Internal Medicine – Transitional Year Program Director Opportunity

Opportunity Criteria

SpecialtyAcademic : Program Director, Internal Medicine : Program Director
Candidate TypeMD, DO
Visa AcceptedNo J1 or H1
Salary RangeNot Specified
Loan RepaymentNot Specified
Employment TypeFull Time
Bonuses OfferedNegotiable


Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic and Nazareth Hospital have an excellent full-time employment opportunity for an experienced physician to serve as Program Director of our Transitional Year Residency located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The Transitional Year Program at Nazareth Hospital is committed to preparing the residents of diverse backgrounds to practice medicine with expertise, integrity, and compassion. Following a robust training program, graduates of the Transitional Year Residency will be well qualified to enter into Advanced Programs grounded in evidence-based knowledge and clinical skills needed to succeed as a physician. For those residents who have yet to decide on a career choice of specialty, this program offers broad based patient care experiences in various subspecialties of medicine that will help them make that decision.

Nazareth Hospital’s 205 acute and 28 skilled beds accommodate over 8,000 admissions yearly. The Emergency Department serves over 51,000 patients each year. Acute rehabilitation, transitional care and hospice services are also located on the premises. A 29,000 square-foot ambulatory care center is located adjacent to the hospital and is connected by a short breezeway. Nazareth serves a diverse population of all ages with varied economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds. This guarantees trainees exposure to a wide range of health issues.

In collaboration with the DIO and other residency program directors as needed, the Transitional Year Program Director will have the following duties and responsibilities:


  • Ensure that program meets all requirements for maintaining ACGME accreditation, assuring that graduates will succeed in meeting ACGME core competency requirements.
  • Prepare and submit all information required and requested by the ACGME, including but not limited to the program information forms and annual program resident updates to the ADS, Annual Institutional Reports and ensure that the information submitted is accurate and complete.
  • Prepare and submit summary of annual program review to Designated Institutional Official (DIO) for Annual Institutional Review and assist DIO on institutional efforts to fulfill ACGME requirements.
  • Assist DIO with preparing the budget for the residency program.
  • Manage the written curriculum, goals and objectives, residency assignments and schedules for all rotations.
  • Notify DIO of any disciplinary actions taken against a resident, ensuring compliance with grievance and due process procedures as set forth in the Institutional Policies.
  • Monitor resident and faculty wellness.
  • Approve and oversee directors of rotations, as well as monitor resident supervision and experience at all participating rotation sites.
  • Implement policies and procedures, monitor and ensure compliance consistent with the institutional and program requirements for resident duty hours and the working environment, including moonlighting.
  • Preparation and submission of accurate and complete information requested by the GMEC as part of the institutional internal review process.
  • Chair any GME or resident related committees or subcommittees as needed or as recommended by DIO/GME Committee.
  • Clinical
  • Provide clinical care to patients presenting to the hospital or outpatient clinic.
  • Participate in clinical teaching of residents, off-service residents, and medical students
  • Participate in mentorship and shadowing of potential residency applicants and undergraduates exploring a career in medicine
  • Provide constructive feedback to learners on a daily, weekly and/or monthly basis through formal and informal feedback mechanisms


  • Provide formal and informal teaching in residency programs.
  • Oversee and participate in development of didactic, simulation, scholarly, and bedside educational curriculum as needed by the residency program.
  • Develop curriculum and activities concerning on-boarding and off-boarding of residents.
  • Develop strategies to ensure residents perform at the appropriate level pertaining to the in-training examination and their secondary specialty residency requirements.
  • Provide verification of residency education for all residents, including those who leave the program prior to completion.

Resident Competency Assessments

  • Participate in formal and informal feedback as well as semi-annual competency assessments of residents.
  • Provide guided mentorship to residents and create individualized learning plan as needed.
  • Monitors and reviews clinical experiences with Clinical Competency Committee and make determinations about resident promotion and remediation.
  • Participate in creation of formalized coaching, enhanced mentorship, and remediation plans for residents as needed.
  • Recruitment
  • Participate in national, regional, local, and branch campus recruitment events as appropriate.
  • Participation in the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) and assuring program compliance with the matching program rules and regulations.
  • Participate in interviews and final resident selection through the Match process.

