The Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center at Amarillo is seeking an established, academically accomplished, and mission-driven Psychiatrist to serve as the next Chair, Department of Psychiatry. The new Chair will assume leadership of a department with a strong and dedicated faculty, the highest-rated clerkship in the school of medicine, and significant opportunity for growth including strategic planning for a future residency program in Psychiatry.
The Department of Psychiatry is an innovative community-based teaching program. The Department of Psychiatry offers clinical experiences in treating children to geriatric patients with varying diagnoses of psychiatric conditions. In addition to working at the clinic, medical students can expect to work in community organizations like Texas Panhandle Centers and Oceans Behavioral Hospital.
To add to the clinical experience, community-based private practice psychiatrists serve as faculty preceptors and offer robust patient interaction at their respective practice locations. Students can expect heavy patient contact which also includes direct teaching from attending physicians and the Regional Chair. Students also have exposure to cutting-edge technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation.
Students highly rank their experience in Psychiatry due to direct interaction with attendings, various clinical experiences, exposure to multiple psychiatric diagnoses, innovative technologies in serving rural patients with chronic mental illness and the high degree of patient interactions.
Since 1978, the TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo has trained medical students and residents with particular emphasis in clinical care. More than 100 medical students and nearly 100 residents receive training on the Amarillo campus each year. Because of superior bed-side teaching, a high faculty-to-student ratio, and a wide range of clinical facilities, our student and resident educational experiences are highly rated.
TTUHSC School of Medicine in Amarillo is led by Richard M. Jordan, M.D., who was appointed Regional Dean in 2007. As regional dean, Dr. Jordan has responsibilities for the academic, research and clinical administration for the School of Medicine activities on the Amarillo campus.
Research in Amarillo includes NIH-funded investigators in cancer immunology. Faculty participate in many multicenter clinical trials in cancer treatment. The Clinical Research Unit allows students and residents to collaborate with faculty and to prepare abstracts and case reports.
Living in Amarillo
Amarillo, Texas is a unique and history-rich city located in the Panhandle Plains of Texas. Amarillo and the surrounding Panhandle area are a unique blend of two American eras; working western ranches and a vibrant twenty-first-century economy - making Amarillo the perfect mix of old and new Texas traditions. You'll notice that Amarilloans are incredibly friendly. We call that the Panhandle Spirit. The spirit that fought through the Dust Bowl and the Great Depression. The spirit that loves their neighbor in all times, not just the hard times. While we hold tight to our western heritage, we embrace and relish our contemporary art scene, thriving center city, and cultural diversity. Our heritage and forward-thinking mentality are tied together by our close communal bond. All in all, Amarillo is truly where the Old West meets the New West.
This is a full-time position that will be performed on site in TX. Salary commensurate with experience with a generous benefits package.
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