The Healthcare Quality and Hospitalist Track is designed for residents interested in a career as a hospital-based specialist as well as those who plan fellowship training (particularly fellowships with a strong inpatient focus). It offers residents the opportunity to train in key areas vital to a career in Hospital Medicine and to acquire core knowledge, skills and attitudes.
During an elective month, residents will explore the fundamental issues in defining, measuring and improving healthcare quality and safety. The elective also offers education in hospital administration, procedural medicine (lines, vents, and intubation), patient care in a community hospital and multidisciplinary interfacing (PM, PT/OT, respiratory therapy).
Hospital Medicine Track Didactics
The track includes a monthly journal club which provides a forum for discussion of the most recent advances in inpatient medicine, and seminars in evidence-based hospital medicine issues. The residents are given the opportunity to develop and carry out research, quality improvement, and case vignettes for abstract/poster presentation at the national meeting of the Society for Hospital Medicine. Travel funds may be available for residents who are presenting an abstract.
Through mentorship with an academic hospitalist, participants will explore the rapidly growing field of hospital medicine, develop an area of interest for research, and learn how the practice of the full-time hospitalist is different from that of the traditional internist.
For more information, contact Reham Shaaban, MD, track director at (413) 794-8120, or by e-mail at reham firstname.lastname@example.org
Director of the Healthcare Quality and Hospitalist Track
Reham Shaaban, MD
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