Faculty Support/Development

  • Provide formal and informal mentorship to faculty.
  • Evaluate program faculty, select appropriate faculty and approve the continued participation of program faculty based on evaluation.
  • Assist in creation and delivery of a faculty development curriculum.
  • Support faculty with scholarly endeavors.
  • Provide ongoing daily support and education to clinical and core faculty
  • Work with the Program Directors of other residency programs to create a strong interprofessional working environment between specialties.


  • Establish and maintain an environment of inquiry and scholarship with an active research program.
  • Coordinate and organize evidence based clinical discussions and journal clubs.
  • Assist the program with publication of original research or review articles in peer reviewed journals, or chapters in textbooks, and publication or presentation of case reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional and scientific society meetings.
  • Provide research and scholarly activity education to the residents and junior faculty.

This is an excellent opportunity for an exceptional physician to lead our Transitional Year program at Nazareth Hospital. 


Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic offers a competitive salary plus incentive and robust benefits package.


Nazareth Hospital, for more than 79 years, has provided compassionate, high-quality care to residents of Northeast Pennsylvania. Nazareth Hospital offers a variety of services to the community, including emergency care, cardiology, oncology as an affiliate of Jefferson’s Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center, specialized geriatric care, orthopedics, and wound care, among others.

Founded by the Sisters of the Holy Family of Nazareth in 1940, Nazareth’s mission is to serve anyone who requires medical care regardless of religion, race, color, creed or economic status. Nazareth Hospital is consistently recognized by leading healthcare accreditors and insurers for the quality of care provided to patients.

In 2018 the hospital had 7,768 admissions, 49,184 visits to the Emergency Department, and 102,756 outpatient visits. The hospital has 203 licensed acute care beds, and 28 skilled nursing beds.

Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic comprises Mercy Health System (Southeastern Pennsylvania), Saint Francis Healthcare (Wilmington, DE), St. Mary Medical Center (Langhorne, Pa.), and their associated home health and LIFE programs, aligned joint ventures, sub-corporations, programs and services.

Formed in October 2018, the Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic region empowers the three Trinity Health Regional Health Ministries to be one unified, regional system with five hospitals, continuing care services and support services, operating from a position of strength across the many diverse neighborhoods we serve. Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic will serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence.


Philadelphia, Pennsylvania – is the largest city in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, the fifth-most-populous city in the United States, and the core of the sixth-largest metropolitan area in the country.

Located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia, the area boasts wonderful family oriented residential communities. There is quick access to historic Philadelphia with fabulous cultural opportunities, theater, orchestra, museums and restaurants. Beaches, mountains, New York City and Washington DC are also just a short drive away.

Craving some fun in the fresh air and sunshine? Enjoy biking, fishing, hunting, horseback riding, golf and our many parks. The Countryside has more outdoor activities than you can shake a walking stick at including wine trails and even Appalachian trails, the possibilities are endless.

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About Trinity Health

Trinity Health is one of the largest multi-institutional Catholic health care delivery systems in the nation. We serve people and communities in 22 states from coast to coast with more than 90 hospitals and 100 continuing care facilities – including home care, hospice, PACE and senior living facilities and programs that provide nearly two and a half million visits annually. Trinity Health employs more than 133,000 colleagues, including 7,800 employed physicians and clinicians.

Our mission: We, Trinity Health, serve together in the spirit of the Gospel as a compassionate and transforming healing presence within our communities. We support this mission by living our core values of Reverence, Commitment to Those Who are Poor, Justice, Stewardship, and Integrity. Committed to recruiting talented physicians, we are looking for physicians who share our values and want to help us fulfill the health care needs of the communities we serve.

At Trinity Health, we value the physician relationship and focus on partnering with our physicians. Whether you are a practicing physician looking to relocate or a medical resident, we offer opportunities with the flexibility to fit your individual needs. If you would like to be part of Trinity Health, we encourage you to explore this opportunity at

If you are interested in this opportunity and would like to submit your CV, please email or call Trinity Health Physician Recruitment at (734) 343-2300.

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  • Trinity Health Mid-Atlantic - Nazareth Hospital
  • Philadelphia PA 19152


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