Career Dev

From a Near-Catastrophe, I-CARE

For Robert Fogerty, MD, MPH, it’s more than just a story. It’s a nightmare that he only narrowly avoided. Now a hospitalist at Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Conn., Dr. Fogerty was an economics major in his senior year of college when he was diagnosed with metastatic testicular cancer. Early in the… [Read More]

To Battle Burnout, Jerome C. Siy, MD, CHIE, SFHM, Instructs Hospitalist Leaders to Engage, Communicate, and Create a “Culture”

Studies show nearly one in three hospitalists will experience long-term exhaustion or diminished interest in their work.1 Burned out physicians have low empathy, don’t communicate well, and provide poor quality of care. Not only does burnout lower quality of care, it is also costly and affects physicians’ personal lives. Unfortunately, despite more than a decade… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Welcomes New Fellows Class

Last month, more than 230 hospitalists were inducted as Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM), Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and Masters in Hospital Medicine (MHM) by SHM at the 2015 annual meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. This year represents the largest fellows class in history, with… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine’s HM15 Meeting Draws Thousands

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Cherry trees weren’t the only things that blossomed around Washington last month. SHM’s annual meeting, with roughly 2,500 attendees, featured 100 educational sessions, a day of Congressional lobbying, and plenaries from the “Checklist Doctor” and the Dean of Hospital Medicine. Pre-courses, the popular poster competition, and updates on everything from anticoagulants to VTE… [Read More]


Hospitalists Have Stake in Improving Quality, Patient Safety

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Don Lee, MD, MPH, is building what one might call an analog quality improvement (QI) project focused on reducing readmissions. What the medical director for clinical integration at Columbia St. Mary’s in Milwaukee does is work with patient navigators to make follow-up phone calls after discharge to get ahead of potential issues. What… [Read More]

Hospitalists Raise Healthcare Issues on Capitol Hill

NATIONAL HARBOR, Md.—Armed with blue folders chockablock with agendas, talking points, and fact sheets, about 100 hospitalists boarded three charter buses and descended on Capitol Hill last month like a swarm of erudite high schoolers on a class trip. Clad in state-themed ties, suits, and dresses, the group’s goal was singular: Introduce the concept of… [Read More]