Lexington Medical Center – Founding Internal Medicine Residency Program Director

Shape the Future: Lead a New Internal Medicine Residency Program

Discover a pioneering opportunity in medical education in a new $20 million facility in highly desirable Columbia, South Carolina

Lexington Medical Center, an acclaimed hospital in Columbia, SC, offers more than a job: This is a chance to become our Founding Internal Medicine Residency Program Director and significantly impact medical education and healthcare. You will proudly put your professional mark on a new IM Residency Program while educating and inspiring the next generation of healthcare professionals. Candidates must be accredited allopathic or osteopathic medical school graduates, have completed an internal medicine residency program, and have board certification in internal medicine (ABPS/ABIM/AOBIM).

To Apply – Please e-mail you CV and Letter of Interest to Nicole Sturznickel at nicole.sturznickel@amnhealthcare.com.

Opportunity Highlights

  • Be a Trailblazer – You will be the architect of our new Internal Medicine Residency Program, crafting your legacy in healthcare education
  • World-Class Facilities – Work in our brand-new $20 million state-of-the-art teaching and training facility
  • Leadership Excellence – Enjoy ample administrative time and be part of a dynamic team with a strong record of launching successful residency programs
  • Commitment to Learning – Immerse yourself in an environment dedicated to patient-centered care and nurturing future primary care physicians
  • Recognition and Community – Join a hospital renowned for its exceptional performance and regional distinction in numerous specialties: No. 1 in Columbia, SC, and No. 2 in South Carolina (US News)

To Apply – Please e-mail you CV and Letter of Interest to Nicole Sturznickel at nicole.sturznickel@amnhealthcare.com.

Community Information

Columbia, South Carolina, with a small-town feel and big-city amenities, is a hidden gem where Southern hospitality meets a vibrant lifestyle.

  • Rated one of the nation’s Best Places to Live and Retire (US News)
  • Overall grade of A- and a Best Place to Live in South Carolina (Niche)
  • South Carolina is a Best Place to Practice in 2023 (Medscape)
  • Weekly festivals, art exhibitions, concerts, and markets
  • Excellent culinary scene with dining choices ranging from exquisite fine dining to burgers and beer — and everything in between
  • Enjoy the temperate Southeast climate and mild winters
  • An affordable cost of living is about 13% below the national average
  • About 2 hours to beautiful South Carolina beaches and easy access to Charlotte, Atlanta, Asheville, and Greenville
  • Home to the University of South Carolina and SEC athletics



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Medical organizations throughout North America understand that our rigorous certification standards prove that ABPS Diplomates are capable of delivering the best patient care possible.

On October 18, 2007, President George W. Bush released Homeland Security Presidential Directive 21 (HSPD-21), calling on our nation, among other initiatives, to “collectively support and facilitate the establishment of a discipline of disaster health”. It is a great testament to the wisdom and foresight of the American Board of Physician Specialties that it immediately set to work and created, within the short span of only one year, an educational blueprint and set of certification examinations, both written and oral, for a new subspecialty of disaster medicine—and it is why I chose to be part this vital initiative and this wonderful organization. This is but one of the many innovative programs initiated by the American Board of Physician Specialties over the years, and why I am proud to support its work on behalf of our nation’s public health.

Art Cooper, MD
Disaster Medicine
When the American Board of Physician Specialties offered to host the American Board of Integrative Medicine, ABPS became a landmark organization working to move medicine into the twenty first century. Certifying physicians who have completed rigorous academic training in Integrative Medicine ensures that the field of Integrative Medicine will continue to develop academically, clinically, and professionally. The leadership of ABPS continues to impress me - they are diligent in constantly innovating to provide certifications for physicians who want to advance their careers and their areas of expertise. I am honored to be a part of this organization.

Ann Marie Chiasson, MD
Integrative Medicine
There are many ways board certification advances a physician career. ABPS Board examination verifies your accuracy, precision, and reflects your mastery of your residency training verifying your expertise. ABPS Board certification demonstrates your level of expertise beyond your practice experience, primary education degrees, and training which are necessary for insurance reimbursement and practice privilege requirements. Attaining your ABPS Board Certification will clarify your purpose, secure your practice growth, and expand into leadership positions. Board certification can serve as an indication of a physician’s commitment to medicine, beyond the minimal standards and competency of training, their measurement to quality of care, and attaining an award for excellence.

Chris Kunis MD
Internal Medicine
When I think historically, advancement in medicine and patient safety and care has been driven by the diversity of people and scientific thought. That’s what I found at the ABPS and more. For over 60 years that is just who we are. I found a physician certifying body that provides a choice and voice to all physicians ensuring that patients are always placed first.

Jerry Allison, MD
Emergency Medicine
When I decided to pursue a full time role as a physician executive it was important to me to obtain additional professional training, education and work experience. Board certification through the ABPS in Administrative Medicine is validation of my efforts and a demonstration of dedication to professional development. We need more physicians to become full time health care executives, knowing there is a board certification option in Administrative Medicine encourages physicians to take the leap from full time clinical practice to healthcare organizational leadership.

Richard Paula, MD
Administrative Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has provided me with the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of internal medicine through board certification. As a hospitalist, board certification is an expected credential, and hospitals recognize the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) as one of the three standard credentialling bodies for Internal Medicine. Additionally, the ABPS has helped me develop leadership skills as a Board member and Committee Chairperson. ABPS has also helped me sharpen critical thinking skills as a test question developer and reviewer. The Allopathic (MD) and Osteopathic (DO) physicians in the ABPS are lifelong learners and frequently pursue multiple board certifications. I enjoy the camaraderie of my peers in ABPS.

Loren Jay Chassels, DO
Internal Medicine