Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine — Dean

WMed is one of the newest U.S. Medical schools and continues to achieve great successes on the journey to excellence.  With the retirement of the founding Dean, Dr. Hal B. Jensen, the new Dean will lead the organization through the next strategic planning process and so have significant impact on the school’s future direction and national impact. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo’s two teaching health systems – Ascension Borgess and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3), supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition and endowment income. 

The inaugural class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered, four-year curriculum. WMed offers three Master of Science degree programs in Biomedical Sciences, Clinical Informatics, and Medical Engineering. More than 200 residents and fellows train in ten residencies and five accredited fellowships. WMed Health is the clinical practice of the medical school with more than 330 providers (including residents and fellows) offering comprehensive primary care and specialty services.

Candidates should possess an MD or MD/PHD credential with executive experience in a large complex academic organization such as a medical school or academic department.  A variety of backgrounds would be considered based on skill sets, institutional complexity, and accomplishments during the candidate’s tenure. Prior experience in a community-based medical school is desirable. 

Confidential requests for additional information or nominations may be directed to our executive search partners, AMN Leadership Solutions: Christine Mackey-Ross, RN or Jennifer Schaulin c/o Beth Ross beth.ross@amnhealthcare.com; Phone 781-934-8111.