Hospitalists at both campuses are becoming involved in various hospital committees such as Therapeutics and Quality Assurance. Their expertise has also been utilized in various throughput initiatives such as an automated discharge instruction process and electronic signout development.
Given the rapid growth of both programs, staffing needs are expected to increase considerably. One long-term goal is to make it possible for hospitalists to rotate between the two campuses to allow them a variety of experiences. A hospital medicine elective is being developed for PGY-3 residents interested in a career in hospital medicine. There has also been some preliminary discussion of a hospital medicine fellowship that would emphasize teaching, research, and palliative care.