Family Medicine Residency Program Director

The University of California, Riverside, Seeks a Program Director | New Leadership Opportunity | Put Your Mark on a New Program | Live in Sunny Southern California

Shape the future of medical education. The University of California, Riverside, seeks a new Program Director for its Family Medicine Residency Program. If you are a passionate family physician with more than five years of teaching experience, this is your chance to pioneer a program from the ground up, leaving a lasting impact according to your vision. Embrace an academic medicine career with dedicated time for teaching, research, and scholarly pursuits while being part of a world-class research university committed to educational success and diversity. Candidates must be board-certified with the American Board of Physician Specialties, or American Board of Family Medicine and have completed an ACGME-accredited family medicine residency.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Pioneering opportunity to build a residency program from the ground up, allowing you to leave a lasting impact and shape it according to your vision
  • Embrace a career in academic medicine with dedicated time for teaching, research, and other scholarly pursuits that foster your professional growth
  • Be part of a world-class research university with an exceptionally diverse undergraduate student body
  • Join a university ranked among the nation’s Best Colleges and Top Public Schools by US News

To apply, please e-mail your CV and Letter of Interest to Ben Maliwat at

Community Information

Only 60 miles east of Los Angeles, Riverside, California, has a strong sense of community, 24 nationally registered historic sites, and more than 100 city landmarks commemorating the city’s history. Riverside is known as the city of arts and innovation, and visitors and residents enjoy cultural activities, including downtown museums, restaurants, and performing arts centers.

· Enjoy a warm, Mediterranean climate that makes being outdoors enjoyable all year long

· Numerous outdoor activities include hiking, biking, golfing, horseback riding, water activities in nearby lakes, rock climbing, camping, and much more

· Diverse and vibrant community offering events, cultural festivals, and local groups

· Riverside has a growing economy and a cost of living approximately 13% lower than California’s average

· Home to four colleges and universities and a thriving arts and culture scene with numerous museums, galleries, and performing arts venues

· A diverse culinary scene with a wide range of restaurants and cafes serving up everything from classic American fare to international cuisine

· Located near several major highways, Riverside is just a short drive from Los Angeles, San Diego, and Palm Springs

To apply, please e-mail your CV and Letter of Interest to Ben Maliwat at

Recruiter Info

Name: Ben Maliwat


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