Academic Hospital Medicine Fellowship
The Academic Hospital Medicine fellowship is designed to provide advanced training to junior hospitalists to launch them into successful academic careers. Individuals who have completed an internal medicine residency are eligible to apply for the two-year fellowship. Applications are open year-round and positions begin each July. Funding for the fellowship is provided by the Division of Hospital Medicine and some fellows are funded through a National Research Service Award from the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality.
Fellowships include formal training, mentorship and a capstone project. Each fellow receives protected time, ranging from 25 to 75 percent, as they focus their training in one of three areas:
- Quality Improvement (QI) – QI fellows complete a Master’s in Science in Healthcare Quality and Patient Safety and receive mentorship from national leaders in healthcare quality. QI fellows have ample opportunities to lead and collaborate on QI efforts at Northwestern Memorial Hospital, which is consistently ranked among the top performing hospitals by U.S. News and World Report.
- Medical Education – Medical Education fellows complete a Certificate through the Feinberg Academy of Medical Educators and receive mentorship from nationally renowned leaders in medical education. Medical education fellows have ample opportunities to hone their teaching and curricular innovation skills through the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine.
- Health Services Research – Health Services Research fellows complete a Master’s of Science in Health Services and Outcomes Research and receive mentorship from highly successful, federally funded researchers. Health Services Research fellows have ample opportunities to collaborate with, and receive mentorship from scientists in the Institute for Public Health and Medicine.
All fellows are faculty members of the Division of Hospital Medicine and receive full tuition support for their formal training (i.e., master’s degree or certificate). Fellows interact with, and receive guidance from mentors and colleagues through a variety of regularly scheduled meetings, including division work-in-progress meetings.
Physician-Scientist Training & Resources
We offer a wide range of resources, mentorship opportunities and formal training programs to help our residents and fellows excel as physician-scientists. Explore all of the resources and hear from housestaff who are making research a major part of their career development plans.