Associate Program Director - Family Medicine Residency - F66850


Richmond, VA


Family Medicine

Associate Program Director - Family Medicine Residency - F66850

The Institution

“Virginia Commonwealth University is a major, urban public research university with national and international rankings in sponsored research and educational programs. Located in downtown Richmond, VCU enrolls more than 31,000 students in 217 degree and certificate programs in the arts, sciences and humanities. Thirty-eight of the programs are unique in Virginia, many of them crossing the disciplines of VCU’s 11 schools and three colleges. The VCU Health brand represents the VCU health sciences academic programs, the VCU Massey Cancer Center and the VCU Health System, which comprises VCU Medical Center (the only academic medical center and Level I trauma center in the region), Community Memorial Hospital, Children’s Hospital of Richmond at VCU, MCV Physicians and Virginia Premier Health Plan. For more, please visit and”

The Department

Founded in 1970, the Department of Family Medicine and Population Health at VCU has a long and proud history of training medical students and resident physicians. Our Department houses all of our family medicine medical student education programs, including a highly rated clerkship and two longitudinal, four-year track programs. We also have four affiliated family medicine residency programs at various locations around the Commonwealth of Virginia.

The Residency

VCU’s Department of Family Medicine and Population Health is incredibly excited to share with you that we are in the process of creating a new rural training track family medicine residency focused on serving the underserved in the urban population in Richmond, VA, in the rural area of South Hill, VA, and internationally! Our goal is for this program to be a model program for training those dedicated to the serving underserved populations in a variety of settings and advancing family physicians’ abilities to address health disparities and inequities in addition to providing highest quality clinical care. The program will include rotations at both the VCU Community Memorial Hospital and VCU’s flagship academic medical center. The program will focus on broad-spectrum training and common procedures important in caring for underserved populations. We plan to have our first class of residents in post no later than July 1, 2023.

The Associate Program Director Position

As a founding core faculty member and the Associate Program Director, you will be responsible for helping to build this program from the ground up! We anticipate having residents in post no later than July 1, 2023. Prior to that time the Associate Program Director will be responsible for working with the Program Director to design curriculum, prepare the ACGME application, conduct all initial recruiting for clinical faculty and residents, while maintaining approximately 50% time for clinical practice. As core faculty and Associate Program Director, once the residents arrive, we anticipate faculty to spend 60% time on clinical precepting, direct resident and medical student education in both the inpatient and outpatient settings, and educational administration. The remaining 40% time will be devoted to your own direct clinical practice. This position will be based on the MCV Campus of VCU Health in Richmond, VA.

Required Qualifications

  • BC/BE in Family Medicine
  • Able to obtain license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Past experience in providing direct patient care to underserved populations across multiple settings
  • Willing and able to care for patients in both the inpatient and outpatient setting
  • Passion for family medicine education
  • Dedication to serving underserved populations
  • Commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Direct experience in family medicine education at the medical student and/or resident level

Desired Qualifications

  • Confidence and competence in at least one of the following areas:
    • primary care management of HIV
    • primary care management of Hepatitis C
    • care of pregnant women including antenatal, labor and delivery, and postpartum care
    • substance abuse treatment with medically-assisted therapy (must have or be willing to obtain suboxone waiver)
    • specialized procedural training in emergency, inpatient and outpatient settings
    • primary care ultrasound
  • Experience teaching, coaching, and/or mentoring adult learners

As a preeminent national, urban, public research university and academic health center, Virginia Commonwealth University is committed to organizational diversity, equity and inclusion - an environment where all can thrive in their pursuit of excellence.

Applicants are requested to submit a Statement of Contributions to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (typically between 150-300 words) providing your career aspirations and contributions toward promoting diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this statement, you can share how your lived experiences; and past, present, and future academic and professional activities have or will contribute to VCU’s mission of promoting equity and inclusion.

Note: Examples include working with others to further the goals of equity and inclusion; leading in any capacity that tangibly promotes an environment where diversity is welcomed, fostered, and celebrated; creative activity, research and scholarship that promotes equity and parity; teaching and mentoring students, and/or engaging with faculty and/or staff from traditionally underrepresented groups to create a positive and successful organizational experience.


As an equal opportunity employer, VCU Health System is committed to a diverse workforce. In order to ensure reasonable accommodation for individuals protected by Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Veterans' Readjustment Act of 1974, and Title I of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990, applicants that require accommodation in the job application process may contact HR4U at 804-628-4748 or toll free 844 989-4748; address P.O. 980066, Richmond, VA  23298; email EOE M/F/Vet/Disabled

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