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Family Medicine Clerkship Director

School, College or Department: Department of Family and Community Medicine
Date Posted: Date: Thu, 15 Oct 2020 13:16:44 EDT
Reports To: Chair, Department of Family and Community Medicine
Status: Full-time
Location: Valhalla Campus


New York Medical College (NYMC) School of Medicine (SOM) invites applications for a unique opportunity to join an academic family medicine practice, and to serve in a SOM educational leadership role as Family Medicine Clerkship Director reporting to the Department Chair. This is a 1.0 full time equivalent position available to candidates with a minimum of 3 years’ in clinical practice, prior experience teaching medical students and/or residents, board certification in Family Medicine, and current license or eligibility for licensure in New York State. Academic appointment and salary are commensurate with experience.

The Department currently has 47 full time faculty and a network of more than 100 voluntary community faculty preceptors distributed across the tristate metropolitan area (NY, NJ, CT) support LCME- and ACGME-accredited training programs. The College’s 4-year MD Program includes over 200 students per year with educational curricula for third-year clerkship, fourth-year elective rotations, and a summer service-learning experience for pre-clinical students. The College’s ACGME-accredited Family Medicine training programs sponsor 67 residents in New York and New Jersey.

In the role of Academic Family Medicine Physician and Clerkship Director, the successful candidate will enjoy a learning and work environment that reflects the academic and community health missions of the College. Our new non-profit faculty practice is co-located with the dental clinic of Touro College of Dental Medicine on the College’s campus, and offers convenient full-spectrum care to students, staff and the community. As an educational leader, the successful candidate will develop and deliver educational curricula to third-year medical students, assess student performance, mentor students and faculty, recruit and develop community preceptors, and participate in scholarly activity. This is a unique opportunity to develop innovative clinical and educational programs to promote the specialty of Family Medicine, and offers great potential for leadership and academic growth.

NYMC, founded in 1860, is part of the Touro College and University System and is located on a 55-acre campus in Valhalla NY adjacent to Westchester Medical Center, and has schools of medicine (MD), dentistry (DDS), health professions (MPH, DPH, DPT, MS in Speech Language Pathology, MS in Biostatistics), graduate studies (MS, PhD), and nursing (BSN).

NYMC is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to create an environment which fosters the recruitment and retention of a diverse student body, faculty, staff and administration. We encourage qualified applicants from women, minorities, veterans, individuals with a disability, and historically underrepresented groups. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race/ethnicity, color, genetic information, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, political affiliation, or veteran status. Individuals requesting accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act Amendments Act (ADAAA) should make their needs for accommodation known to the search committee administration.


  • Design and management of the Family Medicine Clerkship which includes curriculum design, program evaluation, student evaluation
  • Provide medical care as a Family Physician to patients of the NYMC Family Health Center
  • Recruitment and management of community preceptor network including site visits, feedback and annual site assessment
  • Ensure compliance with LCME requirements related to the Family Medicine Clerkship
  • Participate in medical school curriculum planning, development and evaluation
  • Faculty development for Family Medicine community preceptors
  • Mentorship and advising medical students and faculty


(A) Education requirement

  • MD degree or equivalent

(B) Licenses or certifications

  • Board-certified or -eligible in Family Medicine
  • Active or eligible for NY State license as a physician, DEA control certificate

(C) Technical/computer skills

  • Adept at Microsoft Office Suite, web-based programs such as EMR, Leo and Learning Space
  • Excellent written and spoken communication skills
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and teamwork
  • Highly professional and ability to exercise discretion in a community family practice

(D) Prior experience

  • Minimum 3-years’ experience in an academic setting teaching and supervising medical students and/or residents
  • Professional degree in health science education or related education/experience, as well as community practice management a plus

(E) Physical and Environmental Demands

  • Standing up to 2 hours
  • Ability to drive/commute to community teaching sites/offices

Touro College and University System provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and is committed to ensuring a productive and non-discriminatory work environment in compliance with the Higher Education Act and Amendments, the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, New York Human Rights Law and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the Touro College and University System to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local laws.

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Contact Info

Department of Family & Community Medicine at (914) 594-2260