We also show trainees a way of practicing medicine that has the ability to be profoundly satisfying to not only ourselves but also to those who collaborate with us and the patients who benefit from that teamwork. And, hopefully, by doing so we are guiding students, interns, and residents to become hospitalists like us.
So, this July, I call upon all of us in the hospitalist teaching community to reach out and welcome the new trainees in your institution and to remember what it was like to be where they are now. Appreciate the profound impact that you have on them by not only the medicine you teach but the way you practice and communicate and your body language and attitude.
As we think about the continuous need to focus on building up the pipeline of future hospital-based practitioners, there is no better way to develop that bench strength than by using our presence as role models to positively influence our new trainees.
Happy July, everyone! TH