Director of Surgical Research, Program in General Surgery

  • Location
    Boca Raton, Florida
  • Company
    Florida Atlantic University
  • Type
    Full-Time / Attending Surgeon
  • Category
    University Positions
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Job Description

The Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine at Florida Atlantic University seeks an outstanding academic surgeon interested to promote scholarship in graduate medical education, for the position of Director of Surgical Research 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 Director of Surgical Research will be actively involved in the practice of clinical surgery in his or her specialty; he or she will establish a robust and collaborative program of scholarship within FAU, the Department of Surgery and Program in General Surgery, and will lead a research methodology curriculum, and systematically support the scholarship efforts or the students, residents and faculty.

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.

Requirements: 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 5 years teaching experience at an academic teaching institution, and a genuine interest in scholarship as their career pathway.

The preferred candidate has served as academic core faculty in an established surgery residency program, demonstrated excellence in teaching and scholarship, and the ability to effectively communicate within a diverse multi-professional and multi-specialty teaching environment.

Florida Atlantic University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veterans status or any other characteristic protected by law. Individuals with disabilities, requiring accommodation, please call 561-297-3057. 711.

How to Apply

All applicants must apply electronically to the currently posted position on the Office of Human Resources' job website ( by completing the Faculty, Administrative, Managerial & Professional Position Application and submitting the related documents.

For more information and to apply, visit (Position #01001316).