The Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center (UMMC) is seeking a program director for its newly established residency program in Public Health and General Preventive Medicine at the rank of Associate Professor. The program was accredited by the ACGME in 2017 for a total of 8 positions, with institutional funding for 2 PGY-2 positions and 2 PGY-3 positions each year. In 2018, the program was awarded a HRSA training grant that further expands funding for resident positions. The training grant begins Year 2 in May 2019 and is renewable until 2023. The residency director will serve as PI of the training grant. An additional resource for the residency program is an arrangement with the Medicine training program at UMMC to provide a PGY-1 (preliminary) year in Medicine for up to two incoming Preventive Medicine residents.
In addition to educational responsibilities, the selected candidate will contribute to the clinical and research missions of the department. Specifically, for the clinical mission, the residency director will serve as an attending physician in our growing Lifestyle Medicine clinic, established in September 2017, which is an excellent venue for residents to apply knowledge in primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention.
Located in Jackson, UMMC is the state's only academic health science center. It encompasses seven health science schools: medicine, nursing, dentistry, health related professions, graduate studies, pharmacy, and population health, with a total of approximately 3,000 students enrolled across the seven schools. The Department of Preventive Medicine participated in the creation of the John D. Bower School of Population Health in 2016, and retains a position in both the School of Medicine and the School of Population Health. This arrangement provides opportunities for faculty members in the department to contribute to both clinical and non-clinical educational programs and to participate in a range of clinical and population-level initiatives. The UMMC Office of Graduate Medical Education sponsors 57 residency and fellowship programs across a wide range of physician specialties, including preventive medicine. With over 10,000 full- and part-time employees, UMMC is one of the largest employers in Mississippi. The Medical Center's $1.6 billion annual budget - less than one-fifth from state appropriations - represents 10 percent of the Jackson metro area economy and 2 percent of the state economy.
The successful applicant will report to Dr. Joshua Mann, chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Mississippi Medical Center. Compensation arrangements are competitive and commensurate with the experience, achievement and responsibilities for this position.
The University of Mississippi Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, religion, color, national origin, or ethnic origin, disabilities, either military or non-military related, veteran or military status. Inquiries or complaints may be referred to the Director, Equal Employment Office, 2500 N. State St., Jackson, MS 39216-4505.