Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

University of Texas at Austin
Texas, United States
Salary Not specified
May 25, 2021
Employment Level
Non-Tenured Track
Employment Type
Full Time

Associate Program Director, Internal Medicine Residency Program

College/School/Unit: Dell Medical School
Department: Internal Medicine
Posted: Dec 2, 2019
Apply By: Open until filled


Associate Program Directors exemplify commitment to leadership in resident education and program administration to meet the goal of continuous program improvement. Working in tandem with and reporting to the Program Director (PD), the Inpatient-focused Associate Program Director (APD) will support the PD in the organization, implementation, and supervision of the training program, with an emphasis on the inpatient training experience. These duties will include but not be limited to: resident selection, orientation, evaluation, and remediation; curriculum development; program evaluation, accreditation, and improvement; supervision and mentoring of Internal Medicine Chief Residents.

The inpatient-focused APD will work in conjunction and collaboration with his or her peer, the ambulatory-focused APD. The APD will dedicate no less than 20 hours per week of his or her professional effort to administrative and educational activities of the internal medicine educational program. This activity is independent of clinical or supervisory activity.

The APD must participate in academic societies and in educational programs designed to enhance their educational and administrative skills. Directors must attend annual APDIM, AAIM, or ACGME meetings to meet the requirement of professional development as outlined by the RRC-IM.

For the work associated with the role of Associate Program Director, the APD must have 40% (0.4 FTE) protected time per week to support the residency program in administration and teaching and other scholarship activities.

The APD is expected to role model outstanding clinical care, including, but not limited to, caring for patients and supervising residents in the inpatient settings and other clinical duties related to the management of patients in the residency program.

  • In conjunction with the PD and peer-APD, oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education in the sites that participate in the program;
  • Participate in the evaluation of the program residents and faculty and decisions related to their continued participation in the training program.
  • Monitor resident supervision at participating sites
  • Supporting the PD, assist in the preparation and submission of all information required and requested by the ACGME, participating in annual surveys and work continuously to adhere to requirements and submitting program application forms and annual program updates to the ADS.
  • Working with the PD and peer-APD, ensure compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Requirements
  • Supporting the PD, implement policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements for resident duty hours and the working environment, including moonlighting
  • Monitor the need for and ensure the provision of back up support systems when patient care responsibilities are unusually difficult or prolonged
  • Comply with DMS and Seton's written policies and procedures
  • Be familiar, comply and implement ACGME and Review Committee policies and procedures.


Program Administration & Education
  • Attend weekly Director and Chief Resident huddles, Monday afternoons from 1:15 -2:45.
  • Choose any one of these activities: facilitate weekly Morning Report, monthly Journal Club, monthly M&M
  • Attend structured educational activities (Morning Report and noon conferences) at least weekly
  • Attend Resident Evaluation Committee meetings (second Tuesday 7:30-9:00 AM)
  • Serve on the Clinical Competency Committee as Chair of that committee or Vice-Chair-(plan and schedule quarterly meetings and also semi-annual milestone evaluation meetings for each resident)
  • Plan and participate in program retreats (April or May yearly) and participate in the annual program reviews (summer)
  • Perform 6 month evaluations for one class of residents as directed
  • Participate as reviewer or contributor to the Program Self-study in 2023
  • Review ERAS applications for interviews in September and October
  • Interview as many applicants as able —with a goal at least 60 interviews-15 half days
  • Give program overview to applicants when needed
  • Participate in orientation in June to welcome and prepare new interns
  • Provide structured feedback to residents as delegated by the Program Director.
  • Intervene as necessary to scheduling concerns or resident issues brought to your attention by the Chief Residents
  • Coordinate program response to inpatient safety event though hospital monitoring system
  • Collaborate on inpatient green team innovation cycles
  • Participate in medical education elective
  • Participate in planning and implementing resident wellness activities and in resident entertainment (off campus activities sponsored by the program)

Program Mentorship & Scholarship:
  • Mentor at least 5 residents with quarterly meetings, and ad hoc meetings as necessary
  • Aid in selection and mentor to the Chief Residents
  • Participate in Student education and in student projects with a goal of one student project per year
  • Participate in resident scholarship with a goal of 2 scholarly products per year-posters, abstracts, papers, or presentations
  • Write letters of recommendation for medical students and residents seeking positions in residencies and fellowships
  • Support residents attending Texas regional ACP
  • Attend national Program Director meetings annually
  • Submit workshop proposals to one organization at least every other year
  • Serve on national committees or task forces as able


Minimum Qualifications:
  • Five years of progressive experience as an active faculty member of an IM residency program
  • Three years of graduate medical education administrative experience
  • Current certification in the specialty by the American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Eligibility for unrestricted medical licensure in the state of Texas
  • Academic work that qualifies the candidate for appointment as Assistant, Associate or Professor

The strongly preferred candidate for the position will have the following qualifications:
  • Demonstrated experience 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
  • Educational scholarship

Application Instructions

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