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Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital
Welcome to the Division of Hospital Medicine at Johns Hopkins Hospital. Our clinical mission is to provide state-of-the-art, comprehensive, evidence-based clinical care to hospitalized patients from East Baltimore, the metropolitan area, and around the world.
Our academic hospitalists care for a wide range of medical patients in several distinct settings at the Johns Hopkins Hospital: 1) Closed-bed Hospitalist Unit with medical student and resident rotators and night-time coverage by nocturnists and moonlighters; 2) Teaching services staffed by residents of the Osler Residency Program; 3) The Internal Medicine Consult Service. Select hospitalists are also members of the Bedside Procedure Service.
Our division trains hospitalists to become the next generation of physician leaders by providing opportunities that strengthen leadership skills. All of our faculty members have dedicated time set aside for non-clinical activities, including medical student and resident education, administration, quality improvement, and research. Johns Hopkins hospitalists have leadership roles in education including the Osler Housestaff Residency Program, and as directors of clerkships and sub-internships, the Internal Medicine Consult Service, and in hospital administration.
There are also opportunities to obtain advanced degrees, such as a Master's in Public Health or Master’s in Business Administration, and take courses in quality improvement such as Six Sigma, courses in medical education such as curriculum development and teaching skills, as well as a variety of courses offered by the Office of Faculty Development and the CME office.
Faculty members are encouraged and supported to pursue scholarship. To facilitate academics, our division features the Johns Hopkins Hospitalist Scholars Program, an innovative program designed to provide academic funding (up to $12,000 per year) for each faculty member who seeks to build an academic career at Hopkins. Our faculty also benefit from fruitful academic collaboration with other faculty in the division and across other specialties. We have a broad range of academic interests ranging from venous thromboembolic disease to system innovations that improve hospital efficiency and patient engagement.
- Sub-internship Elective Rotation: The rotation is an advanced medicine clerkship for medical students who have already completed their basic clinical rotation in medicine. The four-week rotation provides training in the care of hospitalized patients in a tertiary-care setting. We accept sub-interns year-round, and interested parties should contact the course director, Dr. Padmini Ranasinghe, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Note: Johns Hopkins medical students who want to apply for a sub-internship spot on the Osler Firms or the Polk Unit should refer to the Advanced Clerkship website.
- Resident Elective Rotation: Second and third year Internal Medicine residents training in an ACGME recognized program who wish to gain experience in Hospital Medicine may apply for the four-week visiting resident elective. The elective provides an excellent opportunity for residents who are considering a career as a hospitalist or a fellowship in hospital medicine to experience clinical work in an academic center. To apply, contact the director of education for the hospitalist service, Dr. Padmini Ranasinghe, at email@example.com. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Fellowship training: The Johns Hopkins GIM Hospitalist Research Fellowship is one of two Hospitalist Fellowship programs available to recent Internal Medicine graduates with strong interest in careers in Hospital Medicine. To read a comparison of the two programs, click here.
- Online Consultative Training: The SHM Consultative and Perioperative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists is an online resource, formerly known as "The Johns Hopkins Consultative Medicine Essentials for Hospitalists." It is specifically created and designed for hospitalists and residents interested in the fields of consultative and perioperative medicine, providing authoritative and comprehensive training in general medical care of hospitalized patients through over 20 free, CME-accredited, case-based modules.