Core rotations will include the following:
- 6 weeks of peri-operative co-management with surgical specialties and preoperative risk stratification clinic under supervision of experienced hospital medicine faculty
- 6 weeks of clinical training in observation unit under supervision of experienced hospital medicine and emergency medicine faculty
- 8 weeks of critical care training in MICU under supervision of critical care medicine faculty
- 8 weeks of electives per trainee choice (wound care, parenteral nutrition, PM&R, coronary care unit, procedure team, translational research, hospital administration and finance)
- 4 weeks of training in quality improvement and patient safety under supervision of Office of Clinical Effectiveness
- 4 weeks of admitting and cross coverage night float supervising residents
- 4 weeks of training in long term acute care hospital (LTAC) under supervision of critical care and hospital medicine faculty
- 4 weeks of teaching experience with supervising resident teaching team
- 4 weeks of training in clinical infectious diseases under supervision of experienced infectious diseases faculty
- 4 weeks of vacation
Clinical case conferences
Lectures by faculty
Clinical quality meetings
Meeting with program director
You will have the opportunity to participate in clinical research projects in clinical, translational or quality improvement. Hospital medicine fellow is advised to find a mentor and discuss research project of interest early on during the fellowship. You can also chose to do an elective in clinical research up to 2 months
You will have an opportunity to work side by side with leaders of the healthcare system. Fellows will get formal training and didactic lectures on leadership development. You will also have an opportunity to work with the Chief Quality Officer, the Dean of the School of Medicine and the Chair of Department of Medicine and have an invaluable leadership experience.
Program evaluation will focus on these outcome measures:
- The number of fellowship candidates recruited and the number of graduates
- The number of fellowship graduates entering faculty positions
- The match between the fellow’s fellowship program and the type of faculty position the fellow accepts
- Publication/presentation of the fellowship project, whether in research or education
- Continuous scholarly productivity to be tracked for five years
- Tracking of fellowship graduates over 10 years to gather information on scholarship, promotion and career paths
- A survey of all fellowship graduates will be sent every other year to determine
- How the fellowship contributed to their careers
- How the fellowship did not provide adequate preparation for the faculty role
- How the fellowship curriculum might be changed to better address the needs of new faculty
- Each fellow will have a learning contract incorporating the fellow’s objectives for training with the objectives of the fellowship. The learning contract will be negotiated at the outset and used as a consistent measure.
- Fellows will participate in weekly clinical case conferences, journal club and grand rounds.
- Fellows will be assigned to an advisor. Each advisor will meet with the fellow at least once each semester to discuss progress and complete a summary report based on the meeting. The fellowship faculty, as a group, will meet once each semester to discuss the progress of the fellows.
- Coursework and grades will be monitored by the fellowship director.
- Each fellow will have a notebook to document all evaluations. We will keep forms and checklists to a minimum and depend more on narrative documentation of face-to-face discussions. As adult learners, fellows are better assessed in discussions and feedback.