Family Medicine Residency Program Director

Opportunity Criteria

ProfessionPhysician (MD,DO, Resident)
SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Salary RangeNot Specified
Employment TypeNot Specified
Bonuses OfferedNone

Brand New GME Program

Facility Overview:

Dominican Hospital (a member of Dignity Health) is a 222-bed facility that offers a wide range of services to residents of California’s Central Coast. With 24/7 emergency care, comprehensive care in cardiac, orthopedics, oncology, women’s and children’s services, we continue to lead the region in medical innovation and excellence in healthcare. 

As the community’s only not-for-profit, faith-based healthcare system; Dignity Health and Dominican Hospital have been guided by the vision and core values of the Adrian Dominican Sisters for more than 80 years. With humankindness at our core, we are dedicated to providing compassionate, high-quality, and affordable patient-centered care with special attention to the poor and underserved. These central core values include our commitment to ensuring our communities are adequately resourced with highly skilled physicians. To that end, we are pleased to establish a new Family Medicine Residency program in Santa Cruz.

 Job Description:

Dignity Health-Dominican Hospital (Dominican) in Santa Cruz has an immediate opportunity for a Founding Family Medicine (FM) Residency Program Director to lead the establishment of our brand new GME program!

Dominican has partnered with Morehouse School of Medicine to bring a Family Medicine Residency program to the Santa Cruz communities.

Our Founding FM Residency Program Director will have the unique opportunity to help establish, build and lead our program from the ground-up. The position will include leadership, administrative, teaching, scholarly, and patient care responsibilities, with authority and accountability for the overall program.  Responsibilities include:

  • Successfully oversee the ACGME accreditation  process, and ensure ongoing maintenance of certification and compliance with ACGME requirements
  • Responsible for all aspects of program development and growth
  • Develop high-quality educational curriculum and experiential rotations per ACGME requirements
  • Lead the interview, selection and ongoing mentoring and development of faculty physicians and staff
  • Lead the interview, selection and on-going monitoring and evaluation of residents
  • Ensure effective program partnerships with hospital, clinics, and staff, and other stakeholders
  • Facilitate faculty and resident participation in scholarly activities
  • Maintain ongoing clinical duties and your own patient base

In partnership with Morehouse School of Medicine, our focus on GME expansion is to:

  • Diversify the physician workforce and address the national physician shortage;
  • Concentrate training opportunities on primary care;
  • Focus on areas of inequity with regard to the provision of healthcare, including but not limited to racial inequities in healthcare and caring for medically underserved and vulnerable populations; and
  • Join the national initiative to train 300 additional underrepresented minority providers annually.

Morehouse School of Medicine's vision is leading the creation and advancement of health equity.  Please visit for information about Morehouse School of Medicine Graduate Medical Education and for information about the CommonSpirit Health and Morehouse School of Medicine partnership.

Employment with us includes a competitive salary and a full range of benefits (paid vacation/sick, medical/dental/vision coverage, retirement plans including a pension, malpractice coverage, and CME allowances).


To qualify for consideration, successful candidates will possess the following:

  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience in administrative, educational and/or clinical services in an ACGME accredited residency program required. Ideal candidates will have experience as a Core Faculty, Associate Director or Director of a Family Medicine Residency Training Program.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in teaching in a residency program preferred.
  • M.D. or D.O. degree required.
  • Board-certified
  • Operational management, including budget preparation, experience in administrative support of a department, and demonstrated ability to manage detailed projects.
  • History of scholarly activities and research
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and leadership skills
  • A creative thinker with a demonstrated passion for teaching and learning

Facility & Address

  • Dominican Hospital - Family Medicine (FM) Residency Program
  • 1555 Soquel Dr Santa Cruz CA 95065


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