Faculty - Family Medicine with Obstetrics Battle Creek, Michigan

Faculty - Family Medicine with Obstetrics – Battle Creek, Michigan
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

The Department of Family and Community Medicine at Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) continues to lead change for health care in Michigan. An exciting new opportunity to be a founding faculty member of a 6-6-6 family medicine residency in Battle Creek, MI, is now available. This program will be sponsored by Bronson Battle Creek and will be partnering with Grace Health, a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Battle Creek, where the Family Medicine Practice will be located.

The inaugural class of residents will enter training in July, 2019. The faculty hired for this position will be integral in establishing the clinical practice base for the residency. Scope of practice should demonstrate the breadth of family medicine and include obstetrics, outpatient and inpatient care.

This program joins the established WMed Family Medicine Residency in Kalamazoo, whose Family Medicine Practice is at the Family Health Center Clinic as well as the Oakland Drive Clinic, who have received patient-centered medical home certification from the National Committee of Quality Assurance (NCQA). The Bronson Hospital - Battle Creek Family Medicine Residency will join the Kalamazoo program as one of only 2 ACGME accredited residencies in the state to be housed completely in an FQHC.

WMed enrolled its first class of medical students in August 2014, which provides our faculty with the unique opportunity to be actively involved in the formation of a new school. As a newer, smaller medical school, the opportunities for research, involvement in committees, all levels of medical education and advancement abound. It is a great time to be teaching medicine in Southwestern Michigan!


  • Taking call with the family medicine faculty.
  • Providing clinical services through resident supervision and by developing a personal patient panel.
  • Participating in the WMed systems of quality improvement, utilization review, and outcomes management.
  • Participating as an active member of the Bronson Hospital - Battle Creek medical staff and within Grace Health
  • Regular participation in Family Medicine section meetings, committees, quality initiatives, and planning.
  • Working closely with the Medical Director and Family Medicine Residency Program Director in the following areas:
    • Recruitment, selection, supervision, education, and evaluation of resident physicians.
    • Strategic planning.
    • Regular participation in department and medical school meetings.
  • Providing high-quality instruction for undergraduate, graduate and continuing medical education as determined by the Department Chair.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Department Chair.


  • Board certification or eligibility by the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians.
  • Completion of residency program from an accredited medical school.
  • Eligibility for Michigan license.
  • Dedicated commitment to providing a quality educational experience for residents and medical students.
  • A sense of adventure and willingness to work in an environment of transition as we implement a new Family Medicine Residency.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine
As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted full accreditation from the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in 2018, and graduated its inaugural class in May 2018. The School of Medicine Clinics excluding Family Medicine and Psychiatry are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $68 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center. In 2016, an additional $10 million expansion created two floors supporting clinical and laboratory research, and the Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus became part of the medical school. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in nine residencies and two fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The medical examiner's office, staffed by medical school faculty from the department of Pathology, is accredited by the National Association of Medical Examiners (NAME).
With deep roots in invention, innovation, and a civic spirit, Battle Creek ensures access to the technology, professionals, and services you need. A vibrant central business district provides arts and entertainment activities to top off your leisure time.

Battle Creek contains more land than all but two other Michigan cities. This vast land resource is home to a bustling residential and business community. Battle Creek is a community with abundant resources, offered with an attitude that values existing business and industry, and views the attraction of new business as a means of strengthening that base. Battle Creek is an energetic city on the move, ready to meet the challenges of the future.

Here, you enjoy a progressive small city with an extraordinary commitment to success. City parks and paths contribute to family wellness, while school children receive world-class instruction. The Battle Creek Linear Park winds its way through the city, linking together parks and forest, lakes, rivers and streams for joggers, strollers and bicyclists. An impressive array of entertainment options pleases music lovers, sports fans, and families. Battle Creek has emerged as a major service corridor, with specialty shops, theaters, festivals, international corporate and philanthropic headquarters, professional and financial services, and government offices.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug-and tobacco-free workplace.

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans

Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Lisa Graves, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor and Interim Chair, Department of Family & Community Medicine at lisa.graves@med.wmich.edu 269.337.4512; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1151/faculty---family-medicine-with-obstetrics---battle-creek/job


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