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Family Medicine - Physician - Academics

Company: DHR Health Edinburg, Texas - DHR Health
Location: Edinburg
Posted on: September 21, 2023

Job Description:


DHR Health's - mission is to improve the well-being of those we serve with a commitment to excellence: every patient, every encounter, every time. DHR Health was the first Level 1 Trauma Center in the Rio Grande Valley, providing 24/7 emergency care at the highest level with specialty physicians and surgeons available every day of the year. The hospital was founded in 1997 to help over 1.5 million residents resolve limited health care access challenges in a community that lacked public and county hospitals. Today, it is a modern, 580+ bed full-service health system that serves over 300,000 patients annually, with more than 6,000 employees, and offers a full-continuum of care in over 70 different specialties and subspecialties. DHR Health serves the entire region with their hub in Edinburg, and clinics in Starr County, and a new hospital in Brownsville, as well as a robust clinical research division. Their women's hospital is certified as providing the highest level of maternal care in South Texas and is home to the only transplant program in the region. DHR Health has revolutionized the health care landscape of the Rio Grande Valley and continues to raise the standard of care and transform the health care delivery model for the benefit of all local residents. -


The GME Core Faculty physician, under the direction and supervision of the Family Medicine Residency Program Director, must have a significant role in the education and supervision of residents and must devote a significant portion of their entire effort to resident education and/or administration, and must, as a component of their activities, teach, evaluate, and provide formative feedback to residents.

Core faculty members are critical to the success of resident education. They support the program leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing curriculum, mentoring residents, and assessing residents' progress toward achievement of competence in and the autonomous practice of the specialty. Core faculty members provide clinical teaching and supervision of residents, and also participate in non-clinical activities related to resident education and program administration. Examples of these nonclinical activities include, but are not limited to, interviewing and selecting resident applicants, providing didactic instruction, mentoring residents, simulation exercises, completing the annual ACGME Faculty Survey, and participating on the program's Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, and other GME committees.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Oversight of Education

  • Membership on the Clinical Competency Committee
  • Participation in the annual program review as Chair or member of the Program Evaluation Committee
  • Implementation and analysis of the outcome of action plans developed by the Program Evaluation Committee
  • Significant participation in recruitment and selection, including efforts related to the program's commitment to diversity
  • Advising, mentoring, and coaching residents (co-creating, implementing, and monitoring individualized learning plans)
  • Designing and overseeing remediation plans
  • Supporting/overseeing residents in the development/assessment of quality improvement/patient safety projects
  • Supporting/overseeing residents in the conduct of their scholarly work, including the dissemination of such work through presentations, posters/abstracts, and peer-reviewed publications
  • Significant participation in educational activities (didactics, lab, or simulation)
  • Overseeing faculty development for the program's faculty members
  • Designing and implementing simulation and/or standardized patients for teaching and assessment
  • Developing, implementing, and assessing one or more of the major components of the curriculum, such as patient safety, quality, health disparities, or core didactics
  • Designing and implementing the program's assessment strategies, making certain there are robust methods used to assess each competency, and ensuring they provide meaningful information by which the Clinical Competency Committee can judge resident performance on the Milestones
  • Leading the program's efforts related to resident and faculty member well-being

    Roles, Responsibilities, and Evaluation

    The Core Faculty (CF) member serves under appointment by the Program Director (PD) to carry out those duties as specified by the PD. - CF are required to participate in a specified amount (10%, or 4 hours/week) of time in non-clinical GME program activities. -

    These include:

