Chief for the Division of General Medicine

Detroit, Michigan
Jun 13, 2019
Internal Medicine
Position Type

The Wayne State University School of Medicine (WSU SOM) Department of Internal Medicine, seeks a Chief for the Division of General Medicine, faculty rank to be determined. The General Medicine program is a collaborative effort between WSU SOM and Wayne State University Physician Group (WSUPG). As a member of WSUPG, the physician will participate in the clinical activities of the division. As a faculty member of WSU SOM, the successful candidate will join the Department of Internal Medicine leadership team and be responsible for the following:

  1. Teach medical students, residents, and other trainees,
  2. Recruit new and energize/retain existing high caliber faculty, staff, and trainees in a manner consistent with the division’s core mission of education, research, and clinical care, with the ability to mentor and be a role model to ethnic minority and female students and colleagues,
  3. Develop and implement mentoring and career development plans for all new hires and current faculty,
  4. Demonstrate a firm commitment to fiscally sound management and prudent allocation of available resources as well as establish and monitor appropriate accountabilities for faculty, staff, and trainees,
  5. Negotiate the fiscal margin annually with the Chair of the Department of Internal Medicine and proactively seek entrepreneurial opportunities of the division,
  6. Be a role model for and mentor a highly diverse Division including male and female students, residents, and colleagues from ethnic and racial minorities.
  7. Develop a plan for allocation of new resources to develop a hypothesis-driven research program that is relevant to the local Detroit/Southeastern Michigan Region; and that will lead to substantive extramural funding.
  8. Work to promote the General Medicine Division as a leader in clinical care and continuing medical education through programs using venues that maximize exposure of our programs, faculty and expertise,
  9. Other duties as assigned.

Wayne State University (WSU) is a vibrant, public, urban research university located in the heart of Detroit where students from all backgrounds are offered a rich, high quality education. Our deep rooted commitment to excellence, collaboration, integrity, and diversity and inclusion creates exceptional educational opportunities that prepare students for success in a diverse, global society. WSU encourages applications from women, people of color, and other underrepresented minorities. WSU is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Salary commensurate with experience, as well as a competitive benefits package, will be offered.

Interested applicants should send their resume and cover letter to M. Safwan Badr, MD, Professor and Chair, at:; phone number: 313-745-8244.