Practice Opportunities - Information
Specialty: Palliative Medicine Physician-Educator
Location: San Francisco, CA
(Physician Foundation Medical Associates - SPMF)
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
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.
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 consideration, please email a cover letter and CV to: Catherine Seeley, MD, Medical Director
Palliative Medicine at CPMC, 415-600-3190, email: email@example.com and
Adrianna Garcia-Dawson, Human Resources Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org.