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Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education Cedars Sinai

Job Description / Duties

The Executive Director, Graduate Medical Education (GME) provides strategic direction in growing graduate medical education both at Cedars-Sinai Medical Center and across the academic enterprise. The role has direct responsibility for the management and supervision of all personnel and financial aspects of the GME department and Medical Student program as well as other significant administrative responsibilities as assigned. In this capacity, the Executive Director is responsible for the development and monitoring of all budgets, expense control, process improvement and problem solving involved in the linking of institutional educational needs to sound fiscal planning. In collaboration with the Vice Dean of Academic Affairs, the Associate Dean of Medical Education, and the Assistant Dean of Academic Operations, the Executive Director is responsible for major regulatory and other administrative responsibilities associated with graduate medical education. The Executive Director incorporates best practice and evidenced-based research in program development with a focus on standardization, compliance and efficiencies across the healthcare continuum.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree - Minimum

Master's Degree - Preferred

Doctorate Degree - Preferred


No license or certification required.


5 years - Experience as manager or director for an individual GME program or sponsoring institution). 

5 years - Leadership experience with extensive budget management experience. 

5 years - Management experience in a healthcare setting.

Physical Demands:

Standing, lifting, walking.

Additional Information

Directs new and ongoing program accreditations, helping to manage academic sponsor relationships, oversees human resource needs and keeps divisional leadership alert to critical needs and issues at individual GME programs that may require special resources or attention.

Leads implementation of new strategic initiatives as defined by the Dean, Vice Dean, and Associate Dean of Medical Education, and Assistant Dean of Academic Operations.

Provides strategic guidance to individual programs and the division as a whole around the development of new programs, expanding specialty training, and expansion of existing programs. Directs the development of new GME programs across the division.

Evaluates organization and division program development and expansion. Provides long term support to create a division- wide framework for innovation. Acts as a resource for residents and other trainees as needed.

Works with sponsoring organizations to develop support efforts to market division GME programs. Identify market niche opportunities and organize efforts to promote programs.

Directs efforts to assure compliance with Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) requirements through ongoing education and continued accreditation, and by leading physician program directors and program coordinators.

Participates in the management of relationships with sponsoring organizations. Works across programs to share curriculums and didactic material that can enhance education.

Oversees GME Office work product, staff hiring, performance development, and training recommendations. Leads, directs, trains and coaches GME accreditation and education staff while ensuring work assignments align with skills and workload.

Accomplishes financial objectives by forecasting business and educational requirements; preparing an annual budget; scheduling expenditures; analyzing variances; initiating corrective actions as needed.

Directs multiple administrative activities for GME and the Medical Student Program, and monitors complex GME budget, directs distribution of allocations, and assures accurate documentation for reimbursement from Medicare.

Works across GME programs to assess current practices and processes to further goals for optimizing efficiency, service, and cost containment. Reviews GME program budgets across all programs and identify best practices for program management. Evaluates student and faculty satisfaction with the program and identify systemic opportunities to improve both across all programs.

Maintains quality service by enforcing quality and customer service standards; analyzing and resolving quality and customer service problems; identifying trends; and recommending system improvements.

Responsible for maintaining staff competencies, improving those competencies, communicating job expectations, assigning work, coaching, evaluating performance, compensation, disciplining and termination of employment.

Works with local Designated Institutional Officers (DIO) and hospital leadership teams to identify opportunities to maximize return on investment for individual programs and the division as a whole. Establishes a process to leverage program management insights across all programs to identify best practices and share opportunities to improve program performance through formal and informal DIO forums.

Manages activities related to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) in partnership with DIOs and related subcommittees supporting quality improvement, program evaluation, faculty development and education, wellness, etc.

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Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. By joining us in an academic role, you’ll be a part of formulating future ideas for discovery and then translating those discoveries into cures for the benefit and health of the Los Angeles community.