Career Dev

Physicians-in-Training Committee Chair Outlines SHM’s Young Hospitalist Track at HM15

For the first time, SHM’s annual meeting will feature a daylong track specifically designed for young hospitalists: medical students, residents, and hospitalists just starting their career. Darlene Tad-y, MD, chair of SHM’s Physicians in Training (PIT) Committee, explains why young hospitalists are so important to the future of the hospital medicine movement and outlines the… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Plans Events to Link Hospitalists-in-Training, HM Leaders

Whether it’s the acuity of patient conditions, interest in quality improvement, or work-life balance, more medical students and residents than ever are interested in exploring careers in hospital medicine. That’s why SHM is organizing more events to link up hospitalists-in-training to leaders in the specialty. After successful meetings this year in Chicago, Denver, and Philadelphia,… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Event Dates, Deadlines

December 17, 2015 Masters Deadline for Nominations Do you know someone who has earned a place in the “Hall of Fame” for hospital medicine? Nominations for the Master in Hospital Medicine are due next month. December 31, 2014 Membership Ambassadors All active SHM members can earn 2015-2016 dues credits and special recognition for recruiting new physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner,… [Read More]

Pediatric Hospitalist David Pressel, MD, Hooked on Hospital Medicine

Sometimes a physician’s choice of specialty is borne of one patient, one mentor, or one experience. And then sometimes there’s just a good feeling. Put David Pressel, MD, PhD, FHM, in the latter category. He simultaneously earned his medical degree and a doctorate in neuroscience from Washington University in Saint Louis in 1993. He did… [Read More]

A Practice Resolution

In the heart of the holiday season’s gluttony (and the challenges of staffing the holidays), we need something to get us excited for 2015. Let me suggest that you resolve to use “The Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group: An Assessment Guide for Hospitals and Hospitalists” to trim those holiday pounds… [Read More]

Dr. Duckett

Hospitalist Adds County Coroner to His Résumé

Hospitalists have taken positions in every corner of healthcare: the C-suite, hospital administration, and even nominee for U.S. surgeon general. Now, add county coroner to the list. This month, hospitalist Adam Duckett, MD, was elected coroner for Cayuga County, N.Y., whose county seat of Auburn is about 30 miles west of Syracuse. Dr. Duckett, who… [Read More]