Career Dev

Hospital Medicine 2016 Returns to San Diego

More than 3,000 hospitalists, nurses, administrators, medical residents, and students will ensconce themselves in Spanish Revival architecture, palm trees, fish tacos, and the latest in hospital medicine education March 6–9, converging at the San Diego Convention Center for the 2016 SHM annual meeting. A great thing about San Diego is that the weather there is… [Read More]

Dr. Hospitalist: HM Groups Must Adapt to New Career Landscape

Dear Dr. Hospitalist: Over the past several years, we have had a problem with physician retention, especially with nocturnists, in our medium-sized hospitalist group. Do you have any suggestions (beyond the obvious “more money”) to help us retain our hospitalists? Missing My Friends in the Midwest Dr. Hospitalist responds: Since its inception, hospital medicine has… [Read More]

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Five Strategies for Early Career, Academic Hospitalists

One of the challenges a new academic hospitalist faces is trying to become a valued member of the teaching faculty. You are intent on becoming that next great attending you have always aspired to be; however, no one has clearly guided you on making this transition. In our experience, a handful of common teaching pitfalls… [Read More]

Hospitalist Jaime Upegui, MD, Links Passion for Work to Love of Motorcycle Travel, Sports, Dance

Hospitalist Jaime Upegui, MD, division president at Apogee Physicians in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, knows exactly what he wants to do when he retires years from now: sell everything he owns and ride his motorcycle around the world. So far, the 39-year-old physician leader has driven across the U.S. at least five times, including a 24-day,… [Read More]

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Leadership Academy ‘Hits Nail on the Head’

The Leadership Academy, presented by SHM, was held in October in Austin, Texas. Three courses were offered: Leadership Foundations and two Advanced Leadership courses, Influential Management and Mastering Teamwork. These sessions are designed to offer training in leadership skills specifically for those working in the field of hospital medicine, as well as to provide career… [Read More]

Team Hospitalist Advisory Board Accepting Applications for 2016-2018 Terms

The Hospitalist, the official news magazine of the Society of Hospital Medicine, is always on the lookout for creative individuals dedicated to the field of hospital medicine to assist with editorial ideas and occasional writing. Team Hospitalist is a voluntary, editorial advisory board made up of physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and administrators working in… [Read More]