President and Chief Executive Officer
Intealth invites inquiries, nominations, and expressions of interest for the role of President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO). After more than seven years of transformational leadership at the helm of the organization, William Pinsky, M.D., FAAP, FACC, has announced his retirement at the end of 2023. Intealth is the integrated, not-for-profit organization that includes two divisions, the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) and the Foundation for Advancement of International Medical Education and Research (FAIMER). The creation of Intealth marks an exciting time of alignment and expansion of the organization's mission to improve health care for all.
Based in Philadelphia, Intealth is on strong financial footing with significant growth in program volumes and employs more than 340 people. During the pandemic, Intealth demonstrated its critical role in advancing the public's health by quickly adapting ECFMG Certification requirements and working with agencies of the U.S. government to ensure that foreign national physicians were able to secure visas to enter U.S. programs of graduate medical education. Intealth continues to serve as a vital voice for the role of the IMGs in the ever-shifting landscape of federal policy changes on immigration.
Since its inception more than 65 years ago, ECFMG has certified approximately 400,000 IMGs, many of whom have subsequently entered graduate medical education training in the U.S. Today, ECFMG-certified physicians represent approximately one quarter of all practicing physicians in the country. The organization has also verified more than one million physician credentials, including for international partners in more than 20 countries. FAIMER was founded 23 years ago, and provides critical health professions education through its global network of fellowship programs. FAIMER also provides seminal research and statistical analysis, and is developing innovative ways to support IMGs.
Reporting to an engaged, diverse and highly effective Board of Trustees, the CEO will be tasked with setting the strategic plan for Intealth's continued success and influence both domestically and internationally. The CEO represents Intealth to U.S. and international organizations, including partnered medical and healthcare organizations, governmental agencies and the media.
The successful candidate will hold an M.D., D.O., or equivalent international medical degree, and demonstrate progressive senior level leadership experience affecting change and growth within an academic medical center, health sciences center, medical school, related not-for-profit healthcare organization, or similarly complex, mission-driven organization. The ideal candidate will be entrepreneurial, collaborative, visionary, business-minded and be a recognized leader in US domestic and international medical education.
Above all, candidates should possess outstanding communication and relationship building skills, and hold the highest ethical standards. Candidates should be open to significant travel, while maintaining a visible Philadelphia presence to Intealth staff.
Confidential inquiries, nominations, expressions of interest and candidate materials (including a letter of interest and CV) should be submitted via email to: Intealth-CEO@wittkieffer.com
Intealth values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, creed, age, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or other related medical conditions), gender (including gender identity and gender expression), sexual orientation, national origin, citizenship status, military/veteran status or any other status protected by law.
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