Internal Medicine Assistant Program Director (Assistant/Associate/Full Professor)

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Job Summary

The AU/UGA Medical Partnership is looking for a dynamic, innovative academic medical educator with outstanding interpersonal and communication skills to join the leadership team of the three-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program in Athens, GA as an Assistant Program Director.  This position will offer enormous possibilities for developing and enhancing skills, leadership ability, and personal growth.  The Assistant Program Director will assist the Program Director in the administration and operations of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, with a focus on Quality Improvement and Patient Safety, and will have both clinical responsibilities as well as scholarly responsibilities in addition to the administrative responsibilities.  The individual in this position will also be responsible for supervision and teaching of residents in the outpatient practice.  The position is a non-tenure track appointment at the rank of assistant, associate, or full professor to commensurate with experience.



General Responsibilities:

Implement and manage the development and execution of a comprehensive quality improvement curricula including didactics, supervising resident projects, and M&M/QI conference.

May participate in supervising the Chief Resident in his/her activities such as Morning Report and scheduling Academic Half-Day.


Participate in recruitment of residents including reviewing applications and interviews.

Participate in areas such as Research, Mentoring and Advising, Resident Wellness, and/or rotation development.


Oversee resident appointment and participation with various hospital committees.

Collaborate with data analyst to derive resident specific performance metrics.

Distribute performance metrics to residents and supervise improvement plans derived from these metrics.


Participate in the clinical practice of the Ambulatory/Outpatient Residency Practice including supervising residents in the ambulatory practice.

Participate in scholarly activities including publishing and disseminating new and original work in peer-reviewed venues and mentoring residents to publish and disseminate their work in peer-reviewed venues including conferences.


Minimum Requirements

MD or DO degree

Board Certification in Internal Medicine by the American Board of Medical Specialties

Able to obtain an unrestricted medical license in the state of Georgia

Able to obtain appropriate hospital credentials and privileges

Able to obtain an unrestricted Drug Enforcement Administration license


Preferred Qualifications

Completion of the IHI "Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety" preferred but not mandatory



Academic Rank and Salary to be commensurate with qualifications and experience.


About Us

Background Information: 

Augusta University and University of Georgia have partnered to create a four-year medical education program in Athens, GA, to help alleviate a statewide shortage of physicians that threatens the health of Georgians.  The AU/UGA Medical Partnership combines the significant instructional and research resources of UGA, the flagship land grant research university, with the expertise of the Medical College of Georgia at Augusta University, Georgia’s public medical school.  The AU/UGA Medical Partnership has partnered with St. Mary’s Healthcare System as the major participating site to sponsor a three-year categorical Internal Medicine Residency Program in Athens, GA.


The Community: 

Athens is one of the nation’s quintessential college towns and has maintained a top ten ranking in the Forbes list of best places to live in the US for the last three years.  In 2018, Athens was rated #6 in best small places for business and careers, #19 in education, and #31 in job growth.  This city of 129,000 people is home to the University of Georgia, one of the nation’s top three producers of Rhodes Scholars over the past two decades.  Athens is also known as the birthplace of R.E.M., the B-52’s, and Drive-by Truckers.  Culturally, Athens possesses a lively restored Victorian-era downtown bustling with shops, dining, and nightlife.  It is located in Northeast Georgia 61 miles from Atlanta and is less than 4 hours away from both mountains and beaches.  To learn more about Athens, see


Conditions of Employment

All candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review. For specific positions, the final candidate may be subject to a (pre-employment) physical, drug screen, and/or credit check.

The final candidate will be required to provide proof of completed academic degree(s) as well as post-secondary coursework in the form of original transcript(s).  Those candidates trained by a foreign institution will also be required to provide an educational/credential evaluation.


How To Apply

The application packet should include a curriculum vitae and a cover letter addressing how the applicant's credentials and experience meet the responsibilities and qualifications of the position.


 Application materials can only be accepted through the Augusta University online application process.  Apply online at

A list of references may be requested at a later date.


Application Deadline: Applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.


Position Start Date: February 1, 2021 or negotiable.


Equal Employment Opportunity

Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.


Other Information

This position is also responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees.  "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner everyday with patients and families for success."

 Augusta University is a tobacco free environment and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.




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Posted: 1/13/2021
Application Due: 3/14/2021
Work Type: Full Time