Call for applications: Associate Program Director, IM Residency

The Emory University Department of Medicine is currently soliciting applications to fill the position of Associate Program Director (APD) for the J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program. This position is an excellent opportunity for a highly motivated, innovative individual with an interest in leadership in graduate medical education.

The J. Willis Hurst Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory University is one of the largest training programs in the country, with 175 residents spread across the three years of postgraduate training. The residency program is carefully designed to emphasize patient ownership and continuity, bedside examination and procedural skills, evidence-based medicine and high-quality care, and leadership skills. Each year, we graduate more than 50 highly recruited residents who move on to careers in academia, research, and primary care, and sub-specialty fellowship training in prestigious programs across the country.

The Associate Program Director will join a leadership team with six other APDs, under the direction of Residency Program Director Karen Law. Together, the residency leadership team participates in the administrative, clinical, and educational oversight of the residency program. Partial FTE of salary support will be provided to the Associate Program Director. Administrative and organizational support is already in place.

The Associate Program Director’s responsibilities include:

  • Assisting the Program Director in program administration, curricular planning, and program evaluation
  • Planning and participating in residency events, including recruitment, orientation, didactic events, social events, and graduation
  • Leadership in administrative, educational, and clinical teaching responsibilities
  • Individual resident mentorship
  • Participation in scholarship in graduate medical education and academic societies designed to further develop educational, administrative, and leadership skills

Interested candidates should submit the following to Joyce Watford at by Friday, March 31, 2017:

  • A current CV with teaching portfolio, or expanded description of your teaching activities
  • A 1-2 page letter of interest detailing your interest in graduate medical education and vision for advancing our program’s educational mission
  • A letter of support from your Division Director

Applicants from all hospitals within the Emory University School of Medicine and all divisions within the Department of Medicine are welcome. Applicants must be available to assume the responsibilities of the position on July 1, 2017.


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Emory Department of Medicine
Emory Department of Medicine
The Emory University Department of Medicine, within the Emory University School of Medicine, is steeped in a rich tradition of excellence. Through the work of its nine divisions and numerous centers and institutes, the department has pioneered discoveries in medicine, education, scientific and clinical investigation, and clinical care. Emory University School of Medicine's medical school, residency, transitional-year, and fellowship programs offer students the latest knowledge in treatment practices, scientific theories, research, and patient care. The Emory University Department of Medicine is a component of the Robert W. Woodruff Health Sciences Center of Emory University, which includes the Emory schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; Yerkes National Primate Research Center; Winship Cancer Institute; and Emory Healthcare.

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