The Association of Air Medical Services
Company Name:

Merritt Hawkins

Location:

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Managements and Other Positions

Position Type:

Required Experience:

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

Seeking a Medical Director of Air Transport Emergency Medical Services, Merritt Hawkins

We are seeking an emergency medicine physician to serve as the Medical Director of West Michigan Air Care, a premier provider of air transport medical services covering the Southwest Michigan region. The successful candidate will also serve as a core faculty member in the Department of Emergency Medicine at the newly-opened Homer Stryker MD School of Medicine (WMed), one of the few U.S. medical schools in several decades to be built from the ground up. 

The new medical school is a collaboration involving Western Michigan University, a top 100 national public doctoral university in the U.S., and two award-winning teaching hospitals, nationally recognized for innovation and quality.


Medical Director of West Michigan Air Care

  • Provide medical direction regarding policies and procedures for clinical care provided by Air Care
  • Air Care transports approximately 400 patients per year within a 12 county area and a 100 mile radius; patients are transported to receiving facilities offering a wide range of specialty care including but not limited to: Level I Trauma Centers, Cardiology, Neurology, Burn, High-risk OB and Pediatric; with ~20% being on-scene-calls
  • The Air Care team consists of 10 highly-qualified, dual licensed RNs, a clinical director, a program director, several staff, a lead mechanic, and 4 pilots with more on reserve if needed

Clinical Practice

  • ED shifts will be provided at two tertiary referral teaching hospitals in Kalamazoo, MI
  • Service time consists of 8-hour shifts, double and triple coverage during the day; no call requirements and resident support provided for all shifts
  • 24/7 Hospitalist coverage to handle all admissions

Academic Responsibilities

  • The directorship will come with a core faculty appointment at WMed; the Department of Emergency Medicine runs one of the largest EM residency programs in the country with 20 residents per year, as well as an EMS fellowship program
  • Established Center for Clinical Research allows opportunities and resources for developing clinical research programs, if desired
  • Simulation-based EMS training at WMed’s state-of-the-art, 24,000 sq. ft. simulation center

Applicants must have minimum of an MD or DO degree. Board certification/preparation in Emergency Medicine by either ABEM or AOBEM required. Additional board certification/preparation in Emergency Medical Services preferred. 


Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. This metro area of over 325,000 people has something to offer everyone! Monthly art hops, one-of-a-kind restaurants, weekly festivals, craft breweries and wineries give this college town an exciting energy. Historic architecture juxtaposed with modern concepts preserve charm and authenticity while fostering innovation. Strong public school systems and a variety of private school options are available; a nationally renowned program is available in which graduates of public schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in the state. The city is conveniently located in close proximity to the gorgeous beaches of Lake Michigan, multiple ski resorts, and a quick train ride away from multiple major metropolitans.

Company Name:

Merritt Hawkins

Location:

Kalamazoo, Michigan

Approximate Salary:

Not Specified

Job Category:

Managements and Other Positions

Position Type:

Required Experience:

Required Education:

Doctorate Degree

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