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J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Jul;23(7):1110-5. doi: 10.1007/s11606-008-0646-5.

Fulfilling the promise of hospital medicine: tailoring internal medicine training to address hospitalists' needs.

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  • 1Internal Medicine Residency Training Program, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine, Aurora, CO, USA. jeffrey.glasheen@uchsc.edu

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  • J Gen Intern Med. 2008 Nov;23(11):1931.


Categorical internal medicine (IM) residency training has historically effectively prepared graduates to manage the medical needs of acutely ill adults. The development of the field of hospital medicine, however, has resulted in hospitalists filling clinical niches that have been traditionally ignored or underemphasized in categorical IM training. Furthermore, hospitalists are increasingly leading inpatient safety, quality and efficiency initiatives that require understanding of hospital systems, multidisciplinary care and inpatient quality assessment and performance improvement. Taken in this context, many graduating IM residents are under-prepared to practice as effective hospitalists. In this paper, we outline the rationale for targeted training in hospital medicine and discuss the content and methods for delivering this training.

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