Dermatology - Program Director Opportunity

Trinity Health
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Closing date
May 14, 2023

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St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston have an excellent opportunity for a Dermatology physician to serve as Program Director for the Dermatology Residency Program located in Ann Arbor and Howell, Michigan.

The Program Director is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and the general administration of the Residency Program. This opportunity offers flexible clinical options; administrative time of 0.5 FTE (0.4 FTE Program Director Admin and 0.1 FTE teaching in the Academic Dermatology Clinic) is required, and up to 0.5 FTE is flexible for personalized clinical activity.

Teaching Faculty provide instruction, supervision, and evaluation of resident physicians as required to meet the educational objectives of the program and to assure supervised participation of resident physicians in clinical care at a level appropriate to their training and experience. The faculty members are selected by the program director from among the medical staff based on qualifications, commitment, and desire to function as a teacher and clinical supervisor. Faculty must be qualified by training and experience to perform this role and be proficient in their areas of practice.

Specific Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and organize the activities of the Residency Program at all clinical sites that participate in the program. This includes selecting and supervising the faculty and other program personnel. For each outside participating institution or clinical site, the program director will appoint a local site director and monitor resident supervision.
  • Recruit and select the Residents, in accordance with the policies and procedures established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee and the ACGME.
  • Prepare an accurate statistical and narrative description of the program as requested by the ACGME. Prepare for on-site and virtual program reviews.
  • Update annually, both program and resident records, through the ACGME tracking system.
  • Ensure the implementation of fair policies, grievance procedures, and due process, as established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and in compliance with the ACGME requirements.
  • Attend regular educational programs for the development of program directors and teaching faculty.
  • Seek prior approval from the ACGME for program curricular changes that may significantly alter the educational experience of the residents. Examples include:
    • The addition or deletion of a participating institution.
    • A change in the format of the educational program.
    • A change in the approved resident complement.
  • Designate other well-qualified faculty members to assist in the supervision and education of the residents.
  • Develop the training schedule to meet the curricular requirements, including any outside rotations as necessary. Assume responsibility for all clinical assignments and teaching staff appointments at participating institutions and clinical sites.
  • The Program Director and the faculty are responsible for the preparation and implementation of a comprehensive, effective, and well-organized educational curriculum.
  • The program director is responsible for organizing an effective annual program evaluation, with the Program Evaluation Committee. As part of this annual evaluation, the program must develop and effectively implement an annual program improvement plan.
  • The Program Director and the faculty are responsible for evaluation of the resident's academic and clinical performance, including maintaining required documentation of evaluation. Assess compliance with residency competencies and skills-development requirements.
  • The Program Director, with input from the Clinical Competence Committee, is responsible for making decisions to promote residents to the next level of training in the program and for decisions to graduate residents upon completion of the program. The Program Director is responsible for documenting completion of successful training and qualifications for each resident, as required by the ACGME.
  • The Program Director shall work in cooperation with faculty members and hospital leadership to assure that Residents: are assigned clinical responsibilities appropriate for their level of training and skill, are properly supervised in clinical assignments, and are providing safe and effective patient care.
  • The Program Director shall work in cooperation with the Director of Medical Education and other members of hospital administration to assure the effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible operation of the Residency Program. The Program Director shall identify and advocate for required resources, including faculty, facilities, educational services or materials, and finances for optimal operation of the residency program.
  • The Program Director shall participate on the Graduate Medical Education Committee as requested by the GME Committee Chair.
  • The Program Director should demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by research, quality improvement projects, publication, educational presentations or seminars, and/ or active involvement on academic committees. The Program Director is expected to regularly participate in residency didactics, clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship. The Program Director will demonstrate support for residents' participation, as appropriate, in scholarly activities.
  • Program Directors will work collaboratively with each other to optimize collaborative educational experiences.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • The Program Director must possess the required specialty expertise, as well as documented educational and administrative abilities, to carry out the responsibilities of the role, and to achieve the goals and objectives of the program.
  • Be educationally and attitudinally suited to conduct the training program .
  • Graduate of an ACGME or AOA-approved residency.
  • Certification in the appropriate specialty by the American Board of Dermatology or by the American Osteopathic Board of Dermatology.
  • Must include specialty expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience (or qualifications acceptable to the ACGME Review Committee), must include ongoing clinical activity, and must include a minimum of one year of documented teaching experience for an ACGME-accredited dermatology program (preferably as a core faculty member, or qualifications that are acceptable to the ACGME Review Committee).
  • Meet the appropriate annual CME requirements to maintain certification.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Dermatology physician to join the Dermatology Residency program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.


An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:

  • Competitive base rate and compensation plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage

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