Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public
research university with national and international rankings in
sponsored research and educational programs. Located in downtown
Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 217 degree and
certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities.
Thirty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them
crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges.
The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic
programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System,
which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical
center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial
Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians
and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit
A part of a thriving urban comprehensive academic medical center,
the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Medicine has
maintained a reputation for excellence in teaching, research and
health care since its beginnings in 1838. The VCU School of
Medicine accounts for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research
awards and for 87 percent of the university’s National Institutes
of Health funding. In fiscal year 2019, School of Medicine faculty
received more the $148M in external grants and contracts, with $66M
from the NIH. This marks the third year in a row of increased NIH
award dollars, including a 13.9% increase over fiscal year 2018.
The school has brought outstanding new talent to campus, including
recent Chair recruits in medicine, neurology, dermatology,
psychiatry as well other prominent recruits such as practice plan
president, School of Medicine chief of staff, several Dean’s
leadership positions and new positions in cancer, including a dual
hire of a Hunter Holmes McGuire VA Cancer Center leader.
Founded in 1970, the Department of Family Medicine and Population
Health at VCU has a long and proud history of training medical
students and resident physicians. Our Department houses all of our
family medicine medical student education programs, including a
highly rated clerkship and two longitudinal, four-year track
programs: The Inner City International Rural Program I2CRP is a
4-year longitudinal program for medical students who are invested
in serving medically underserved populations. The mission of the
program is to increase the number of students who choose career
paths in primary care and who practice in underserved settings. The
program enrolls up to 24 students per cohort or approximately 96
students during the M1 – M4 years. The preclinical curriculum
includes didactics, journal clubs, grand rounds presentations, and
service roles in underserved settings. The clinical curriculum
includes second-year preceptorships in urban and rural underserved
settings and clerkship rotations in urban, rural, and international
underserved settings in Family Medicine, general Pediatrics,
Ambulatory Medicine, and general Surgery. Students also complete a
scholarly capstone project that is relevant to medically
The Family Medicine Scholars Training and Admission Track (fmSTAT)
is a unique program designed to identify and select individuals who
come to medical school intending to be family physicians. The
four-year curricular track provides participants with tailored
experiences that nurture, develop, and support this select group of
medical students toward their family medicine career goal. It
includes a community experience with planned and organic
interactions across academic years with like-minded and committed
peers, 1:1 family physician mentor throughout the four-year
experience, Core family medicine content through semi-annual
retreat and seminar sessions, Optional paid summer research
experience between first and second year, Professional development
(support to participate in state and national conferences, letters
of recommendation for opportunities of interest, networking with
preceptors, researchers, alumni, and other professionals,
We also have four affiliated family medicine residency programs at
various locations around the Commonwealth of Virginia.
VCU’s Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is
incredibly excited to share with you that we are in the process of
creating a new rural training track family medicine residency. The
residency will focus on serving the underserved in the urban
population in Richmond, VA, in the rural area of South Hill, VA,
and internationally! Our goal is for this program to be a model
program for training those dedicated to serving underserved
populations in a variety of settings and advancing family
physicians’ abilities to address health disparities and inequities,
in addition to providing the highest quality clinical care. The
program is designed to base the first-year residents at VCU’s
flagship academic medical center in Richmond, VA, then have second-
and third-year residents based at VCU’s Community Memorial Hospital
in South Hill, VA. The program will focus on broad-spectrum
training and common procedures important in caring for underserved
populations across diverse settings. We plan to have our first
class of residents in post no later than July 1, 2023.
Core Faculty Position
As a founding core faculty member, you will be responsible for
helping to build this program from the ground up! We anticipate
having residents in post July 1, 2023. Prior to that time, the Core
Faculty will be responsible for working with the Program Director,
Associate Program Director, and other Faculty to design curriculum,
develop the Primary Family Medicine Residency Clinics, and help
develop relationships with the communities we serve; while
developing a continuity panel and independent clinical practice
that will be part of the residency group panel and residency
clinical practice(s). Once the residents arrive, we anticipate
faculty will spend a majority of time on clinical precepting,
direct resident and medical student education in both the inpatient
and outpatient settings, and educational administration. The
remaining time will be devoted to your own direct clinical
practice. This position will be based at VCU’s Community Memorial
Hospital in South Hill, VA.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
1. Demonstrates dedication to Family Medicine Education.
2. Responsible for maintaining a practice/ panel at the Family
Medicine Residency Clinic
3. Responsible for the supervision, direction, teaching, and
evaluation of the Family Medicine Residents
4. Continual improvement of the Family Medicine Residency Program
and support to maintain full accreditation by the ACGME
5. Perform such duties as are appropriate and necessary to the
position and operation of the VCU Health Systems and the Family
Medicine Residency Program.
6. Perform such duties as are required in the position of Core
Family Medicine Residency Faculty by ACGME.
7. Recruit, retain, and promote high caliber, diverse residents who
exhibit interest and commitment to rural healthcare, health equity,
excellence in patient care and medical education, high ethics, and
a commitment to a high order of professionalism.
8. Participate in scholarship in accordance with ACGME Family
Medicine Residency Faculty requirements
Education and Teaching
Uphold the VCU Health Mission as a teaching institution and support
projects relating to that goal. Be a model teacher for residents,
student learners, interdisciplinary teams, and staff that supports
a culture of inquiry and inspires high quality, evidence-based
healthcare for all.
Professional Growth and Development
1. Participate in activities which will enhance role
· Maintain clinical competency in Family Medicine.
· Serve on various medical staff committees.
· Enhance scholarship among faculty, residents, and self.
2. Participate in activities, which demonstrate professional
commitment to position and to VCU Health Systems
· Set short- and long-term goals for professional growth
· Actively participate in regional and national organizations,
which enhance personal growth, as well as, growth of the Family
Medicine Residency and growth of the Department of Family Medicine
and Population Health.
· Be a role model not only for the Department of Family Medicine
and Population Health, but for the entire VCU Health System.
The Physician shall provide his/her/their best efforts to:
1. Participate in the development of and continue the improvement
of the Rural Family Medicine Residency to be a leading residency
2. Lead by example and conduct her/him/their self at all times in
accordance with the highest standards of professional ethics.
1. Required Qualifications
· Able to obtain license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth
· Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Family
· Shall be certified and recertified if applicable by the American
Board of Family Medicine.
· Past experience in providing direct patient care to underserved
populations across multiple settings.
· Willing and able to care for patients in both the inpatient and
· Commitment to diversity and inclusion.
2. Desired Qualifications
· Past experience in providing direct patient care and/or residency
training in rural settings.
· Direct experience in the medical education of learners such as
residents, medical students, inter-professional learners,
· Confidence and willingness to be a faculty lead in one or more of
i. Care of pregnant women including antenatal, labor and delivery,
and postpartum care
ii. Care of adults in the inpatient setting
iii. Care of children in the inpatient setting
iv. Mental Health treatment in the primary care setting
vi. Substance abuse treatment to include medically-assisted
vii. Primary care Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and/or
specialized procedural training in emergency, inpatient and
As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and
academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is
committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion – an
environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of
- Recent scholarly activity such as peer reviewed funding,
publication of original research or review articles in
peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or
presentation of clinical series or case reports at scientific
society meetings, or participation in national committees or
Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of
Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically
between150-300 words) providing your career aspirations
and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and
inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived
experiences; and past, present, and future academic and
professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of
promoting equity and inclusion.
Note: Examples include working with others to
further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity
that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed,
fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and
scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring
students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from
traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and
successful organizational experience.
Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: