The Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and general administration of the Internal Medicine Residency Program sponsored by Texas Health Plano. The Program Director establishes the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality, and reputation of the program. The Program Director is expected to integrate the Internal Medicine Residency Program with physician practices and hospital clinical services in a manner that enhances value, quality and promotes an optimal environment for professional practice and medical education.
• Organize and direct the Internal Medicine Residency Program at Texas Health Plano, including the organization of rotations and other educational activities at all clinical sites that participate in the program. This includes ensuring the quality of
didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program.
• Dedicate no less than 50% of total professional effort to the administrative and educational activities of the Internal Medicine educational program.
• Be available and accessible to residents at the primary teaching site(s).
• Oversee development of an effective resident advising program.
• Supervise any Internal Medicine subspecialty training programs sponsored by the institution and linked to the core program to ensure compliance with the ACGME accreditation standards
• Hold supervisory authority over all educational tracks in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
• Ensure that the program does not place excessive reliance on residents for service as opposed to education.
• Maintain active clinical practice in Internal Medicine.
• Recruit and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program.
• Provide accurate statistical and narrative information in accordance with the requirements of the ACGME and the ACGME’s Review Committee for Internal Medicine. This includes, but is not limited to, ensuring that the information included within the program application forms and annual program resident updates to ADS, is submitted accurately and complete.
• Submit reports on program, faculty, and resident performance to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) as requested by the Chair of the GMEC and required by the ACGME.
• Ensure the implementation of policies and procedures consistent with the institutional and program requirements, including but not limited to, policies for resident clinical and educational work hours, moonlighting, grievance procedures, and due process, as established by the GMEC, and in compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements.
• Maintain current knowledge of the accreditation and operational requirements of the residency program, including monitoring current trends and anticipating changes. Maintain working knowledge of GME finance and reimbursement as it pertains to the Internal Medicine residency program and associated fellowship programs.
• Attend educational programs sponsored by the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM), the ACGME, and other educational activities intended to maintain and improve the quality of the program.
• Prepare and send proposals to ACGME for approval of innovative educational approaches.
• Select qualified Internal Medicine physicians and other specialists to serve on the program faculty.
• Approve a local director at each participating site to be accountable for resident education. Organize the faculty to deliver a consistently high-quality education program.
• Evaluate the performance of faculty in meeting program objectives, including resident satisfaction with the program.
• Develop and implement programs to enhance the knowledge, clinical expertise, and teaching skills of the faculty.
• Assure that faculty meet research and scholarly activity requirements of the program, including active participation in the clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship.
• Prepare and implement the Internal Medicine Residency curriculum to provide a high-quality educational program and meet the requirements of the ACGME and the ABIM.
• Establish the clinical assignments and schedules of the residents to achieve the educational objectives of the program. Resident schedules and assignments for each resident in the program are expected to be established no later than June 1 for the upcoming academic year beginning July 1.
• Collaborate with the faculty to evaluate resident performance in relation to the educational objectives of the program and the ACGME’s milestones for Internal Medicine. The Program Director shall establish and maintain a Clinical Competency
Committee (CCC) in accordance with ACGME requirements and shall maintain appropriate documentation of the evaluation process in accordance with ACGME requirements.
• Make decisions, as a result of CCC recommendations and faculty input, regarding, the promotion of residents to the next level of training in the program, and decisions to graduate residents upon completion of the program. The Program Director is
responsible for documenting completion of training and qualifications for each resident, as required by the American Board of Internal Medicine. Additionally, the Program Director is responsible for providing verification of residency education for all
residents, including those who leave the program prior to completion.
• Ensure that residents are assigned clinical responsibilities appropriate for their level of training and level of knowledge and skill, are properly supervised in clinical assignments, and provide safe and effective patient care. The Program Director shall
develop and maintain written supervision standards, requirements, and procedures in accordance with current ACGME requirements.
• Participate in the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and other hospital committees as requested by the DIO and the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine. The Program Director shall serve as the Chair of the Internal Medicine
• Personally demonstrate scholarly activity as evidenced by activities such as peer-reviewed funding, publication of original research in a peer-reviewed journal, publication of review articles of chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings. The Program Director is expected to participate regularly in clinical discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a
manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and scholarship. The Program Director will demonstrate support for resident participation, as appropriate, in research and scholarly activities.
M.D. or D.O. is required
3 years-documented educational and/or administrative abilities, or possess qualifications acceptable to the ACGME’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee and possess specialty expertise required. Demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician required
Licenses and Certifications
MD – Medical Doctor-licensed or license eligible in Texas required upon hire
DO – Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine-licensed or license eligible in Texas required upon hire.
Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Internal Medicine Residency Review Committee required upon hire. Ability to meet hospital credentialing and privilege requirements required upon hire.