Chair, Internal Medicine & Geriatrics

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Job ID: EB-4107378023
Job Title: Chair, Internal Medicine & Geriatrics
Location: Fort Worth, TX

Department Chair of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine – Fort Worth, TX

Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine (TCOM) at the University of North Texas Health Science Center at Fort Worth (HSC Fort Worth) is driven to change the way health care is delivered. As the only state-funded osteopathic medical school in Texas, TCOM excels through its innovative medical school curriculum, cutting-edge research, quality patient care, and outstanding student performance. In fact, HSC Fort Worth-TCOM is recognized as one of the nation’s Top 50 medical schools for primary care by U.S. News & World Report and is a leader in training physicians skilled in comprehensive primary care and rural medicine. TCOM strongly encourages applications from all qualified applicants, including women and minorities in medicine.

Due to departmental growth and expansion of primary care services, TCOM Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics seeks an individual with an outstanding record of developing academic and clinical programs, championing high quality graduate medical education programs, prioritizing medical student education, and mentoring as its Associate/Professor and Chair in the Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics. As the supervisor and academic and administrative leader of the department, the Chair will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the department, for long-term strategic development of the department, and for the judicious use of all resources allocated to the department.

Located in the heart of Fort Worth’s Cultural District, HSC Fort Worth is one university, built on values, defining and producing the health care providers of the future while expanding the frontiers of scientific discovery. HSC Fort Worth is one of the nation’s premier graduate academic medical centers, with more than 2,400 students and six schools that specialize in patient-centered education, research, and health care.


  • TCOM is the highest ranked osteopathic medical school in Texas and second highest in the nation for primary care. TCOM consistently ranks in the top 20 of all medical schools for its percent of graduates in primary care.
  • TCOM Department of Internal Medicine and Geriatrics specialty practice areas include cardiology, gastroenterology, geriatrics, neurology, psychiatry, and neuropsychology.
  • Research Opportunities: North Texas Primary Care Practice-Based Research Network (NorTex); and the Osteopathic Research Center, etc. HSC Fort Worth is a leader in DNA and aging/Alzheimer’s Disease research.
  • The Highest Level of Accreditation: TCOM was granted a 10-year Accreditation with Exceptional Outcome.
  • Top COMLEX Scores in the Nation: TCOM Class of 2022 earned the highest score in the nation on the COMLEX-USA Level 1 national board exam the highest among all osteopathic medical schools across the U.S. and the third time in the last four years TCOM has ranked first.
  • A multifaceted, interdisciplinary team of health care providers and researchers committed to providing excellence in clinical care, education, and research.
  • HSC Health provides patient-centered care to people across Tarrant County.
  • Live in a vibrant location: Ranked among the Top 10 U.S. places to live with the highest pay adjusted to cost of living, the Dallas-Fort Worth area is a culturally diverse metropolitan region with affordable housing, a thriving culinary scene, world-renowned arts districts, major professional sports teams, trendy entertainment venues, and unparalleled shopping opportunities.

The Chair derives responsibility and authority from the Dean, Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine. The Chair is responsible for: (1) reporting academic progress of the department; (2) evaluating the needs of the department and reporting these to the Dean of Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine; (3) assuring that the programs within the department are commensurate with the overall Strategic Plan of the institution. In the development and implementation of academic and clinical programs within the institution, the Chair also works closely with the chairs of other academic departments and the leadership of HSC Health.

Required Qualifications:

  • The successful candidate for the position of Department Chair, Internal Medicine and Geriatrics shall have proven experience in teaching and academic leadership in a medical education setting.
  • For clinical department chairs, the successful Chair must have an active medical license and active board certification in the discipline in which they serve as chair.
  • D.O., M.D. degree or equivalent. Clinically experienced and board certified or board eligible in their specialty.
  • Unrestricted credentials within UNTHSC-Texas College of Osteopathic Medicine and be licensed or eligible to practice medicine by the state of Texas.

For immediate and confidential consideration, please inquire with an updated copy of your CV and a letter of interest. Qualified and interested candidates should submit their interest to Elaine Auerbach:

Contact Information:
Elaine Auerbach, MBA, MPH
Managing Partner & Practice Leader
Kaye/Bassman International Corp.
Phone: (972) 265-5259 – Direct
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Salary + Benefits:

The salary of the finalist selected for this role will be set based on a variety of factors, including but not limited to skill, knowledge, experience, education, and credentials. UNT offers competitive pay and a full benefits package that includes 401(k), Health, Dental and Vision insurance, paid vacation, sick, and holidays, etc.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion:

HSC Fort Worth celebrates diversity on its state-of-the-art campus and provides an excellent Equal Employment Opportunity environment. The UNT System and its component institutions are committed to equal opportunity and comply with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The UNT System does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, and employment practices.

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