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Core Faculty- New VCU/CMH Rural Family Medicine Residency Program

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2021

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Position Type
Faculty Positions, Health & Medicine, Medicine, Other Health & Medicine, Pediatrics, Surgery, Administrative, Student Affairs, Health Services
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Full Time
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The Institution

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 and .

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.

The Department

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 underserved communities.

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, etc.).

We also have four affiliated family medicine residency programs at various locations around the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Residency

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 development:

· 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.

General Goals

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 program nationally.

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 of Virginia.

· Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Family Medicine.

· 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 outpatient setting.

· 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, etc.

· Confidence and willingness to be a faculty lead in one or more of the following:

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 therapy

vii. Primary care Point of Care Ultrasound (POCUS) and/or specialized procedural training in emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings
  • 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 educational organizations
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 excellence.

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.

Position Type: Teaching & Research Faculty
Full time equivalent: 100
Tenure: Ineligible

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