Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director

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Position Type:

Permanent Faculty

Working Title:

Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director

Appointment Type:

Fixed Term Faculty

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications and Experience


Full Time



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Position Summary:

Would you like to join a team dedicated to excellence in primary care? The Department of Family Medicine at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has a long history of leadership locally and nationally, an aspirational culture, and an innovative attitude. Our faculty provide compassionate patient care, train the providers of the future, conduct important research, and help forge a strong future for primary care. We are known for our innovation in practice redesign and the provision of full-scope patient care. Our doctors care for babies, children, adolescents, and adults throughout the life cycle, including the provision of maternity care. We provide extensive services for physical health, emotional wellbeing, nutrition, and acute care. Our strategy embraces modernization while attending to quality improvement, population health, cost reduction, and care team wellbeing. Learn more about the UNC Department of Family Medicine at:

The Department of Family Medicine is committed to building a culturally diverse team and strongly encourages applications from minority candidates. Faculty rank and salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience, plus excellent UNC faculty physician benefits and clinical incentive pay. The Department prefers full-time positions but is willing to negotiate to no less than .75 FTE (full time equivalent).

The primary focus of the position is to serve as the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Program Director. As the PMR Program Director you will be an integral part of our department’s success and the continued expansion. The UNC PMR offers two years of training, the academic year and the practicum year. The academic year consists of full-time course work in one of several departments in the School of Public Health, leading to the MPH degree. The practicum year is a closely supervised experience that primarily involves completion of a specific preventive medicine research project and rotations in public health and health care administration. Most successful applicants to the UNC PMR have already completed a residency in a primary care specialty.

As a faculty member you will help advance the tripartite mission of the UNC School of Medicine, including excellent patient care, superior teaching, and impactful research. We support our faculty with professional development opportunities in the department, in the institution, and nationally. Each faculty member is supported by a mentoring subcommittee that helps build the framework to a successful career, including career planning, counseling around career goals, and regular review of academic activities, all tailored to individual professional and personal goals. Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Leadership & Administration: The position will have primary leadership and administrative responsibilities as the Preventive Medicine Residency (PMR) Program Director.

• Clinical: Clinical responsibilities will be determined by application’s qualification and training, all determined with the fair and standard allocation of credit applied to all faculty. This could include continuity clinic and/or urgent care in the UNC Family Medicine Center, clinical care and teaching in the hospital on the family medicine inpatient service or in the observation unit, and/or maternal and newborn care on our maternal and child health service, among a variety of other clinical possibilities.

• Teaching & Education: Like all other faculty in the department, the person in this position will fulfill the institution’s teaching mission and will teach and mentor medical students, interns, residents, fellows, and other learners.

• Research: All faculty are encouraged to develop a scholarly interest. Clinical faculty are expected to produce a scholarly product, which may include national presentations and should include manuscript submission, at a rate of one every one or two years. Dissemination of presentations and publications at the national, local and state levels is expected.

• Institutional Citizenship: All faculty are expected to work as part of the larger team to improve access, reduce cost, improve quality, and promote efficiency and better health outcomes. You may be asked to engage in community outreach and attend professional events to assist with program development and building professional relationships. In addition, attention to timely and complete documentation and patient satisfaction are needed by each faculty member in our department.

Educational Requirements:

MD or DO required. Candidates must be dual board certified in Preventive Medicine and Family Medicine or another clinical discipline.

Qualifications and Experience:

Fellowship training and/or an advanced degree (e.g. MPH) is highly desirable, but not mandatory. Candidates must have an interest and previous research experience with preventive medicine, population health, chronic disease, and/or public health. The successful candidate must collaborate with researchers within the department, other UNC Departments, and with researchers at other Universities on new and ongoing studies. Applicants must have a strong publication record and evidence of potential for developing extramural funding.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Posted: 10/4/2020
Application Due: 3/4/2021
Work Type: Full Time