Chief of Geriatrics Physician Leader

Geriatrics Leadership, Newly-opened Medical School, a regional PACE program and two award-winning teaching hospitals

Kalamazoo, MI 49008
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Merritt Hawkins has partnered with the newly-opened Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed), one of the few U.S. medical schools in several decades to be built from the ground up. We are seeking a geriatrician to serve as their inaugural Division Chief of Geriatrics. 

The division chief must have a strong vision for growth to build and lead the Division in its educational, clinical, and research missions within a dynamic community-engaged, interdisciplinary setting. Division faculty will provide clinical services at a regional PACE program with two Day Centers and a growing membership base. There is the opportunity to develop a Geriatric Assessment Center working with two award-winning teaching hospitals in the community. Additional geriatric clinical opportunities in Kalamazoo include skilled nursing facilities, long-term care, assisted living and independent living settings, and consultative inpatient services. There is the opportunity to lead groundbreaking geriatric educational activities in collaboration with accredited primary care residency programs in Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Medicine-Pediatrics. WMed implements an innovative UME curriculum that includes longitudinal geriatric care experience at a PACE program for all medical students through the M1 and M2 years. The Center for Clinical Research has immediate opportunities for geriatric collaboration and resources for developing clinical research programs in geriatrics. 
  • Established expertise in geriatric psychiatry 
  • Up to 7 weeks of PTO annually
  • Division faculty will have responsibilities for resident and medical student education, with the possibility of developing a fellowship in geriatrics
  • Established Center for Clinical Research allows opportunities and resources for developing clinical research program
Applicants should have a track record of academic achievement and program building. We will consider applicants with applicable residency training but the successful candidate must be board certified in Geriatrics.

Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. With over 325,000 people, this quintessential Midwestern college town has something to offer everyone! Monthly art hops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, weekly festivals, craft breweries, and wineries offer up an exciting energy. Historic architecture juxtaposed with modern concepts preserve charm and authenticity while fostering innovation. Strong public school systems and a variety of private school options are available; a nationally renowned program is available in which graduates of public schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges throughout the state. Kalamazoo is conveniently located in close proximity to the gorgeous beaches of Lake Michigan, multiple ski resorts, and a quick train ride away from Chicago and Detroit.

About The Company

Merritt Hawkins, an AMN Healthcare company, is a permanent physician placement service that fills more physician jobs than any other firm. In addition to being the nation’s leader in physician employment search and consulting services, Merritt Hawkins also recruits and places select allied health professionals. AMN Healthcare is an EEO/AA/Disability/Protected Veteran Employer.  We encourage minority and female applicants to apply.