1:55 p.m. to 2:25 p.m.
Students and residents are required to have at least some quality and patient safety exposure during their training; however, it is often not until they embark upon their own careers that they realize the critical role quality and safety play in both hospital operations and patient care. In this session, we will use interactive methods and case studies to help students, residents, and early career hospitalists learn how to make the most of opportunities in quality and safety. Through these methods, we will illustrate how hospitalists can effect change within these realms even when they are just starting their careers.
2:45 p.m. to 3:25 p.m.
Time management can be a challenge for any hospitalist, but it’s especially challenging early in one’s career. This session is taught by experienced hospitalists who have learned how to succeed and thrive in various venues. Presenters will examine a typical hospitalist workday and review clinical practices that help enhance efficiency and organization on the wards.
In addition, presenters will walk through different patient care scenarios and discuss strategies for maximizing the face time spent with patients and our workflow outside the patient’s room. Faculty will use examples but will leave time at the end of the session for Q&A and for sharing of techniques.
“Making the Most of Mentorship”
3:30 p.m. to 4:10 p.m.
A great mentor/mentee relationship can be a springboard to a promising career in hospital medicine. This session will help attendees to understand the importance and impact of mentorship. We will demonstrate how to identify and approach mentors—including project mentors—and to create meaningful relationships that can be both personally and professionally rewarding. Areas of focus will include choosing and planning academic, operational, or clinical projects, as well as evaluating career choices.
In addition to the above session offerings, a cornerstone of our student/resident track will be the special luncheon for medical students and residents. We will have assembled some of the best and the brightest within the field to sit with you and provide career mentoring and advice. Students and residents will have the chance to chat informally with nationally recognized leaders in diverse realms such as HM administration, academia, quality, information technology, and more.
Act now if you are interested in attending; space will be limited, and we ask that you register in advance at www.hospitalmedicine2015.org/program.
We also encourage you to attend the Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) abstract competition. Many of the concepts presented in the “Young Hospitalists” track will be illustrated in the work displayed here, and it’s a great chance to see these themes and possibilities played out in more detail. Moreover, this year you can show support for your colleagues who have achieved the new Trainee Award, which will recognize resident and student authors within each category.
The first day of HM15 promises to be an exciting opportunity for budding hospitalists to connect with each other and learn a bit about the job application process and career development. We hope you can join us next month.
Dr. Tad-y is assistant professor of medicine, associate program director of the internal medicine residency program, and associate program director of the hospitalist training program at the University of Colorado School of Medicine in Aurora. Dr. Steinberg is associate professor of medicine, associate chair for education, and residency program director in the Department of Medicine at Mount Sinai Beth Israel Icahn School of Medicine in New York City. Dr. Donahue is assistant professor of medicine in the division of hospital medicine, department of medicine, at the University of Massachusetts Medical School in Boston. Debra Beach is SHM’s manager of membership outreach programs.