Full Time Faculty General Surgery

Western Michigan University, Homer Stryker, M.D. School of Medicine
Date Posted: June 26, 2015

Full Time Faculty Position Department of Surgery Position: Full time faculty member in General Surgery. Assistant/ Associate Professor level. Clinical: See and treat patients in the Wmed Surgery clinic, Borgess Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospitals. Full scope of general surgery. Candidates with subspecialty training will have appropriate patients directed to them in their elective clinics. On call duties will cover general and acute care surgery patients at both hospitals. No trauma surgery (each hospital has its own trauma surgeons). Will join a group of four general surgeons who cross cover liberally to accommodate teaching and administrative responsibilities of others in the group. With external coverage, weekend call will be 1:6 to 1:8. Weekday call coverage will be 1:6. Endoscopy experience is a plus, but not mandatory as is advanced laparoscopic skill. Teaching: Wmed Department of Surgery is fully accredited to graduate 3 Chief residents per year. With preliminary residents we are accredited to train up to 19 residents in the program at any time. Faculty members are expected to be intimately involved in all aspects of teaching activities such as conference moderating, lecture and grand rounds preparation, individual mentoring and remediation, hospital work and teaching rounds. In addition the faculty are involved in evaluation of residents and a lengthy recruiting cycle. Other duties include proctoring various skills labs quiz preparation, moderating journal club. It is expected that faculty will teach residents to their appropriate level in the operating room as surgeon junior, first assistant or facilitating one resident assisting another. The first class of the medical school just matriculated to their M2 year. Ultimately we will have over 300 medical students here in Kalamazoo. Our department is responsible for many aspects of their training throughout their 4 years including the entirety of the GI curriculum in the M2 year and of course clerkships in the M3 and M4 years. In addition we assist with bioskills and simulation as well as weeklong experiential activities in the M1 and M2 years. We also run a robust Surgery Interest Group. Scholarly Activity: Faculty are expected to have ongoing scholarly projects which often involve residents and medical students. Activities such as publication of peer reviewed articles, editorial review, case report, presentation at regional and national conferences, leadership positions in national societies, etc. are included. There are support staff to assist in the preparation of scholarly works such as a department research coordinator and institutional research and biostatistics staff as well as very able and eager librarians. Service: There are many opportunities for faculty members to be involved in the healthy function of the department, medical school and hospitals via standing and ad hoc committees. Individuals within the department are given discrete responsibilities for the successful operational integrity of academic surgery. Such roles are directors of clerkships, simulation, clinic, research to name a few. In addition at the medical school there remains a continuing need for participation of our faculty on committees ranging from curriculum to promotions, technology and faculty affairs. The hospitals also require our involvement in the various Process Improvement committees and other oversight groups. Requirements: Completion of Five year general surgery residency at accredited ACGME institution. Board Certified in General Surgery by the American Board of Surgery including current recertification and maintenance of certification. 3-5 years’ experience in practice beyond formal training. True interest in teaching and scholarly activity. Western Michigan University School of Medicine offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This faculty position will have a full time academic appointment in the Department of General Surgery of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience. The candidate must be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan. About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine: Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. It has been in planning since 2008 and was granted preliminary accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2012. The school, which welcomed its inaugural class in August 2014, is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenue, research activity, tuition from students, and endowment income. The home of the new medical school includes the WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine Clinics, a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus, and a 350,000 square foot educational building in downtown Kalamazoo that was donated by MPI Research. Located on the new W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus, the educational building underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project and opened in June 2014. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace. 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Interested and Qualified Candidates: Interested individuals should email a letter of interest and curriculum vitae to Robert Brady, Manager of Human Resources at . Reference letters will be requested after consultation with candidates. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. For more information, visit http://med.wmich.edu.

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