Have you ever dreamed about being a family medicine residency program director? Has the thought of taking on this amount of responsibility felt overwhelming? How about joining a program that is well established, is filled with high quality residents, experienced staff, and has loyal faculty that stay until they retire? Well stop dreaming and do not miss out on this unique opportunity!!
UPMC Altoona Family Physicians Residency is seeking an ABFM or AOBFP certified family medicine physician with experience in academic medicine to serve as our new program director. We are an 8-8-8 rurally oriented and full spectrum university-affiliated program located in Central Pennsylvania with an associated transitional year residency and a hospice and palliative medicine fellowship. Our program has a strong history of filling our resident classes with excellent residents who excel on boards with successful completion of our program. Many of our graduates choose to remain in our area to provide for our community. We also have numerous seasoned and loyal faculty attending physicians who plan to stay until retirement.
As our current program director plans to step down and transition towards retirement, you would be provided with the unique opportunity to take over while having the support and guidance from the prior director throughout a transition period. Additionally, you would receive strong support from the well-versed associate program director and the program directors for the transitional year, osteopathic recognition, and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship.
Our sponsoring institution is UPMC Graduate Medical Education, with UPMC Altoona being our affiliated hospital. Both the family medicine residency and the transitional year residency have osteopathic recognition. As part of the family medicine residency, the newly appointed program director will progressively start to oversee the main family medicine office in Altoona, the rural office in Williamsburg, PA, the Women s Health and Wellness Center, and the Pregnancy Care Center. They will also work with the transitional year residency and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship program directors in the oversight of those programs.
We are seeking a qualified candidate who:
Exemplifies the UPMC core values of quality and safety, dignity and respect, caring and listening, responsibility and integrity, and excellence and innovation
Possesses vision and enthusiasm for continued excellence in training family medicine physicians
Commits to preserving and advancing osteopathic medicine education as well as allopathic training within our residency
Our residency program is located in beautiful central PA, about 2 hours from Pittsburgh and 3 hours from Baltimore/Washington. Altoona, with its affordable cost of living, combines the activities of a small metropolitan area with the scenic beauty of a rural location. Our region offers diverse dining,
year-round outdoor recreational activities, sports, cultural events, and the arts. Additionally, Altoona offers religious diversity, excellent public and private schools, and numerous higher education institutions.
UPMC Altoona is an equal opportunity employer.