Career Dev


Five Strategies for Early Career, Academic Hospitalists

One of the challenges a new academic hospitalist faces is trying to become a valued member of the teaching faculty. You are intent on becoming that next great attending you have always aspired to be; however, no one has clearly guided you on making this transition. In our experience, a handful of common teaching pitfalls… [Read More]

Hospitalist Jaime Upegui, MD, Links Passion for Work to Love of Motorcycle Travel, Sports, Dance

Hospitalist Jaime Upegui, MD, division president at Apogee Physicians in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, knows exactly what he wants to do when he retires years from now: sell everything he owns and ride his motorcycle around the world. So far, the 39-year-old physician leader has driven across the U.S. at least five times, including a 24-day,… [Read More]


Leadership Academy ‘Hits Nail on the Head’

The Leadership Academy, presented by SHM, was held in October in Austin, Texas. Three courses were offered: Leadership Foundations and two Advanced Leadership courses, Influential Management and Mastering Teamwork. These sessions are designed to offer training in leadership skills specifically for those working in the field of hospital medicine, as well as to provide career… [Read More]

Team Hospitalist Advisory Board Accepting Applications for 2016-2018 Terms

The Hospitalist, the official news magazine of the Society of Hospital Medicine, is always on the lookout for creative individuals dedicated to the field of hospital medicine to assist with editorial ideas and occasional writing. Team Hospitalist is a voluntary, editorial advisory board made up of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and administrators working in… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Resources Provide Quality Improvement Tips

Whether you’ve been tasked with leading a major quality improvement program or simply want to make a few things better for your patients, SHM has resources for every scale of quality improvement initiative, all created by national experts in their fields. 1. Attend an SHM Quality Improvement Webinar The last of SHM’s live quality improvement… [Read More]