Internal Medicine – Associate Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Associate Program Director , Internal Medicine : Academic
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentYes
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNegotiable


IHA and Trinity Health St. Mary Mercy Hospital have an excellent full-time opportunity for an experienced Internal Medicine physician to serve as the Associate Program Director and Faculty for the Internal Medicine Residency Program located in Livonia, Michigan.

The Associate Program Director (APD) role is 0.3 FTE, and the remaining 0.7 FTE will be clinical teaching.

The APD reports to the Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program. The APD is a member of the faculty of the Internal Medicine Residency Program who assists the Program Director in enhancing the research, scholarly activities, and some administrative activities of the program.

The faculty for the Internal Medicine residency program provides instruction, supervision, and evaluation of resident physicians as required to meet the educational objectives of the program and to assure supervised participation of resident physicians in clinical care at a level appropriate to their training and experience. Each member of the internal medicine faculty will have clinical, administrative, research, and teaching responsibilities assigned and scheduled by the Program Director of the Internal Medicine. The Internal Medicine faculty is selected from among the medical staff based on qualifications, commitment, and desire to function as a teacher and clinical supervisor. Faculty must be active clinicians with broad knowledge of, experience with, and commitment to internal medicine as a discipline, and to the generalist training of residents.

Specific Responsibilities for Associate Program Director:

  • Dedicate an average of at least 15 hours per week average over the year to the enriching and enhancing the research and scholarly activities in the program, as delegated by the program director.
  • Assist in the general administration of the program, including those activities related to the recruitment, selection, instruction, supervision, counseling, evaluation, and advancement of residents, as well as the maintenance of records related to program accreditation.
  • Develop and implement annual program improvement goals and objectives as related to resident and faculty scholarly activity in cooperation with the Program Director.
  • Work with residents and faculty to document all scholarly activities as related to achievement of annual goals.
  • Meet all the requirements for faculty position
  • Assist in enhancing a research environment in the program including teaching, learning and research with the aim of encouraging curiosity and critical thinking based on an understanding of physiology, pathophysiology, differential diagnosis, treatments, treatment alternatives, efficiency of care and patient safety.
  • Help the program and residents disseminated scholarly learning across different platforms including local, regional, national conferences and peer-reviewed publications.
  • Demonstrate and model accomplishments in research in patient care, educational innovation, quality improvement and patient safety initiatives, grants, review articles, systematic reviews, meta-analyses, chapters in medical textbooks or case reports
  • Helps in Creation of evaluation tools, didactic educational activities or electronic educational materials.
  • Takes the lead on contribution to professional committees, educational organizations or editorial boards.

Specific Responsibilities for Faculty Physician Internal Medicine Residency Program:

  • Assist in the development and improvement of the written curriculum for internal medicine, including the integration of the ACGME Competencies. Assure that residents are familiar with the written goals and objectives of educational assignments (rotations) at the beginning of the rotation or assignment.
  • Provide instruction and supervision of assigned residents on the inpatient, consultation, clinic, and office teaching services, as appropriate to meet the educational objectives of the Internal Medicine curriculum. Be available to the residents for advice and counseling.
  • Evaluate and appropriately document the educational and clinical performance of residents in collaboration with other faculty and the Program Director in a timely manner.
  • Provide clinical services to patients on the internal medicine teaching services, clinics, and other clinical settings in accordance with the assignments and schedules set by the Program Director.
  • Carry out administrative duties as assigned by the Program Director, such as participation in the resident recruitment program, organization of specific areas of the curriculum, or development of a quality improvement program.
  • Participate in the evaluation and improvement of the Internal Medicine Program in cooperation with faculty, residents, and the Program Director.
  • Actively participate on Clinical Competency Committee
  • Participate in faculty development activities, including continuing medical education, as appropriate to maintain and improve teaching abilities at least 16 hours annually (4 hours of which should be focused on research training)
  • Maintain a learning environment characterized by inquiry and scholarship, including active participation in the conferences, research, and formal teaching activities of the program. Provide support and advice for residents who are conducting research in an area involving Internal Medicine. Participate in a minimum of one didactic monthly.
  • Accomplish one poster/publication and one CME conference annually.
  • Cooperate with the Program Director in maintaining compliance with policies and procedures governing resident education, such as the limits on resident work hours and patient assignments.
  • Advise the Program Director and DIO on resource needs of the program, such as equipment and educational materials.


  • Associate Program Directors must have served on core faculty for at least two years and have demonstrated exceptional administrative and educational skill and expertise.
  • Faculty physicians must possess the requisite specialty expertise and competence in clinical care and teaching abilities, as well as documented educational and administrative abilities and experience in their field.
  • Faculty physicians must be certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, or possess qualifications judged to be acceptable by the Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee.
  • Faculty physicians must be appointed in good standing to the medical staff of St. Mary Mercy Hospital and must have an unrestricted license to practice medicine issued by the State of Michigan.

