Career Dev


Society of Hospital Medicine Launches Med Student Scholarship Program

The Society of Hospital Medicine has launched a new scholarship program to bring the “best and brightest” medical students into the specialty. The Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant program awards eligible students a $5,000 summer stipend for scholarly work on a project related to patient safety, quality improvement (QI), or other areas relevant to the field… [Read More]

PHM15: How to Make Difficult Conversations Manageable

Summary: One of PHM15’s first sessions was a workshop led by Dr. Rachna May focusing on the role of pediatric hospitalists in end-of-life conversations. Medically complex pediatric patients are more likely to have end-of-life care in the hospital, placing the pediatric hospitalist in a unique position to address end-of-life issues. Medically complex patients may have… [Read More]

PHM15: Inter-Professional Approach to Patient Safety Training

Summary: In an era where a majority of the pediatric hospital workforce is just starting to recognize fish bone diagrams, five why questions, root cause analysis, IHI, Lean, six sigma and pareto charts, hospitalists can be daunted as they try to serve as the home for quality improvement and patient safety in hospitals. Hospitalists are… [Read More]

PHM15: Effective Intranasal Sedation

Presenters: Kelly Basaldua, MD; Daniel Sedillo, MD, MBA, and Jason Reynolds, MD Summary: In an environment where medicine is becoming ever more specialized and the scope of practice for many is ever narrowing into corridors of expertise, the hospitalist remains a bastion of generalism with an ever-diversifying skill set. One of the skills acquired by… [Read More]

PHM15: Preparing for Global Health Experiences

Presenters: Gitanjli Arora, Phuc Le, and Christiana Russ Summary: Overseas medical missions can be rewarding experiences for both trainees as part of a supervised program and attending physicians. There is substantial inequity in the global distribution of disease versus health care providers with most providers being located in developed countries and higher disease burdens in… [Read More]

PHM15: Management of Childhood Severe Acute Malnutrition

Presenters: Sarah White MD, Mark Corden, MD, and Parminder Suchdev, MD, MPH Summary: This PHM15 workshop kicked off the Global Health pathway. The speakers explained that they had become interested in nutrition through the international experiences they had in the past with malnourished children around the world. The learning objectives included reviewing: Criteria for admission… [Read More]

PHM15: A Closer Look at Quality Indicators, Evaluation Tools

Session: Let’s Measure Our Own Performance: Propose and Evaluate Pediatric Hospital Medicine Quality Indicators Summary: During this workshop, a staff of multiple, nationally-recognized quality leaders led a group to review, help develop, and help validate quality measures. The workshop was facilitated via the use of interactive survey tools, didactic sessions, and small groups. Presenters discussed… [Read More]

PHM15: New Quality Measures for Children with Medical Complexity

Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015’s keynote speaker, Rita Mangione-Smith, MD, MPH, reviewed quality measures being developed for medically complex patients by the Center of Excellence on Quality of Care Measures for Children with Complex Needs (COE4CCN). As one of the most challenging groups to not only provide care but to determine if the management provided brings… [Read More]