A: I hope to hone my skills as a hospitalist and keep my finger on the pulse of hospital medicine. Keeping abreast of recent developments in medical knowledge and patient management is crucial to providing excellent patient care. There are also many other aspects of our day-to-day practice—for example, documentation and billing—that we weren’t taught how to manage in medical school. By joining SHM, I expect to benefit from the advice and experience of other hospitalists to improve my performance in these areas—and probably more I’ll learn about along the way.
Brett Radler is SHM’s communications coordinator.