This is an outstanding opportunity for the right Internal Medicine physician to assist in leading the Internal Medicine Residency program at St. Mary Mercy Hospital. 


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


IHA is one of the best and largest multi-specialty groups in Michigan. IHA employs more than 1,600 staff members, which includes more than 800 providers consisting of: physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and midwives in approximately 70 practice locations across Southeast Michigan, including 36 Specialties. IHA provides high-quality medical care and excellent service to nearly 485,000 active patients.

Recognized as Metro Detroit’s Top Physician Group by Consumer Reports magazine, IHA also ranks in the top quartile for patient satisfaction nationally. Offering extended office hours and urgent care services, along with online patient diagnosis, treatment and appointment access tools. IHA demonstrates that it cares by bringing safe, high-quality, comprehensive and affordable care to its patients. For more information about IHA, visit

St. Mary Mercy Livonia (SMML) – located in Livonia, Michigan, provides acute-care medical and health services to our community. St. Mary Mercy Livonia is part of Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, which includes St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor, St. Joseph Mercy Livingston and St. Joseph Mercy Saline. 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.

St. Mary Mercy Livonia, a 304-bed hospital offers specialized medical services including medical/surgical, intensive/cardiac, oncology/radiation, birthing services, women’s health, diagnostic services, physical medicine and rehabilitation, behavioral medicine, 24-hour emergency care, wound care, sleep center, child care, and community health education.

Dedicated to excellence in health care, St. Mary Mercy Livonia has been serving Livonia and the surrounding communities since 1959. Through several major expansions in facility, programs and services, St. Mary Mercy Livonia continues to offer the latest in quality health and medical services. The most recent expansions include the new Our Lady of Hope Cancer Center, Heart & Vascular Center, and Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit. St. Mary Mercy Livonia’s newest services include Open Bore Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), 64-slice CT Scanning, Photon Emission Tomography (P.E.T.) and Primary Emergency Angioplasty (PPCI) services.

Providing the latest and highest quality technology with personal, compassionate service is the mission of St. Mary Mercy Livonia. St. Mary Mercy Livonia has received numerous awards, including the 2003-2006 Governor’s Award, 2004 National Quality Award (Trinity Health), the 2005-2008 HealthGrades Distinguished Award for Clinical Excellence and Distinguished Award for Patient Safety and 100 Top Hospital Award from Thomson Healthcare 2006-2007.

St. Mary Mercy Livonia recently implemented state-of-the art Electronic Medical Record (EMR) technology for computerized physician order entry and electronic patient charting. We have a collaborative, associate-friendly environment, and place a strong emphasis on patient safety initiatives. At St. Mary Mercy Livonia, our technologies, dedication to exceptional care, and tremendous growth have combined to create exciting career opportunities for interested candidates.

Saint Joseph Mercy Health System has come together to leverage 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.

For more information about St. Mary Mercy Livonia, visit


Livonia, Michigan - With a population of nearly 100,000, Livonia is Michigan's eighth-largest city and one of the most-stable family communities in the United States. Livonia is located in the northwest corner of Wayne County, halfway between Detroit and Ann Arbor. For decades, Livonia has ranked as one of the leading large communities for family services, education, public safety, and recreational opportunities.

Livonia is a smartly planned community where tree-lined neighborhoods are separated from industrial and warehouse sections of the city. These are among the many attributes that make Livonia one of the best places in the country to raise a family. If you want to live in Livonia, be prepared to become actively involved in your child's education. The Livonia Public Schools are successful because as one of the ten largest school districts in Michigan they are able to offer a broad range of high-quality learning opportunities combined with outstanding parental support to provide each child an education that fits their needs.

Livonia offers a rich blend of cultural, entertainment, and family-friendly offerings. From a professional symphony orchestra to historic community venues to one of metro Detroit's largest suburban fireworks displays, Livonia is a city that provides arts and cultural opportunities for a wide variety of interests. The city has three public libraries with many programs for children and adults. Each summer, the Livonia Civic Center and other city parks are home to outdoor, family concerts featuring various musical acts as part of the weekly "Music Under the Stars" series.

Livonia is home to several community service organizations which produce a number of successful family and fundraising events, such as the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life and Livonia Rotary Club's Family Picnic.

For more information on Livonia, please visit

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

  • IHA - St. Mary Mercy Livonia
  • Livonia MI 48154


Contact Information

Katrina Back, Recruitment

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