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Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Adventist Health
Tulare, California
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Apr 25, 2024

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Adventist Health

Tulare, CA


Internal Medicine Residency Program Director


Adventist Health Tulare is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead our Internal Medicine Residency Program as Program Director. This position presents a unique opportunity to shape the future of medical education, mentor residents, and contribute to the advancement of internal medicine within our institution.



• Community-based ACGME program

• Started in 2023 with 4 first year residents

• Maintain clinical practice

• Mission-focused

• Team of dedicated, diverse, family-oriented faculty



• Demonstrate a commitment to Residency Education and to supporting institutional and program mission and aims.

• The Program Director must ensure continuing accreditation of the program by comprehending and complying with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional, Common and Specialty-Specific Program Requirements, as well as Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Review Committee policies and procedures and Adventist Health GME policies and procedures.

• Develop and continuously improve a high-quality, comprehensive Internal Medicine curriculum that meets the requirements of the State of California, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Internal Medicine and the sponsoring institution, including specialty-specific competencies and milestones. This will be reflected in a board pass rate greater than 80% and average in-service examination scores above the national mean.

• Responsible for mentoring the teaching faculty and monitoring their academic appointments, assignments, professionalism, engagement, and overall effectiveness of their educational activities. Conduct an annual performance review of each faculty and provide a copy of each written review to the respective faculty member (and Department Chair). Develop a faculty development program that encourages professional growth and instruction on evidence-based clinical and didactic teaching methods and evaluation.

• Recruit, retain, and promote a high-caliber resident body, reflective of the community they serve, who exhibit a commitment to excellence in whole-person patient care, demonstrate competency in scholarly activity, display high ethics and professionalism and actively participate in their own medical education and that of others.

• Cultivate a psychologically safe working and learning environment for the residents that allows them to confidentially raise concerns and provide feedback, without fear of intimidation or retaliation.

• Demonstrate an appreciation for the role financial stewardship plays in the development and management of a residency budget that ensures the availability of adequate ACGME-required resources to a facilitate resident education and scholarly activity. Understand Graduates Medical Education funding sources and mechanisms, as they relate to the residency program.

• Establish and maintain an education liaison with community-based and academic teaching institutions, as required.

• Positively interact with the faculty of those institutions to coordinate faculty development, medical student curriculum, and resident training and education, as needed.

• Perform such duties as are appropriate and necessary to the position and operation of Adventist Health Central Valley and the Tulare Internal Medicine Residency Program.



• Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package

• Starting bonus

• Medical, dental, and vision

• 401k match

• Malpractice coverage

• Relocation reimbursement

• Qualified Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer



• Must hold or be able to obtain a valid and unrestricted medical license from the State of California

• Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Internal Medicine

• Shall be certified/maintain certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Physicians

• 3-5 years of Internal Medicine education and/or administrative experience, preferably as a Director, Associate Director, Site Director, or Core Faculty member of an Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.



• Central Location: Tulare is located in the San Joaquin Valley of California. It's situated between San Francisco to the north, Los Angeles to the south, Central Coast to the west, and Sequoia National Park to the east.

• Diverse Community: Tulare has a diverse population, reflecting the cultural mix of California's Central Valley.

• Recreational Opportunities: The city offers various recreational opportunities, including parks, sports facilities, and outdoor spaces for residents and visitors.

• Educational Institutions: Tulare is served by public schools as well as private educational institutions. It's also in proximity to colleges and universities in neighboring cities.

• Community Events: Throughout the year, Tulare hosts various community events, festivals, and cultural celebrations that bring residents together.

Retail and Dining: The city has retail centers and dining options catering to the needs and preferences of its residents and visitors.

• Agricultural Hub: Tulare is primarily an agricultural community, known for its farming activities. It is surrounded by farmland that produces a variety of crops including grapes, citrus fruits, nuts, and dairy products.


Adventist Health Tulare provides whole-person care to the primarily rural community we are called to serve. Compelled by our mission to live God's love by inspiring health, wholeness and hope, we will transform the health experience of our communities by improving physical, mental and spiritual health; enhancing interactions; and making care more accessible and affordable.


Additional Application Instructions

For more information, including other opportunities with Adventist Health, please contact Lance Taggart at


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