Program Director for New Family Medicine Rural Residency in Eastern Pennsylvania

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Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN), serving seven counties in Eastern Pennsylvania, is seeking an experienced family medicine program director to develop a new rural family medicine residency program in Pottsville, Pennsylvania.

The Program Director, with support and collaboration from the Department of Family Medicine leadership team, will initially be responsible for creating the application for ACGME accreditation.  The program will be an unopposed, 4-4-4 residency with full-spectrum family medicine education focused on treating underserved populations, including a growing Latino population in the region.  LVHN is the recipient of a HRSA grant that will cover the program start-up costs.  The Program Director will be responsible for providing leadership, mentorship, education and administrative oversight to residents and faculty in the program.  The Program Director will assist in recruiting family medicine faculty, partner with specialists to develop the necessary rotations and have direct involvement in patient care.  The Program Director is a member of the Department of Family Medicine educational leadership team and has accountability for the overall success of the program and the quality of the didactic and clinical education provided.

The qualified candidate will be Board Certified in Family Medicine;   possess an unrestricted medical license in Pennsylvania, or the ability to obtain one;   have a minimum of five years of clinical experience in family medicine; and two years of experience as a core faculty member in an ACGME or AOA accredited family medicine residency program.  

Lehigh Valley Health Network (LVHN) is comprised of eight hospital campuses with numerous health centers, physician practices, rehabilitation locations, ExpressCARE sites and other outpatient care locations in seven eastern Pennsylvania counties. LVHN provides acute care in all major clinical areas in state-of-the-art medical-surgical and critical care units and hospitals in Allentown, Bethlehem, Hazleton, Pottsville and East Stroudsburg, PA.  LVHN is consistently recognized for providing world-class care and being a great place to work.  For the 23rd year in a row, LVHN is on U.S. News and World Report’s Best Hospitals in America list.  This achievement recognizes our unwavering commitment to be the health care partner the people of our community need, expect and deserve.  LVHN is also a committed partner to its employees.  In 2019, LVHN was voted as the top large employer in the region by its employees and the community.  Becker’s Healthcare placed LVHN on its list of the “150 Top Places to Work in Healthcare” and in July 2019, Forbes ranked LVHN first among Pennsylvania health care employers.

Pottsville is the county seat of Schuylkill County in Eastern Pennsylvania.  Schuylkill County is the perfect place for an outdoor enthusiast. Enjoy beautiful vistas of mountains, valleys and farmland, activities such as biking, kayaking, whitewater rafting, fishing and hunting! Hike the famous Appalachian Trail, play a round of golf at the country club, or visit Yuengling, America’s Oldest Brewery.  There is something for everyone in Schuylkill County! Commutable distance from the Allentown and Reading areas. Philadelphia, NYC, Baltimore and Washington D.C. are easy day trips from the area.  To learn more about Schuylkill County please visit County .

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