We have developed several programs to help our faculty gain experience and mentorship. We also have created yearly awards to recognize the best of our outstanding faculty.
We have developed a series of lectures given at noon conference including basic topics such as:
- Preoperative consultation
- An overview of the division’s QI program
- An overview of the MFH sub-I teaching program
- An introduction to ward teaching and feedback
- Informatics and library systems
- Clinical billing
Quality Improvement (QI) Growth Opportunities
We have compiled some tools to help hospitalists get involved and find success in quality improvement. These include the following:
- IHI Open School - An online QI education program that helps physicians gain some of the basic skills and knowledge needed to do QI work. Register for courses here.
- UM Lean Courses - Courses that help physicians learn QI skills in the Toyota Lean tradition. More information can be found here.
- House Officer Patient Safety and Quality Project - Hospitalists are encouraged to participate in one of these month-long, mentored projects to learn how to approach quality and safety problems discovered in the hospital. Contact David Wesorick, MD, to learn more about these opportunities.
- Mentorship - Over the years, as more hospitalists have participated in QI work, we have developed an expanding pool of hospitalist faculty that can serve as mentors for hospitalists who want to do QI work. Contact David Wesorick, MD, to learn more about these opportunities.
- QI Award - This award provides salary support to one hospitalist each year, to facilitate mentored QI work. The award is based on a competitive process in which applicants submit a QI proposal and the winner is selected by a committee. Learn more about the current QI Award winner, Matthew Luzum, MD, and his work.
JetPack Clinical Scholarship Program
A year-long scholarship program, created by the Division of Hospital Medicine, aimed specifically at clinicians interested in quality improvement or operational efforts. JetPack provides peer-to-peer mentoring within a resource rich environment and is designed to help hospitalist faculty pursue academic work that will lead to the publication of a peer-reviewed paper by the end of the year.
Three to five mentees will be selected from a pool of interested hospitalists by the Hospital Medicine Division Chair. Mentees will be linked to tier 1 mentors (experienced peers), tier 2 mentors (senior academic hospitalists), and key faculty and research staff.
The ultimate goal of this program is to create a division in which every interested hospitalist is able to find effective mentorship and pursue academic work; thereby contributing new knowledge to the field, enriching a hospitalist’s career, and creating an ideal balance of clinical and intellectual effort. Learn more.
Introduction to Clinical Teaching
This half day course provides hands-on learning, including role play, to help hospitalists advance their ward teaching skills. The course is offered intermittently, depending on student and instructor availability.
Medicine Faculty Hospitalist (MFH) Awards
These awards honor the best MFH hospitalists in several categories. They are awarded annually, based on peer voting and include the following:
- Hospitalist Clinician-of-the-Year
- Hospitalist Educator-of-the-Year
- Spirit Award
- Hospitalist Rookie-of-the-Year
Visit our Awards and Recognition page to view current and previous awardees.
There are several resources for faculty development outside the Division of Hospital Medicine. Examples include:
- UM Faculty Career Development Program - Offers courses and workshops on various topics to help physicians with career advancement.
- SHM/SGIM/ ACLGIM Academic Hospitalist Academy - A highly regarded course packed with content to help hospitalists advance their academic careers.