Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
Location: Kalamazoo, Michigan
Type: Full Time
Academic / Research
College / University
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Faculty – Family Medicine with Obstetrics
Department of Family and Community Medicine - Kalamazoo
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
The Department of Family and Community Medicine (DFCM) at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) is leading change with our patient-centered medical home model, performance improvement initiatives, and focus on improving operating efficiency. The DFCM has a new chair supporting its young, dynamic faculty with a focus on faculty development, education, and seed grants, while providing generous CME and licensing support. Our dually accredited ACGME/AOA 9-9-9 Kalamazoo-based residency is housed in our newly acquired clinic space expanding to provide 20 clinic rooms and departmental offices ideally located to serve the community. Please note we have a separate posting for a non-OB faculty position at our new ACGME accredited 6-6-6 family medicine residency in Battle Creek, based in a beautiful FQHC. The DFCM is home to a Street Medicine Program, Sports Medicine Fellowship, and Hospice & Palliative Care Fellowship caring for the underserved and a diverse community. WMed enrolled its first class of medical students in 2014, which provides our faculty with the unique opportunity to be actively involved in the ongoing growth of a newer school. It’s an exciting time to be teaching medicine in Kalamazoo, and you can be part of it!
Providing clinical services through resident supervision and patient care.
Providing full scope family medicine including inpatient, outpatient, and obstetrics care.
Participating in the WMed systems of quality improvement, utilization review, and outcomes management.
Recruitment, supervision, education, and assessment of resident physicians.
Providing high-quality instruction for undergraduate medical education.
Other duties as assigned by the Department.
MD or DO degree.
Completion of residency program from an accredited program.
Board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
Eligibility for Michigan medical license.
Dedicated commitment to providing a quality educational experience for residents and medical students.
There really is a place called Kalamazoo! Welcome to our friendly, medium-sized, Midwest city with a population around 335,000. With cost-of-living less than the national and state-wide average and immense diversity in race, ethnicity, religion and more, it is easy to find your niche here. Kalamazoo boasts four seasons with spring festivals, summer at the lake, fall in the apple orchards and winters skiing and sledding. With local nature preserves, hiking and biking trails, local parks and proximity to Lake Michigan, it is easy to get outside. Located right between Detroit and Chicago, Kalamazoo has easy access to major cities, without the daily commuting and traffic headaches. Kalamazoo’s bustling music and art scene is proud to host concerts and musicians at the State Theater, Broadway shows at Miller Auditorium and the Kalamazoo Symphony Orchestra at Chenery Auditorium. Monthly downtown art hops and local theaters in addition to the Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo Valley Museum and Air Zoo Aerospace and Science Museum round out our many cultural opportunities. Foodies will find a wide range of restaurants, bakeries and breweries to enjoy. A great place to raise a family, Kalamazoo is home to the Kalamazoo Promise, a full-tuition scholarship to in-state schools for graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools. Promise-eligible Kalamazoo College and Western Michigan University are located right in Kalamazoo, with regular sporting and other events throughout the year. Kalamazoo is also home to a minor league baseball team, premier men’s and women’s soccer teams and a mid-level professional hockey team. Come see why Kalamazoo, Michigan is a great place to call your Pure Michigan home.
About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed)
We are committed to excellence and health equity through transformative medical education, high-quality, patient and family-centered care, innovative research, and community partnerships within a just culture of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging. Our vision is health equity for all in Southwest Michigan through innovation in the practice and study of medicine.
The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching health systems, Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. Building upon a $100 million foundational gift in 2011, WMed is a recipient of the Empowering Futures Gift, a philanthropic commitment of $300 million to support the mission of the medical school. WMed contributes to the economic vitality of Southwest Michigan through the services we provide as well as the creation of 1,600 new jobs and an annual estimated economic impact of $353 million in Kalamazoo and Calhoun counties.
WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education and the Higher Learning Commission. The medical school offers a comprehensive, innovative four-year Doctor of Medicine degree program and two Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences and Medical Engineering. We train physicians in 10 residencies and five fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. To support our educational mission, we have Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education.
WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 300 providers offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services in several locations throughout Kalamazoo, Portage, and Battle Creek. The Department of Pathology faculty serve as the Office of the Medical Examiner for counties throughout Michigan and northern Indiana.
The W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo serves as the primary educational facility with faculty and administrative offices, student study and social spaces, team-based learning halls, a state-of-the-art Simulation Center accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare, basic science research labs, as well as toxicology and forensic pathology labs.
WMed is building upon Kalamazoo’s century-long foundation of drug discovery and medical device development with a strategic investment in clinical, laboratory, community, and educational research. The Center for Immunobiology, Center for Clinical Research, Research Histology Lab, Innovation Center, and Human Research Protection Program contribute to the medical school’s advancement of knowledge through innovation and discovery.
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.