Our hospitalists are the primary educators for house staff and medical students during their ward blocks at The Mount Sinai Hospital. Teaching occurs predominantly during bedside rounds each morning. Other venues and opportunities for teaching exist throughout the week.
Healthcare Leadership Track (HLT)
The Healthcare Leadership Track (HLT) has been developed within the Internal Medicine Residency Program by our group in recognition that traditional residency training neglects the essential skills that physician leaders increasingly need in the new healthcare environment. House staff apply for the HLT during their internship year and 4-6 residents are selected per year.
To lead change effectively, physicians must be able to apply principles of quality improvement (QI), to understand the financial factors that determine hospital performance, and have leadership skills to produce meaningful results. This track provides the necessary knowledge and skills for residents, whether as a hospitalist or other subspecialist, to become successful leaders in healthcare.
- The track is delivered primarily during elective blocks over the PGY 2-3 years.
- Blocks focus on:
- Quality improvement and Patient safety
- Business of Medicine / Practice Management
- Leadership / Teaching Skills
- Each block includes focused mini-didactics on core topics and a series of novel structured exercises to develop and apply newly acquired knowledge and skills using practical applications (such as building a business plan for a Co-Management Service).
- Longitudinal mentored research project over the two-year period related to QI.
- Partnering over the two-year period with a Medical Director of a hospital unit or clinical service to gain experience in addressing systems issues and reaching key targets
Our hospitalists teach large numbers of medical students throughout the year during their ward rotations. Much time is spent teaching medical students during the Art & Science of Medicine (ASM) course. ASM focuses on getting 1st and 2nd year medical students experience interviewing and examining patients, as well as writing up and presenting their patients.
Medical Student Elective in Hospital Medicine
Each block, one 4th year medical student is selected to perform an elective in Hospital Medicine. This student works closely with a hospitalist on our non-teaching service. In addition, the student spends time with our Medical Consult team and attends Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds each week.
Leading in Education
Recognition of their skill and dedication as teachers, several members of DHM are in leadership positions in the IM program and medical school. These include:
- Associate Program Director (APD), IM Residency Program
- 3rd Year Clerkship Director
- Subinternship Co-Director
DHM Grand Rounds
A weekly DHM Grand Rounds ensures our group stays current on key clinical topics and other areas important to hospitalists. Grand Rounds are attended by faculty attendings, NPs, PAs, and medical students on the Hospital Medicine elective.
Annual Hospital Medicine Symposium
Mount Sinai leads a national course each year – The Mid-Atlantic Hospital Medicine Symposium: Mastering the Care of the Hospitalized Patient– which is a resource for hospitalists across the nation to gain essential knowledge and skills in caring for their patients.
Division of Hospital Medicine
One Gustave L. Levy Place
New York, NY 10029