Career Dev

Clinical Care Conundrums Provide Learning Potential for Hospitalists

At A Glance Series: Hospital Medicine: Current Concepts Title: Clinical Care Conundrums: Challenging Diagnoses in Hospital Medicine Edited by: James C. Pile, Thomas E. Baudendistel, Brian Harte Series Editors: Scott Flanders, Sanjay Saint Pages: 208 Clinical Care Conundrums is written in 22 chapters, each discussing a clinical case presentation in a format similar to the… [Read More]

Hospitalist-Led Quality Initiatives Plentiful at Community Hospitals

Community hospitals offer multiple opportunities for hospitalists to become involved in both quality assurance and quality improvement. To help steer the right approach and avoid possible missteps, it’s important to acknowledge the differences between the community and academic settings, according to two medical directors with whom we spoke. For example, in the rural, 47-bed Riverside… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Builds Awareness of HM Career Benefits

It’s that time of year again. Across the country, thousands of students are starting medical school. And in just a short time—it goes faster than you think—they’ll be faced with the decision of what specialty they want to pursue. To make that decision, these students will have to consider a variety of factors beyond their… [Read More]

PHM15: Teaching, Supervising Pediatric Hospitalist Fellows

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]

PHM15: Physical Burnout for Hospitalists

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]