CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Description: SEARCH FOR THE CHAIR, DEPARTMENT OF FAMILY AND COMMUNITY MEDICINE

Medical College of Wisconsin
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) invites applications and nominations for the role of Chair of the Department of Family & Community Medicine (DFCM) This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly successful and innovative School of Medicine to lead the growth of its Family and Community Medicine Department. MCW has a long-standing reputation for providing outstanding medical and graduate education, conducting cutting-edge research, delivering innovative and compassionate patient care, and improving the health of the communities it serves. The leadership of the Medical College of Wisconsin regards the DFCM as integral to its mission and to the health and well-being of the State. The DFCM, based in Milwaukee, plays a vital role in undergraduate and graduate medical education at MCW-Milwaukee for their 200+ medical students per year and helps to educate students across MCW's three campuses – Milwaukee, Green Bay and Central Wisconsin.

The Department was established in 1975 to address the need for better primary health care for the people of Wisconsin and the region. Over the past 43 years, the Department's focus has been on advancing new ways to instill the values of Family and Community in MCW students and teaching residents to incorporate behavioral science into the daily practice of medicine. The Department has pioneered learning opportunities that have deepened the understanding of social, economic and cultural aspects of patient care. The Department is also nationally recognized as a leader in community-engaged research. It is home to 59 faculty, 36 staff, 97 residents across five established residency programs and 6 fellows who participate in a joint-departmental Academic Fellowship in Primary Care Research program. In 2017-2018, The Best Doctors in America® listed sixteen of MCW's Family and Community Medicine physicians.

MCW seeks a dynamic, visionary, and collaborative family physician leader with a strong record of fostering cutting-edge teaching, strengthening diverse and underserved community programs, partnering with community-based agencies, and building research. The key opportunities and challenges facing the next Chair include: crafting an actionable and forward-thinking strategic vision for the Department; recruiting, retaining, and developing skilled, productive, and culturally proficient faculty and staff; forging strong external clinical partnerships; growing impactful research; as well as sustaining and enhancing educational excellence. This individual will serve as the external representative and advocate for the Department and provide thought leadership in the field of family and community medicine nationally and internationally. The successful Chair must hold an M.D. or D.O. as well as meet the requirements for appointment as a full professor and be Board Certified in Family Medicine.

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