• Article

    Back to basics

    April 1, 2022

    Dr. Siy Where does one begin as we charge into a third year of a pandemic? Hospitalists have leaped hurdle after hurdle to care for COVID-19 patients and those we cared for in congregate living...

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    Article

    Workforce Issues

    April 1, 2022

    Silver linings emerge for hospitalists For Elisabeth Souther, MD, chief of hospital medicine at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, a rural, academic hospital with almost 400 beds in Lebanon, N.H.,...

  • Article

    Drinking from the fire hose of emerging medical literature

    April 1, 2022

    We’ve all said to ourselves hundreds of times, “I need to stay more up to date on the medical literature.” For hospitalists with ever-increasing patient care and administrative...

  • Article

    The evolution of the hospitalist

    March 30, 2022

    Dr. Ramanathan Dr. Chmelik The term hospitalist was coined in 1996 in a New England Journal of Medicine article written by Dr. Robert Wachter—often considered the father of the field. The need...

  • Article

    Top 10 leadership tips from Dr. Eric Howell

    March 1, 2022

    Dr. Howell While preparing for National Hospitalist Day, I began reflecting on how fortunate I am to be a hospitalist and on the aspects of leadership that have allowed me to successfully...

  • Article

    It’s time for a change

    March 1, 2022

    Much has been written about the challenges frontline health care workers have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic. Long hours, excessive death, and fear for one’s own safety and the welfare of...

  • Article

    Must-attend Converge sessions

    March 1, 2022

    SHM editorial board members share their picks Each year, hospitalists, clinicians, and frontline workers come together for SHM’s annual conference—Converge. They come for education, engagement,...

  • Article

    Helping others find their joy

    January 7, 2022

    Dr. Weijen Chang My last editor’s column focused on crisis leadership, specifically the example of Sir Ernest Shackleton’s doomed attempt to cross the Antarctic, which nonetheless proved to...

  • What I wish I knew before becoming a hospitalist

    January 7, 2022

    Finishing residency and beginning a career in hospital medicine is an exhilarating time of autonomy, unlike any time during residency. Now you can finally flex independent clinical skills. However,...

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    Opinion

    A case-based framework for de-escalating conflict

    December 14, 2021

    De-escalation of a conflict is a critical and evolving skill and practice.