An innovative approach to supporting hospitalist physicians towards academic success.
J Hosp Med. 2008 Aug 12;3(4):314-318
Authors: Howell E, Kravet S, Kisuule F, Wright SM
BACKGROUND:: Academic hospitalist physicians face significant challenges that may threaten their chances for successful and timely promotions, such as heavy clinical workloads, limited training in research, and relatively few experienced mentors in their field. The appreciable growth of hospital medicine groups in recent years, as has occurred at our institution, compounds the predicament by diluting the limited resources that are available to support these physicians. METHODS:: A needs assessment was followed by the development of specific objectives for the division and for individual members of the division related to academic success. The resulting 3-pronged strategy to support the academic success of our group was based on securing strong mentorship, investing requisite resources, and committing to recruit fellowship-trained new faculty. RESULTS:: To date, the initiative has resulted in an increased number of peer-reviewed publication and grants, as well as national leadership roles for division members. Journal of Hospital Medicine 2008;3:314-318. (c) 2008 Society of Hospital Medicine.
PMID: 18698605 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]