The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB) School of Medicine, in partnership with Korn Ferry, announces a national search for the Chair, Department of Physician Assistant Studies.
The UTMB Department of Physician Assistant Studies was one of the first three programs in the state of Texas in 1971. Well known for its commitment to innovation, the aptitude of its graduates, and its history of accomplishments, the program’s alumni total is 1,946, which includes distinguished alumni that have held leadership position as TAPA officers, Texas Medical Board members, ARC-PA site visitors, AAPA officers, Program Directors in Texas and around the country. For the incoming class of 2018, the program reviewed 1,139 applications, interviewed 254 candidates, and enrolled a class of 90. The five year first time taker average pass rate for the program is currently 98%, compared to 96% nationally.
Reporting to the Vice Dean for Academic Affairs, the Chair will inherit substantial resources and an exceptional foundation of a Department that stands ready to assume an even greater role in educating and training the next generation of PAs, and ensuring their professional growth, personal excellence, and recognition. There is unanimous agreement among University and UTMB School of Medicine leadership that investment in and transformation of the DPAS is critical for achieving institutional goals. The demographics of its 11 full-time faculty and 4 part-time faculty will allow for significant recruitment in the near term and a student to faculty ratio (14:1) that is excellent.
The Chair will be a nationally recognized leader in PA studies and will have made contributions to education and advocacy of the profession. This is an unparalleled opportunity for a PA executive with a desire to lead in a prestigious organization; and to serve as an integral leader of UTMB during an evolutionary time in the delivery of healthcare services. The new Chair will be part of a system that focuses on team-based education, patient care, and community service, where the impact is local and global.
Qualified candidates will have earned a master’s or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited university in an area appropriate for PA education; engaged in scholarly and educational activities at a level commensurate with the academic rank of Associate or Full Professor; be a graduate of an accredited PA program, NCCPA certification, and eligible for license to practice in Texas; and have five years or more of clinical experience and two years or more of PA or graduate medical education experience.
Korn Ferry is assisting UTMB School of Medicine with this important recruitment. Please forward, as soon as possible, applications or nominations of appropriate candidates to:
Tonika Lam, PhD and Bernard Godley, MD, PhD, MBA, FACS
The University of Texas Medical Branch is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.