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Director of Graduate Medical Education

San Antonio,

University of the Incarnate Word


Job Description:

Director of Graduate Medical Education


UIW Mission


Position Summary


The Director of Graduate Medical Education (DGME) reports directly to the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education, and is responsible for providing leadership and assistance in the development of graduate medical education training sites in the region. The DGME is a key member of the Office of Graduate Medical Education leadership team and in concert with appropriate committees and UIW and SOM policies, coordinates the creation, accreditation, and management of residency and fellowship programs and special projects as assigned by the Dean and Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education. The DGME will operate within the UIWSOM framework of lifelong learning through collaborative scholarship, innovative educational excellence and learner-centered curricula.

This position is considered a “Responsible Employee” under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.


Essential Functions


Job Duties



1. Identify opportunities to develop new graduate medical education (GME ) programs in the region and build lasting relationships with physicians, hospitals, practice groups, and administrators to ensure development of high quality programs.

2. Assist with the development and accreditation of new and existing residency, fellowship, and internship programs.

3. Travel as directed to potential and current postgraduate training sites to assist in recruitment, faculty development programs, and coordination with local staff.

4. Provide program support for the development and improvement of GME programs and assist with securing resources to meet the mission, vision, and goals of the program and institution.

5. Direct the continuing development and operations of a GME consortium with UIWSOM as its primary academic member including accreditation, financial, and programmatic issues in coordination with the Assistant Dean for GME .

6. Ensure that all accreditation documents are complete in a timely manner for submission to accrediting bodies.

7. Maintain accurate clinical information database for postgraduate training sites and clinical faculty and ensure that GME faculty at affiliated sights are appropriately credentialed, are granted faculty appointments, and are awarded CME credit as appropriate for their service.

8. Serve as point of contact and liaison for the coordinators and staff on matters affecting graduate medical education and the office of graduate medical education.

9. Provide oversight for the evaluation process, completeness and timeliness of evaluation required of future residents, clinical faculty and clinical sites.

10. Identify opportunities for grant funding and direct the application process.

11. Maintain the database of evaluations of residents, clinical faculty and clinical sites and provide to those with need to know and utilize the information.

12. Assist in oversight and direction of a Continuous Quality Assessment and Improvement process for the GME components of the SOM and its affiliates.

13. Monitor and report regional, national and international trends in graduate medical education.

14. Work with the Assistant Dean for GME in recruitment and credentialing of clinical sites and physicians and ensure that faculty and sites comply with all SOM , regulatory and governmental policies, procedures, rules and regulations.

15. Coordinate and direct special projects as assigned by the Assistant Dean for Graduate Medical Education.

16. Provide guidance and assistance to GME Director of Medical Education’s Program Directors, administration, faculty and staff of affiliated institutions for all academic, regulatory, legal, and governmental requirements.

17. Serve on or chair UIWSOM committees as assigned by the Dean.

18. Other duties as assigned by the Dean or their designee.


Knowledge Skills and Abilities


1. Demonstrate experience, knowledge, skill, and leadership in all aspects of pre-doctoral and post-doctoral medical education.

2. Demonstrate knowledge and versatility in the evaluation and implementation of GME programs, with a willingness and ability to adapt to changing rules and regulations that govern their operation and evaluation.

3. Possess skills for providing administrative oversight, direction, leadership, and motivation for faculty and staff.

4. Outstanding organizational and verbal and written communication skills.

5. Demonstrate intermediate skill level (or better) of data entry knowledge and computer skills including Windows, Microsoft Word, Excel, Sharepoint, Adobe, and Outlook.

6. Ability to work with confidential material with an attention to detail.

7. Ability to multi-task and problem solve innovatively, strategically prioritizing resources necessary for program support.

8. Ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a team-based multi-cultural environment with dean’s staff, peers, and full-time and community-based faculty.

9. Strong conflict resolution skills.

10. Demonstrate effective time management skills and ability to meet deadlines.

11. Commitment to social justice and values-driven graduate medical education.

12. Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA.


Required Education


Required Work Experience


1. Minimum 3 years of experience in graduate medical education.

2. AOA or ACGME graduate medical education accreditation experience.

3. Demonstrated success in working with faculty, administrators, staff, residents and students within a higher education learning community both on the UIWSOM campus and in clinical settings.

4. Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing and orally and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and interprofessional settings.

5. Demonstrated ability to engage, support and lead diverse groups.


Preferred Qualifications


1. Master’s degree or current work toward completion of a Master’s degree.

2. Work experience at a College or School of Osteopathic Medicine.

3. Ability to communicate effectively in both English and Spanish.


Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations


Must have a valid driver’s license and be insurable under the guidelines of the university.


Work Hours


Typically Monday – Friday, 8a-5p with occasional evenings and weekends depending upon the needs of the department.

May involve some travel to different cities within the region. May also be required to travel to different university campuses and other locations as part of the functions of the job.


Physical Demands


Ability to tolerate exposure to short, intermittent, and/or prolonged periods of sitting and/or standing in performance of job duties.


Posting Number: AS921PO


Job Type: Full Time


Job Category: Administrator (exempt)


Desired Start Date:


Position End Date (if temporary):


Reports To: Assistant Dean of Graduate Medical Education




Open Date: 02/07/2020


Close Date:


Open Until Filled: Yes


Special Instructions to Applicant


To apply, visit


UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).


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