Gastroenterology – Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Gastroenterology : Academic
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNone


St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston have an excellent opportunity for a Gastroenterology physician to serve as Program Director for the Gastroenterology Fellowship Program located in Ann Arbor and Howell, Michigan.

The Program Director has responsibility, authority, and accountability for the program: administration and operations; teaching and scholarly activity; trainee recruitment, selection, evaluation, and promotion; disciplinary action; supervision of trainees; trainee education in the context of patient care; and compliance with all applicable ACGME program requirements.

Teaching Faculty provide instruction, supervision, and evaluation of fellow physicians as required to meet the educational objectives of the program and to assure supervised participation of fellow physicians in clinical care at a level appropriate to their training and experience. The faculty members are selected by the program director from among the medical staff based on qualifications, commitment, and desire to function as a teacher and clinical supervisor. Faculty must be qualified by training and experience to perform this role and be proficient in their areas of practice.

Specific Program Director responsibilities include:

  • Design and conduct the program in a fashion consistent with the needs of the community, the mission of the Sponsoring Institution, and the mission of the program.
  • Be a role model of professionalism; provide a professional, equitable, respectful, and civil program environment that is free from discrimination, sexual or other harassment, mistreatment, abuse, or coercion; endorse patient safety and personal responsibility; promote responsiveness to patient needs that supersedes self-interest.
  • Ensure a healthy/safe learning and working environment that promotes trainee well-being and teamwork; create an environment where trainees can comfortably raise concerns and provide feedback without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
  • Oversee and organize the activities of the program at all clinical sites, including the authority to select and remove teaching faculty members; appoint a local site director for each outside training site.
  • Ensure the appropriate level of supervision of trainees in clinical care, based on each trainee’s PGY-level and ability, as well as patient complexity and acuity.
  • Engage in practices that focus on mission-driven, ongoing, systematic recruitment and retention of a diverse and inclusive workforce of trainees, faculty members, and administrative staff.
  • Submit accurate and complete information required and requested by the DIO, GMEC, and ACGME; prepare for on-site and virtual program reviews.
  • Update program and trainee records annually, through the ACGME ADS tracking system.
  • Ensure the implementation of Sponsoring Institution's GME policies, grievance procedures, and due process in compliance with the ACGME requirements.
  • Attend regular educational programs for the development of program directors and teaching faculty in educator skills.
  • Prepare and implement a comprehensive, effective, and well-organized educational curriculum that facilitates development in each Competency; develop the rotation schedule to meet the curricular requirements, including outside rotations; obtain approval from the ACGME for major curricular changes.
  • Organize an effective Annual Program Evaluation (APE) with an appointed Program Evaluation Committee (PEC); including an annual program improvement plan.
  • Ensure regular evaluation of each trainee's academic and clinical performance; provide semi-annual Milestone and Case Log summaries to each trainee; develop individualized learning plans for each trainee, including remediation when necessary.
  • Appoint a Clinical Competence Committee to provide guidance on trainee promotion to the next PGY-level or program graduation; verify that graduates demonstrate the knowledge, skills, and behaviors necessary to enter autonomous practice.
  • Ensure annual evaluations of each core faculty member, including:  clinical teaching abilities, program engagement, participation in faculty development of educators, clinical performance, professionalism, and scholarly activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Department Chair and Division Head to ensure trainees in clinical assignments are:  assigned appropriate responsibilities, properly supervised, and providing safe and effective patient care.
  • Work collaboratively with the Director of Medical Education (DME) and the Administrative DME to assure effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible operation of the Program; identify and advocate for required resources that promote optimal operation of the program.
  • Participate on the GMEC as requested by the GME Committee Chair.
  • Demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by:  QI/Research with trainees, program innovation (curriculum improvement, educational series/workshop, eval improvement, e-learning resources), presenting at Grand Rounds, service on a hospital or regional committee, or service in an educational organization.
  • Regularly participate in didactics, clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship; demonstrate support for trainee participation in scholarly activities.
  • Work collaboratively with the Program Administrator as a dyad partner for program operation logistics.

Interested candidates should have the following qualifications:

  • Specialty expertise and at least three years of documented educational and/or administrative experience, or qualifications acceptable to the ACGME Review Committee.
  • Current certification in the program specialty by the American Board of Medical Specialties or by the American Osteopathic Board of Medical Specialties.
  • Current medical licensure and appropriate medical staff appointment.
  • Ongoing clinical activity.
  • Academically and attitudinally suited to conduct the training program.
  • Meets appropriate annual CME requirements to maintain certification.

This is an exciting opportunity for the right Gastroenterologist to join the Gastroenterology Fellowship program at St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor and St. Joseph Mercy Livingston.


