Hospitalist Scholars Program
The Hospitalist Scholars Program at NYU Grossman School of Medicine offers a blend of clinical, teaching, and research experiences that provide the skills and training physicians need to develop successful careers in academic hospital medicine.
Our hospitalist scholars match at competitive fellowships and go on to become leaders in clinical and educational program development. Participants learn to become agents of systems change, role models of professionalism, and effective researchers.
The Hospitalist Scholars Program is designed as a full-time clinical assistant position in the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation.
As clinician–researchers, participants learn innovative, interdisciplinary systems-based approaches to improving the safety, quality, and effectiveness of healthcare. You provide hospitalist services, teach residents and medical students, and have time to conduct research with guidance from an experienced mentor.
Recently graduated residents who wish to conduct clinically significant research in hospital medicine at a world-class, patient-centered academic medical center may select one of two paths in the program.
Path I: Master’s Program
This path requires a two-year commitment to pursue a master’s degree with funding from the Division of General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation. Common choices are the Master of Health Professions Education or MS in Clinical Investigation. Other master’s programs, such as biomedical informatics, are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.
Path II: Research
This path allows you to commit either one or two years to perform scholarship in hospital medicine or another area of your choice. Each scholar is paired with a clinical faculty mentor and a scholar project faculty mentor. Many scholars perform research in a medicine subspecialty in preparation for applying to fellowship programs.
All participants are required to attend weekly hospitalist meetings and Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. You also take part in monthly General Internal Medicine and Clinical Innovation Grand Rounds, journal clubs, patient safety conferences, morbidity and mortality reports, and research-in-progress seminars; a quarterly hospitalist ethics symposium; and an annual hospitalist retreat.
Other educational opportunities include courses on point-of-care ultrasound, the surgical co-management curriculum, and the Education for Educators faculty development program.
Clinical and Teaching Experience
Hospitalist scholars develop proficiency in providing clinical care for hospitalized patients with a particular emphasis on delivering evidence-based care, practice-based learning, and value-based medicine.
All hospitalist scholars work shifts at NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital, where they collaborate with a team of specialists, social workers, and other healthcare providers to deliver comprehensive inpatient care, including family support.
Your responsibilities include overseeing the diagnostic workup and treatment of patients in conjunction with a treatment team, coordinating patient care with referring physicians and other outpatient healthcare providers, and guiding the smooth and safe transition of patients from the hospital to home or a post–acute care facility.
You are also involved with educating medical students, house staff, and nurse practitioners. This happens at conferences and rounds, during bedside teaching, in didactic lessons, and through evaluation and feedback. You gain experience facilitating healthcare systems change in ways that improve the processes and outcomes of patient care.
These experiences help you develop critical professional knowledge, attitudes, skills, and behaviors. These include cross-cultural sensitivity, emotional intelligence, communication and shared decision-making, and the ability to recognize and manage conflicts of interest.
The remainder of your time is spent conducting research that advances hospital medicine or another area of your interest. You receive guidance from a primary mentor and an experienced team of investigators.
Your primary mentor helps you develop an original research project on a topic specific to hospital medicine, such as patient-centered outcomes, quality improvement, or patient safety. Your mentor also works with you to define goals for your research and design your study.
Examples of past hospitalist scholar research projects include the following:
- measuring, refining, and improving patient care coordination between primary and hospital care teams
- developing and testing strategies that use information technology to improve safety and quality of care
- participating in evidence-based systematic reviews and meta-analyses of conditions associated with hospital care
- studying physician–patient communication and ethics in the setting of hospital care
- investigating the clinical epidemiology of chronic diseases
Many hospitalist scholars go on to present their research at regional or national conferences.
Director, Hospitalist Program, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital
Associate Chair for Quality of Care, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital
Our hospitalist scholars are recognized as local and national leaders in the delivery of outstanding evidence-based compassionate care to patients and their families.
Their research has been published in many prestigious peer-reviewed journals, including JAMA Internal Medicine, American Journal of Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, Joint Commission Journal on Quality and Patient Safety, and Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. Many of our scholars receive career development funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Our graduates work as hospitalists, become leading researchers in patient safety and quality assurance, and join the Epidemic Intelligence Service (EIS) at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
How to Apply
For more detailed information about the Hospitalist Scholars Program and the application process, view the Hospitalist Scholars Program brochure. If you have additional questions or wish to apply, email Dr. Hochman at email@example.com for positions at Tisch Hospital.
Interested candidates should send a CV, two letters of recommendation, and a statement of interest that includes the path you intend to pursue and your time commitment, reasons for interest in the program, and related career goals.
Applicants must have completed an Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME)–accredited internal medicine residency and be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.