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Medical Director, Student Health

University of California, San Francisco
94143, San Francisco

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Four-Year Institution

Medical Director, Student Health

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF)—a renowned university dedicated exclusively to graduate and professional education in the health sciences—is seeking an experienced physician leader to oversee the clinical care and operations of all medical services within Student Health and Counseling Services (SHCS). This primary care center serves a significant portion of the University's dynamic population of over 3,200 students. The role presents a notable opportunity for a patient-centered physician with well-honed leadership skills, strong administrative experience and acumen, and a genuine desire to make an impact on the holistic health and wellness of students.

The Medical Director will lead and inspire a dedicated team of clinicians and ensure the delivery of accessible, high-quality medical care. As the key medical expert on campus, the Medical Director will engage with stakeholders across the University, represent UCSF within the UC system, and build partnerships with healthcare providers and entities in the broader community in support of student health and wellness. This role blends delivery of direct clinical care with a robust administrative and leadership portfolio.

Position Summary
The Medical Director reports to the Assistant Vice Chancellor (AVC)/Executive Director of Student Health and Counseling Services. As a senior clinical leader and member of the senior administrative staff, the Medical Director serves as the Chief Medical Officer and Physician of Record for UCSF SHCS and provides leadership and supervision for the medical, clinical, and public health aspects of the operation. The Medical Director will advocate for student health and well-being, especially that of underrepresented or historically marginalized groups.

Under the direction of the AVC, and guided by the mission of SHCS, the Medical Director oversees and supervises the clinical care and operations provided at SHCS. In addition to providing direct patient care, key responsibilities of the Medical Director include the following.

  • Plans, develops, coordinates, implements, and monitors medical management policies and procedures
  • Engages in quality, performance improvement, and risk management programs
  • Provides strategic direction
  • Oversees the development of clinical information systems that assist clinicians in delivering patient care, and promotes the use of information technology in the clinical setting
  • Ensures quality care delivery and access
  • Oversees utilization
  • Participates in operations and resource management
  • Serves as a member of the SHCS Executive Committee

    Required Qualifications
  • MD or DO from an accredited school of medicine
  • CA licensed, or eligible to be licensed, as an MD or DO in the State of California
  • Minimum of 5 years of post-residency clinical practice and 3 years of supervisory experience; experience in college health or managing young adult patients preferred
  • Strong knowledge of the latest medical research, practices, and technologies
  • Excellent decision-making and problem-solving skills; ability to make critical decisions in a timely and effective manner; flexible and adaptable
  • Demonstrated capacity to articulate a vision and implement strategies to accomplish it
  • Strong interpersonal skills, empathy, and emotional intelligence
  • Ability to build positive relationships and effectively communicate with healthcare professionals, students/patients, and other internal and external stakeholders
  • Understanding of the unique health needs and challenges faced by different populations and an ability to provide culturally appropriate, equitable, and accessible care

    Preferred Qualifications
  • Board certification in a specialty area appropriate to the role

    Application Process and Timeline
    Interested applicants must apply through the University's Human Resources website here (Job #73574BR). All candidate materials received by August 25, 2023, will receive full consideration. The application review process will continue until the position is filled.

    Keeling & Associates, LLC (K&A) is supporting UCSF in this search process. We welcome confidential inquiries, requests for conversations, and nominations via email to Dr. Brian Mistler, Senior Consultant, at

    Department Overview
    Student Health and Counseling Services is a division of Student Academic Affairs. SHCS's mission is to optimize students' physical and mental health to help them achieve academic success, personal development, and lifelong wellness. To accomplish this mission, we tailor our services to the unique needs of a diverse and multicultural student community, continuously evaluating and improving services to offer comprehensive, high-quality care, and striving to create a healthy and caring campus culture. SHCS is a multidimensional, integrated center with the following staff working collaboratively to provide integrated care to all UCSF students: Medical (nurses, nurse practitioners, physicians); Mental Health (counselors, psychiatrists, case managers, pre-doctoral interns, postdoctoral fellows); Health Educational Program (outreach coordinator, social worker, health educators, registered dietitian); Administrative and Operational Staff.

    About UCSF
    The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. UCSF brings together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health and is home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging, and stem cells.

    UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. The University seeks candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to the institution's commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity, and excellence – also known as the University's PRIDE values.

    In addition to the PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity—both in how care is delivered as well as in its workforce. UCSF is committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

    The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.


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