An excellent compensation and benefits package is available for the right candidate including:

  • Competitive base rate and compensation plan
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Benefits; 403b, 457
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Profession Malpractice Coverage with Tail Coverage


St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor (SJMAA), a member of the five hospital Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, is an academic teaching hospital and tertiary care center.  The hospital, with 537 licensed beds, is situated on a 340 acre campus in the Ann Arbor area.  Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States.  Trinity Health is based in Livonia, Michigan.

Its staff of physicians, nurses and health care professionals have extensive training in a variety of specialty or tertiary care programs, including cardiology, oncology, obstetrics, orthopedics, surgery, Level I trauma, physical medicine and rehabilitation, women and children's, and senior health services.  SJMAA is home of the renowned Michigan Heart & Vascular Institute at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, one of the top three cardiovascular programs in the state of Michigan based on volume.  In addition, SJMAA is designated by the National Cancer Institute as a Clinical Community Oncology Program, or CCOP, one of only 50 programs in the United States. 

St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor provides medical residency training programs in Internal Medicine, Transitional Year, General Surgery, Obstetrics/Gynecology and Emergency Medicine as well as fellowship programs in Colon and Rectal Surgery, Hospice and Palliative Care, Infectious Disease and Surgical Critical Care.

For more information about St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor visit

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston (SJML) is licensed for 136 beds and is Livingston County’s only full-service hospital. Offering the latest technology, with a highly skilled and compassionate medical staff, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston is located in Howell, Michigan and serves the health care needs of Livingston County residents. Services include an award-winning 24-hour emergency department, family birth center, inpatient and outpatient surgery, including joint replacement, a variety of diagnostic and outpatient services and over 300 physicians serving patients.

St. Joseph Mercy Livingston is part of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, which leverages the combined talent and resources of seven hospitals, five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities and over 25 specialty centers to create a regional health care system that spans five counties in southeastern Michigan, and includes a team of nearly 14,000 nurses and staff, and 2,700 physicians. Saint Joseph Mercy Health System is a member of Trinity Health, one of the largest Catholic health care organizations in the United States based in Livonia, Michigan.

For more information on Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, visit


Ann Arbor, Michigan – offers a bustling downtown and charming tree-lined neighborhood making it a safe and ideal place to live, learn, work, and raise a family. More than 114,000 residents live within the City’s 28 square miles and Ann Arbor is a hub for excellence in education, boasting five colleges and universities. The City’s acclaimed public school system has adapted a comprehensive academic achievement plan to help ensure all students are successful.

People are drawn to Ann Arbor for its eclectic urban setting and its acres of parks and trees. The cosmopolitan college town boasts fine to casual dining and world class shopping. Action packed sporting events come courtesy of the University of Michigan. Cultural experiences including museums, galleries, and a performing arts center make Ann Arbor a destination for art aficionados of any age. Endless opportunities for recreation are available in Ann Arbor, which operates 157 parks, trails, golf, canoe liveries, tennis courts, athletic fields and more. One of the most environmentally friendly cities around, Ann Arbor has a progressive recycling program and takes great measures toward the preservation of the City’s green space.

Ann Arbor regularly receives national attention as one of the best places to live in the United States.

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Howell, Michigan – Downtown Howell is one of the most vibrant areas in the state of Michigan. Situated just West of the US 23 and I-96 cross, Howell is 50 Miles west of Detroit, 35 miles south of Flint, 15 miles north of Ann Arbor, and 40 miles east of Lansing. The area offers access to convenient highway, rail and air transportation, excellent schools, and a wide range of retail establishments.

Howell has become a true destination for residents and visitors who seek quality retail shops, excellent restaurants, and lively evening entertainment all housed in our charming historic buildings. Howell is continually making improvements to its downtown streetscape and green spaces and encouraging property owners to restore as well as rehabilitate their properties in the National Registered Historic District. Throughout the thriving downtown you will find vibrant seasonal displays, attractive sidewalk cafes, an exceptional seasonal farmers market, new bike lanes, and artist-designed bike racks. The Howell Main Street DDA produces year round promotional events, keeping sidewalks and parking lots full of shoppers and diners. Sports enthusiasts can enjoy water sports and fishing, downhill skiing and snowboarding at Mt. Brighton, and have a choice of several beautiful and challenging golf courses.

Livingston County, Michigan – offers an abundance of things to do and see. Livingston County has six parks or recreation areas that provide many of the outdoor enjoyments anyone would wish to experience. The county is noted for its abundance of lakes (more than 50) and its wide-open spaces for leisure activities including golf, camping, boating, horseback riding, tobogganing, fishing and picnicking. Livingston County offers many festivals, fairs, musical and theatrical events, museums, libraries, and so much more.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

Facility & Address

  • St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor / St. Joseph Mercy Livingston
  • Ann Arbor - Howell MI 48106


Contact Information

Katrina Back, Recruitment

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