Chair of Internal Medicine

The Chair of Internal Medicine is responsible for the planning, directing, and the implementation of programs, policies and procedures for the Department of Internal Medicine that ensures the integration of scientifically based, outcome evaluated clinical knowledge and skills, biomedical sciences, and osteopathic principles and practices for predoctoral and/or postdoctoral students, provide service to the college and professional communities and engage in innovative scholarship and/or research to advance medical knowledge. 


  • Provide oversight and direction for the Department of Internal Medicine’s faculty and staff in planning, developing and implementing ARCOM’s curriculum to ensure clinical and biomedical science integration and that all students have the potential to acquire competency in the AOA’s established core competencies.
  • Provide oversight and direction for the education and instruction of medical students and other health care profession students while providing mentorship and motivation for learning, research and/or scholarly activity in classroom environments, clinical settings, active learning groups, laboratory experience and research opportunities.
  • Provide leadership in the development, delivery and evaluation of the clinical, standardized and simulated education offerings of ARCOM.
  • Supervise and evaluate the performance of the Department’s faculty and staff annually or as indicated by policy, report evaluations to the Associate Dean of Clinical Medicine, make recommendations for discipline, promotion and recognition of the faculty and develop a culture of excellence, continuous improvement and advancement for each of the faculty members.
  • Establish and maintain scheduled office hours for faculty advising, student advising, tutoring, remediation and consultation.
  • Plan, develop, and manage the Department’s budget to allow the department to implement educational programs for ARCOM, ensure effective and efficient operational functions and procedures consistent with established college policies.
  • Assign, direct, coordinate and integrate Department’s faculty teaching and clinical services schedule and load consistent with college policy.
  • Provide administrative leadership, faculty mentorship and development for junior members of the faculty, staff and students.
  • Recruit, develop and evaluate faculty for the clinical education efforts of the college.
  • Provide professional and clinical services in the Student Health Clinic or other clinical setting consistent with training and degree as assigned by administration.
  • Coordinate and integrate Department of Internal Medicine’s faculty teaching and clinical services schedule.
  • Participate in curriculum development, assessment and modification as a part of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment or evaluation of and provide feedback to other members of the faculty as a component of the college’s ongoing quality improvement and assessment program.
  • Participate in the assessment and evaluation of students and residents, provide feedback and remedial assistance to ensure that the students of ARCOM meet the standards established by the faculty and college and obtain the knowledge, skills and competency required.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Demonstrate an ability to work as a group leader and group member; team player.
  • Participate in preparation of grant proposals and academic evaluative reports.
  • Maintain CME.
  • Maintain a personal and professional development plan and portfolio, including documentation of teaching, professional development activities and plans, service provided to college and communities, scholarly activity and/or research to assure personal growth and continued competency with specialty field.
  • Advance the perceived value of and output of research and/or scholarly activity among the faculty and students of ARCOM through leadership, mentorship and participation.
  • Demonstrate the highest standard of professionalism and ethical behavior in all aspects of personal and professional actions and performance.
  • Demonstrate and role model an ongoing ability to work cooperatively with colleagues, supervisors and support staff.
  • Provide service to the college community and students through serving on ARCOM and department committees, providing leadership, mentorship and expertise to students, participating in community outreach events, international medical events and with professional organizations or groups as assigned by the Dean.
  • Demonstrate adaptability and the willingness to assist the college in fulfilling its mission, values, and goals vision through teaching, academic administrative duties (course/system coordinator), providing patient care, and community service and/or perform special duties as assigned.
  • Advance the prestige of ACHE through advancement of and avocation for its mission, values, and goals.
  • Advance the prestige of ARCOM through scholarly publication and/or research.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean or his/her designee.


Education and Experience

Minimum Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (DO or MD) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  • Three (3) years prior teaching experience in a clinical setting, College of Medicine or Graduate Medical Education.
  • Demonstrated leadership, productivity and administrative experience in a clinical, professional, research/scholarly activity or educational settings.
  • Good standing with all regulatory and governmental boards and agencies.
  • Eligible for coverage by college’s malpractice insurer if applicable.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Terminal degree (DO) with current Board Certification in appropriate area of specialization if applicable.
  • Five years (5) full-time faculty experience at a College of Medicine or five years (5) experience in Graduate Medical Education.
  • Demonstrated leadership and productivity in the areas of clinical or professional service, scholarly activity, medical research or education.

 Required knowledge, skills, and abilities

  • Demonstrate knowledge and skill in the delivery of medical education in the classroom, laboratory, simulation and standardized laboratory settings and in clinical settings for students and residents.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of varied curriculum template and educational formats.
  • Demonstrate ability to mentor and motivate students and peers.
  • Demonstrate a depth of knowledge in one or more of the medical, psychological, or social disciplines required for the education of medical students, the practice of medicine, the advancement of medical knowledge and research/scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrate leadership skills, organizational skills, delegation skills, and time management skills.

If you need assistance in the application process because of a disability, or for any other reason, please contact Barbara Jetton, director of Human Resources, at 479.308.2291 or barbara.jetton@acheedu.org.