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Company: Adventist Health
Location: Bakersfield, CA
Career Level: Director
Industries: Recruitment Agency, Staffing, Job Board


Adventist Health Bakersfield is seeking a dynamic and experienced individual to lead our Internal Medicine Residency as Program Director. This position presents a unique opportunity to shape the future of medical education, mentor residents, and contribute to the advancement of internal medicine within our organization.


  • Community-based ACGME program
  • Maintain clinical practice
  • Mission-focused
  • Team of dedicated, diverse, family-oriented faculty


  • Demonstrate a commitment to Residency Education and to supporting institutional and program mission and aims.
  • The Program Director must ensure continuing accreditation of the program by comprehending and complying with the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education Institutional, Common and Specialty-Specific Program Requirements, as well as Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education and Review Committee policies and procedures and Adventist Health GME policies and procedures.
  • Develop and continuously improve a high-quality, comprehensive Internal Medicine curriculum that meets the requirements of the State of California, Joint Commission on the Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, American Board of Internal Medicine, and the sponsoring institution, including specialty-specific competencies and milestones. This will be reflected in a board pass rate greater than 80% and average in-service examination scores above the national mean.
  • Responsible for mentoring the teaching faculty and monitoring their academic appointments, assignments, professionalism, engagement, and overall effectiveness of their educational activities. Conduct an annual performance review of each faculty and provide a copy of each written review to the respective faculty member (and Department Chair). Develop a faculty development program that encourages professional growth and instruction on evidence-based clinical and didactic teaching methods and evaluation.
  • Recruit, retain, and promote a high-caliber resident body, reflective of the community they serve, who exhibit a commitment to excellence in whole-person patient care, demonstrate competency in scholarly activity, display high ethics and professionalism and actively participate in their own medical education and that of others.
  • Cultivate a psychologically safe working and learning environment for the residents that allows them to confidentially raise concerns and provide feedback, without fear of intimidation or retaliation.
  • Demonstrate an appreciation for the role financial stewardship plays in the development and management of a residency budget that ensures the availability of adequate ACGME-required resources to facilitate resident education and scholarly activity. Understand Graduates Medical Education funding sources and mechanisms, as they relate to the residency program.
  • Establish and maintain an education liaison with community-based and academic teaching institutions, as required.
  • Positively interact with the faculty of those institutions to coordinate faculty development, medical student curriculum, and resident training and education, as needed.
  • Perform such duties as are appropriate and necessary to the position and operation of Adventist Health Bakersfield and the Bakersfield Internal Medicine Residency Program.


  • Competitive compensation and comprehensive benefits package
  • Starting bonus
  • Medical, dental, and vision
  • 401k match
  • Malpractice coverage
  • Relocation reimbursement
  • Qualified Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) employer


  • Must hold or be able to obtain a valid and unrestricted medical license from the State of California
  • Shall have completed an accredited residency program in Internal Medicine
  • Shall be certified/maintain certification with the American Board of Internal Medicine or the American Osteopathic Board of Internal Medicine Physicians
  • 3-5 years of Internal Medicine education and/or administrative experience, preferably as a Director, Associate Director, Site Director, or Core Faculty member of an Internal Medicine Residency Training Program.


Outdoor Recreation: The region around Bakersfield offers numerous opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. From hiking and camping in the nearby Sierra Nevada Mountains to water sports on the Kern River, there's no shortage of activities for nature lovers.

Cultural Diversity: Bakersfield is a melting pot of cultures, with a rich tapestry of ethnicities and traditions. This diversity is reflected in its vibrant arts scene, culinary offerings, and community events.

Family-Friendly Environment: With good schools, parks, and family-oriented activities, Bakersfield is a great place to raise children. The city offers a strong sense of community and a range of family-friendly amenities.

Convenient Location: Situated at the southern end of the San Joaquin Valley, Bakersfield enjoys a strategic location with easy access to major highways. Residents can reach other major California cities like Los Angeles and San Francisco within a few hours' drive.

Strong Sense of Community: Bakersfield prides itself on its strong sense of community and hospitality. Residents often come together to support local businesses, participate in community events and festivals, and take pride in their city's heritage and traditions.

Employed model through Adventist Health Medical Group (AHMG)

AHMG is committed to the safety and wellbeing of our associates and patients. Therefore, we require that all associates receive all required vaccinations, including, but not limited to, measles, mumps, flu (based on the seasonal availability of the flu vaccine typically during October-March each year), COVID-19 vaccine (required in CA, HI and OR) etc., as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter. Medical and religious exemptions

Wage scale $322,405-375,000

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*Total compensation may vary based on additional services, including call coverage, administrative services, performance bonus, etc. Compensation may also vary based on productivity after initial guarantee period.

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