Assist or Assoc. Prof, Director, Family Medicine Medical Student Ed., Tenure Track

Location
Tuscaloosa
Posted
Sep 21, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Requisition Number: 0810651

Position Summary: DIRECTOR, FAMILY MEDICINE MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION The College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa is seeking an experienced Family Physician to serve as Director of Medical Student Education in Family Medicine, Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure earning track in the Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine (FIRM). Responsibilities will include a leadership role in the newly approved Primary Care Track of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (based at UAB in Birmingham), based on our campus; the 3rd year LIC of the track, called the "Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum" (or TLC2); oversight/coordination of all MS1-4 FM education and mentoring conducted by our campus; a major role with the College's Rural Pipeline Programs; and serving as a liaison to the medical student education leadership at the parent campus of the UASOM. The College consists of a unique Department of FIRM consisting of 19 Family and Internal Medicine physician faculty and a core interdisciplinary faculty of 56 others in the fields of OB/GYN, Peds, Psychiatry, Psychology, Surgery, Neurology, Social Work, Education, Library Science, Clinical Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition, and Population Health - all dedicated to FM residency education, the general professional education of medical students, and the scholarship of primary care.

Minimum Preferred Qualifications: DIRECTOR, FAMILY MEDICINE MEDICAL STUDENT EDUCATION The College of Community Health Sciences at The University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa is seeking an experienced Family Physician to serve as Director of Medical Student Education in Family Medicine Assistant or Associate Professor, tenure earning track in the Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine (FIRM). Responsibilities will include a leadership role in the newly approved Primary Care Track of the University of Alabama School of Medicine (based at UAB in Birmingham), based on our campus; the 3rd year LIC of the track, called the "Tuscaloosa Longitudinal Community Curriculum" (or TLC2); oversight/coordination of all MS1-4 FM education and mentoring conducted by our campus; a major role with the College's Rural Pipeline Programs; and serving as a liaison to the medical student education leadership at the parent campus of the UASOM. The College consists of a unique Department of FIRM consisting of 19 Family and Internal Medicine physician faculty and a core interdisciplinary faculty of 56 others in the fields of OB/GYN, Peds, Psychiatry, Psychology, Surgery, Neurology, Social Work, Education, Library Science, Clinical Pharmacy, Nursing, Nutrition, and Population Health - all dedicated to FM residency education, the general professional education of medical students, and the scholarship of primary care. COLLEGE OVERVIEW: The College of Community Health Sciences was founded in 1972 by Dean William Willard, MD, author of the "Willard Report" and known as the "Father of Family Medicine," with a mandate to train family physicians for Alabama, particularly rural areas. The College is one of 12 Colleges of The University of Alabama, the 38,000-student Tuscaloosa flagship campus of the UA System. The College also conducts medical student education as the "Tuscaloosa Regional Campus" of the 4-campus University of Alabama School of Medicine, based at UAB in Birmingham. The College's mission focuses on improving the health of individuals and communities in Alabama and the region through leadership in medical education and primary care; by provision of quality health care services; and by scholarship. PROGRAMS: The College is sponsor of the UA Family Medicine Residency and 7 fellowships for Family Physicians. The residency, a 16-16-16 program, is the 2nd largest FM residency in the country, now in its 44th year. Of the over 460 residency graduates, 85% practice in the five state area of the SE, half in rural areas, and comprise one of every seven Family Physicians in Alabama. Over almost 900 students have completed their clinical training in Tuscaloosa since 1972, entering Family Medicine and primary care careers at over twice the national average. The College's nationally recognized Rural Pipeline Programs and the Institute for Rural Health Research, along with basic science, social science, and health professional resources and collaborators on campus among the UA faculty, and innumerable specialty and medical research faculty among UAB faculty, create a uniquely resource-rich environment for a medical educator. The College's clinical enterprise conducts 80,000 ambulatory visits and over 10,000 admissions a year to a broad patient population, including the faculty and staff population of UA. Tuscaloosa is a vibrant university town of 100,000 with rich entertainment, cultural and educational opportunities, and centrally accessible to many recreational and visitor opportunities of the southeast. For more information about our College, please visit http://cchs.ua.edu. POSITION: Candidates must hold a MD or DO degree, current DEA certificate, current (or eligibility for) Alabama licensure, be board certified in FM with at least 5 years of clinical experience. Prior academic experience strongly preferred. Individuals will have time allocated for clinical practice and/or precepting. The College offers a competitive salary and benefits package. Rank and tenure consideration will be based upon candidate credentials. NOMINATIONS: All nominations and inquiries should be sent to: Richard D. Friend, MD, FAAFP, Chair, Department of Family, Internal and Rural Medicine rdfriend@ua.edu 205-348-1370 APPLICATIONS: Applicants must apply online at The University of Alabama jobs website: http://facultyjobs.ua.edu. A CV and letter of interest should be attached to the application, along with names of three references with whom you have worked. We will review applications immediately and continue until filled. The University of Alabama is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer. Women and minorities are strongly encouraged to apply. Title XV, Section 504 ADA Employer

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