didactic and supervised clinical experience instruction fulfills the highest standards
  • Is responsible for the liaison, support, and recruitment of the medical community in its relationship to the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at St. Bonaventure University
  • Is involved in the development of the mission statement
  • Assists in designing, implementing, coordinating, and monitoring content quality, academic appropriateness, and delivery systems of the medical curriculum
  • Consults on the selection of all medical faculty, adjunct faculty, and clinical preceptors
  • Meets with Department’s faculty and staff at twice monthly meetings
  • Participates in faculty and staff educational development
  • Provides informational material for the medical community about the Department of Physician Assistant Studies at St. Bonaventure University and the Physician Assistant profession
  • Recommends, recruits, and approves preceptors for clinical rotations
  • Attends various committee meetings as needed in the course of fulfilling the above functions
  • Participates in evaluating student performance
  • Provides instruction in areas of interest

Qualifications: A New York State licensed, board certified (ABMS or AOA) allopathic or osteopathic physician is required. The individual should be able to network effectively with physicians and is preferred to be well-known and respected as a practicing clinician within the Southern Tier of New York State. A competitive part-time salary is provided.

For full consideration, send a letter of application detailing qualifications and interest in the position, along with a CV, and the names and contact information of three references to Dr. David Hilmey, Dean of Arts & Sciences by email. Candidates will be required to provide official transcripts at the finalist stage. The successful candidate will be expected to bring to the position appreciation and respect for the Catholic Franciscan mission of the University. Application review to begin immediately.

St. Bonaventure University is an Equal Opportunity Employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty, staff and student body, and strongly encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community. In light of its commitment to create and maintain a safe learning and working environment, employment with St. Bonaventure University requires successful completion of a background screening. Unless otherwise provided by law, a criminal record will not automatically disqualify an individual from employment.

Job Type: Part-time

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year


  • NYS licensed and board certified (Required)

Hours per week:

  • 20-29

Overtime often available:

  • No