Clinical question: What is the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms in resident physicians? Background: Depression in resident physicians can lead to poor-quality medical care, increased errors, and long-term morbidity. Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms has varied in prior studies, and more data are needed to better understand the true prevalence. Study design: Systematic… [Read More]
I believe there is no better field than hospital medicine to find your career path, and there’s no better organization than SHM to support you as you follow that path. My path is probably similar to most, a little unplanned and a little unexpected, but I am sure each member has their story. Hospital medicine made… [Read More]
Hopefully, many of you were able to attend the Society of Hospital Medicine’s annual meeting this year in San Diego. (I know at least 4,000 of you made it!) Each year, the annual meeting is a time of catching up with hospitalists from around the country (many of whom I only see once a year)… [Read More]
The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) congratulates three hospitalists who appear on Modern Healthcare’s list of the 50 Most Influential Physician Executives and Leaders of 2016. Pediatric hospitalist Patrick Conway, MD, MSc, MHM, Deputy Administrator for Innovation and Quality and Chief Medical Officer of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS), takes the No…. [Read More]
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, formerly a hospitalist in Boston, said in a keynote speech that hospitalists have more power than they think to improve public health. The Hospitalist asked HM16 attendees: As a hospitalist, how empowered do you feel in having a positive impact on public health, and how do you try… [Read More]
U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, MD, MBA, talks about the role hospitalists can play in public health.
Alyssa Stephany, MD, then assistant professor at Duke and now section chief of pediatric hospital medicine at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, talks about the evolution in training stemming from her experience in the HM16 RIV competition. This year, she oversaw a study for which resident Jennifer Ladd, MD, won an award for pediatric clinical vignette.
RIV winner Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc, assistant professor at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, talks about his research on the costs and complications associated with PICC line use.
Jordan Romano, DO, a hospitalist at Massachusetts General Hospital, talks about lessons gleaned at HM16 on the importance of taking small steps toward your goals of getting published and how burnout can be relative.
One of the things that Jennifer Feighner, MD, cheerfully came away with at HM16 was how to better complete a task that is distinctly uncheerful but also important to any high-performing hospital: how to collect the data of the dead. The quality improvement session “Reducing Inpatient Mortality: A Standardized Approach to Identify Preventable Deaths” demonstrated still… [Read More]