Listen to Chris Spoja, MD, a hospitalist with Sound Physicians, explain his decision to pursue a Master’s of Medical Management (MMM) degree.
This month, The Hospitalist features new appointments, promotions, awards, and achievements of hospital medicine physicians and healthcare industry professionals. Douglas Carlson, MD, FAAP, SFHM, has been appointed professor and chair of the department of pediatrics at Southern Illinois University in Springfield, Ill. Dr. Carlson is a pediatric hospitalist who served as director of the pediatric… [Read More]
Many hospitalists might get an advanced degree in management because they covet a specific job, but that might not be the only reason. Kevan Pickrel, MD, MHM, a regional chief medical officer for Sound Physicians in Southern California, says his decision to get a master’s in healthcare management from the University of Texas at Dallas… [Read More]
When Chris Spoja, DO, finished his residency in 2009, he went into the U.S. Army, largely drawn by the tuition incentive. His military experience ended up being a lesson on leadership, and Dr. Spoja’s interest was piqued. “That was kind of on-the-job training,” he says. “Just because you’re wearing a higher rank than somebody else… [Read More]
“Super Bowl” of hospital medicine is less than three months away If you haven’t registered for the largest event in the hospital medicine movement, now is the time. You can still take advantage of the early registration discount through Feb. 2. And pre-courses, many of which fill up ahead of time, are still available. For… [Read More]
Get your calendars out now and plan for a successful 2015 with SHM and the hospital medicine movement. Leadership Academy Oct. 19-22, 2015 Every day, thousands of hospitalists are confronted with challenges that weren’t addressed in medical school. Topics like effective management, leadership, finances, and physician engagement are all pressing issues for hospitalists, and, for… [Read More]
Hospitalists are good planners. They also are doers. For hospitalists eager to get a jump on learning, earning CME credits, and improving their hospitals, there are lots of opportunities to get started now. SHM’s popular Learning Portal continues to introduce hospitalists to some of the most pressing topics through CME-accredited modules. Most recently, the Learning… [Read More]
As a young student and resident, Joshua Allen-Dicker, MD, MPH, was stunned to see the flip side of medicine—miscommunication, disenfranchised patients, unnecessary testing, and, worst of all, medical errors. But then he saw a cast of doctors working against that tide and realized he wanted to be one of them. “I was shocked at the… [Read More]
He has aged a year since President Obama nominated him for U.S. Surgeon General in November 2013, but on Monday Boston hospitalist Vivek Murthy, MD, was confirmed as the highest physician in America. According to multiple sources, Dr. Murthy’s outspoken support for stricter gun laws and belief that guns are a public health issue delayed… [Read More]
Steven Z. Pantilat, MD, SFHM, medical director of the University of California San Francisco School of Medicine palliative care service, explains palliative care is not end-of-life care, and the role hospitalists should play in palliative cases.