  • teaching/didactic activities (with a minimum requirement of 70% attendance);
  • give a minimum of four educational didactic conference presentations per year (i.e. grand rounds, case conference, etc.)
  • mentoring of at least two residents per year, which entails being responsible for meeting with the resident, discussing goals, responsibilities, research, fellowship or practice planning, milestone developments, in-training exam/board exam preparations, etc. -
  • participation in GME program resident or fellow wellness activities;
  • biannual formal evaluation of all residents or fellows (Clinical Competency - - Committee, or CCC);
  • - program evaluation (Program Evaluation Committee, or PEC);
  • participation in any and all ACGME Site Visit preparations and the Site Visit;
  • resident or fellow recruitment and selection including attending at least 66% of yearly resident interview sessions, if a member of the resident selection committee (as designated by the PD).
  • assist PD in making sure resident evaluations are completed in a timely fashion in order to give appropriate timely resident feedback.
  • assist PD in attending specialty-specific board preparation or other didactics for residents.
  • attending at least 66 % of regularly scheduled faculty meetings.

    Core Faculty must participate in at least one faculty development activity annually, provided by the DHR GME Office, in each of the following areas: -

    education and evaluation;
    quality improvement, eliminating health inequities, and patient safety;
    fostering their own and their residents' well-being; and
    patient care based on their practice-based learning and improvement efforts.

    The CF member must contribute to the residency/fellowship program's overall scholarly activity, demonstrating accomplishments in at least three of the following domains annually: -

    - - - - - - - - - - - 1. Research in basic science, education, translational science, patient care, or population health;

    - - - - - - - - - - - 2. Peer-reviewed grants;

    - - - - - - - - - - - 3. Quality improvement and/or patient safety initiatives;

    - - - - - - - - - - - 4. Systematic reviews, meta-analyses, review articles, chapters in medical textbooks, or case reports;

    - - - - - - - - - - - 5. Creation of curricula, evaluation tools, didactic educational activities, or electronic - - educational materials;

    - - - - - - - - - - - 6. Contribution to professional committees, educational organizations, or editorial boards; or

    - - - - - - - - - - - 7. Innovations in education.

    The CF member also commits to supervising and providing clinical teaching to residents or fellows assigned to them during their clinical assignments. -

    The CF is required to provide informal feedback and formal end-of-rotation (e.g. monthly) evaluations of residents or fellows they supervise, completed in New Innovations and done within fourteen (14) days of completion of the rotation. - - -

    The CF's educational performance will be evaluated quarterly by the Program Director.

    The CF must be a role model of professionalism. - Any and all professionalism complaints pertaining to the CF member will be evaluated by the GME Committee Executive Subcommittee. -

    The CF must assure the learning objectives of the program are accomplished without excessive reliance on residents to fulfill non-physician obligations. Examples of such obligations include transport of patients from the wards or units for procedures elsewhere in the hospital; routine blood drawing for laboratory tests; routine monitoring of patients when off the ward; and clerical duties, such as scheduling. While it is understood that residents may be expected to do any of these things on occasion when the need arises, these activities should be performed by residents routinely and must be kept to a minimum to optimize resident education.

    The CF must submit an updated CV quarterly to the Program Director for evaluation. - Aggregate CF quarterly evaluations are included as performance indicators in the Sponsoring Institution's Annual Institutional Review (AIR) and executive summary of the AIR presented annually to the Sponsoring Institution's Governing Body, the DHR Health Board of Managers.

    CF must comply with DHR Health and DHR Health GME written policies and procedures governing GME, including those specified in the Institutional Requirements; in particular, adhere to the terms of the academic action, grievance and due process procedures; notify the GME Office of any academic actions pertaining to residents and collaborate with DHR Health GME on development of corrective action plans;


  • MD or DO degree
  • Current certification in the specialty for which they are program director by the appropriate medical board, i.e. American Board of Family Medicine or by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Medicine, including ABMS or AOA certification.
  • Current Texas medical licensure, DEA license, and appropriate medical staff appointment at DHR Health
  • Specialty expertise; documented educational and/or administrative experience in Graduate Medical Education (GME) in an ACGME-accredited residency program strongly recommended
  • Additional training in Faculty Development a plus
  • Ongoing clinical activity


Keywords: DHR Health Edinburg, Texas - DHR Health, Edinburg , Family Medicine - Physician - Academics, Other , Edinburg, Texas

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