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Physician - Academics - Program Director - Gastroenterology at Trinity Health

Physician - Academics - Program Director - Gastroenterology

Trinity Health Brighton, MI Full-Time

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston have an excellent opportunity for a Gastroenterology physician to serve as Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program located in Ann Arbor and Howell, Michigan.

The Program Director has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the program: administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; trainee recruitment, selection, evaluation, and promotion; disciplinary action; supervision of trainees; trainee education in the context of patient care; and compliance with all applicable ACGME program requirements.

Teaching Faculty provide instruction, supervision, and evaluation of fellow physicians as required to meet the educational objectives of the program and to assure supervised participation of fellow physicians in clinical care at a level appropriate to their training and experience. The faculty members are selected by the program director from among the medical staff based on qualifications, commitment, and desire to function as a teacher and clinical supervisor. Faculty must be qualified by training and experience to perform this role and be proficient in their areas of practice.

Specific Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Design and conduct the program in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community, the mission of the Sponsoring Institution, and the mission of the program.
  • Be a role model of professionalism; provide a professional, equitable, respectful, and civil program environment that is free from discrimination, sexual or other harassment, mistreatment, abuse, or coercion; endorse patient safety and personal responsibility; promote responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest.
  • Ensure a healthy/safe learning and working environment that promotes trainee well-being and teamwork; create an environment where trainees can comfortably raise concerns and provide feedback without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
  • Oversee and organize the activities of the program at all clinical sites, including the authority to select and remove teaching faculty members; appoint a local site director for each outside training site.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of supervision of trainees in clinical care, based on each trainee’s PGY-level and ability, as well as patient complexity and acuity.
  • Engage in practices that focus on mission-driven, ongoing, systematic recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive workforce of trainees, faculty members, and administrative staff.
  • Submit accurate and complete information required and requested by the DIO, GMEC, and ACGME; prepare for on-site and virtual program reviews.
  • Update program and trainee records annually, through the ACGME ADS tracking system.
  • Ensure the implementation of Sponsoring Institution's GME policies, grievance procedures, and due process in compliance with the ACGME requirements.
  • Attend regular educational programs for the development of program directors and teaching faculty in educator skills.
  • Prepare and implement a comprehensive, effective, and well-organized educational curriculum that facilitates development in each Competency; develop the rotation schedule to meet the curricular requirements, including outside rotations; obtain approval from the ACGME for major curricular changes.
  • Organize an effective Annual Program Evaluation (APE) with an appointed Program Evaluation Committee (PEC); including an annual program improvement plan.
  • Ensure regular evaluation of each trainee's academic and clinical performance; provide semi-annual Milestone and Case Log summaries to each trainee; develop individualized learning plans for each trainee, including remediation when necessary.
  • Appoint a Clinical Competence Committee to provide guidance on trainee promotion to the next PGY-level or program graduation; verify that graduates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to enter autonomous practice.
  • Ensure annual evaluations of each core faculty member, including:  clinical teaching abilities, program engagement, participation in faculty development of educators, clinical performance, professionalism, and scholarly activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Department Chair and Division Head to ensure trainees in clinical assignments are:  assigned appropriate responsibilities, properly supervised, and providing safe and effective patient care.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Medical Education (DME) and the Administrative DME to assure effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible operation of the Program; identify and advocate for required resources that promote optimal operation of the program.
  • Participate on the GMEC as requested by the GME Committee Chair.
  • Demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by:  QI/Research with trainees, program innovation (curriculum improvement, educational series/workshop, eval improvement, e-learning resources), presenting at Grand Rounds, service on a hospital or regional committee, or service in an educational organization.
  • Regularly participate in didactics, clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship; demonstrate support for trainee participation in scholarly activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Administrator as a dyad partner for program operation logistics.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Specialty expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience, or qualifications acceptable to the ACGME Review Committee.
  • Current certification in the program specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties or by the American Osteopathic Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Current medical licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment.
  • Ongoing clinical activity.
  • Academically and attitudinally suited to conduct the training program.
  • Meets appropriate annual CME requirements to maintain certification.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Gastroenterologist to join the Gastroenterology Fellowship program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.


An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:

  • Competitive base rate and compensation plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage
PandoLogic. Keywords: Healthcare Program Manager, Location: Brighton, MI - 48114 , PL: 540242672

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