Preventive Medicine Residency Program Director or Associate Program Director

Anschutz Medical Campus
Colorado School of Public Health
Department of Epidemiology
Preventive Medicine ResidencyProgram Director or Associate Program Director (Associate Director-Faculty or Director-Faculty)
Nature of Work
The University of Colorado General Preventive Medicine Residency program is a two-year training program that prepares physicians for leadership roles in population and public health. This is a collaborative program between the University of Colorado School of Medicine and the Colorado School of Public Health. The residency program is administratively housed in the Department of Family Medicine in the School of Medicine. The program director is accountable and has the ultimate authority for the success of the residency program. The program director is responsible for general administration of the program, including activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, counseling, evaluation, and advancement of residents; selection and evaluation of faculty supervisors and training sites; maintenance of program accreditation; oversight of program and training grant budgets; and working to ensure the ongoing financial stability of the program. The program director has substantial authority and accountability for the operation of the program, and for the activities described above, under the oversight of the program director.
This is a 0.25 FTE appointment. It may be possible to increase this FTE with additional teaching responsibilities and/or external funding.
Applicants who have current certification from the American Board of Family Medicine or the American Board of Internal Medicine may have the opportunity to practice clinically up to 0.75 FTE.
Professional Field
Physician specialist in General Preventive Medicine and Public Health
Supervision Received
The program director/associate program director will report to the Chair of the Department of Epidemiology. In addition, the program director/associate program director operates under the general oversight of the Designated Institutional Official in the School of Medicine Office of Graduate Medical Education.
Supervision Exercised
The program director/associate program director assigns tasks to the program coordinator, monitors task progress and workflow, and checks the product for timeliness and correctness. The program director/ associate program director may also hire, evaluate and oversee graduate students or other temporary employees to assist with the activities of the program.
Examples of Work Performed
+ Design resident curriculum, to include didactics and experiential learning;
+ Oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education at all participating training sites;
+ Develop program letters of agreement with new training sites as required to meet educational objectives;
+ Lead initiatives to improve the residents' learning experiences;
+ Actively mentor and serve as a role model for resident physicians;
+ Regularly evaluate and provide feedback on residents' knowledge, skills and performance;
+ Evaluate supervising faculty at all participating training sites;
+ Maintain program accreditation from the Accreditation Council on Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) Preventive Medicine Residency Review Committee;
+ Prepare and submit all information required and requested by the ACGME;
+ Comply with all ACGME and Residency Review Committee policies and procedures;
+ Prepare, monitor and manage the Program operational budget;
+ Develop proposals to obtain funding from external sources;
+ Participate in professional organizations and scientific societies and maintain working relationships with other preventive medicine residency program directors;
+ Participate in scholarly activities such as: participation in national committees or educational organizations; peer-reviewed funding; teaching of graduate courses; publication of original research or review articles or chapters in textbooks, or publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series or research at local, regional or national professional or scientific society meetings;
+ Maintain high skill level through ongoing education, conference or workshop attendance.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
+ Knowledge of the principles and practices of general preventive medicine and public health
+ Knowledge of graduate medical education policies and procedures
+ Ability to teach and mentor resident physicians
+ Ability to administer, plan, direct, coordinate and supervise a graduate medical education program
+ Strong leadership and team building skills
+ Strong interpersonal communication skills
+ Strong oral and written presentation skills
+ Strong cultural competency skills
Required Qualifications
+ MD or DO degree
+ Current certification by the American Board of Preventive Medicine (or, for associate program director, eligibility to sit for the certifying examination of the American Board of Preventive Medicine, which must be successfully passed within 12 months after employment start date).
+ Eligible to obtain an unrestricted Colorado medical license.
+ The successful candidate must be qualified to hold an academic appointment in the Colorado School of Public Health .
Preferred Qualifications
+ Certification in General Preventive Medicine & Public Health;
+ Experience in practice of general preventive medicine and/or public health;
+ Experience as a core faculty member in an ACGME-accredited preventive medicine residency program;
+ GME administrative experience (e.g., as program director, assistant program director, or chief resident);
+ Previous leadership / administrative experience;
+ Experience teaching resident physicians and medical students;
+ Graduate degree (MPH, MS, DrPH or PhD) in epidemiology;
+ Experience preparing successful proposals for external funding;
+ Demonstrated scholarly activity within the past 5 years;
+ Board certification in Family Medicine.
Special Instructions to Applicants:A review of the application material will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants must apply online at Please do not submit any of your application material (via email) to the job posting contact. Applicants must include: 1) A cover letter which specifically addresses the job requirements and outlines qualifications 2) A current Curriculum Vitae 3) The names, addresses, daytime telephone numbers and e-mail addresses for three to five professional references in a separate document. Questions should be directed to Carolyn DiGuiseppi, MD, MPH, PhD at
Application Materials Required:Cover Letter, Resume/CV, List of References
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