Director of Medical Education/Chief Academic Officer

Mohawk Valley Health System | Utica, New York 13502

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: March 02, 2020
Opportunity Code: 25537


Join A Growing Health System, in the Midst of Constructing a New Regional Medical Center, as their Director of Medical Education/Chief Academic Officer. Don’t Miss This Opportunity to Lead Five New Residency Programs and Impact Future Physicians!

The Position

  • The Director of Medical Education/Chief Academic Officer will lead the development and delivery of five new residency programs (General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB/GYN, Family Medicine, and Psychiatry) for Mohawk Valley Health System. The health system is adding a new regional medical center, with construction underway and set to open in 2023, that will house the residency programs. 
  • Reporting to the SVP/Chief Physician Executive, this leader will select and oversee the Program Directors for each residency program and ensure all programs are meeting accreditation and compliance standards. 
  • Competitive salary offered with reasonable cost of living in Utica, a location that offers rich cultural opportunities and endless recreation activities.
  • Seeking collaborative leader who will play a key role in building relationships with internal faculty and leadership, as well as with external partner institutions. 
  • Must bring leadership experience of a physician residency program. 
  • MD or DO with Board Certification in specialty required.

The Organization

  • Faxton St. Luke’s Healthcare and St. Elizabeth Medical Center affiliated as the Mohawk Valley Health System (MVHS) in March 2014.
  • MVHS has two hospitals with 773 beds, 4,200+ employees, the MVHS Medical Group with 21 primary care locations, a Children’s Health Center, a Family Medicine Center, Women’s Health and Breast Care Centers, and general, orthopedic and neurological surgeons.
  • MVHS recently received a $300 million grant from the State of New York to help revitalize downtown Utica, starting with the construction of a brand new 672,000 square feet hospital, set to open in early 2023 and adding 373 inpatient beds.

The Community

  • Utica, with a population of over 60,000, sits about 80 miles northwest of Albany and just 45 miles east of Syracuse, New York.
  • Utica is beautifully situated on the Mohawk River at the base of the Adirondack Mountains, and offers a great jumping off point to the exploration of the many forests, lakes and rivers of Upstate New York.
  • Located in a family friendly historic community, the city offers excellent education, charming homes, and unique culinary experiences.
  • Utica has traditionally been a melting pot for various immigrant groups, including Dutch, Italian, German and Irish, and the local cuisine reflects this great diversity.
  • The city features the Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, which hosts rotating exhibitions facilitated through the prestigious Pratt Institute, as well as a restored Historic District that was designed by Frederick Olmsted, who also designed New York City’s Central Park.



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