The Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is seeking a pediatrician, board certified in general pediatrics, to join the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. The faculty will have a full time academic appointment in the department, which has over 90 community faculty and full time faculty. The faculty should meet the medical school requirements for academic appointment at assistant professor level rank or higher.
This faculty will join a diverse team of eight general pediatricians and will have clinical, teaching, and academic responsibilities. In addition to general pediatrics clinical practice experience, the ideal candidate will have experience in teaching, research and scholarly activities. Opportunities for clinical research in collaboration with the Center for Clinical Research at WMed are available. In addition to providing general pediatric direct patient care, faculty will fully participate in the education of our medical students, pediatric, medicine-pediatric, and family medicine residents. The pediatric residency program is a fully accredited program with all subspecialty care and tertiary care capabilities. We currently have 24 categorical pediatrics residents and 16 medicine-pediatrics residents. Our medical school class size is 84 students per year.
Participation in ongoing faculty development, community outreach and advocacy, and administrative responsibilities within the medical school and residency program is an expectation of faculty and involvement may be tailored to individual faculty interest and expertise. Candidates with additional fellowship training such as, academic general pediatrics, advanced training in medical education, or public health preferred, but not required.
WMed Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine has two practice locations – Oakland Drive, Kalamazoo and Mall Drive, Portage, Michigan. Additional key services provided on-site at our Oakland Drive location include integrated behavioral health services, respiratory therapy, nutrition, social work support, ambulatory pharmacy, radiology, and laboratory services, OB/GYN, adolescent medicine, developmental behavioral pediatrics, and other pediatric subspecialty care.
Western Michigan University School of Medicine offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This faculty position will have a full time academic appointment in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience. The candidate must be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan.
Licensure to practice medicine in Michigan.
Eligible for board certification or board certified.
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, Ascension 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 that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
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.