Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Sutter East Bay Medical Group
Oakland, California
Closing date
Apr 12, 2024

View more

Internal Medicine
Full Time
Position Type

Opportunity Information

Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC), a Sutter Health affiliate, seeks an outstanding educator for the position of Program Director for our Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Location: Oakland / Berkeley, California - Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC)

The Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program has the responsibility, authority, and accountability for: administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; resident recruitment and selection, evaluation, and promotion of residents, and disciplinary action; supervision of residents; and resident education in the context of patient care. The Program Director is responsible for the standards, quality, reputation, and ongoing improvement of the Internal Medicine Residency Program.

Qualifications of the Internal Medicine Residency Program Director:

  • Must have current certification in the specialty for which they are the program director by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or by the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine.
  • Must have administrative experience and at least three years of participation as an active faculty member (e.g., core, associate program director, program director) in an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency program.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of the most up-to-date Internal Medicine requirements.
  • Include current licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment.
  • Include ongoing clinical activity.
  • Candidates with recent scholarly activity such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at scientific society meetings, or participation in national committees or educations organizations are strongly preferred.
  • Be licensed to practice medicine in the state of California.

Must include demonstrated experience in a leadership role:

  • Experience as a Program Director, Assistant/Associate Program Director or Site Director
  • Experience as a Core Faculty Member
  • Administrative program experience, such as serving on the program s Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Program Evaluation Committee, or GMEC, or serving as a fellowship Program Director
  • A leadership role in the program, such as chair of the department, chair of the CCC, research director, etc.

The duties of the Internal Medicine Program Director include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for the accreditation, re-accreditation, and compliance associated with the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  • Design and conduct the program in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community, the mission(s) of the Sponsoring Institution, and the mission(s) of the program.
  • Administer and maintain a learning environment conducive to educating the residents in each of the ACGME competency domains.
  • Recruit and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), in alignment with the Sutter Health mission and values.
  • Develop and oversee a process to evaluate candidates prior to approval as program faculty members for participation in the residency program education and at least annually thereafter.
  • Ensure the quality of the clinical learning and working environment, didactic conferences, and scholarly activity opportunities at all sites that participate in the program.
  • Review all residents on a semiannual basis to ensure they are progressing in accordance with their PGY-level.
  • Make decisions regarding promotion, non-promotion, non-renewal of contract, or graduation for residents and program faculty members.
  • Oversee the development of an effective resident advising program.
  • Supervise any Internal Medicine subspecialty training programs sponsored by the institution and linked to their core program to ensure compliance with the ACGME accreditation standards.
  • Have supervisory authority over all educational tracks in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
  • Ensure that the residency does not place excessive reliance on residents for service as opposed to education.
  • Maintain active clinical practice, in general, Internal Medicine or one of the subspecialties of Internal Medicine. Experience as an Adult Hospitalist or Ambulatory Internal Medicine physician is preferred.
  • Provide accurate statistical and narrative information in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the ACGME s Review Committee for Internal Medicine. This includes but is not limited to the program application forms, the annual program resident updates to ADS, and ensuring that the information submitted is accurate and complete.
  • Submit accurate and complete information required and requested by the DIO, GMEC, and ACGME.
  • Submit reports to program, faculty, and fellow performance to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) as requested by the DIO and/or the Chair of the GMEC.
  • Develop program-specific policies. Develop program curriculum.
  • Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements, including but not limited to policies for resident duty hours and the working environment, moonlighting, grievance procedures, and due process, as established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and in compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements.
  • Maintain current knowledge of the accreditation and operational requirements of the residency program, including monitoring current trends and anticipating changes.
  • Maintain working knowledge of GME finance and reimbursement as it pertains to the Internal Medicine Residency Program and associated fellowship programs.

Obtain approval and written signature of the DIO for:

  • All applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs.
  • The addition or deletion of a participating institution
  • Change(s) in the structure, length, or format of the educational program
  • Change in the approved resident complement
  • Progress reports requested by the Review Committee
  • Responses to all proposed adverse actions
  • Requests for an increase or any change to resident duty hours
  • Voluntary withdrawals of ACGME-accredited programs
  • Requests for appeal of an adverse action
  • Appeal presentations to a Board of Appeal or the ACGME

* It is the policy of the Sutter Bay Medical Foundation (SBMF), and its affiliated medical groups Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Group (SEBMG), Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR), and Sutter West Bay Medical Group (SWBMG), to provide equal employment for all qualified individuals; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, disability or status as a veteran or a disabled veteran. We promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program within our service area. Equal employment opportunities apply to every aspect of SBMF employment policies and practices.

See more about this opportunity here:

Apply for Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required

Your file must be a .doc, .pdf, .docx, or .rtf. No larger than 1MB
Selected file:

When you apply for a job we will send your application to the named employer, who may contact you. By applying for a job listed on JAMA Career Center you agree to our terms and conditions and privacy policy. You should never be required to provide bank account details. If you are, please contact us. All emails will contain a link in the footer to enable you to unsubscribe at any time.

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert