Department of Surgery- Faculty- General Surgery Position
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
The Department of Surgery at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a dynamic, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking general surgeon to expand and enhance clinical services, research, and both resident and medical student training in general surgery. The department is composed of more than 60 medical school-employed and community faculty, with a fully accredited general surgery residency delivering training in a wide range of subspecialties and tertiary care. The residency program currently has 20 residents and was recently approved to increase the number of finishing chief residents from four to five, including a designated rural training track.
Faculty in this position lead the development and expansion of clinical services on the general surgery services at WMed. The clinical service is supported by full time physician assistants, medical social workers, dieticians, and dedicated nursing staff.
In addition, the faculty in this position will lead the development, implementation and ongoing monitoring of general surgery residents. All faculty participate in the education of residents and medical students and in ongoing scholarly activities.
• Participating in the systems of quality improvement, utilization review, and outcomes management.
• Engaging in the simulation-based educational experiences for general surgery residents and medical students rotating on the general surgery services
• Working closely with the department chair for:
o Recruitment, selection, supervision, education, and evaluation of faculty and resident physicians.
o Strategic planning.
o Regular participation in department and medical school meetings.
o Providing high-quality instruction for medical education to students and didactics and education to the residency program as determined by the Program Director or Department Chair.
• Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair or Program Director
The ideal candidate will have a strong interest in the core areas of general surgery combined with a passion for medical education and scholarship. Leadership and organizational skills are desirable attributes. The candidate must be Board certified or Board eligible by the American Board of Surgery or the American Osteopathic Board and be eligible for full licensure to practice in Michigan. WMed offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience and qualifications.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Having granted its first MD degree in 2018, WMed is one of the newer US medical schools and offers an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school represents a collaboration between Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two tertiary teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).
The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art, 24,000+ square foot Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare and contains dedicated, surgical space. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. Major companies in the area include Pfizer Pharmaceuticals and the worldwide headquarters of Stryker Industries. Kalamazoo is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is widely known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
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.
EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.
Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Robert G. Sawyer, MD, FACS, Professor and Chair of Surgery, Department of Surgery, at [email protected] 269.337.6256; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1419/faculty—general-surgery/job