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Program Director Needed for New Internal Medicine Residency

Universal Health Services (UHS)
Palmdale, California
$280-000-289,000 + incentives
Closing date
Jul 15, 2023

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Internal Medicine
Position Type
Director, Physician
Full Time
Organization Type
Hospital Medicine Group
Employment Type

Program Director needed for new IM residency in Southern California

Graduate Medical Education is growing at UHS in Southern California with the addition of a new Internal Medicine residency in Palmdale, CA. We are seeking an experienced candidate to lead the program including the 2023 ACGME application process for a 2024 program start

This is an excellent opportunity to help establish a new GME program in an attractive location just north of L.A. And to make a difference in the community by training new physicians and partnering in our mission of delivering the highest quality of care and positive outcomes to patients and families. The position will include direct patient care, leadership, teaching, and administrative responsibilities.

See our YouTube video on what makes Palmdale and the Antelope Valley a wonderful place to call home!

Opportunity highlights:

  • Program Director for new Internal Medicine GME program
  • Initially a Consulting role transitioning to .5 FTE as PD, with remainder in clinical practice
  • Clinical practice options as hospitalist with contracted HM group or OP practice with local primary care group
  • Income guarantee with sign-on bonus and relocation
  • First year compensation $280,000-285,000 + incentives
  • Clinical practice may offer various benefits packages health, dental, life, disability, PTO, retirement plan

Position requirements:

  • Current board certification by the ABIM and specialty expertise
  • Clear, active California medical license with clean background and board history
  • Recent PD or Associate PD experience strongly preferred
  • 3+ years of recent documented educational and/or administrative experience in an accredited GME program
  • Demonstrated ability as a leader, educator, and clinician 
  • Recent history of scholarly activities/research
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills

Facility: Palmdale Regional Medical Center, a part of Southwest Healthcare, serves the region of Palmdale, the Antelope and Santa Clarita valleys, and outlying desert communities, an area of a half-million people. The hospital is designated as an Advanced Primary Stroke Center by The Joint Commission, a STEMI Receiving Center, and offers a 35-bed Emergency Department. With over 450 physicians on the medical staff, PRMC recently opened The Birth Place, a brand-new 33,000 square foot maternity center with all-private suites and 2 surgical suites. PRMC features inpatient and outpatient surgical services with robotics, including bariatric, orthopedic, spine, ENT, and urologic surgery. The hospital also offers oncology services including an affiliation with City of Hope, offering patients access to expert physicians, technology and support services. A wound care center with hyperbaric medicine and the recent addition of the Rehabilitation Institute offering inpatient and outpatient services, and our dedicated team of over 1,000 employees and nursing staff combine to make Palmdale Regional Medical Center a leading provider of innovative healthcare in the region. PRMC is owned and operated by a subsidiary of Universal Health Services (UHS), one of the nation's largest hospital and healthcare management companies.

Community: Palmdale and the Antelope Valley offer affordable, suburban living with excellent schools and a wide variety of shopping, dining, and entertainment options. The area has a diverse and highly educated population of over 500,000, and enjoys proximity to north L.A. County communities like Santa Clarita, Canyon Country, and the San Fernando Valley. Recent growth in the alternative energy and aerospace industries has attracted well-educated, successful professionals to the area, further elevating the quality of housing, schools, industry, entertainment and transportation. With nearby recreation options including beaches, mountains, skiing, hiking, and professional sports, the Palmdale area offers an exceptional quality of life. 

UHS SoCal MEC:  Universal Health Services (UHS) residency programs are integrated into the core mission of our hospitals: to provide our community superior quality care that patients recommend to family and friends and physicians prefer for their patients, while offering unique training opportunities to the next generation of healthcare providers. UHS SoCal Medical Education Consortium endeavors to provide a diverse, hands-on clinical training experience along with didactics, research opportunities and involvement in hospital operations. Our programs prepare residents to pursue the next step in their careers, from full-time clinical practice to teaching, research, medical leadership or further subspecialty training. Our approach to the successful training of physicians is to provide a solid, sound foundation for learning and training and new opportunities, so residents can explore the many career options available as a physician. 

If you have interest in this opportunity, please contact:

Nathan Arnett

Physician Recruiter

UHS Hospitals Southern California

[email protected]

949.285.4947 mobile

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