Assistant Program Director (Physician)

The Department of Emergency Medicine at John Peter Smith Health Network in Fort Worth, Texas is seeking an enthusiastic medical educator to join our expanding residency education team. The program at JPS was established in 2011 as a fully accredited three-year program with 13 residents per class. The emergency department cares for over 120,000 patients per year with zero ambulance diversion since 2008. The department also supports a clinical ultrasound fellowship accredited by the American College of Emergency Physicians. The city of Fort Worth offers a vibrant urban lifestyle yet maintains the more intimate feel of a smaller community.


  • Completion of an accredited residency program in emergency medicine.
  • Current board certification by the American Board of Emergency Medicine (ABEM).
  • Prior experience in residency leadership as a core faculty member preferred.
  • Ability to obtain a medical license to practice within the state of Texas.
  • Demonstrated interest and aptitude for residency education in emergency medicine.


  • Maintain a full-time position in the emergency department and John Peter Smith Health Network.
  • Supervise emergency medicine residents, medical students, and house officers from other specialties while on duty as the emergency attending physician.
  • Average no more than 24 clinical hours per week, or 1152 clinical hours per year in accordance with ACGME guidelines.


  • Under the direction of the program director, assist with organization of the educational activities of the residency didactic curriculum.
  • Provide evidenced-based clinical teaching to residents while on-duty as the attending physician in the emergency department.
  • Deliver, as well as organize, emergency medicine grand round lectures annually.
  • Assist with the supervision of the conference scheduled to meet RRC and ACGME requirements.

Scholarly activity:

  • Demonstrate active involvement in presentations, publications, and other scholarly activity in accordance with the Residency Review Committee (RRC) and ACGME program requirements for programs in emergency medicine.
  • Serve as a mentor for emergency medicine residents in their pursuit of scholarly activity.
  • Demonstrate active involvement in state, regional, and national scientific societies.


  • Be familiar with the written policies/procedures for resident selection, evaluation, and promotion criteria adhering to institutional and ACGME requirements.
  • Be familiar with Memorandum of Understanding with each affiliate institution.
  • Be familiar with the ACGME outcomes project and resident core competencies.
  • Assist the program director as needed in providing complete and accurate program information forms to the GME/RRC for appropriate assessment of the program when required.
  • Adhere to RRC requirements for all aspects of the training program.
  • Assist the program director as needed in preparing and maintaining an updated version of the RRC-EM annual report.

Additional responsibilities may be assigned as needed by the program director. A full list of job description is available upon request.

For more information contact:

Jennifer Bullard, Recruiter | (c) 214.794.9065 | (p) 469.420.5503