Overview The Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine of Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a board certified or board eligible Allergist/Immunologist to join its growing academic department. The department has approximately 60 community and 20 full-time academic employed faculty in general pediatrics as well as pediatric subspecialties. The pediatric residency program has 24 pediatric residents, with an additional 16 medicine-pediatrics residents.
The candidate will be taking over a growing allergy/immunology practice with close collaboration with a pediatric pulmonologist/sleep medicine specialist and robust staff including a dedicated nurse, a respiratory therapist, dietician, social workers, psychologist, pharmacist, and other support staff. We provide outpatient oral food and drug challenges, allergy skin prick testing, patch testing, spirometry, and inpatient consultations. Rhinosocopy equipment is also available if desired. There are opportunities to further expand services in the areas of oral, subcutaneous, or sublingual immunotherapy. The candidate will evaluate and treat pediatric and adult patients for a broad range of conditions including rhinitis and sinusitis, allergic conjunctivitis, atopic dermatitis, asthma, food allergy, drug allergy, eosinophilic esophagitis, and immunodeficiencies.
Responsibilities The ideal candidate will have strong clinical skills to provide high quality patient care, academic and research interests to fully participate in the education of our medical students and residents, and will collaborate with other faculty and the community at large. Participation in the residency program including resident recruitment, department, and medical school committees are expected. There are excellent opportunities for clinical research in collaboration with the medical school’s Center for Clinical Research and the Center for Immunobiology.
Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine offers competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits. This faculty position includes full-time academic appointment as a core faculty member in the Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Academic rank and salary are commensurate with experience.
Qualifications • Board certification or eligibility for full licensure to practice allergy and immunology in Michigan. • Expertise and commitment to provide high quality clinical care. • Skills and commitment to provide a quality educational experience for residents and medical students. •Track record of success or prepared to engage in scholarly activities that include residents and medical students.
About Western Michigan University 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 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 is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics 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 the 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 $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.
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.
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Questions and inquiries can be directed to Dr. Dilip R. Patel, Chair, Department of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine, at firstname.lastname@example.org 269.337.6450; qualified applicants should apply online at www.med.wmich.edu (click on employment) or directly at https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1698/faculty%2c-pediatric-allergy-immunology/job