The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley is seeking child/ adolescent psychiatrists to join our growing faculty for the undergraduate and graduate medical education program, including residencies in General and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry located in Harlingen, TX.
Responsibilities include direct patient care, program development, resident supervision, medical student teaching, and scholarly activities. Faculty will participate in creating and implementing the educational and clinical training sites of the developing Medical School.
The University of Texas, Rio Grande Valley School of Medicine is starting residency programs in psychiatry and child/ adolescent psychiatry in parallel with the development of an independent four-year medical school. These programs are conceptualized as being natural extensions of the medical school experience with the goals of providing both general and specialized didactic and clinical experiences to produce well rounded, skilled psychiatrists and child/ adolescent psychiatrists who can work with a range of problems and types of populations in diverse settings. The mission of these programs is to graduate skilled, compassionate, versatile physicians who are knowledgeable about systems of care, diverse ethnic and cultural populations, and collaborative care in addition to being knowledgeable and competent in the general clinical practice of psychiatry and child/ adolescent psychiatry. The residency training programs will emphasize outpatient longitudinal experiences, psychotherapy, integrated experiences with primary care, multidisciplinary teaching, multiple community sites and a cohesive, integrated approach to learning, understanding and utilizing the science of medicine for effective psychiatric practice. Experiential activities will be supported by an interconnected didactic and clinical curriculum that emphasizes self initiated learning, problem solving skills, and appropriate use of technology.
Faculty will be actively involved in teaching residents in a variety of forums with the expectation that faculty and trainees will work closely together. Faculty and residents will also work with medical students and trainees from other specialties.
Faculty joining these residency programs will have the opportunity to develop and start educational, clinical and research programs within a system that prioritizes working within the community, incorporating prevention and early intervention into care, and collaboration within and outside of medicine. While the primary focus of these positions will be the development of clinical and educational programs, teaching and supervising trainees and the provision of direct clinical care, applicants with current or prior research experience and interest are also encouraged to apply. Protected time for scholarly activities and/or start-up research support can be provided based on interest, prior experience and future career goals.
UTRGV is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer that strives to hire without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. UTRGV takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
UTRGV is a Hispanic-serving Institution dedicated to student success and building a diverse faculty committed to working in a multicultural environment. UTRGV has an NSF ADVANCE grant to increase the representation of women in STEM fields and to promote a positive, family friendly workplace for all faculty. We strongly encourage applications from women and minorities.