Our program's house staff and medical student curricula were heavily weighted toward ambulatory medicine. Our division and training program wanted to develop a learning tool focused on inpatient skills, using the Society of Hospital Medicine Core Competencies as a framework.
Create a curriculum for inpatient hospital medicine to enhance house staff and medical student education that is accessible online through the internal medicine residency Web site.
Using the “Core Competencies in Hospital Medicine: A Framework for Curriculum Development,” our group identified 11 topics from which to begin creating a hospital medicine curriculum. Each faculty member chose a topic to develop, such as acute renal failure or delirium. Each learning point outlined in the core competencies was expanded on and put into the context of the ACGME core competencies. Board review questions for each topic were also included. Each topic was peer‐reviewed by members of our division. The curriculum was published on the internal medicine program Web site using WebCT.
We have begun building a hospital medicine curriculum for house staff and medical students based on the SHM Core Competencies. We believe this has not only created an educational tool that better balances inpatient and ambulatory medicine but can be a resource for house staff interested in a hospital medicine career. We plan to expand this curriculum to include more topics, and add interactive features.
M. Johnson, UTHSCSA, Employer; L. Leykum, UTHSCSA, Employer; S. Garcia, UTHSCSA, Employer; G. Bowling, UTHSCSA, Employer; T. Arevalo, UTHSCSA, Employer; R. Poteet, UTHSCSA, Employer; W. Perkins, UTHSCSA, Employer; S. Piwinski, UTHSCSA, Employer; A. Owens, UTHSCSA, Employer.
To cite this abstract:Johnson M, Arevalo T, Bowling G, Garcia S, Leykum L, Owens A, Perkins W, Piwinski S, Poteet R. Building a Hospital Medicine Curriculum to Enhance Internal Medicine Residency Education Using the Hospital Medicine Core Competencies. Abstract published at Hospital Medicine 2008, April 3-5, San Diego, Calif. Abstract 105. Journal of Hospital Medicine. 2008; 3 (suppl 1). https://www.shmabstracts.com/abstract/building-a-hospital-medicine-curriculum-to-enhance-internal-medicine-residency-education-using-the-hospital-medicine-core-competencies/. Accessed April 9, 2020.