Pathology Program Director Opportunity, Miami, Florida
Program Director of the Pathology
is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and the
administration of the Pathology Residency Program sponsored by Kendall
Medical Center (HCA). The Program Director establishes the strategic
of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality and
the Pathology Residency Program. The Program Director is expected to
the Pathology Residency Program with physician practice and hospital
services in a manner that enhances value and quality, and that promotes
optimal environment for professional practice and medical
Responsibilities of the
Program Director are as follows:
and direct the Pathology
Residency Program, including the organization of rotations and other
educational activities at all clinical sites that participate in the
This includes responsibility to ensure the quality of didactic and
education in all sites that participate in the program.
no less than 30% (at
least 12 hours per week) of total professional effort to the
educational activities of the Pathology Residency Program.
available and accessible to
residents and faculty.
development of an effective
resident advising program.
supervisory authority over
all educational tracks and at all participating sites for the Pathology
that the residency does not
place excessive reliance on residents for service as opposed to
active pathology practice
in general Pathology or one of the subspecialties of
and select candidates for
the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program,
otherwise approved by Designated Institution Official.
accurate statistical and
narrative information in accordance with the requirements of the
Council for Graduate Medical Education and the ACGME’s Review Committee
This includes but is not limited to the program application forms and
program resident updates to the ADS, and ensuring that the information
submitted is accurate and complete.
reports on program, faculty, and fellow performance to the Graduate
Medical Education Committee (GMEC) as requested by the Chair of the
the implementation of policies and procedures consistent with the
institutional and program requirements, including but not limited to
policies for supervision, resident duty hours and the working
environment, moonlighting, grievance procedures, and due process, as
established by the Graduate Medical Education Committee, and in
compliance with the ACGME Institutional Requirements.
current knowledge of the accreditation and operational requirements of
the residency program, including monitoring current trends and
anticipating changes. Maintain working knowledge of GME
finance and reimbursement as it pertains to the Pathology Residency
Program. Attend educational programs sponsored by the Association of
Program Directors in Pathology and other education related activities
intended to maintain and improve the quality of the program.
approval and written signature of the DIO for:
applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs
addition or deletion of a participating institution
change in the structure, length, or format of the educational program
change in the approved resident complement
reports requested by the Review Committee
to all proposed adverse actions
for increase or any change to resident duty hours
withdrawals of ACGME accredited programs
for appeal of an adverse action
presentations to a Board of Appeal or the ACGME
to ACGME for approval of innovative educational approaches
qualified Pathology physicians and other specialists to serve on the
a local director at each participating site who is accountable for
the faculty to deliver a consistently high quality education program.
the performance of faculty in meeting program objectives, including
resident satisfaction with the program.
and implement programs to enhance the knowledge, clinical expertise,
and teaching skills of the faculty.
that faculty meets research and scholarly activity requirements of the
program, including active participation in the clinical discussions,
rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a manner that
promotes a spirit of inquiry and
Program Director and the faculty are responsible for the preparation
and implementation of the Pathology Residency curriculum to provide a
high quality education program to meet the requirements of the ACGME
and the American Board of Pathology.
Program Director is responsible for establishing the clinical
assignments and schedules of the residents to achieve the educational
objectives of the program. Resident schedules and
assignments for each resident in the program are expected to be
established for the entire academic year not later than June 1 for the
upcoming academic year beginning July
Program Director and the faculty are responsible for evaluating
resident performance in relation to the educational objectives of the
program and the ACGME’s milestones for Pathology.
Program Director shall establish and maintain a Clinical Competency
Committee in accordance with ACGME requirements and shall maintain
appropriate documentation of the evaluation process in accordance with
Program Director, with input from the faculty, is responsible for
making decisions to promote residents to the next level of training in
the program and for decisions to graduate residents upon completion of
the program. The Program Director is responsible
for documenting completion of training and qualifications for each
resident, as required by the American Board of Pathology. The
Program Director is responsible for providing verification of residency
education for all residents, including those who leave the program
prior to completion.
Program Director shall assure that residents are assigned clinical
responsibilities appropriate for their level of training and level of
knowledge and skill, are properly supervised in clinical assignments,
and provide safe and effective patient care. The
Program Director shall develop and maintain written supervision
standards, requirements, and procedures in accordance with current
Program Director shall work in cooperation with the Designated
Institution Official (DIO) and other members of hospital administration
to assure the effective, efficient, and fiscally responsible operation
of the Pathology Residency Program. The Program
Director shall articulate a clear operational plan for the residency
program, and advocate for resources, including faculty, facilities,
educational services or materials, and finances, required for optimal
operation of the program.
Program Director shall participate on the Graduate Medical Education
Committee, and other hospital committees as requested by the Designated
Institution Official and the Department Chair of the Department of
Pathology. The Program Director shall Chair the Pathology Education
Program Director must personally demonstrate scholarly activity as
evidenced by activities such as peer reviewed funding, publication of
original research in a peer-reviewed journal, publication of review
articles of chapters in textbooks, publication or presentation of case
reports or clinical series at local, regional, or national professional
and scientific society meetings. The
Program Director is expected to regularly participate in clinical
discussions, rounds, journal clubs, and research conferences in a
manner that promotes a spirit of inquiry and
scholarship. The Program Director will demonstrate
support for resident participation, as appropriate, in research and
Program Director must possess the required specialty expertise, as well
as documented educational and administrative abilities, to carry out
the responsibilities of the role and to achieve the goals and
objectives of the program.
by the American Board of Pathology or hold credentials deemed
equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Pathology Residency Review
clinical competence as a practicing physician.
of five years experience as active faculty in an accredited Pathology
Program Director must have unrestricted credentials within the
Department ofPathology of
] and be licensed to practice medicine by the State of
Program Director reports to
the Designated Institutional Official.
Program Director has
collaborative reporting relationships to the Chair of the Department of
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