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Academic Pathology Program Director Opportunity, Miami, Florida


The Program Director of the Pathology is responsible for the leadership, organization, operation, and the general administration of the Pathology Residency Program sponsored by Kendall Regional Medical Center (HCA). The Program Director establishes the strategic direction of the program and is responsible for the standards, quality and reputation of the Pathology Residency Program. The Program Director is expected to integrate the Pathology Residency Program with physician practice and hospital clinical services in a manner that enhances value and quality, and that promotes an optimal environment for professional practice and medical education.         


Responsibilities of the Program Director are as follows:


1.      Organize and direct the Pathology Residency Program, including the organization of rotations and other educational activities at all clinical sites that participate in the program.   This includes responsibility to ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education in all sites that participate in the program.


2.      Dedicate no less than 30% (at least 12 hours per week) of total professional effort to the administrative and educational activities of the Pathology Residency Program.


3.      Be available and accessible to residents and faculty.


4.      Oversee development of an effective resident advising program.


5.      Have supervisory authority over all educational tracks and at all participating sites for the Pathology Residency Program.


6.      Ensure that the residency does not place excessive reliance on residents for service as opposed to education.


7.      Maintain active pathology practice in general Pathology or one of the subspecialties of Pathology. 


8.      Recruit and select candidates for the residency program through the National Residency Matching Program, unless otherwise approved by Designated Institution Official.


9.      Provide accurate statistical and narrative information in accordance with the requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and the ACGME’s Review Committee for Pathology. This includes but is not limited to the program application forms and annual program resident updates to the ADS, and ensuring that the information submitted is accurate and complete. 


  1.  Submit reports on program, faculty, and fellow performance to the Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) as requested by the Chair of the GMEC.  


  1. Ensure 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.


  1. Maintain 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. 


  1. Obtain approval and written signature of the DIO for:


    1. All applications for ACGME accreditation of new programs
    2. The addition or deletion of a participating institution
    3. A change in the structure, length, or format of the educational program
    4. A change in the approved resident complement  
    5. Progress reports requested by the Review Committee
    6. Responses to all proposed adverse actions
    7. Requests for increase or any change to resident duty hours
    8. Voluntary withdrawals of ACGME  accredited programs
    9. Requests for appeal of an adverse action
    10. Appeal presentations to a Board of Appeal or the ACGME
    11. Proposals to ACGME for approval of innovative educational approaches


  1. Select qualified Pathology physicians and other specialists to serve on the program faculty.  


  1. Approve a local director at each participating site who is accountable for resident education.


  1. Organize the faculty to deliver a consistently high quality education program.


  1. Evaluate the performance of faculty in meeting program objectives, including resident satisfaction with the program.


  1. Develop and implement programs to enhance the knowledge, clinical expertise, and teaching skills of the faculty. 


  1. Assure 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 scholarship.   


  1. The 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. 


  1. The 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 1.    


  1. The 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.   


  1. The 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 ACGME requirements.


  1. The 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.


  1. The 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 ACGME requirements. 


  1. The 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.  


  1. The 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 Committee.


  1. The 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 scholarly activities.   




  • The 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.  
  • Certification by the American Board of Pathology or hold credentials deemed equivalent to Certification by the ACGME’s Pathology Residency Review Committee. 
  • Demonstrate clinical competence as a practicing physician. 
  • Minimum of five years experience as active faculty in an accredited Pathology Residency Program. 
  • The Program Director must have unrestricted credentials within the Department ofPathology of  [          ] and be licensed to practice medicine by the State of [          ].


Reporting Relationships:

·         The Program Director reports to the Designated Institutional Official. 

·         The Program Director has collaborative reporting relationships to the Chair of the Department of Pathology




For further information and a confidential conversation, please forward your CV and cover letter.


Randy Mitchell

GME Recruitment

HCA Physician Services Group

(615) 943-7854