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Educational Aim

The Program in Hospital Medicine aims to provide substantial experience, education, and mentorship for faculty as well as undergraduate health professions students and graduate medical trainees in the practice of and careers in hospital medicine. The Program also strives to develop curricula and contribute to scholarship in medical education.

Faculty in our program fulfill a wide array of educational roles working with a varied array of learners and have received teaching accolades in both graduate medical education and health professions education. In addition to supervising PGY-1 through PGY-4 residents from all Yale internal medicine residency programs (Traditional, Primary Care, and Medicine-Pediatrics) and Yale medical students (on clerkships and subinternships) on inpatient teaching services, our faculty provide a substantial amount of education in other venues.

Hospital Medicine Elective Rotation

Since 2017, our faculty have run an elective rotation in hospital medicine for GME trainees. This elective rotation has been among the most frequently chosen across all Yale medicine residency programs, averaging more than 10 participants per year. Resident participants are guided through a process of self-assessment and given a wide array of experiences from which to choose to customize the rotation for each individual learner. Opportunities include (but not limited to): procedures, point of care ultrasound (POCUS), rapid response teams (RRT), medicine consults, surgical co-management, hospital operations and administration, and career trajectories and niches in hospital medicine.

Medicine Residency Program Distinction Pathways

Our faculty play a significant role in the Distinction Pathways, which enhance the education provided to graduate learners across our three internal medicine residency training programs. PHM faculty are part of the leadership structures of the:

  • Clinician Educator Distinction (CED) pathway, which helps residents plan for careers as clinician educators and provides specific support and mentorship with medical education projects and scholarship;
  • Quality Improvement and Physician Leadership (QIPL) pathway, which provides a focused, hands-on, and practical experience to help residents understand improvement science in health care through independent self-study, participation in a mentored QI project, and educational and skill building sessions;
  • Race, Bias, and Advocacy in Medicine (RBAM) pathway, which facilitates resident reflection on the impact of bias and systems of oppression on the healthcare system, medical education, and physician practice, and partners residents with the greater New Haven community to better understand disparities in access, intensity, and quality of healthcare and improve healthcare delivery.

Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience

Our faculty also support Yale health professions students, including those in the medicine, physician associate and nurse practitioner training programs. We are leaders and coaches in the Yale Interprofessional Longitudinal Clinical Experience (ILCE), in which first-year students learn medical history taking and physical examination skills with faculty preceptors.

Faculty Development

Program in Hospital Medicine faculty play a significant role in efforts within and outside of Yale to improve skills for other faculty in internal medicine, hospital medicine, and medical education. Our faculty have access to and completed medical education fellowships through the School of Medicine and the Teaching and Learning Center, as well as the advancement of clinician-educator scholarship (ACES) faculty development program.

We frequently lead faculty development sessions as part of Yale’s [IM]EDucator series as well as presenting at Yale Medical Education Day. We are regular faculty development presenters at regional and national meetings sponsored by the Society of General Internal Medicine (SGIM), the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), the Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM), the Academic Hospitalist Academy (AHA), the American College of Physicians (ACP), the Society to Improve Diagnosis in Medicine (SIDM), and the Northeast Group on Educational Affairs (NEGEA).

Skill Development and Career Mentorship

PHM faculty play an essential role in skill development and career mentorship for both health professions students and GME learners.

  • Internal Medicine Launchpad: introductory didactics for Yale medical students going into internal medicine residency programs
  • Remediation: development and provision of coaching Yale medical students through performance improvement plans
  • Hospital Medicine Interest Group: Teams-based platform for residents to gain information and mentorship about careers in Hospital Medicine

Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds

Spearheaded by the NEMG Hospitalist Service, this is a monthly conference among hospital medicine programs in the state of Connecticut.