The Department of Medicine at the Cumming School of Medicine, University of Calgary and Alberta Health Services – Calgary Zone invites applications for a full-time General Internist to lead the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM). The position is accountable to provide effective leadership and scholarly support for patient care, quality improvement (QI), research, and education within the Division.
The role requires a commitment to the Section for GIM over other activities and responsibilities. A suitable candidate will offer a vision for developing and implementing clinical service innovations focused on improving the care for the growing population of patients with complex medical comorbidities, as well as enhancing the Research and QI mandate of the Division. The successful candidate can expect Departmental support to re-define the Divisional Leadership structure such that meaningful shared and distributed leadership roles are possible.
The Division of GIM at the University of Calgary – Alberta Health Services, Calgary Zone, has a membership encompassing a breadth of clinical and academic skills and expertise among its 89 members. Core strengths of the Division include:
• Areas of clinical and academic excellence include inpatient acute care medicine, obstetrical internal medicine, point-of-care ultrasound, perioperative and consultative medicine, medical care for vulnerable, Indigenous and rural populations, palliative care, complex chronic disease management, hypertension, venous thromboembolic diseases and wellness of our health care providers.
• Extensive educational engagement occurs at undergraduate, graduate, post-graduate and CPD levels. GIM makes a significant commitment to teaching excellence, with classroom and bedside teaching, educational innovation, leadership and curriculum design, as well as pedagogical research.
• A well-respected and highly competitive GIM subspecialty residency training program, as well as opportunities for post-residency advanced fellowship training programs.
• A range of research interests, including population-based, health technology assessment and health services research, within the research institutes of the Cumming School of Medicine. These mostly occur in conjunction with the research institutes of the Cumming School of Medicine: the O’Brien Institute for Public Health, the Ward of the 21st Century, and the Libin Cardiovascular Institute. Collaborative research opportunities exist among the ten Divisions of the Department of Medicine and among other Departments and Faculties such as Community Health Sciences and Bioengineering at the University of Calgary.