General Surgery Residency Program Director

San Joaquin General Hospital
Date Posted: August 8, 2019

San Joaquin General Hospital, a major provider of health care in the northern San Joaquin Valley, and a sponsor of three residency training programs (General Surgery, Internal Medicine and Family Medicine) is seeking a program director for it's General Surgery Residency Training Program. The general surgery program, which has been in place for over 50 years, is entering an exciting new phase. The hospital’s role, historically that of a safety net facility in an under-served area, is expanding to be health care provider for the community at large. The surgery program has 15 categorical residents, 3 preliminary residents and graduates 3 chief residents each year. The role of the program director will be to fulfill all ACGME requirements, and provide excellent surgical training in a strong but nurturing environment. The program director will be in responsible for the administration of the program including curriculum development, education, resident selection and mentoring. The program director will be expected to enhance the residents goal of obtaining desired fellowships. With no competing surgical residencies or fellowships other than orthopedics on this campus and in the neighboring counties, San Joaquin General Hospital plays a unique role in resident education. Many of our graduates return to the area and participate in the education of our residents. The hospital serves a population of 720,000 and is the only provider of neurosurgical services, and is the only trauma center (ACS verified in 2018) in San Joaquin County. Thus, the residents receive a rich and broad range of surgical experience. The program director is expected to interface with all of the surgical specialties to maximize residents’ education. The hospital administration is and has been very committed to providing the necessary resources to optimize the goals of the program director. The general surgical faculty are likewise extremely supportive and participate actively in resident education. The successful candidate must be board certified in general surgery, have at least 6 years of clinical experience teaching and mentoring surgery residents. Additionally board-certification in a a surgical specialty will be very welcome. Demonstrated current scholarly activity is expected. Experience as a surgical program director or associate program director will receive additional consideration. Compensation and benefits are excellent. Housing costs are very reasonable for California. The location lends itself to easy access to the San Francisco Bay area, Yosemite national park and Lake Tahoe.

How To Apply

Along with meeting the requirements mentioned above, interested applicants must provide a letter of interest, a current CV and the names and contact information of three physicians who can submit Letter's of Recommendation on your behalf.

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