Family Medicine Program Director
Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group

Rockville, Maryland

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The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group (MAPMG) is seeking an American Board of Family Medicine board-certified physician to serve as Program Director for our Family Medicine Residency Program in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The program director must bring a commitment to and experience in graduate medical education and to the education and development of the program’s residents. In addition to mastering a thorough knowledge of MAPMG’s own institutional policies and of ACGME’s requirements, the program director must be prepared to fulfill the following duties and responsibilities, including family medicine clinical care. Success in this role will lead to leadership recognition in MAPMG Family Medicine and our Medical Education Program.


The Family Medicine (FM) Residency Program Director (PD) supports the FM residency program in the development of its educational strategic goals. The PD helps develop and coordinate curriculum development and evaluation, resident evaluation and remediation processes, and residency recruitment ensuring that Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) institutional and FM program requirements and sponsoring institutions written policies and procedures are met and maintained.

  • The program director reports to the Designated Institutional Official (DIO), Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC), and the ACGME for the timely and accurate completion of all tasks and their quality.
  • To ensure compliance with ACGME family medicine requirements the PD must have ongoing clinical responsibilities and meet MAPMG Permanente standards of care
  • Obtain accreditation from ACGME in accordance with and as defined by the program requirements of the FM Residency Review Committee (RRC).
  • Develop, administer, maintain and revise as needed curriculum conducive to educating residents in family medicine knowledge, skills, and abilities, and preparing them to practice family medicine independently.
  • Define, select, and supervise the faculty, facilities, educational resources, and other factors necessary to effectively support the program, achieve the program’s goals, and to maintain program accreditation.
  • The PD is responsible for resident recruitment that aligns with both the sponsoring institution and program’s mission.
  • ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine
  • ACGME Common Program Requirements (Residency)

  • The PD must develop, maintain, and revise curriculums based on but limited to the recommendations from the Clinical Competency Committee, Program Evaluation Committee, annual resident and faculty surveys, and resident and faculty evaluations. Any changes and/or revisions must be aligned with the sponsoring institution’s mission, community needs, and the desired distinctive capabilities of its graduates.
  • Oversee and ensure the quality of didactic and clinical education at all sites that participate in the program.
  • Approve the selection of faculty, including Associate Program Directors (in collaboration with the DIO), and based on annual evaluations of faculty performance, the continuation of program faculty as appropriate; and maintain an accurate current list of core faculty for accreditation purposes.
  • Designate one faculty member at each participating location, who in collaboration with the program director is accountable for resident education.

  • Establish a Clinical Competency Committee (CCC) to assess resident achievement of milestones that meets at a minimum twice yearly; maintain accurate minutes of meetings, report resident milestone assessments into the residency management system, and meet ACGME deadlines for milestone reporting.
  • Create a Program Evaluation Committee (PEC) that must document at least annually formal and systematic evaluation of the curriculum. The committee must also review resident performance, faculty development, graduate performance, and the quality of the program which includes resident and faculty confidential program evaluations. These assessments must be used in conjunction with other program evaluations to develop an action plan to improve the program.
  • Implement appropriate evaluation tools and ensure evaluations of residents by faculty are completed on a timely basis. Ensure that all evaluation tools are consistent with established graduate medical education policies.
  • The program director and/or their designee, i.e., resident faculty mentor, associate program director, must meet with and review with each resident their documented semi-annual evaluation of performance which includes their progression in the milestones.
  • The program director must develop plans for struggling residents ensuring compliance with institutional policies and procedures.

Program Director Qualifications

As outlined in the ACGME Program Requirements for Graduate Medical Education in Family Medicine the FM PD must meet the following qualifications:
  • Specialty expertise and at least five years of documented educational and/or administrative experience, or qualifications acceptable to the Review Committee
  • Current certification in the specialty by the American Board of Family Medicine or by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians, or specialty qualifications that are acceptable to the Review Committee
  • Experience working as part of an interdisciplinary, interprofessional team to create an educational environment that promotes high-quality care, patient safety, and resident well-being
  • Participating member of GMEC
  • Be role models of professionalism
  • Ongoing clinical activity

Additional MAPMG specific qualifications include:
  • Minimum of five years of experience as an active faculty member of a Family Medicine Residency Program.
  • Minimum of three years of administrative experience in graduate medical education.
  • Demonstrated leadership in curriculum development, evaluation methodology, teaching, and mentoring residents.
  • Successful maintenance of licensure and certifications in all three jurisdictions of MAPMG operations (DC, MD, and VA) including CDS and DEA.
  • Current status as a licensed, American Board of Family Medicine certified physician.
  • Must meet all MAPMG requirement for medical record maintenance.
  • Annual compliance training and immunizations
  • Working knowledge and ability of an electronic medical record system, i.e., EPIC
  • Demonstrated excellence in an overall mix of skills including clinical care, clinical teaching, and scholarly activity (e.g., research, quality/process improvement, ) that advance clinical medicine and institutional service.

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