Family Medicine Residency Program Director

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
Oct 20, 2020
Employment Level
Tenured/Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Family Medicine Residency Program Director

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Population Health
Posted: Jun 12, 2019
Apply By: Open until filled


The Dell Medical School at The University of Texas at Austin is seeking an exceptional clinician-educator leader to join the Department of Population Health as Family Medicine Residency Program Director. Successful applicants will be eligible for appointment at the late-Assistant, Associate or Professor level and should have significant expertise in medical education and be board-certified in Family Medicine.


The Dell Medical School enrolled its first class of 50 undergraduate medical students in June of 2016 and graduated this first class in 2020. In February 2020, the Dell Medical School received full LCME accreditation. As part of The University of Texas at Austin, one of the nation's leading research universities, the Dell Medical School pursues innovation in the re-design of healthcare delivery, excellence in healthcare research, and programs in interdisciplinary and inter-professional education.

Dell Medical School (DMS) is the first medical school established in nearly five decades by a member of the Association of American Universities, an organization of leading public and private research universities. An extraordinary commitment of resources, both public and private, has been made to enable its development and success.
  • Dell Medical School's mission is to revolutionize how people get and stay healthy by:
  • Educating leaders who transform health care;
  • Evolving new models of person-centered, multidisciplinary care that reward value;
  • Advancing innovation from discovery to outcomes;
  • Improving health in our community as a model for the nation; and
  • Redesigning the academic health environment to better serve society.

Austin has been home to Graduate Medical Education (GME) since 1955, and the Travis County medical community is proud of the many individuals and organizations that contributed to the successfully graduation of generations of physicians. A new chapter in the history of education in Central Texas was written when The University of Texas at Austin (UT-Austin) Dell Medical School (Dell Med) partnered with Ascension Seton, and received accreditation status from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) in 2015, which facilitated the transfer of the institutional sponsorship of established GME programs and fellowships over to the UT-Austin Dell Med. Seton is a component of Ascension Health—the nation's largest not-for-profit health network, and the current clinical home to more than 20 ACGME-accredited residency programs in Austin.

The Dell Med/Seton GME Vision Statement aligns with that of the medical school, and reflects a dynamic education partnership that produces socially responsible physician leaders who transform healthcare by improving health, patient and provider experience, and affordability. Our values statement is to create the transformative physician who is a systems-ready altruistic provider committed to the deliberate practice of value-based care, inclusive of the poor and vulnerable. Transformative physicians enhance the patient experience through a humanistic, evidence-based approach and strive to improve the quality, safety, and affordability of care through personal leadership, scholarship, inquiry, and accountability.

The Family Medicine residency program has been in existence in Austin since 1974, and is a fully ACGME-accredited residency program. Resident continuity clinics operate out of CommUnityCare's Southeast Health and Wellness Clinic (SEHWC) and care for a diverse patient population of adults and children. CommUnityCare is a Federally Qualified Health Center and is certified by the National Committee for Quality Assurance as a Level 3 patient-centered medical home. The residency provides full-spectrum family medicine services at this site. Hospital experience is mainly through the Dell Seton Medical Center at the University of Texas Austin (DSMC-UT), and other sites include Dell Children's Medical Center (DCMC) for pediatric rotations, with obstetric training at Ascension Seton Medical Center Austin (ASMCA), and psychiatry at Ascension Seton Shoal Creek Hospital.


The Program Director is primarily responsible for:
  • Program operations, including, but not limited to, the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, advising, evaluation, documentation, and advancement of residents
  • Ensuring resident opportunities for scholarship and professional development, including expertise in quality improvement
  • Evaluation of program faculty
  • Developing faculty as educators
  • Integration of the program's ambulatory practice and hospital inpatient service in a manner that enhances continuity, value, and quality; and that promotes optimal environment for professional practice and medical education
  • Establishing and maintaining strong relationships with educational partners in the community
  • Ensuring continued accreditation of the program through application of ACGME common and specialty requirements
  • Ensuring communication and integration with medical school education leadership
  • Developing and mentoring associate program directors, key clinical faculty, staff, and chief residents
  • With the Family Medicine Chief and faculty, development of the strategic direction of the program
  • Commitment to attending national meetings to enhance skills and participation in the development of graduate medical education at the national level
  • Scheduling of the clinic experience to ensure optimal patient access

  • Minimum of five years of clinical experience in family medicine, with two years as a core faculty member in an ACGME-or American Osteopathic Association (AOA)-accredited family medicine residency program.
  • Three years of graduate medical education administrative experience in an ACGME accredited Family Medicine Residency
  • Current certification in the specialty by the American Board of Family Medicine
  • Eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the state of Texas
  • Academic track record that qualifies the candidate for appointment as late-Assistant, Associate or Professor
  • Demonstrating a strong commitment to diversity in medical education, including race/ethnicity, sexual orientation, cultural or linguistic background, disability status, and learning style

The strongly preferred candidate for the position will have the following qualifications:
  • Previous experience as an Associate Program Director or Program Director
  • Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, evaluation methodology, teaching, and mentoring residents
  • Demonstrated excellence in an overall mix of skills including clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity that advance clinical medicine and institutional service
  • History of educational scholarship and publications

  • Strong verbal/written English communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to social justice and values-driven curricula
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with administration, staff, peers and faculty.
  • Ability to use data to track outcomes to ensure high-quality educational experiences.
  • Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Passion for and commitment to serving vulnerable and marginalized patient populations.
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures.
  • A growth mindset, with demonstrated flexibility and adaptability
  • Demonstrated excellence in teaching
  • Spanish language skills desirable

Application Instructions

For more information, please contact:

Jonathan MacClements, M.D.

Associate Dean & DIO of Graduate Medical Education

Professor and Chief, Division of Family Medicine,

Department of Population Health

Michael Pignone, M.D., MPH, MACP

Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine

Interim Chair, Department of Population Health

Assistant Dean for Veterans Affairs

Denise Dodd

Program Administrator, Population Health

Faculty Affairs Liaison

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