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Program Director

Application Deadline: May 31, 2020

Overview:
The Department of Psychiatry, Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine (WMed) seeks a
board-certified psychiatrist to join its growing academic department as the Director of its Psychiatry Residency Training
Program. The department currently has 16 full-time academic employed faculty members. The psychiatry residency
program is a fully accredited program with 24 residents (6 per year with accreditation up to 8 per year). This is a wellestablished
residency program that is looking to expand and enhance psychiatric clinical services, research, and both
medical student and resident training. There are significant clinical and research collaborations with community mental
health care (SWMBH and ICS), the VA system (BCVHA), and collaborative care psychiatry arrangements with a number of
WMed Health, Bronson, and Ascension Borgess primary care, family medicine, and pediatric practice groups.
The Department of Psychiatry is currently in a rapid growth phase with development of several community clinical
collaborations and program enhancements. Progress has been made in developing funding for four endowed faculty
positions and program development. One of the endowed professorships will be for the Chair of the Department and the
other three endowed professorships and the three endowed fellowships will be in each of the priority areas (emergency
psychiatry, child/perinatal psychiatry, and geriatric psychiatry). Building on a 20-year legacy of excellent residency
training, the Department is now poised for the initiation of fellowship training and expansion of collaborative care and
tele-psychiatry.

We are seeking a board certified psychiatrist who is interested and passionate about teaching. This is a 50%
administrative/40% clinical/10% teaching/scholarly position.

• With authority and accountability for the operation of the Psychiatry residency program, administrative
responsibilities will include residency program development and evaluation; resident recruitment and selection;
resident evaluation and supervision; course/rotation scheduling, monitoring and evaluation; and representation
of Department at AADPRT and other accrediting entities and professional organizations.
• Depending on the experience and interests of the candidate, there is flexibility with regards to the clinical
component- inpatient, outpatient, consult-liaison, and collaborative care, as well as participation in clinical
research trials.

This opportunity features:
• Practice with a collegial team of 14 psychiatrists, 2 PhD psychologists and social workers focused on quality
patient care;
• Enjoy clinical time incorporated with supervision of medical students and psychiatry residents in their ACGMEaccredited
residency program;
• Be a part of a department that is fully supportive of growth and change for any academic interests with potential
for leadership;
• Enjoy protected academic time for administrative and research endeavors;
• Option to focus on either Inpatient Program on a 50-bed inpatient unit, Consultation-Liaison Program that
provides consultation

Qualifications:
• Valid M.D. or D.O degree
• Licensure to practice medicine in Michigan or Eligibility for such Licensure
• Board Certified in General Psychiatry
• 3+ years of teaching experience
Candidates with additional training in geriatric, consult-liaison, addiction medicine, forensic training, or any other
psychiatry background, academic or non-academic, are all welcome to apply. Based on training and career interests,
specific clinical and other academic responsibilities will be negotiated.

About Kalamazoo
Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake
Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo
College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The
Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free
tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo
Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality prekindergarten
program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and
recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture
supporting the arts. A similar initiative under the leadership of WMED Psychiatry to implement a Kalamazoo
Comprehensive Mental Health Program that provides access to quality mental health services to all Kalamazoo residents
is in progress.



Contact Information:

Rajiv Tandon
Department Chair
rajiv.tandon@med.wmich.edu
1000 Oakland Drive
Kalamazoo, MI 49008
269-337-4350