Cornell University invites inquiries, applications and nominations for the position of Primary Care Physician at Gannett Health Services.

About the Campus

Located in Ithaca, New York, the campus is among the rolling valleys of the Finger Lakes region and, atop East Hill, provides a view of the surrounding area, including Cayuga Lake. The university is broadly organized into seven undergraduate colleges and four graduate and professional schools on its main Ithaca campus.

About Gannett Health Services

Gannett Health Services (GHS) is a fully accredited ambulatory care center with more than 200 employees, committed to providing integrated and culturally sensitive medical, mental health, health promotion and public health services for the diverse Cornell community. Gannett is nationally recognized for innovation and leadership in the development of integrated, cost-effective, and community-based services and campus health initiatives.

Physicians of GHS provide direct ambulatory primary patient care to students of the University, and to Cornell faculty and staff using the Health Center for occupational and episodic health care. All physicians collaborate with community and other Gannett physician colleagues, health associates, nursing staff, ancillary and support staff, professional psychotherapist staff, physical therapists and health educators. In their clinical work with students, Gannett physicians are involved with the developmental, educational, social and academic aspects of students’ lives, and often are called upon to interact with parents, faculty and other professionals, both on and off campus in a patient-centered medical home model of primary care delivery.

Candidate Profile:

  • D. or D.O. with current NYS license (or license-eligible), BC/BE in primary care or other appropriate specialty.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, with knowledge and sensitivities appropriate to working with a highly diverse, young adult population.
  • CPR-BLS level certification achieved within one year of employment and maintained biannually, as applicable.
  • No visa sponsorship is available for this position

Preferred Experiences:

  • Interest in and concern for health problems encountered in a campus community.
  • Ability to coordinate with colleagues to maintain continuity of patient care and ensure the appropriate management and treatment of medical problems when not physically present at the health center.
  • Desire to communicate electronically with patients.
  • Facility with using an electronic health record to advance the care of patients using non-face-to-face opportunities for patient care.
  • Experience with and desire to work in a team-based environment, working with varied and diverse healthcare staff in a patient centered medical home.

Rewards and Benefits:

  • Ongoing, 12 months/year, full- or part-time available.
  • Competitive compensation, generous time-off, relocation and great benefits for individuals & families.
  • Cornell-supported professional/educational opportunities.
  • Career/life balance opportunities such as: on-campus daycare, adoption assistance, on-campus dining.
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How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a letter of application and resume that relates the applicant’s skills, abilities, knowledge, and professional experiences to the stated qualifications for the position and notable achievements. The application materials should be sent electronically to The subject line in the email should be PCPCU. Confidential inquiries may be made by contacting Megan Spelman at or at 585-366-4329.

For full consideration, all materials should be received by January 30, 2017. Materials arriving after this date will be reviewed and considered until the position is filled.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. The University is an employer and educator recognized for valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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