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Designated Institutional Official and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

Job Description / Duties

Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education

University of Virginia Health

Charlottesville, VA


University of Virginia Health System seeks a dynamic academic physician leader to serve as its next Designated Institutional Official (DIO) and Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education for the University of Virginia School of Medicine. UVA Health currently sponsors 83 ACGME-accredited residency and fellowship programs. The DIO also oversees an additional 40 non-accredited physician programs and non-physician training programs.


The University of Virginia is a leading public healthcare institution in the U.S. that educates health care professionals, scientists, advocates and leaders. UVA Health is comprised of UVA Medical Center, the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing, University Physicians Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, and includes a 696 bed Magnet-Designated hospital, UVA Children’s, an NCI-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, a nationally recognized heart center and primary and specialty clinics throughout Central Virginia and beyond. On an annual basis, the Medical Center has over 26,000 admissions, close to 1 million outpatient visits and more than 60,000 emergency room visits. 


Reporting to the Chief Medical Officer, the DIO is an institutional leader who is committed to producing skilled physicians and other healthcare providers who are prepared to enter independent practice successfully. The DIO also has accountability to the Senior Associate Dean for Education in the UVA School of Medicine. The DIO has authority and responsibility for the institutional accreditation of UVA as a sponsoring institution by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). In addition, the DIO is responsible for the oversight and administration of all Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs accredited by either the ACGME or other accrediting organizations.


The successful candidate will be an innovative educational leader and strong collaborator with 10 years of experience working in GME in an academic health care setting with an MD/DO, or equivalent; Commonwealth of Virginia licensure or eligibility, and board certification in area of specialization. Candidates should possess exceptional emotional intelligence and communication skills.


Individuals from groups underrepresented in medicine are especially encouraged to apply as a priority in diversifying the organization's leadership teams.


All nominations, expressions of interest, and applications (including cover letter and CV) should be directed to Jeff Schroetlin, Kerry Quealy and Cody Burke, preferably via email, at


The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.  We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences.  We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.