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Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science in Los Angeles, California
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Date Posted 06/25/2020
Science-Health Sciences
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Job Summary

The Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science (CDU), Family Medicine Residency Program, Academic Chief Resident & Community Health Fellow position is a one-year position from July 1 to June 30 of each academic year. It is a PGY4 position within the College of Medicine, and uses the Non-ACGME Fellow position designation, with a junior faculty appointment at the level of Acting Instructor in the Department of Family Medicine. The position provides program level administrative support and assists with the residency program mission to address the needs of the urban underserved communities and community partners served by the university. The incumbent will participate in the CRECD Research program and pursue an MPH degree in Urban Health Disparities from CDU. The position includes protected time for administrative and research duties. The position involves activities that fall into five primary categories: Teaching, Scholarship, Clinical & Community Service, Leadership, and Administration.

The Academic Chief Resident & Community Health Fellow will act as a representative of the CDU Family Medicine Residency Program and reports directly to the Program Director. The incumbent works with the Program Director, Associate Program Director, and Program Administrator as a member of the residency leadership team.

Essential Duties

Work with faculty in designing and implementing the “Resident As Teachers” and “CDU Advantage Social Medicine” curriculums and rotations


  • Work with junior residents to assure smooth transitions for them, and support their developing skills.

  • Presentations at didactics for medical students and residents



  • Lead PGY3 residents in QI project team

  • Completion of one or more scholarly projects, tailored to the interests and goals of the individual.

  • Opportunity to participate in the faculty development fellowships, including CRECD fellowship, contingent upon availability.

  • Consideration for participation in other scholarly activities, including but not limited to: research division participation, quality improvement projects, health policy work, MPH work.

  • Mentorship to complete a scholarly project for local, regional, or national conference presentation.



  • Precept in MLK-OPC Family Medicine Practice.

  • Occasional FMC Inpatient Service (includes adult medicine) coverage as needed.

  • Precept residents and medical students in community based clinics.

  • Assists in the coordination, planning and implementation of community service/outreach projects.



  • Liaison between residents and faculty on pertinent issues in conjunction with the PGY3 Chief Resident.

  • Work with the PGY3 Chief Resident to represent residents and resident issues at faculty meetings, and at curriculum reviews and residency task forces on specific issues.

  • Leading discussions among residents on issues brought back from faculty.

  • Monitor the well-being of residents

  • Confirm, refute, or provide additional feedback on individual resident performance during faculty reviews of resident progress.

  • Serve as a role model and guide for other residents in their professional interactions with patients, families, staff and colleagues.

  • Works with the PGY3 Chief Resident and faculty to plan and run resident retreats

  • Works on the recruitment process and attends the AAFP annual recruitment meeting.





  • Assist in troubleshooting issues regarding individual resident performance or health problems.

  • Maintain regular availability, via scheduled office hours or other mechanisms.

  • Assist in planning and running resident retreats.

  • Assist in revising the Residency Manual/Policies and Procedures for the following year.

  • Supervise and assist R3 Chief Resident(s) in running resident-only and resident/faculty meetings.

  • Supervise and assist R3 Chief Resident(s) in organization of the resident VA rotation jeopardy schedule, including troubleshooting conflicts that arise regarding call and clinical coverage.

  • Maintaining and coordinate weekly didactics schedule, including: resident, faculty and guest lecturers

  • ? Assist in coordination of speakers, including reminding faculty of upcoming didactics, assisting faculty with juggling needed changes, and assisting in filling late cancellations using a “wild-card” list of prepared talks by faculty and residents.
    ? Advertise upcoming didactics to residents and faculty, working with residency office staff.
    ? Monitor resident attendance at didactics.
    ? Compile and send evaluations of didactics to speakers, including a “thank-you” letter/email.

  • Coordination of resident involvement in residency working groups and community activities.

  • Member of the Clinical Competency Committee and Program Evaluation Committee.

  • Participate in the following required meetings:

  • ? Faculty meetings
    ? Faculty Development workshops (quarterly)
    ? Resident/Faculty meetings
    ? Friday noon lecture series
    Other roles as negotiated with the Residency Program Director.

  • Recruit additional clinician educator/researchers.

  • Workforce diversity;


Required Qualifications

  • MD degree

  • MPH or PhD (preferred)

  • Completion of an ACGME-accredited Internal Medicine Residency Program

  • Current board certification

  • Current medical licensure in the State of California

  • Completion of an accredited family medicine residency program.

  • Current American Board of Family Medicine certification.

  • Possess a valid, unrestricted California medical license.

  • Qualified to hold a faculty appointment in the Department of Family Medicine and an appropriate staff appointment.

  • Demonstration of strong commitment to the education of residents and medical students and a comprehensive understanding and ability in educational and evaluation methods.


Minimum Requirements

Strong verbal/written communication skills.

Ability to collect and manage data to track performance outcomes to ensure comparable educational experiences.

Strong collaboration, team building, and conflict resolution skills.

Passion for and commitment to graduate medical education for purposes of optimizing patient outcomes, particularly vulnerable and marginalized patient populations.

Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and work collaboratively in complex interdisciplinary and inter-professional settings.

Strong general computer and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Spanish language proficiency.


Special Requirements

  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse community.




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