Hospitalists who presented RIV posters at HM15 talk about their projects. Dr. Brian Poustinchian worked on a bedside rounding study at Midwestern University in Illinois, and Dr. Jennifer Pascoe worked on a poster about patients leaving the hospital against medical advice, focusing on a case of her own at the University of Rochester.
SCOTT SEARS, MD, MBA, chief clinical officer of Tacoma, Wash.-based Sound Physicians, discusses how GME programs could be better aligned with the shifting reality in medicine.
Excerpts of The Hospitalist’s interview with Dr. Ruth Ann Crystal, who is attempting to create a website with videos of historical medical practice.
Session: “Teaching and Supervising a PHM Fellow: The Transition from Learner to Instructor.” Analysis: The session was led by Sarah Denniston, MD, FAAP, of Children’s Hospital of San Antonio/Baylor College of Medicine, and a collaboration of presenters ranging from fellowship directors to new pediatric hospitalist fellows. It was a very interactive discussion that prompted shared… [Read More]
Presenters: Allison Ballantine and Lisa Zaoutis Physician burnout can be thought of as similar to water level in a reservoir during a drought – there is an imbalance between usage and replenishment. This leads to physician exhaustion, cynicism, and inefficiency. Burnout is a function of both the individual (younger, single, and less resilient are at… [Read More]
When Ruth Ann Crystal, MD, performed her residency at Stanford University Medical Center more than 15 years ago, she often worked side by side in the operating room with one of her favorite professors, Bert Johnson, MD, a skilled surgeon and obstetrician. While performing vaginal hysterectomies, Dr. Johnson would often share stories of when he… [Read More]
Professionalism is an overused word in the medical industry. What exactly is meant by professionalism, and what should it mean to hospitalists? Wikipedia notes that a professional is one who earns a living from a specified activity that has standards of education and training that prepare members of the profession with the knowledge and skills… [Read More]
Ever since 1997, when the federal Balanced Budget Act froze Medicare’s overall funding for graduate medical education, debates have flared regularly over whether and how the U.S. government should support medical resident training. Discussions about the possible redistribution of billions of dollars are bound to make people nervous, but the controversy reached a fever pitch… [Read More]
Editor’s note: This article is adapted from a June 2015 post on SHM’s official blog, “The Hospital Leader”. When you see him on stage, it’s like he’s always been here. Bob Wachter, MD, one of the pioneers of the hospital medicine movement, has taken the podium at SHM’s annual meetings for more than a decade…. [Read More]
Nearly 20 years ago, Bob Wachter, MD, coined the term “hospitalist,” defining a new specialty caring for the hospitalized medical patient. Since that time, we’ve seen rapid growth in the numbers of physicians who identify themselves as hospitalists, dominated by training in internal medicine and, to a lesser extent, family practice and pediatrics. But, what… [Read More]