Hospitalists are the fastest growing medical specialty in the United States. The goal of the Hospitalist Track at Northwestern is to provide superb education in a broad range of clinical areas as well as training in key areas vital to careers in Hospitalist Medicine. Northwestern is well suited to a leadership role in educating the next generation of hospitalists. Currently we have over forty full-time faculty members who serve as hospitalists as their major clinical role. These faculty mentors are actively engaged in patient care and quality improvement projects and research. Additionally they serve many important administrative and teaching roles in the Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Medicine. With the outstanding clinical facilities, dedicated faculty, and diverse clinical training provided, the Northwestern residency program is committed to a major role in the development of future academic hospitalists.
Highlights of the Program
- Highly trained Academic Hospitalist faculty mentors
- Active participation on the Department of Medicine Quality Management Committee
- Rotations on the Medicine Consultation, Palliative Care, Geriatrics, and Neurology Services
- Medical Informatics
- Teaching Masters Course
- Health Economics
- Physician Leadership Training
Residents will actively participate in Quality Improvement projects and are encouraged to pursue dedicated research blocks with faculty members from the Division of General Internal Medicine. Funds are available to help residents attend the annual Society of Hospital Medicine meeting as well as other appropriate conferences. Upon graduation from the program, trainees will be well equipped to provide and coordinate clinical care as well as participate in and direct hospital quality improvement and patient safety initiatives.
Northwestern University has recently developed several graduate student programs in the areas of Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety. The leaders of these programs are DOM faculty including Kevin Weiss MD, MPH. Information regarding the Institute for Healthcare Studies and its graduate programs is available at: http://www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/chs/
Applicants for the Residency Program Hospitalist Track should apply to the categorical program and will be notified if they are invited to interview. Once notified of an interview, applicants should notify the Program Director of their interest in the hospitalist track by email to Aashish Didwania, MD.