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]
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]
SHM’s SPARK tool helps hospitalists brush up on skills, knowledge needed to pass
SHM offers webinars on glycemic control, QI, and more
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]
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]