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Hospitalist Pathway

The Mount Auburn Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program in association with Harvard Medical School is designed to prepare residents for any career in Internal Medicine or to pursue subspecialty training. The program offers a broad clinical experience, a supportive and highly trained teaching faculty, research opportunities, “matched advisorship” from day one of training, access to resources and mentorship from the Harvard Medical School and surrounding Harvard affiliated hospitals, and excellent fellowship and career placement programs. We are committed to strong clinical training for all graduates of the Mount Auburn Hospital Internal Medicine Residency program, and provide an educational program to prepare each resident for their next step along their chosen career path.

Hospitalist Medicine has evolved tremendously over the last 10 years, with a variety of job roles and training options. Hospitalists are found at all of our local community and university hospitals, both at academic and non-academic facilities. Job types vary from the pure clinician (either entirely inpatient service, combination of inpatient and outpatient, or inpatient plus sub-specialty work), to clinician- researchers, clinician- educators, and clinician- administrators. The hospitalist programs are set up with shift work, or Monday thru Friday daytime work, or other combinations. Programs are also funded by a variety of sources- as hospital employees, or private profit driven hospitalist groups, or as the employee of a primary care group. No matter which path suits you, the focus is on developing sustainable careers.

As Hospitalist Medicine grows as a field, the training options also expand. Many new hospitalists still come straight from Internal Medicine residency. Alternately, there are currently 19 hospitalist fellowships around the nation (see www.hospitalmedicine.org, under Education), which vary in emphasis from mostly clinical and quality improvement, to more research oriented with advanced degree requirements. They are 1-2 years in duration. Others may choose to pursue General Medicine fellowships, to gain research skills and an MPH, Masters in Education or other advanced degree. Most of these fellowships do not follow the Match process and have more flexible deadlines.

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