A New “Model”: Simulator-Based Faculty Procedure Training & Privileging

Background: Simulation-based procedural training has been shown to improve provider competency and confidence in number of medical specialties, including hospital medicine. To the present, simulation training has largely focused on medical students and residents. Attending [...]

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Acute Care Curriculum: Examining the Effectiveness of 30 Minute, Focused, High-Yield Workshops for Internal Medicine Residents

Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) realizes the importance of ambulatory medicine as an integral part of internal medicine (IM) training. Therefore, program requirements specify that at least one third of the [...]

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An Innovative Educational Program for Hospital-Based Nurse Practitioners

Background: The transition of an experienced Registered Nurse into a novice hospital-based Nurse Practitioner (NP) is frequently met with trepidation. The novice NP is often uncertain if s/he possesses the level of clinical competency and [...]

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Co-Manage, Co-Educate: Hospitalists As Conduits for Early Systems & Interprofessional Learning on Surgical Teams

Background: Hospitalists’ favorable impact on student education is well described.  There is an emerging mandate to equip health care professionals with skills in navigating complex systems, interprofessional teamwork, and quality improvement.  Surgical teams are ideal [...]

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Critical Communication: Training Deaf Physicians and Interpreters to Communicate Effectively in a Code Blue

Background: Code blue situations, being uncommon yet stressful, require excellent team communication; they can pose challenges for deaf or hard of hearing (DHH) clinicians, trainees, and interpreters, though DHH providers are a growing source of [...]

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Direct Observation Tool to Assess Milestones During Inpatient Bedside Rounding

Background: With the roll out of ACGME  outcomes-based milestones as a framework for determining resident and fellow performance within the six ACGME Core Competencies in 2013, residency training programs have been tasked to directly observe [...]

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Engaging Senior Residents in Intern Handoffs: A Novel Curriculum to Teach Direct Observation and Feedback Skills

Background: Increased fragmentation of inpatient medical care requires hospitalists to frequently hand off their patients to other providers. Communication breakdown during transitions of care is a major cause of adverse events. Direct observation of handoff [...]

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Honing the Sharp End: A Resident Rotation in Patient Safety and Quality Improvement

Background: The Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education’s Clinical Learning Environment Review (CLER) program has placed a much-needed spotlight on the role of resident physicians in patient safety (PS) and quality improvement (QI). Medical school [...]

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Hospitalist Elective Rotation: Model for Residents to Learn Multi-Discisplinary Care

Background: In an era of value-based purchasing, healthcare providers like Internal Medicine (IM) residents will require advancing knowledge on performance measures for quality and efficiency of patient care.  In the hospital-based care setting, many large [...]

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Impact of Novel Emergency Department Intensive Care Unit on Medicine Resident Critical Care Experience

Background: Critically ill patients require time dependent and resource intense interventions. In February 2015 our institution initiated a novel intensive care unit within the Emergency Department (ED-ICU) with the goal to enhance timely resuscitation and [...]

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Improving Management of Venous Thromboembolism: Effect of Online Cme

Background: Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a common hospital condition; however, our analysis indicates that clinicians lack confidence in selecting appropriate management strategies for patients. Purpose: This study was conducted to determine if an online, video-based [...]

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Med Rec: A Skills-Based Curriculum on Medication Safety and Medication Reconciliation for Medical Students

Background: Medication errors are common, with more than half of patients estimated to have greater than or equal to one unintended medication discrepancy at hospital admission.  Medication reconciliation can identify errors. Although there has been [...]

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Medical Students As Value Advocates in Academic Hospital Medicine

Background: An estimated one-third of national healthcare spending is waste, with the largest contribution stemming from unnecessary use of services. Published efforts to enhance cost consciousness have largely focused on residents and practicing physicians. Few [...]

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Mentorship and Faculty Development for Academic Hospitalists: A Replicable and Scalable Curriculum

Background: Mentorship is key to successful, satisfying, and engaging academic careers. Models for mentorship and faculty development exist, but are often resource-intensive and focused on achieving success in research. Establishing mentorship in hospital medicine has [...]

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