Chief of Family and Community Medicine

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Chief of Family and Community Medicine

Austin, TX
Open Date:
May 2, 2019

The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking a strong clinician-leader to head its academic Division of Family & Community Medicine in the Dell Medical School’s Department of Population Health.

Dell Medical School’s mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:

  • Educating leaders who transform health care;
  • Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
  • Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;
  • Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and
  • Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

While medical education has been part of the clinical landscape of Austin Texas since the mid-1970s, the Dell Medical School enrolled its first class of 50 students in June of 2016. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation’s leading research universities, the Dell Medical School will pursue innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.

Dell Medical School (DMS) is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has already been made to enable its development and success. DMS is partnering closely with the community and regional healthcare providers and payers to provide new models for health promotion, healthcare delivery, and clinical care for the community’s underserved population.


Family Medicine will be key to developing and maintaining strong and effective primary care and community engagement activities within the Dell Medical School. In addition, training medical students and residents in Family & Community Medicine is a key component of the Dell Medical School’s strategy to help make Austin and Travis County a model healthy community. The Chief of Family & Community Medicine help strengthen all three missions of service, teaching, and research within the Division and represent the Division to the Department of Population Health and Dell Medical School’s leadership.


  • Overseeing the ongoing development, implementation, and management of the outpatient and inpatient clinical programs of the Division of Family & Community Medicine.
  • Helping recruit and assist in career development of Family Medicine physician and non-physician providers.
  • Performing annual reviews of all Family Medicine faculty.
  • Cooperating with Dell Medical School’s clinical partner institutions in the credentialing of Family Medicine faculty.
  • Creating, assessing, and disseminating new models of primary care.
  • Implementing a robust program of practice improvement within the Division’s clinical services.
  • Being responsible for Family Medicine faculty’s educational mission, including the existing Family Medicine Residency Program and working closely with academic leaders of the Dell Medical School to develop and implement an innovative undergraduate and residency curricula in primary care, family and community medicine.
  • Supporting the Dell Medical School research mission by creating a supportive environment for, and collaborating with, researchers to conduct practice-based research in primary care.
  • Serving on the Executive Committees of the Department of Population Health to help shape its strategic directions and implementation plans, especially as they pertain to value-based primary care.



  • MD or DO degree with residency training in Family & Community Medicine
  • Strong leadership skills with prior experience in one or more clinical or academic programs
  • Experience mentoring junior faculty, fellows, residents, and/or medical students and success in their career development
  • Strong teaching skills
  • Eligible for a faculty appointment at the University of Texas.


  • Well-documented speaking, teaching, and writing skills
  • Ability to communicate with others in a clear, understandable and professional manner in person and on the phone
  • Effective professional management skills, including the ability to plan, organize and schedule work in an efficient and productive manner, focusing on key priorities and meeting deadlines
  • Ability to interact with peers, executives, employees, and consultants in a manner that represents the Dell Medical School positively
  • Ability to build and lead high-performing teams; must be able to provide clear and accurate direction and guidance
  • Sound judgment in decision-making
  • Ability to learn and apply new information, knowledge and experiences in a timely manner
  • Flexibility and adaptability to change
  • Ability to work on multiple tasks and projects and to prioritize.




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Posted: 5/3/2019
Application Due: 8/11/2019
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