Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director

University of Colorado - School of Medicine

Internal Medicine-Pediatrics Residency Program Director

The program director assumes oversight of the educational components of the program. Although tasks related to the position are ultimately the responsibility of the program director, they may be shared with or delegated to individuals -or teams, which may be comprised of staff, faculty, chief residents, and resident/fellows to promote the best learning environment. This position will require 0.5FTE effort.

General Program Director Responsibilities

ACGME Compliance and Program Management

Discharge the duties as outlined in the RC clinical specialty and ACGME common program requirements. [II.A]. These include, but are not limited to:

  • Oversee a comprehensive curriculum that meets the specialty requirements for training in combined internal medicine and pediatrics residency (see attached ACGME program requirements addendum for graduate medical education in internal medicine-pediatrics), including overall goals and rotation-specific goals and objectives.
  • Oversee a competency-based evaluation system to monitor the progress of individual residents throughout the program, including use of individualized educational plans and portfolios for individual residents.
  • Perform ACGME-required semi-annual resident/fellow reviews
  • Implement and incorporate feedback from Clinical Competency Committee in Resident Evaluation process
  • Ensure that the program completes and documents a formal systematic evaluation of the program at least annually, specifically assessing the effectiveness of the program in meeting the overall goals of training in that specialty.
  • Ensure that the attributes of a residency program are explicitly defined: resident performance, program quality, faculty development, graduate performance.
  • Prepare and complete annual program review and report (resident/fellow survey, faculty survey, annual meeting).
  • Implement all required and program-specific policies (selection, evaluation and promotion of residents, disciplinary action, supervision of residents, duty hour requirements and monitoring - including a moonlighting policy and resident vacation/leave request forms.
  • Arrange for regular resource updates (ACGME electronic newsletter, Journal of GME, etc.) on the ACGME common program requirements and clinical specialty (RC) requirements.
  • Understand specialty board certification processes and standards.
  • Oversee a selection process that screens candidates based on program-related criteria including preparedness, ability, aptitude, academic credentials, communication skills and personal qualities.
  • Provide each resident with a written policy in compliance with Program Requirements concerning the effect of leaves of absence, for any reason, on satisfying the criteria for completion of the residency program [II.D.4.h).(2).(a)], and information relating to access to eligibility for certification by the relevant certifying board [II.D.4.h).(2).(b)].
  • Monitor the need for and ensure that appropriate contingency plans have been developed, including the provision of back-up support systems, when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged.
  • Verify residency education and prepare appropriate letters of recommendation for graduates of the training program; complete verification requests for former residents/fellows who have completed training.
  • Ensure that all procedural and operative logs are maintained on a regular basis by the residents and, in many cases, signed annually, according to specific RRC requirements.
  • Discipline residents, as necessary, in accordance with the University policies and procedures. Disciplinary action would include letters of concern, probation and termination.
  • Ensure resident/fellow compliance with all credentialing requirements, including medical licenses, DEA licenses, immunizations, and HIPAA, and other required training.

Interpersonal & Communication Skills

  • Communicate effectively with institutional GME leadership.
  • At minimum, conduct quarterly meetings with the Internal Medicine and Pediatric program residency directors to insure that integrated training and appropriate supervision are occurring/appropriately coordinated
  • Communicate with clinical specialty organizations, and national organizations, including the ACGME, NRMP and the ABMS specialty board.
  • Communicate with the department chairs regarding the running of the residency program, support for the program and any potential issues
  • Serve as career counselor, advisor, liaison and advocate for residents and students.

Leadership and Professionalism

  • Actively participate in the Medicine-Pediatrics Program Directors Association.
  • Plan to attend local, regional and national GME educational workshops and conferences.
  • Maintain your own teaching portfolio which should be linked to the ACGME general competencies.

Program Excellence and Innovation

  • Lead and facilitate faculty development, particularly as related to competency-based education and outcome-based evaluation.
  • Recognize house staff requiring remediation and develop improvement plans which are reviewed; documented and revised, as necessary.
  • Ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Requirements and implemented by the sponsoring institution
  • Oversee an Education Committee or residency advisory committee consisting of peer- selected, rotating residents and appointed, core facultyAs necessary, convene an executive committee (comprised of the department Chairs and selected faculty members from Medicine and Pediatrics) to assist with solving program issues.
  • Participate as appropriate in programs of the School of Medicine Academy of Medical Educators (AME). Pursue membership in the AME as soon as is practical.

Specific Tasks Related to Program Management

  • Oversee annual curriculum by coordinating with both the internal medicine and the pediatrics residency program offerings such as lecture series, case conferences, grand rounds, journal club, and M&M
  • Precept residents in clinical setting.
  • Ensure that all evaluations are distributed, received and reviewed; feedback should be provided in a timely manner to residents/fellows and faculty members.
  • Oversee and monitor duty hour requirements - ensure compliance with scheduling, resident logging, submission of required reporting, and creation of action plan to address any issues.
  • Develop and review of monthly rotation schedules and ensure that there is sufficient communication with and distribution to residents/fellows, faculty, nurses, operators and clinics.
  • Oversee and assist in the coordination of all communications and activities with other services, sites, and departments, including rotation/call schedules, evaluations, conferences, interviews, room/course scheduling.
  • Oversee the maintenance of the residency database and hard copy files of current and alumni house staff.
  • Maintain residency program library.
  • Ensure that on-call meal reimbursement requests are submitted responsibly.
  • Ensure that adequate office support is provided for residents/fellows (i.e., assistance with editing publications).
  • Communicate with other departments regarding all affiliation agreements and program letters of agreement (in coordination with GME office) with participating institutions and training sites.
  • Maintain a program website for house staff, faculty and prospective house staff.


  • Create curriculum with requisite goals and objectives and ensure that these are distributed to faculty, residents/fellows.
  • Approve a local site director at each participating site.
  • Approve the selection of program faculty, as appropriate and evaluate these faculty on an annual basis for the continued participation of the program based on evaluation.
  • Review and sign all funding for residents/fellow stipends.
  • Plan and organize required annual retreats (e.g., clinical faculty retreats, resident retreats).
  • Review and oversee training grant applications, renewals and five-year competing renewal applications.
  • Survey alumni for feedback on fellowship experiences and current practice locations.
  • Maintain historical records of the program.
  • Develop and change program policies, as necessary
  • Review surveys and ensure information is up-to-date in various GME systems (Specialty Board, FREIDA, ACGME ADS, professional organizations, GMETrack, ERAS, NRMP).
  • Review and oversee the submission of annual reports to granting agencies.
  • Review all evaluations and plan for the subsequent year's curriculum.


Minimum Qualifications:

• Current Certification in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics by the American Boards of Medicine and Pediatrics.

• Current medical licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment.

Preferred Qualifications:

• 5 years on faculty with educational and administrative experience; previous internal medicine-pediatrics director experience also preferred

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with skills and experience. The University of Colorado offers a full benefits package. Information on University benefits programs, including eligibility, is located at Employee Services.

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Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References

Application Materials Instructions:

Applications are accepted electronically at CU Careers, refer to requisition ID: 10071

When applying, applicants must include:
  1. A letter of application which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications
  2. A current Resume/CV
  3. The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three professional references, either attached to your resume/CV or uploaded as a separate document
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Job Category: Faculty

Primary Location: Aurora

Department: H0001 -- Anschutz Medical Campus - 20153 - SOM-MED Administration

Schedule: Full-time

Posting Date: Jun 27, 2017

Closing Date: Ongoing

Posting Contact Name: Kelly Redard

Posting Contact Email:

Position Number: 00709533