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Residency Training Program Director and Vice Chair for Medical Education

Application Window

Open date: January 23, 2024

Next review date: Friday, May 31, 2024 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Apply by this date to ensure full consideration by the committee.

Final date: Wednesday, Jul 23, 2025 at 11:59pm (Pacific Time)
Applications will continue to be accepted until this date, but those received after the review date will only be considered if the position has not yet been filled.

Position description

Residency Training Program Director and Vice Chair for Medical Education

The University of California San Francisco (UCSF) Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences (DPBS) is seeking candidates for the combined role of Program Director for our ACGME-accredited general residency training program and Vice Chair for Medical Education.

The Vice Chair for Medical Education leads the medical education mission for the department, providing strategic and operational excellence of the education programs for faculty and trainees. This position serves on the department’s Executive Committee, and is a key advisor and strategist to the chair, working closely with other Vice Chairs, Division Chiefs, and Program Directors to maintain, strengthen, and develop new psychiatry educational programs in keeping with the overarching mission of the Department. The role is responsible for advancing medical education for the department and representing that perspective on the Executive Committee, as well as ensuring those in medical education are kept apprised of key departmental decisions and policies.

The Program Director leads a residency dedicated to developing the next generation of leaders in academic and public psychiatry in a top nationally ranked academic residency program and department of psychiatry and behavioral sciences. The adult residency program has 64 residents. The overarching aim of the residency training Program Director is to maintain outstanding program accreditation; develop, implement, and disseminate innovative models of psychiatric education; and launch the careers of medical graduates with outstanding skills in clinical care, education, scholarship and research, public service, advocacy, and leadership. The program includes multiple sites, including UCSF Health, the San Francisco VA Health Care System, Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital, Benioff Children’s Hospital Oakland, and community-based sites. The department, including all our training programs, is deeply committed to social justice, anti-racism, and diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging (DEIB).

Over the past decade, UCSF has made mental health, psychiatry, and the clinical and basic neurosciences a major institutional priority. The UCSF Departments of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Neurology, and Neurosurgery share “Best in the West” honors from US News and World Report. Within the last two years, we opened three new state-of-the-art facilities: 1) the Nancy Friend Pritzker Psychiatry Building, a home to the department that includes outpatient care across the lifespan, psychiatry and psychology training programs, integrated physical and mental health services, and cutting-edge clinical research facilities; 2) a new, expanded adult inpatient unit at the UCSF Mount Zion campus; and 3) the Weill Institute for Neurosciences Building, at which the DPBS has a significant presence, including the Oberndorf Labs, dedicated to fundamental psychiatric research.

The joint Residency Program Director and Vice Chair for Medical Education position provides career advancement opportunity with substantial salary support and dedicated time devoted to administrative responsibilities as well as academic/scholarship areas of interest. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and based on University of California pay scales. The selected applicant is expected to balance the educational role with clinical, quality improvement and/or research activities. As a member of the Health Sciences Compensation Plan, the program director will be eligible for its clinical incentive program. The appropriate rank, step, series, and appointment will be based on the candidate’s qualifications and experience. Key responsibilities are noted below; however, as a new position in the department, it is expected that the incumbent will help refine and shape the role.


The selected candidate will be expected to provide at least 20% FTE in clinical services and direct supervision of residents in inpatient and/or outpatient settings. This is separate from the administrative responsibilities listed below.

