Editor’s note: Each month, SHM puts the spotlight on some of our most active members who are making substantial contributions to hospital medicine. Log on to www.hospitalmedicine.org/getinvolved for more information on how you can lend your expertise to help SHM improve the care of hospitalized patients.
This month, The Hospitalist spotlights Umesh Sharma, MD, MBA, FHM, chair of the division of community hospital medicine at Mayo Clinic. Umesh became a Fellow in Hospital Medicine in 2016 and has found great value in attending the annual meeting each year.
What inspired you to join SHM, and what prompted you to apply for the Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation?
How did you use SHM resources to help you in your pathway to Fellowship in Hospital Medicine?
There are specific
How else has SHM contributed to your professional growth and provided you with tools you need to lead hospitalists at Mayo Clinic?
There are many resources that SHM provides to help with professional growth both online and at in-person meetings. I referenced the Key Principles and Characteristics of an Effective Hospital Medicine Group, an online assessment guide, in my role as department chair in La Crosse, Wisc., to resurrect a hospital medicine group, secure resources, hire career hospitalists, and create a well-functioning, well-managed, efficient, effective group with zero turnover during a span of 4 years.
By focusing on the leadership
What one piece of advice would you give fellow hospitalists during this transformational time in health care?
This is an exciting time in health care, especially for hospital medicine professionals, who are at the forefront of providing value-based care. Every change is an opportunity to improve and innovate; the best way to handle change is to embrace and lead it.
Ms. Steele is SHM’s communications coordinator.
To apply for the Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation, visit.