Firmly rooted in the tradition of General Internal Medicine, Hospitalist Medicine has become an attractive career option for a significant number of our MMC Internal Medicine Residency graduates. Though many Hospitalist skill sets (cognitive, procedural and systems) are embedded in the traditional training program, there are elements which are distinct from those required by the internist pursuing a career in primary care or additional fellowship training. Starting in January 2015, each year, four PGY2 residents will have the opportunity to pursue focused Hospitalist training during the final 18 months of their residency. Developed in collaboration with MMC Academic Hospitalists, this is a competitive program, accepting application after completion of the PGY1 year for residents demonstrating commitment to a career in Hospital Medicine.
Elements of the 18 month Hospital Medicine Track include:
- MMC Hospitalist Rotation
- “Rural Hospitalist” Rotation at Stephens Memorial Hospital in Norway, ME
- Transitions Rotation under the auspices of Geriatrics in conjunction with local SNF Rehabilitation facilities
- Clinical Pharmacy Rotation (antimicrobial stewardship, anticoagulation)
- Extended inpatient Infectious Diseases Rotation
- Additional opportunities for ICU elective rotations
- Procedure certification
- Inpatient QI project
- IHI (Institute for Healthcare Improvement) “Open School” learning module subscription
- MMC Committee participation
- Hospital Medicine Journal Club
- Hospitalist-specific didactics on practice management, coding, etc.
- Membership in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) and attendance at one SHM meeting