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HIV Specialist and Primary Care Physician, Partnership Comprehensive Care Program, Drexel University College of Medicine

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Work type: Full-Time
Location: Center City - Philadelphia, PA
Categories: College of Medicine, Drexel University

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Job Summary

Drexel University College of Medicine is seeking 2 full-time outpatient faculty physicians for the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice, which is a long-standing, multidisciplinary, Ryan White-funded clinic which provides primary and specialty care to 1700 people with HIV in the Philadelphia area.  Faculty members participate in patient care, research, and teaching students and other trainees.  Board-certified physicians in Internal Medicine or Family Medicine with Infectious Diseases or HIV training or experience are encouraged to apply.

Clinical responsibilities are longitudinal care and management of multiple medical conditions including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, and substance use disorders, as well as preventative medicine and risk-reduction counseling for patients living with or at risk for HIV.  Physicians work together with medical case managers, behavioral health specialists, nurse, pharmacist, nutritionist, gynecologist, psychiatrist, outreach workers, medical assistants and front desk staff in order to provide comprehensive care at one location.  Prescribe ART, PrEP, PEP, and treatment for Hepatitis C and sexually-transmitted infections; order and interpret diagnostic tests; refer to specialists as needed; maintain current medical records and documentation in EPIC.  Providers participate in educational conferences and staff meetings, and serve on other relevant committees.  There is opportunity to create quality improvement and research projects and to participate in student education.  A commitment to learning and delivery of trauma-informed care, and a deep interest in advocating and caring for marginalized communities are essential. 

Essential Functions


The Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice (PCCP) is a long-standing, multidisciplinary, Ryan White-funded clinic which serves 1700 people living with HIV in Center City, Philadelphia.  The physician will join 7 other dedicated HIV providers in providing primary and specialty HIV care. The key responsibilities of this faculty position include:

  • Seeing and treating patients in the Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice which includes diagnosis, evaluation, and providing a treatment plan for patients living with HIV.
  • Seeing and treating patients with Hepatitis C.
  • Provide comprehensive primary and specialty HIV care by conducting both intake visits and providing longitudinal care for conditions including hypertension, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, mental illness, and substance use disorders, among many others. 
  • Work together with medical case managers, behavioral health specialists, nurse, pharmacist, nutritionist, gynecologist, psychiatrists, medical assistants and front desk staff to provide comprehensive care.
  • Provide education and anticipatory guidance for patients, risk reduction counseling, and monitor the effectiveness of interventions.
  • Prescribe ART (antiretroviral therapy) with awareness of the most current HIVMA/IDSA guidelines as well as PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis) and PEP (post-exposure prophylaxis)
  • Provide treatment for Hepatitis C and sexually-transmitted infections. 
  • Order and interprets diagnostic and therapeutic tests, and makes referrals to specialists as needed.
  • Prescribe  appropriate pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatment modalities.
  • Perform history and physical exam, completes medical assessments and documents in the Electronic Medical Records.
  • Maintain current medical records for all patients and provides documentation of clinic visits.
  • Provide ongoing assessment of medical, psychosocial, and educational needs for return patient visits.
  • Advocate for promotion of U=U (undetectable = untransmittable) among our patients and in our Philadelphia community in order to decrease HIV stigma and increase access to care. 
  • Serve as the provider on call after hours (evenings, weekends, and holidays) a few weeks per year.
  • Provide support to PCCP nurse practitioners and physician assistants.
  • Participate in educational conferences, staff meetings, morbidity and mortality and serve on other relevant committees.

Office of Educational Affairs:

  • Work with co-course director to develop new content and cases for student learning when appropriate for the course.
  • Teach small groups in the course including history and physical exam sessions, biopsychosocial topic sessions and bioethics sessions.
  • Assist in recruiting and developing additional faculty for small group sessions when needed in both FPC 2 and ICC.
  • Work with co-course director in training selected standardized patients as Patient Instructors for clinical skills sessions.
  • Prepare training materials for physicians to be able to teach students in workshops and play their patient roles for histories and physicals.
  • Be present for all focused history and physical exam sessions.
  • Assume role as course director for Clinical Skills 4th year Physical Diagnosis teaching elective.
  • Recruit and communicate with 4th years for this elective with assistance of Barbara Lasher.
  • Attend/provide training sessions for all 4th year elective activities.
  • Recruit and train 4th year students as evaluators for summative assessment at end of the year.
  • Oversee, facilitate, and edit content for problem focused history and physical exam sessions.
  • Work with co-course director to oversee all evaluations done by 4th years and faculty.
  • Facilitate physical exam workshops including breast, pelvic and genitourinary exams.
  • Assist with other course responsibilities as necessary to ensure smooth operation of the course.
  • Will assist with editing and updating content for course website on Blackboard.
  • Attend appropriate meetings when possible including ECC 1, 2, Clinical skills working group and Course Directors meeting.
  • Develop and facilitate interprofessional learning experiences within ICC course.
  • Engage with faculty in different health professional schools to develop and implement learning experiences with a focus on the IPEC core competencies.

Required Qualifications

  • MD, Infections Disease with a concentration in HIV
  • Minimum of 2 years of experience
  • A current license to practice medicine in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Must have an active DEA license.
  • BE/BC in Infectious Disease.


Center City - Philadelphia, PA

Special Instructions to the Applicant

Please make sure you upload your CV/resume and cover letter when submitting your application.

Qualified candidates should also send their curriculum vitae to Margaret Santillo (, Business Manager, Drexel University College of Medicine, Partnership Comprehensive Care Practice.

Review of applicants will continue until a suitable candidate pool is identified.

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