Associate Program Director General Surgery

Florida Atlantic University Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine
Date Posted: November 19, 2015

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks an outstanding academic surgeon interested in graduate medical education, for the position of Associate Program Director for its new Residency Program in General Surgery. In 2010, legislation authorizing FAU's medical education program was passed by the Florida Legislature, thereby making the College of Medicine an independent medical school and becoming only the 134th allopathic (M.D.) medical school in North America. The College of Medicine is now graduating 64 medical students per year, is fully LCME accredited and is emerging as one of the premier medical schools in Florida. In its second phase of major development, the College of Medicine is implementing residency training programs in internal medicine, emergency medicine, general surgery and other core specialties. For this purpose, the school has affiliated itself with five premier hospitals in Palm Beach County [Boca Raton Regional Hospital, Bethesda Healthcare, Tenet HealthCare system's Delray Medical Center, St. Mary's Medical Center, and West Boca Medical Center] to form the base for its high quality clinical education programs. The Program in General Surgery application has been submitted to the ACGME, with the goal to start the [7-residents-per-year] program with PGY I-III residents in July 2016. As an academic program with a strong community focus, the program will offer a comprehensive array of general surgery and specialty rotations, in addition to a unique value-added year of scholarship, during which the residents can pursue research, advanced degree course work and/or an in-residency fellowship. The Associate Program Director will be actively involved in the practice of clinical surgery in his or her specialty; he or she will be integrally involved in the design, implementation and evaluation of the program and its core components, hold a key mentorship role for the residents and students, and will be expected to establish an active effort in scholarship related to graduate medical education and/or his or her area of specialty expertise. It is the mission and vision of the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine and Program in General Surgery to educate the physicians and scientists that meet the healthcare needs of Florida, conduct state-of-the-art biomedical research to advance knowledge and improve patient care, and to serve patients and communities with competence, compassion and respect. The College of Medicine and the Program in General Surgery are committed to become the premier force in the transformation of the quality of health care and the quality of life in the region by developing nationally and internationally recognized graduate programs in medical education, biomedical science, and innovative research and community collaborations. Position Type: Faculty, Rank: Assistant/Associate or Full Profesor Eligible Applicants: All (Internal and External) Minimum Qualification: Candidates must have completed an MD degree from an accredited institution, have credentials that merit appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor or higher, have current board certification in General Surgery, and must be eligible for medical licensure in Florida. Candidates should have at least 3-5 years teaching experience (medical students and surgical residents), and a genuine interest in graduate medical education and scholarship as their career pathway. The preferred candidate has served as academic core faculty in an established surgery residency program, demonstrated teaching excellence and the ability to effectively communicate within a diverse multi-professional and multi-specialty teaching environment, and has successfully led the development of a curriculum or component.

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Go to and Click Apply for this Position or go to click "search positions", chose "CHARLES E SCHMIDT COLLEGE OF MEDICINE' from the College/Department pull-down list, click "search", and chose the "Associate Program Director, Program in General Surgery" working title listing Follow the online instructions. For specific questions, please contact: Thomas Genuit, MD, MBA, FACS, FCCM Chair, Department of Surgery Program Director General Surgery Professor Clinical Biomedical Science Florida Atlantic University Charles E Schmidt College of Medicine email:

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