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Residency Coordinator

Job Description / Duties


The position requires a comprehensive and detailed understanding of national accreditation policies (ACGME) and board certification policies, as well as a high-degree of initiative and independent judgment. The Coordinator Residency Program provides support and meets regularly with the Program Director and Director of Medical Education Administration concerning office management issues, activities, budgets, and the status of projects. This position identifies and evaluates the methods for improving workflow and cost effectiveness and makes recommendations for improvements. Familiarity with ACGME web ADS, MedHub Resident Management System (RMS), ERAS, NRMP, & EPSI required.


1. Serves as a Residency Coordinator in the department of medical education administration.

2. Responsible for the overall management of residency office. Assists the physician director and associate director to manage the residency by ensuring that accreditation standards are met, educational activities which support the curriculum are established, departmental policies are created and enforced, and recruitment strategies are implemented so that a highly successful residency program is maintained.

3. Coordinates the onboarding process for new residents including collecting new resident contracts, licenses, and certifications. Assists new residents in becoming acclimated to the educational setting. Assists the medical education administration manager in the preparation and implementation of new resident orientation.

4. Jointly oversee the planning and implementation of continuing medical education activities including the visiting lectureship series, educational conferences, and other programs.

5. Oversee resident and medical student clinical rotation scheduling.

6. Coordinate preparation of travel for residents, director, and faculty for approved departmental travel.

7. Coordinates the resident recruitment processes including the initial screening, examining, comparing, and processing of applications, scheduling of interviews, correspondence with applicants, gathering of interview summary information, and submission of NRMP rank order lists.

Qualifications / Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree in education or equivalent on the job experience. Minimum of two years’ experience in health or education. Master’s degree with a focus in adult education preferred.

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