IM Program Director needed for new GME program in Palmdale/North L.A. County

Opportunity Criteria

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

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 based at Palmdale Regional Medical Center. 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 GME program in an attractive southern California location. 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.

Opportunity highlights:

  • Program Director for new Internal Medicine GME program
  • Position is 25% FTE for PD, remaining 75% FTE in clinical practice
  • Clinical practice options include IP hospitalist with contracted HM group at PRMC or OP practice with a local primary care group
  • Attractive compensation package including competitive PD salary 
  • Clinical comp includes financial support package from the hospital with first year IG, sign-on bonus, relocation assistance
  • Clinical groups offer full benefits packages - health, dental, life, disability, PTO, retirement plan
  • Paid malpractice insurance

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
  • Will also consider candidates with 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

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 GME Programs - Universal Health Services 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

949.285.4947 mobile


Palmdale Regional Medical Center

Palmdale Regional Medical Center 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 largest hospital and healthcare management companies in the nation.

Facility & Address

  • Palmdale Regional Medical Center
  • 38600 Medical Center Drive Palmdale CA 93551


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