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Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Job Description / Duties

Dignity Health-Dominican Hospital (Dominican) in Santa Cruz has an immediate opportunity for a Founding Family Medicine (FM) Residency Program Director to lead the establishment of our brand new GME program! Dominican has partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine to bring a Family Medicine Residency program to the Santa Cruz communities. Our Founding FM Residency Program Director will have the unique opportunity to help establish, build and lead our program from the ground-up. The position will include leadership, administrative, teaching, scholarly, and patient care responsibilities, with authority and accountability for the overall program.  Responsibilities include:

-Successfully oversee the ACGME accreditation  process, and ensure ongoing maintenance of certification and compliance with ACGME requirements

-Responsible for all aspects of program development and growth

-Develop high-quality educational curriculum and experiential rotations per ACGME requirements

-Lead the interview, selection and ongoing mentoring and development of faculty physicians and staff

-Lead the interview, selection and on-going monitoring and evaluation of residents

-Ensure effective program partnerships with hospital, clinics, and staff, and other stakeholders

-Facilitate faculty and resident participation in scholarly activities

-Maintain ongoing clinical duties and your own patient base

In partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine, our focus on GME expansion is to:

-Diversify the physician workforce and address the national physician shortage;

-Concentrate training opportunities on primary care;

-Focus on areas of inequity with regard to the provision of healthcare, including but not limited to racial inequities in healthcare and caring for medically underserved and vulnerable populations; and

-Join the national initiative to train 300 additional underrepresented minority providers annually.

-Morehouse School of Medicine's vision is leading the creation and advancement of health equity.  Please visit for information about Morehouse School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education and for information about the CommonSpirit Health and Morehouse School of Medicine partnership.

-Employment with us includes a competitive salary and a full range of benefits (paid vacation/sick, medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement plans including a pension, malpractice coverage and CME allowances).

Qualifications / Required Skills

-Minimum of three (3) years of experience in administrative, educational and/or clinical services in an ACGME accredited residency program required. Ideal candidates will have experience as a Core Faculty, Associate Director or Director of a Family Medicine Residency Training Program.

-Minimum of five (5) years of experience in teaching in a residency program preferred.

-M.D. or D.O. degree required.

-Board certified

-Operational management, including budget preparation, experience in administrative support of a department, and demonstrated ability to manage detailed projects.

-History of scholarly activities and research

-Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

-A creative thinker with a demonstrated passion for teaching and learning

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Employer Profile

CommonSpirit: Health care careers need compassion, like never before. Our communities and families around the country need humankindness that we are ready to provide. Each day, our people deliver acts of compassion to those in need without exception or exclusion.

We believe that the healing power of humanity occurs when you bring talented and passionate people together. With our combined resources, we offer some of the most amazing health care career opportunities available. If you’re a health care professional, we invite you to explore and pursue a career in humankindness

CommonSpirit Health is a non-profit, Catholic health system dedicated to advancing health for all people. With approximately 150,000 employees and 25,000 physicians and advanced practice clinicians, CommonSpirit operates 139 hospitals and more than 1,000 care centers serving sites across 21 states.