Site Director – MGH Global Primary Care Massachusetts General Hospital

The Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Global Primary Care (GPC) Program is seeking a talented and dedicated physician leader to serve as Site Director for its primary care partnership in Uganda. MGH’s Uganda partnership is jointly based at Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Bugoye Health Center, located three hours drive west of Mbarara. The GPC Site Director will have four primary responsibilities:

  1. Lead the operations and objectives of the Bugoye Partnership, a new service and training partnership with Mbarara University of Science and Technology and Bugoye Health Center;
  2. Supervise and mentor GPC residents, other MGH residents, and Harvard medical students during their rotations in Uganda;
  3. Coordinate teams of MGH Primary Care physicians, nurses, and operations leaders during their visits to Uganda; and
  4. Identify and support research capacity to improve community health and health services in Bugoye.

The GPC Program integrates the principles and practice of global health and primary care in order to develop future leaders to advance health equity and strengthen health systems in the U.S. and around the world. The GPC Program has five components: a new ACGME-approved four-year residency in internal medicine at MGH; a curriculum highlighting best practices in health care delivery from a range of countries around the world; service partnerships in Chelsea, Massachusetts and Bugoye, Uganda; and an opportunity for MGH Primary Care faculty to learn from and contribute to GPC’s work in Uganda. The GPC Uganda Site Director will interface directly with all of these components, with the exception of the service partnership in Chelsea. Further details on the GPC Program are available at: http://www2.massgeneral.org/medicine/index.asp?page=residency&subpage=Gl…
Requirements include a demonstrated commitment to teaching and service to vulnerable populations, excellent communication and teamwork skills, and comfort managing multiple responsibilities in challenging conditions. Prior leadership experience in primary care delivery in resource-constrained international (preferably African) settings is preferred but not required.

How to apply: 
Candidates must be US Board Certified and should have completed their residency training in internal medicine, family practice, or medicine/pediatrics and be prepared to relocate to Mbarara, Uganda. A minimum 1-year commitment is required with a 2-year commitment preferred. Salary commensurate to experience, full benefits, and relocation stipend provided. To apply, please send a cover letter, CV, and contact information for three references to mghglobalprimarycare@partners.org . MGH is an equal opportunity employer.

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