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Academic Hospitalist Academy Helps Hospitalists Map Career Path

Success in Academic Hospital Medicine Starts at the Academic Hospitalist Academy

With more than 44,000 hospitalists nationwide, HM continues to grow and change faster than any other medical specialty. That change can be dizzying for academic hospitalists, especially those at the beginning of their careers.

Academic Hospitalist Academy (, now in its sixth year, helps academic hospitalists map out a rewarding and productive career path in education and scholarship. The academy helps hospitalists:

  1. Learn how to be effective teachers;
  2. Understand the process necessary to create and disseminate scholarly work;
  3. Become aware of the basics of promotion within an academic institution;
  4. Ascertain the skills necessary to be an asset to their academic institutions;
  5. Engage the skills necessary to actively participate in a mentor-mentee relationship;
  6. Understand the business drivers of healthcare; and
  7. Learn the basics of quality improvement and patient safety.

Academic Hospitalist Academy is an intensive, four-day program that provides a diverse array of learning formats, including didactic sessions, small-group exercises, and skill-building breakout sessions, all facilitated by leaders in the field, with small faculty-to-student ratios. The agenda also includes time for networking activities.

According to a 2013 survey of academy attendees, 100% rated it positively and 99% said they would recommend it to their colleagues.

Tuition is $2,250 for registration before Oct. 13 and $2,500 thereafter.

Academic Hospitalist Academy is co-sponsored by SHM, the Society of General Internal Medicine and the Association of Chiefs and Leaders of General Internal Medicine.

Here’s what past attendees had to say:

“I found the academy enormously helpful in setting goals for myself, including some that hadn’t even occurred to me previously.”

“It completely changed my perspective towards my career, and I returned home quite energized and focused.”

“I can’t say enough good things about it—I learned so much—and I’m excited to put my learning to use and disseminate it to others in my group.”

“As a recovering private practice hospitalist, the conference helped me clarify how I can optimally fit within the academic triangle of clinical care, education, and research.”

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