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The Ohio State University College of Medicine’s Department of Urology is seeking an exceptional and innovative scholar to lead a nationally recognized program as the Residency Program Director. The faculty position is full-time on the tenure or clinical track, with rank and salary commensurate with education and experience. The Program Director will devote 25% of their effort to this educational role. The successful candidate is a nationally respected educator and researcher whose scholarly work has impact in or implications for the field of Urology. Demonstrated experience as a mentor is required.

The Program Director is responsible for overseeing and coordinating all aspects of the urology residency program while emphasizing the development and implementation of educational curricular and research initiatives in collaboration with a full-time program coordinator and a dedicated Educational Scientist. This position offers a unique opportunity to contribute to the advancement of urologic education and to shape the future of urologists through innovative educational research.

The OSU residency recently increased its resident complement to four trainees per year in our five-year program; currently there are 17 residents within the training program. In addition to surgical training, our residents actively engage in teaching and scholarship.

Successful Candidate Qualifications:
  • MD, DO or equivalent
  • Residency trained in Urology within an ACGME accredited program
  • Board certified in Urology; general urology or sub-specialty practice is acceptable
  • Licensed or license eligible to practice medicine in the state of Ohio
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to collaborate effectively with residents, faculty members, and other stakeholders
  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
  • Commitment to maintaining high standards of resident education and fostering a positive learning environment
  • Previous leadership or administrative experience in a urology residency program or medical education setting is preferred
  • Demonstrated expertise and experience in educational research, with a track record of publications and presentations in the field is preferred
Responsibilities of this committed leader include:
  • Program administration
    • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the urology residency program, ensuring compliance with accreditation standards and educational requirements in conjunction with our full time Program Administrator
    • Develop and revise program policies and procedures in alignment with national guidelines and evolving educational research standards
    • Collaborate with faculty members and residency program staff to optimize resident training experiences and educational outcomes
    • Coordinate the recruitment, selection, and evaluation processes for residents; provide ongoing mentorship and career guidance
  • Curriculum development and evaluation
    • Lead the design, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive urology residency curriculum that integrates educational research principles and evidence-based teaching methods
    • Collaborate with faculty members to develop innovative educational tools, including online resources, simulation programs, and interactive workshops
    • Regularly assess the effectiveness of the curriculum, identifying areas for improvement and implementing changes to enhance resident learning
  • Mentorship and professional development
    • Provide mentorship and guidance to residents interested in educational research
    • Facilitate opportunities for scholarly activities, such as research projects, presentations at national conferences, and publication of educational research findings
    • Support residents in their pursuit of additional educational degrees, fellowships, and research opportunities
  • Educational scholarship
    • In association with our doctorally prepared Educational Scientist, design and conduct educational research projects, including needs assessments, curriculum development, and evaluation studies
    • Foster a culture of discovery and scholarship among residents and faculty members, encouraging their active participation in research activities
    • Stay abreast of the latest developments and best practices in urologic education research and apply them to enhance the program's educational offerings
  • Collaboration and partnerships
    • Foster collaborations with internal and external stakeholders, including other departments, academic institutions, and professional organizations, to promote educational research and enhance the program's educational resources
    • Represent the urology residency program at national and international conferences and forums related to educational research
    • In collaboration with our Educational Scientist, seek external funding opportunities to support educational research initiatives and program development

Department of Urology:

at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report for delivering the highest quality of care for the treatment of urologic conditions. Our mission is to alleviate patient suffering from urologic disorders through an integrative model of extraordinary clinical care, patient-centered discovery and educational innovation in service of the citizens of Ohio and beyond. Our vision is to transform the lives of our patients through this comprehensive approach to urologic practice.The Department of Urology has a rich history and timeline dating back to 1917. Under the leadership of Cheryl Lee, MD, as chair, the Department is composed of six specialty Divisions with 28 faculty members. Collectively, the Department performs over 22,000 clinic and operative procedures, annually. Education is a major priority, and the Department is engaged in multicenter and multispeciality initiatives. We were ranked #21 in the 2022 Doximity rankings for residency programs in urology. The Department sponsors fellowship programs in Endourology (Endourological Society) and Urologic Oncology (Society of Urologic Oncology) while Nationwide Children’s Hospital sponsors a fellowship in pediatric urology (Society for Pediatric Urology).

College of Medicine:

The Ohio State University College of Medicine, with more than 4,500 learners, is the only academic medical center in central Ohio. Ranked as the 13th most diverse medical school by U.S. News & World Report, it is known nationwide for curricular innovation, pioneering research and outstanding patient care at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center.  We are thrilled to share that The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and College of Medicine set a new record for research awards in fiscal year 2022 (FY22). We closed the year with $367.7 million, which is a 22% increase over $301.3 million in fiscal year 2021 (FY21). In FY22, we received more than $200 million in total awards from the National Institutes of Health and our total federal awards exceeded $285 million. Our FY22 research portfolio included 98 new $1+ million awards and more than 3,000 active awards, a 6.2% increase over FY21. With approximately 2,600 faculty members, the college includes 20 clinical departments, eight basic science departments and the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center consists of The Ohio State University Health System, the College of Medicine, the Health Sciences Library, and the Faculty Group Practice. The OSU Wexner Medical Center is committed to providing world-class care. At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we're proud to be celebrating our 30th consecutive year ranked in U.S. News & World Report's Best Hospitals list. This year, the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center has nine nationally ranked specialties out of 15 and three selected as high performing. The James Cancer Hospital, an NCI designated comprehensive cancer center, is ranked #24. U.S. News consistently ranks the Ohio State Wexner Medical Center as the top hospital in Columbus.

About Columbus:

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center is located in Columbus, Ohio, the state capitol and the 14th largest city in the U.S. From historic communities and suburban living to college crowds and nightlife, Columbus is a friendly Midwestern town with metropolitan style. With easy commutes and low cost of living relative to comparable metropolitan areas, central Ohio has a temperate climate where fall and spring delight while summers are not oppressively hot or humid and winters are not too cold or snowy. The city is renowned for its leading technological companies, vast academic resources, thriving industry, an eclectic mix of entertainment, dining and shopping, and easily accessible opportunities for sports and recreation for participants and fans alike. The university and medical center are home to an exciting, growth-oriented culture of innovation and discovery. Together, these entities have established a bold vision to ensure that the university will be among the leading public universities in the nation for research and creative expression to address critical societal challenges and that the medical center will pioneer breakthrough health care solutions to improve people’s lives. For more on Columbus, please visit .

Ohio State offers a highly competitive compensation and benefits package. All inquiries, nominations and applications will remain confidential during the recruitment for this position. For consideration, please send cover letter and curriculum vitae to:

Katlyn Spano, MBA | Physician & Faculty Recruitment |

The Ohio State University is committed to establishing a culturally and intellectually diverse environment, encouraging all members of our learning community to reach their full potential. We are responsive to dual- career families and strongly promote work-life balance to support our community members through a suite of institutionalized policies. To build a diverse workforce, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center encourages applications from individuals with disabilities, historically minoritized, veterans and women. Ohio State is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status.

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Posting ID: 857987512 Posted: 2024-03-04 Job Title: Urology Residency Program Director