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Training Opportunities and Education

Teaching Services

Hospitalist faculty have the opportunity to work on direct care services as well as teaching services. Teaching services include both the Osler Wards Service as well as the Brancati Wards service.  

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Brancati Services 

Named for the legendary GIM clinician, researcher, and mentor Fred Brancati (1959 – 2013), the Brancati service provides hospitalist faculty with the opportunity to teach Osler medical residents on the wards. This service comprises junior residents and interns from the internal medicine and ophthalmology preliminary tracks. This is the first opportunity for second-year internal medicine residents to take on leadership and teaching roles; our hospitalist faculty guide them as they develop critical skills in education and supervision, along with continued honing of clinical acumen.

Osler Services 

The Osler Services are named for four historic chiefs of medicine under Sir William Osler. Separated into firms, these serve as the primary training grounds for interns and senior residents in the Osler Medical Residency Training Program. Interns, medical students, and dedicated firm pharmacists join teaching rounds (either in person or via video chat) while another resident manages the service and minimizes distractions to create the optimal teaching environment every morning. As the attending on service, you will lead ACS rounds, provide bedside teaching, and mentor senior residents as they learn to manage a service that is typically high in complexity and acuity. 

Intermediate Care Service

Our closed general medicine intermediate care (IMC) teaching service is a geographically located team responsible for providing care for patients with a higher severity of illness than typical internal medicine services on the floors. This team, consisting of Osler residents under the leadership of hospitalist faculty, provides care for patients with a wide breadth of other illnesses that require higher nursing ratios and close monitoring. This popular service has a lower census than other floor teams and has allowed for closer relationships with nursing staff and dedicated bedside teaching rounds.

Training Opportunities

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 pranasi1@jhmi.edu. 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 pranasi1@jhmi.edu. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis. 

Fellowship Training

Johns Hopkins Medicine Fellowship in Health Systems Management fosters the growth and development of early-career physicians interested in health systems management. The longitudinal rotations and project-based curriculum are designed to create a path for future physician leaders by training them in skills relevant to integrated health systems. Through direct involvement in various JHM initiatives and interactions with system leaders, fellows will gain an understanding of health management and policy.

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

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