Residency Program Director Role:

  • Lead the recruitment, orientation, training, and evaluation of residents, including tracking, assessing, and documenting the competency of each trainee.
  • Lead a strong faculty team overseeing various residency program functions, including clinical rotations, didactics, assessment, advising, DEIB initiatives, program evaluation, psychotherapy training, research and scholarship, and recruitment.
  • Ensure compliance with Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) standards, including curriculum development, trainee evaluation and feedback, policy development and implementation, duty hours, and trainee wellness.
  • Serve as a liaison with clinical leadership across sites to ensure trainee compliance with site-specific clinical expectations.
  • Manage existing residency pathways (e.g., Resident Research Training Program, Areas of Distinction Program) and create new ones that offer specialized and innovative training models.
  • Coordinate and integrate cutting-edge research into the residency curriculum.
  • Serve as a national leader for innovative training models in psychiatric education.
  • Ensure a comprehensive clinical educational experience for residents and encourage the development of lifelong patterns of clinical excellence.
  • Create a culture of scholarship, excellence, and inclusion geared towards developing leaders in public/community and all aspects of academic psychiatry.
  • Coordinate with residents to advocate for tangible changes that positively impact resident well-being, inclusion, and belonging.
  • Cultivate a culture that expands our existing DEIB initiatives.

Vice Chair for Medical Education Role:

  • Collaborate with other DPBS leadership and faculty to create high-quality educational programs and engage in innovative faculty development programs.
  • Provide accreditation and programmatic oversight (direct and shared) for the department’s psychiatry training programs in Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) and Graduate Medical Education (GME). GME psychiatry programs include the residency program and the ACGME and non-ACGME fellowship programs (e.g., Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Addiction Psychiatry, Geriatric Psychiatry, Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, Public Psychiatry, and Research).
  • Help lead the DPBS Grand Rounds series, distinguished visiting lectureships, and other department-wide academic medical activities in partnership with the Chair’s Office, the DPBS Grand Rounds Committee, and the Vice Chair for Psychology Education.
  • Oversee the appointment and oversight of department volunteer clinical professors who are psychiatrists.
  • Manage the department’s medical education budget.
  • Champion faculty development for medical education.
  • Foster faculty mentoring of clinician-educators in the DPBS, including partnering with the Faculty Mentoring Program.
  • In partnership with the Chief Administrative Officer and Vice Chair of Psychology Education, work closely with the department’s Education Administrative Team.
  • Collaborate with UCSF Office of GME leadership to share and adopt best practices in graduate medical education.
  • Collaborate with School of Medicine (SOM) leadership (UME, GME, Continuing Medical Education) and other SOM department Education Vice Chairs on school-wide curricular and other education initiatives.

At the time of application, candidates must have the following qualifications:

  • MD or equivalent
  • Eligible for a California medical license or equivalent certification/permit as determined by the Medical Board of California.
  • Board Certified in Psychiatry by the American Board of Psychiatry
  • Five (5) or more years of leadership, administrative, and operational experience in an ACGME-accredited training program(s).
  • Strong communication skills and leadership ability
  • Demonstration of outstanding academic accomplishments and trajectory, which may include innovative educational program development, excellence in teaching, clinical leadership, or research

To apply, provide recommendations, or to request additional information on this opportunity, please contact: Ashlie Korb, of AMN Healthcare. Or apply online at Interested candidates must provide a CV, statement of contributions to diversity, statement of teaching, statement of interest outlining key leadership experiences, and four references.

The posted UC salary scales set the minimum pay determined by rank and step at appointment. See Table 5. The minimum base salary range for this position is $139,500-$297,200. This position includes membership in the health sciences compensation plan which provides for eligibility for additional compensation

Application Requirements

Document requirements
  • Curriculum Vitae - CV must clearly list current and/or pending qualifications (e.g. board eligibility/certification, medical licensure, etc.).

  • Statement of Contributions to Diversity - Please see the following page for more details: Contributions to Diversity Statement

  • Statement of Teaching

  • Statement of Interest - outlining key leadership experiences

  • Statement of Research (Optional)

  • Misc / Additional (Optional)

Reference requirements
  • 4 required (contact information only)

About UC San Francisco

As a University employee, you will be required to comply with all applicable University policies and/or collective bargaining agreements, as may be amended from time to time. Federal, state, or local government directives may impose additional requirements.

UC San Francisco seeks candidates whose experience, teaching, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to diversity and excellence. The University of California is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age or protected veteran status.

Job location

San Francisco, CA