The Internal Medicine Residency program at Cayuga Medical Center is a primary care program with a considerable focus on community health. Located in a Health Professional Shortage Area (HPSA), the Residency Program Director will work with residents, faculty, and staff to ensure the program succeeds in achieving its mission to train exceptional general internists who are skilled in providing high quality, coordinated, comprehensive and compassionate primary health care to adults in any health care setting and are prepared to practice in areas of physician workforce shortages addressing health inequities. Only in its fourth year of operations, the Director will have considerable influence in the further development and direction of the program.  A successful applicant will have a meaningful desire to materially impact the community the program serves.

Must be Board Certified in Internal Medicine

  • Must have a minimum of three years of educational and/or administrative experience in an ACGME accredited Internal Medicine Program as a member of the faculty or leadership team.
  • Must have previous leadership/administrative experience
  • Must be willing to combine administrative and clinical teaching responsibilities (50/50)
  • Must have strong administrative and team building skills
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and communication skills


  1. Authority and accountability for the operation of the Internal Medicine residency program
  2. Development of curriculum, policies, and procedures for the program
  3. Obtaining and maintaining ACGME accreditation and state approval
  4. Providing leadership and professional development for program faculty
  5. Recruitment of residents into the program
  6. Participate in competency evaluations of residents
  7. Initiation and monitoring of any resident remediation processes
  8. Oversite of the program evaluation committee and program improvements
  9. Participate in faculty recruitment and retention
  10. Additional responsibilities to ensure program of excellence
  11. Maintenance of an effect resident mentoring program
  12. Oversite and delivery of resident wellness initiatives


  • Comfortable and willing to work and make decisions in a group setting.
  • Goal oriented but creative and flexible in achieving goals.
  • A personal commitment to and enthusiasm for education.
  • Leadership skills including comfort in exercising authority, decision making, mentoring and motivating.
  • Ability to positively influence the behavior of others and to lead by example.
  • Excellent communication and conflict management skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; a consensus builder, collaborator, and team leader.
  • Strong sense of integrity
  • Ability to embrace and promote diversity.


A hundred years ago, a group of forward-thinking community leaders opened a small city hospital with fifteen beds. Today, Cayuga Medical Center houses 212 beds, employs over 1,600 health-care professionals, and has a medical staff of more than 400 affiliated physicians and advanced practice providers.

Over the past century we have evolved into a comprehensive medical center and we continue to offer, as we always have, attentive and compassionate care to each patient who comes through our doors. CMC’s patients and families are at the center of everything we do. CMC is a not-for-profit, acute-care medical center bringing state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to the residents of Tompkins, Cortland, Seneca, and Tioga counties. And a century after our founding, we remain intrinsically tied to those we serve. The board members of Cayuga Health are local community members who represent local organizations of different kinds ranging from higher education institutions to non-profits, to faith-based organizations, to large and small businesses. The Cayuga Health System mission directs its leaders to “equitably improve the well-being of the communities [it] serves”.  Tompkins County is the foremost economic center of the southern tier of New York State, and is the educational capital of the Central New York region with more than 30,000 students within its approximately 103,000 population.


Tompkins County is the foremost economic center of the southern tier of New York State and is the educational capital of the Central New York region with more than 30,000 students within its approximately 103,000 population. Ithaca is a distinctive university city on Cayuga Lake in the beautiful Finger Lakes region. Home to Cornell University and Ithaca College, the area is uniquely diverse and engaging. Partly owing to its colocation with the academic institutions, the city offers tremendous cultural, culinary, and educational resources not found in other rural locales. The community offers highly rated schools, hiking, biking, water sports, arts and entertainment. The medical community is well integrated into the community and creates a welcoming environment for new members who arrive from around the globe.  Not only located in a picturesque setting surrounded by lakes and waterfalls, Ithaca offers a uniquely special environment in a rural setting that has something for everyone.


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