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    Specialty: Palliative Medicine Physician-Educator

    Location: San Francisco, CA
    (Physician Foundation Medical Associates - SPMF)

    Opportunity Information
    Physician Foundation Medical Associates (PFMA), a multi-specialty medical group affiliated with
    Sutter Pacific Medical Foundation (SPMF), has an exceptional opportunity for a motivated
    Board Eligible/Board Certified physician in Palliative Medicine to serve as a Clinician Educator at
    California Pacific Medical Center (CPMC), in the Departments of Graduate Medical Education and
    Palliative Medicine.

    This innovative position has been created with the goal of overhauling our Palliative Medicine
    resident education program. The clinician-educator's time will initially be spent in direct resident
    education as well as curriculum development, including online modules and simulated patient
    experiences. During the first year, the candidate will also coordinate the development of an
    outpatient palliative medicine experience for residents and patients. In subsequent years, 50%
    time will be spent on resident education and 50% time will potentially be spent in direct patient
    care,including home based and outpatient clinic visits to patients with advanced illness.

    This grant-funded initiative will not only provide our residents with the skills necessary for
    caring for severely and terminally ill patients, including communication techniques, but also assist
    them in developing methods for self-care to address needs that arise in caring for patients at end
    of life. This skill training will be co-coordinated by our Psychology and Psychiatry staff,
    providing an opportunity for ongoing collaboration and the potential to participate in research
    projects evaluating this novel approach.

    We are an established and growing department of Palliative Medicine with strong institutional
    support. You would be joining a team of two full time MDs and two NPs who enjoy their work and
    the collegial environment at CPMC, while also having the opportunity to explore the beautiful San
    Francisco Bay Area.

    Our ideal candidate will have successfully completed a fellowship in Hospice and Palliative
    Medicine. Demonstrated passion for education and teaching will be highly valued.

    Community Information
    San Francisco is the leading financial and cultural center
    of Northern California and the San Francisco Bay Area. San
    Francisco is one of the top tourist destinations in the
    world and is renowned for its temperate weather, steep
    rolling hills, unique architecture, arts and culture, and
    fine dining. The population is very diverse and there is
    high demand for primary care.

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    For more information contact

    For consideration, please email a cover letter and CV to: Catherine Seeley, MD, Medical Director
    Palliative Medicine at CPMC, 415-600-3190, email: and
    Adrianna Garcia-Dawson, Human Resources Coordinator at