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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.

Program Details

The Hospitalist Scholars Program is designed as a full-time clinical assistant position in NYU Langone’s Division of Hospital Medicine.

As clinician–researchers, participants learn innovative, interdisciplinary systems-based approaches to improving the safety, quality, and effectiveness of healthcare. They 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 1: 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.

Path 2: Master’s Program

This path requires a two-year commitment to pursue a master’s degree with funding from the Division of Hospital Medicine. Common choices are the Master of Health Professions Education or MS in Clinical Investigation. Other master’s programs, such as in biomedical informatics, are reviewed and approved on a case-by-case basis.

Educational Activities

All participants are required to attend hospitalist meetings and Department of Medicine Grand Rounds. You also take part in monthly Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds and 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 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.

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.

Hospitalist scholars 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. They gain experience facilitating healthcare systems change in ways that improve the processes and outcomes of patient care.

These experiences help hospitalist scholars 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.

Research Mentorship

The remainder of time is spent conducting research that advances hospital medicine or another area of interest. Hospitalist scholars receive guidance from a primary mentor and an experienced team of investigators.

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.

Core Faculty

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Katherine Hochman, MD

Director, Division of Hospital Medicine, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital
Associate Chair for Quality of Care, NYU Langone’s Tisch Hospital

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Saul B. Blecker, MD

Associate Director, Hospital Medicine Research


Jonathan S. Austrian, MD

Associate Chief Medical Information Officer, Inpatient Informatics


Leora Horwitz, MD

Director, Center for Healthcare Innovation and Delivery Science


Eduardo Iturrate, MD

Medical Director, Clinical Transformation and Analytics


Michael P. Janjigian, MD

Co-Associate Chief of Medicine, NYC Health + Hospitals/Bellevue


Christopher M. Petrilli, MD

Clinical Lead, Value-Based Medicine, NYU Langone’s Manhattan Inpatient Locations

National Recognition

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 the Journal of Hospital Medicine, 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 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.