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Associate Program Director of Internal Medicine in Fort Worth, Texas

Job Description / Duties

The Position:

Reports to: The Associate Program Director (APD) for the Internal Medicine Residency reports to the Internal Medicine Program Director at Texas Health Fort Worth (THFW) and will collaborate with Texas Health Resources Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and System Chief Academic Officer (CAO).

Position Summary:

The APD works with and reports to the Program Director is developing and managing the residency program and in the training of Internal Medicine Residents. The APD supports the Program Director in the organization, implementation, and supervision of the training program. The scope of these duties includes resident selection, orientation, evaluation and remediation; curriculum development and oversight; and activities in support of program evaluation, accreditation, and improvement. The success of the internal medicine residency program and of each resident is directly related to the skills and competence of the APD. The APD will assist with compliance and Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)-accreditation, and as applicable, any other regulatory and/or agency requirements. This role will critically influence the quality of the future physician workforce by ensuring that all individuals completing the THFW Internal Medicine Residency are competent. The APD of the THFW Internal Medicine Residency will assist with the continuous development and maintenance of the clinical, simulation, and academic components of the Undergraduate and Graduate Medical Education experiences in Internal Medicine. Additionally, the Associate Program Director will work with Program Faculty and Program Staff to create a high-quality clinical education experience that attracts medical students to the field of Internal Medicine and support Internal Medicine Residents in the quest to become competent physicians.

Essential Functions:

The duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Administrative activities

* Assist the Program Director with the core functions of structure, competency, and compliance with ACGME accreditation standards.

* Be familiar with and comply with ACGME and Residency Review Committee (RRC) policies and procedures as outlined in the ACGME Manual of Policies and Procedures.

* Participate actively in the resident selection process, including reviewing applications, participating fully in recruiting days as schedule permits, and attending ranking meetings.

* Represent the Program Director in her absence or as her designee in administrative, educational or didactic activities.

* Assist with the development and implementation of milestones as evaluation tools.

* Assist in the development and implementation of policy relevant to the managing of the internal medicine residency program in accordance with ACGME guidelines.

* Lead or participate in projects designed to improve, enhance and support the quality of training provided to internal medicine residents, in collaboration with the program director.

* Complete all required surveys and questionnaires in a timely manner (ABIM, Association of American Medical Colleges, fellowship and Residency Electronic Interactive Database, APDIM Survey, etc.).

* Be facile with electronic manipulation of information, such as ERAS, NRMP, spreadsheets, and database manipulation. Analyze data to evaluate trends and attainment of program objectives, such as resident performance, Internal Medicine In-Training Examination results, career outcomes, and recruitment success.

* Monitor the need for, and ensure the provision of, back up support processes and systems when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged.

* Comply with the sponsoring institution's written policies and procedures, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements, for selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, and supervision of residents.

Committee Assignments

* Participate in committees as assigned in order to support advancement of the mission and vision of the organization and advancement of the interests of the program. It is anticipated that over time the APD would chair one of the residency program committees.

* Serve as Member, Clinical Competence Committee

* Serve as Member, Remediation Subcommittee of the Clinical Competency Committee

* Serve as Member, Intern Selection Committee

* Serve as Member, Program Evaluation Committee

* Attend Administration Committee meetings on a routine basis

Teaching, Mentoring, and Role Modeling

* Participate in resident report, academic half-day, retreats, and other residency events as requested by program director.

* Assume primary responsibility for primary care curriculum, including selecting and delivering didactic curriculum, recruiting and scheduling faculty to delivery didactic curriculum.

* Mentor residents in the development of clinical skills, professionalism, communication and interpersonal skills, and leadership skills as assigned.

* Mentor residents in scholarly and research related activities.

* Write letters of recommendation for residents and students and serve as a reference. Deliver effective feedback on a regular basis to all residents.

* Assist residents with fellowship matching and job placement.

* Foster the spirit of collegiality and camaraderie among residents.

Professional Development Activities

* Participate in academic societies and educational programs designed to enhance his/her educational and administrative skills, attending AAIM and APDIM conferences as able.

Ambulatory Associate Program Director

* Develop and improve outpatient clinical, experiential, and didactic curricula delivered in the ambulatory setting and continuity clinic.

* Create opportunities for ambulatory medicine educational experiences as requested.

* Develop and implement milestones-linked assessment tools for use in continuity clinic and ambulatory block rotations.

* Review rotation evaluations of continuity clinic and ambulatory block rotations annually to identify opportunities for improvement, in collaboration with residency program leadership.

* Ensure compliance with ACGME Internal Medicine RRC policies regarding continuity clinic training, including panel composition, panel management, clinic scheduling, supervision, and practice improvement.

Qualifications / Required Skills

The Candidate

Professional Qualifications/Experience

The Associate Program Director must possess:

* M.D. or D.O. medical degree is required.

* Possessing specialty expertise and demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician is required.

* At least three years' experience in medical education; prior experience as Core Faculty, Clerkship Director or equivalent is desired.

* Certified in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM).

* Have unrestricted credentials within Texas Health Resources and be licensed, or able to obtain a license, to practice medicine in the State of Texas.

* Must be appointed, or eligible to be appointed, in good standing with the Texas Health Resources.

Personal Characteristics

* Person must be sensitive to local community health needs and should enjoy playing a visible role in the community in support of the mission. Someone who wishes to make a difference.

* Experience in teaching, learner assessment, and mentorship of learners

* Excellence in teaching, leadership and interpersonal skills, generating the respect of faculty and residents.

* Personal commitment to and enthusiasm for residency education

* Strong emotional intelligence and effective conflict management skills

* Collaborative and flexible approach to shared work and decision-making

* Goal orientation, creativity and flexibility in achieving goals

* Effective administrative and executive skills with strong record of task accomplishment

* Strong communication skills with an orientation towards consensus building and collaboration

* A  strong sense of personal integrity and responsibility, with a deep commitment to ethical and professional principles

Additional Information

Salary will be commensurate with the applicant's experience and academic background.

Contact Information

For more information or to apply for this job, please email your CV and questions to:

Suzanne King

Texas Health Physicians Group

Voicemail: (800) 945-0430

Employer Profile

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth a flagship facility under the Texas Health Resources banner. The hospital serves a population of over 2.5 million. Located in the medical district of Fort Worth, Texas Health Fort Worth is a regional referral center for 26 counties, with transfers and referrals from as far away as El Paso, Texas and parts of Oklahoma. 

With the opening of our new $300 million Jane and John Justin Surgical Tower in April 2022, Texas Health Fort Worth expanded to an 850-bed facility with the capacity to increase to 1,000 beds. Starting in July of 2022, the Texas Health Harris Methodist Fort Worth TCU School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program welcomed its first internal medicine residents. The TCU School of Medicine recently announced plans to open its new campus adjacent to the hospital in 2024.