Fulfilling the Promise of Hospital Medicine: Tailoring Internal Medicine Training to Address Hospitalists’ Needs

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  • Jeffrey J. Glasheen
  • Eric M. Siegal
  • Kenneth Epstein
  • Jean Kutner
  • Allan V. Prochazka
Perspectives

DOI: 10.1007/s11606-008-0646-5

Cite this article as:
Glasheen, J.J., Siegal, E.M., Epstein, K. et al. J GEN INTERN MED (2008) 23: 1110. doi:10.1007/s11606-008-0646-5

Abstract

Categorical internal medicine (IM) residency training has historically effectively prepared graduates to manage the medical needs of acutely ill adults. The development of the field of hospital medicine, however, has resulted in hospitalists filling clinical niches that have been traditionally ignored or underemphasized in categorical IM training. Furthermore, hospitalists are increasingly leading inpatient safety, quality and efficiency initiatives that require understanding of hospital systems, multidisciplinary care and inpatient quality assessment and performance improvement. Taken in this context, many graduating IM residents are under-prepared to practice as effective hospitalists. In this paper, we outline the rationale for targeted training in hospital medicine and discuss the content and methods for delivering this training.

KEY WORDS

medical educationhospitalist traininghospitalisthospital medicineresidency redesign

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© Society of General Internal Medicine 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jeffrey J. Glasheen
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
  • Eric M. Siegal
    • 4
  • Kenneth Epstein
    • 5
  • Jean Kutner
    • 2
  • Allan V. Prochazka
    • 6
  1. 1.Internal Medicine Residency Training ProgramUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  2. 2.Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of MedicineUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  3. 3.Hospital Medicine ServiceUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  4. 4.Cogent HealthcareUniversity of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public HealthMadisonUSA
  5. 5.Medical Affairs and Clinical Research, IPC-The Hospitalist CompanyUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA
  6. 6.Denver VA Medical CenterUniversity of Colorado Denver School of MedicineAuroraUSA