UMass Chan Medical School — Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Affairs

Worcester, MA – UMass Chan Medical School is searching for their next Senior Associate Dean for Graduate Medical Education and Clinical Affairs. This opportunity will allow for a physician leader with a passion for medical education to advance residency and fellowship programs, oversee programmatic quality and ensure the well-being of trainees at one of the most prominent medical schools in New England.

Reporting directly to the Dean of UMass Chan, Provost and Executive Deputy Chancellor, Terry Flotte, MD, the Senior Associate Dean will guide the Office of Graduate Medical Education by leading and serving as an advocate for clinical postgraduate education. They will build on a strong foundation and expand administrative and clinical partnerships both within UMass Chan and external affiliated institutions, while carrying on the legacy of a preferred destination for residents and fellows. This individual will partner closely with colleagues across the UMass Memorial Health system. They will be dedicated to the delivery of the highest quality programs and will establish consistent standards in accordance with accrediting organizations, driven by the desire to provide a supportive, inclusive, best-in-class clinical training environment. 

The successful candidate will be an experienced academic leader in graduate medical education with a reputation as an outstanding trainee advocate, collaborator, and educator. They will have a passion for advancing trainees and providing an environment conducive to supporting the academic mission of a prestigious school of medicine. The next Senior Associate Dean will be an individual who is committed to providing superior programs, and a desire to improve systems and processes to reach UMass Chan and UMass Memorial Health clinical training goals. They will lead with a personal approach, demonstrating commitment to program directors and trainees alike.  Candidates must hold an MD or DO degree and bring a minimum of five years of experience in the administration of graduate medical education at the level of program director or designated institutional official.

Expressions of interest, nominations, and applications are welcome and can be made via the WittKieffer Candidate Portal by clicking here. The Candidate Portal is a secure, easy way to nominate a colleague, express interest, or apply for a position.

To find out more, please contact Kimberly Smith, Joyce DeLeo, Ph.D. or Jillian Williams, preferably via email at

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