Organization

University of Connecticut & Connecticut Children's

Location

Hartford, CT

Date Posted

May 12, 2021

The University of Connecticut (UConn) School of Medicine, in conjunction with Connecticut Children’s, is seeking to recruit a dynamic and innovative Program Director to lead our fully ACGME accredited Pediatrics residency training program.

The UConn Pediatric residency program at Connecticut Children’s has 60 residents and 3 chief residents. Our curriculum is individualized with 22 pathways within 4 concentrations of study. In addition to the core residency program, UConn’s Department of Pediatrics sponsors six (and soon to be seven) fellowship programs.

The categorical Pediatrics Residency Program Director will be responsible for the direct oversight of all educational activities within the program and will report to the Chair of Pediatrics and the UConn GME Office. The Program Director will work closely with the Director of Medical Student Education in Pediatrics, Associate Chair for Education, Division Chiefs and other institutional and departmental training program directors to advance the educational mission of UConn School of Medicine and Connecticut Children’s.

This is a full time (1.0 FTE) position with 0.8 FTE allocated to the following administrative/educational responsibilities:

  • Develop innovative educational experiences to prepare residency program graduates for the current and future practice of academic, general and subspecialty pediatrics.
  • Provide administrative oversight of the residency curriculum ensuring compliance with all ACGME, University and Hospital requirements
  • Maintain American Board of Pediatrics eligibility for all residents
  • Lead the annual recruitment effort for the categorical pediatric residency program
  • Appoint and oversee the Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) for the residency program
  • Oversee individualized learning plans for residents
  • Select, mentor and supervise Chief Residents
  • Lead the Program Evaluation Committee (PEC)
  • Represent the residency program on Connecticut Children’s and UConn School of Medicine committees
  • Oversee residency program budget in partnership with the GME Office and chair of Pediatrics.
  • Oversee resident advisors and serve as advisor for portion of residents
  • Advise division heads, associate chairs of education and chair of pediatrics on selection of faculty members to participate in residency program education

Connecticut Children’s is a nationally recognized, 187-bed not-for-profit, free-standing children’s hospital, with a Level 1 trauma center in Hartford, Connecticut.  Ranked by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation, we foster a patient-and family-centered environment with a focus on research, education and advocacy. We offer more than 30 pediatric specialty services in the only health system in Connecticut dedicated solely to children. Connecticut Children’s has a strong emphasis on population health and is focused on improving community health through our integrated Clinical Care Network.

UConn has a proud 130 year history and is among the top 25 public universities in the nation. UConn School of Medicine, part of the University of Connecticut, was established in 1961. Our 206-acre UConn Health campus is located in Farmington, approximately 38 miles from UConn’s main campus in Storrs and 9 miles from Connecticut Children’s. The medical school and its faculty provide teaching, clinical care, and research that fuel UConn Health, Connecticut’s only public academic medical center. For nearly 50 years, UConn School of Medicine has had a strong history of producing the next generation of physicians.

Applicants must have a M.D. degree or equivalent, be licensed or eligible for licensure in the State of Connecticut, and be board certified in pediatrics, meeting the requirements for Maintenance of Certification in pediatrics or a subspecialty of pediatrics through The American Board of Pediatrics (ABP). Interested applicants should send a letter of interest and CV to Dr. Andrea Orsey at aorsey@connecticutchildrens.org. Candidates from backgrounds underrepresented in medicine are encouraged to apply.

The University of Connecticut and Connecticut Children’s are committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Andrea D. Orsey, MD, MSCE
aorsey@connecticutchildrens.org
Link to Posting:  https://jobs.uchc.edu/CSS_External/CSSPage_JobDetail.ASP?T=20210507113730&

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