The Department of Pediatrics at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School (RWJMS) seeks a Vice Chair for Medical Education to play a vital leadership role ensuring that the Department remains a pioneer in Pediatric medical education. This is an exciting opportunity for an accomplished, collaborative physician-leader with a proven commitment to and passion for the academic mission of Pediatrics and demonstrated achievement advancing excellence and innovation in medical education.
The Vice Chair for Medical Education is responsible for fulfilling the Department’s mission by preparing medical students, residents and postdoctoral fellows for their careers and ensuring the Department is respected by its peers for innovative and outstanding teaching, and by demonstrating extraordinary compassion and commitment to the service of patients, the medical profession, and the community. It is in this context that the Vice Chair will provide leadership and engage in continuous quality improvement for pediatric medical education programs and initiatives across the medical education continuum: undergraduate, graduate, and continuing medical education.
Our educational mission is focused on the development of the next generation of multi-talented physicians who will become leaders in patient care, education and research. RWJMS enrolls 175 medical students each year, all rotating in Pediatrics for their clinical clerkship and most choosing electives in specialty and subspecialty areas. We have outstanding ACGME-accredited training programs, including a pediatric residency with 33 residents and subspecialty fellowship training programs.
The Vice Chair will lead Department efforts in admissions, curriculum, and all other areas related to Pediatric medical education. S/he will also manage the department education budget. The Vice Chair will report to the Department Chair of Pediatrics as part of the leadership team along with Vice Chairs for Clinical and Academic Development. Professionalism is also a high priority within the Department. The new Vice Chair will bring proven ability to cultivate inclusive and engaging work and learning environments that lead to the successful recruitment and retention of a diverse group of learners.
The successful candidate will be a physician-leader with at least 5-10 years of experience in pediatric medical education, who is excited by the opportunity to play a leadership role ensuring the highest quality learning experience. An M.D. with a record of academic achievement to meet the criteria for appointment at the rank of associate or full professor at RWJMS is required.
The Department of Pediatrics is composed of 123 full-time and more than 200 volunteer faculty members, organized into 18 divisions covering all of the pediatric subspecialties in conjunction with four key surgical services. In addition, our centers of excellence include The Boggs Center on Developmental Disabilities, Child Health Sciences, and the Institute for the Study of Child Development. The Division of Hematology and Oncology is located in the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ, the only NCI designated cancer center in the state of New Jersey. Adjacent is the PSE&G Children’s Specialized Hospital, which is one of the country’s largest inpatient acute rehabilitation facilities for children. The department is undergoing a renaissance following the recent integration of the medical school with Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, and the merger of two major health systems to form RWJ Barnabas. The Department has already recruited 43 new faculty members and plans to hire additional faculty, to expand our research, education, and clinical programs and provide improved care to our patients.
The inpatient clinical services are provided at the Bristol-Myers Squibb Children’s Hospital of the Robert Wood Johnson University Hospital in New Brunswick, NJ a five-time Magnet recipient recognized as “One of America’s Best Children’s Hospitals” by U.S. News and World Report for the sixth time. This is a 105-bed acute care hospital located on the only pediatric academic health campus in New Jersey. The outpatient services are located in the Rutgers Child Health Institute of NJ, a state of the art 5-story facility that includes a Pediatric CRC and Pediatric subspecialty offices. Our New Brunswick–based clinical programs have achieved Accredited Status for Ambulatory Health Care by the Joint Commission, one of only a small number of academic ambulatory practices to receive this status.
As the State’s premier academic institution, there are many opportunities to collaborate across campuses with other faculty focused on undergraduate and graduate medical education at the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.
Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, age, or any other category covered by law in its admission, programs, activities, or employment matters.
RWJMS provides a comprehensive benefits package. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience.
Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their track record in medical education and how they will further the goals of the Department of Pediatrics at RWJMS. Interested candidates should email a cover letter and CV to:
Sally Radovick, MD Chair, Department of Pediatrics Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Physician-in-Chief Bristol Myers-Squibb Children’s Hospital 125 Paterson Street Clinical Academic Building, Rm 7106 New Brunswick, NJ 08901