The Division of Hospital Medicine is the leader in the Internal Medicine Residency Program’s core curriculum. The Hospital Medicine clinical program, which focuses on the acute inpatient care of complex patients from across the state, serves as a core training ground for more than 50 of Missouri’s future physician leaders in both primary and subspecialty care.
Hospital Medicine faculty members serve in key educational leadership roles within the School of Medicine and participate in institutional initiatives related to clinical and educational research and associated program development. These efforts aim to improve health and educational outcomes for patients and trainees. Collaborative research activities conducted with other university research centers and School of Medicine departments and affiliated hospitals address clinical effectiveness, quality of care and curriculum enhancement.
The American Journal of Hospital Medicine (AJHM) is published by the Division of Hospital Medicine, and the content is free and open-access. AJHM is an online-only publication dedicated to promoting research and education in the field of hospital medicine. It is a peer-reviewed journal and publishes original research articles, reviews of various topics focusing on inpatient medicine, case reports and opinions of distinguished medical professionals from the University of Missouri and other top medical institutions around the world. Authors are chosen for their expertise and experience in their respective fields.
The journal previously was published under the title Missouri Hospitalist and was a print/online newsletter from 2009-14. Missouri Hospitalist was published by ACP Missouri Chapter on behalf of the University of Missouri. In July 2015, the Division of Hospital Medicine transitioned the publication to the Journal of American Hospital Medicine and, later, the American Journal of Hospital Medicine.