Two medical students who participated in SHM’s inaugural Student Hospitalist program, Mimi Zander, now a second year student at Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine in New York City, and Frank Zadravecz, a second year student at the University of Illinois College of Medicine at Chicago, share their thoughts about their part in the future of… [Read More]
Seize the opportunity to present your research, innovative ideas, and clinical stories to a national audience at HM16. Visit the submission site for full details. To ensure success, SHM strongly recommends that you complete your submission well ahead of the deadline of Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2015, at 11:30 p.m. EST. For details, visit www.hospitalmedicine2016.org.
At the end of the year, many hospitalists still have funds left in their CME stipends. Now is the time to plan for 2016. SHM’s annual meeting, Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16), is the premier destination for hospitalists looking to brush up on skills, learn the latest clinical and management concepts, and grow their network in… [Read More]
The lives of academic hospitalists are fraught with pitfalls and perils that can lead the unsuspecting far afield of their original intentions. It was in the murky depths of such professional perplexity that I recently found myself, lying in bed and attempting repose in vain. Thoughts of living a life underpaid, underresourced, and overworked buzzed… [Read More]
There are always ways to get more involved in the hospital medicine movement, and deadlines for some of them are approaching: November 22 – Fellows and Senior Fellows Applications: Interested in earning the only designations specifically for hospitalists? Start your application today; it can take some time to assemble and submit. December 31 – Membership… [Read More]
Hospitalists care for patients with the most serious, chronic, and complex illnesses. As a result, they are often faced with the daunting task of counseling their patients to help them clearly define their end-of-life wishes. The mere subject of death is met with apprehension and avoidance, but its inevitability warrants an early discussion. End-of-life care,… [Read More]
On November 13, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) is scheduled to publish its final OPPS rule for 2016. One of the biggest impacts for hospitalists is the update to the two-midnight rule. Here are six areas of interest to hospitalists: 1. The two-midnight rule became effective just over two years ago, on… [Read More]
Even before HCAHPS (Hospital Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems), hospital leaders and clinicians were striving to provide not only high quality care, but a place patients choose to meet their future healthcare needs. Just this week, US News and World Report published an article entitled “The Patient Wish List.” Although not a list… [Read More]