Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine

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Job ID: EB-1137557063
Job Title: Residency Program Director, Internal Medicine
Location: Berkeley, CA

Residency Program Director – Internal Medicine
Alta Bates Summit Medical Center | Sutter Health
Oakland/Berkeley, California

Sutter Health,
a Forbes Best Employer, lives a mission of ensuring healthcare is accessible and inclusive to all by offering comprehensive services and high-quality health programs tailored to the diverse communities we serve. Our integrated health network, one of the largest in the United States with more than 65,000 employees and over 20 hospital locations across Northern California, cares for more than 3 million patients. The network is committed to health equity, community partnerships, and innovative, high-quality patient care. We are a supportive organization and are seeking experienced clinicians to contribute to the expansion of graduate medical education (GME) services at Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC), a Sutter Health affiliate in the East Bay of the San Francisco Bay Area.

Sutter Health is actively recruiting for a strategic and experienced physician educator to lead the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center (ABSMC), the Sponsoring Institution. Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center is a nationally recognized, multi-campus acute care medical center with more than 1,000 licensed beds, over 4,500 employees, and 1,000 active physicians. Its Centers of Excellence include Women’s and Infants (featuring a level III Newborn ICU), Cardiovascular, Orthopedics, and Oncology, serving Berkeley, Oakland, and the greater East Bay Area.

Our ACGME-accredited GME programs offer learners a training experience that will prepare them to lead the field in delivering advanced, compassionate, evidence-based care to patients across the diverse communities we serve in our integrated network. Sutter Health is projected to add more than 150,000 residents over the next 20 years, including the growth of practice lines in Internal Medicine.

Where You’ll Work:
  • Join the East Bay’s largest private, not-for-profit medical center and one of the nation’s top hospitals for clinical excellence and patient safety. ABSMC has three hospital campuses in Berkeley and Oakland, CA.
  • Patient Caseload: Annually, ABSMC records more than 35,000 patient discharges, 7,000 births, and a nationally recognized Cardiovascular service.
  • Access to Extensive Health Network, including acute care hospitals, physician care centers, ambulatory care settings, visiting nurse and hospice agencies, and behavioral health centers throughout Northern California and Hawaii. Sutter’s network of 23 community hospitals serves diverse communities in both urban and rural settings.
  • Sutter Medical Group (SMG): Recognized as a Top Performing Physician Group by the Integrated Healthcare Association. The position will be employed by Sutter Medical Group.
  • Live in a Destination City: Oakland is a very diverse community centrally located in the San Francisco East Bay. Located 7 miles east of San Francisco, Oakland offers a climate most people dream of living in. The Oakland area is refreshingly open-minded and known for cultural diversity and an abundance of restaurants, entertainment, and recreational activities. The East Bay is approximately 3 hours from the Sierra Nevada mountains and an hour drive to the Napa Valley wine country. The BART metro system makes it easy to get around without a car.
Position Summary:

The Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program will be a confident, visionary leader with the maturity, integrity, knowledge, and cultural sensitivity to inspire, develop, and recruit strong faculty and residents, and to advance collaborative relationships with our community partners. The Internal Medicine Residency Program Director at ABSMC has the responsibility, authority, and accountability for administration and operations; teaching, mentorship, and scholarly activity; faculty development; faculty and resident recruitment, selection, and evaluation; remediation and promotion of residents, including disciplinary action; supervision of residents; and residents’ clinical and didactic education in the context of patient care. The Program Director is responsible for the standards, quality, reputation, and ongoing improvement of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at ABSMC.

This residency will be a mixture of inpatient and outpatient practice, with an inpatient call-schedule to be determined. The Internal Medicine Residency Program Director will divide their time between one’s own clinical practice and the programmatic responsibilities of the Internal Medicine Residency Program at ABSMC. The Program Director will also be responsible for identifying evidence-based practice improvements in the field of Internal Medicine.

The Candidate:
Professional Qualifications/Experience
The Internal Medicine Residency Program Director must possess:
  • M.D. or D.O. medical degree is required.
  • Current certification from the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine (AOBIM); or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee is required.
  • At least 3-5 years of documented educational and/or administrative experience; Possessing specialty expertise and clinical competence as an actively practicing physician is required.
  • Experience as Core Faculty, Program Director, Assistant/Associate Program Director, or Site Director in an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program. Preferably, have experience in starting GME programs from the ground-up. The ideal candidate should possess significant experience in teaching, mentoring, and progressive leadership.
  • Administrative program experience, such as serving on an ACGME-accredited program’s Clinical Competency Committee (CCC), Program Evaluation Committee (PEC), or Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) preferred.
  • Leadership experience in GME, such as Department Chair, Chair of CCC or PEC, Research Director, etc. preferred.
  • Candidates with recent scholarly activity such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research or review articles in peer-reviewed journals, chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at scientific society meetings, or participation in local, regional, or national committees or organizations are strongly preferred.
  • Have unrestricted credentials within Sutter Health and be licensed, or able to obtain a license, to practice medicine in the State of California upon date of hire.
Application Instructions:

For immediate and confidential consideration, all inquiries and expressions of interest, (including a cover letter and CV) should be submitted to Elaine Auerbach: and/or

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

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. A comprehensive benefits package is included.

Salary + Benefits:

  • Sign-on bonus
  • 401(k) match
  • Relocation stipend
  • Income guarantee with shareholder track
  • Benefits package, including medical, dental, and vision
  • CME allowance
  • Robust retirement program
  • A positive work-life balance and Northern California’s natural beauty and lifestyle

Sutter Health has partnered with Kaye/Bassman to recruit for this GME position at Sutter Health Alta Bates Summit Medical Center. It is the policy of the Sutter Bay Medical Foundation (SBMF), and its affiliated medical groups – Palo Alto Foundation Medical Group (PAFMG), Sutter East Bay Medical Group (SEBMG), Sutter Medical Group of the Redwoods (SMGR), and Sutter West Bay Medical Group (SWBMG), to provide equal employment for all qualified individuals; to prohibit discrimination in employment because of race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, ancestry, national origin, age, medical condition, disability or status as a veteran or a disabled veteran. We promote the full realization of equal employment opportunities through a positive continuing program within our service area. Equal employment opportunities apply to every aspect of SBMF employment policies and practices.