Nationally-renowned, the Collaborative Inpatient Medicine Service (CIMS) continues to develop into one of the finest academic hospitalist programs in the country.
Most CIMS physicians are tenure-track faculty at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and have important research, teaching and administrative leadership roles at the University, Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center and other various professional societies.
At least 30 percent of faculty time is dedicated to academic endeavors. Some have increased protected academic time to further funded research or administrative projects.
CIMS faculty members are making important research contributions in the fields of clinical medicine, healthcare quality improvement and medical education. CIMS members have collaborated with each other on research projects, such as the Society of Hospital Medicine-funded “Geriatric Transitions in Care from Hospital to Home” project (SafeSTEP), and with members of the Divisions of Infectious Disease, Cardiology, Geriatrics and General Internal Medicine. CIMS supports two academic mentors and hired a research assistant in FY06 to foster the academic mission.
CIMS faculty members teach throughout the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, with significant contributions to the Hopkins Colleges Advisory Program and regular lectures for Internal Medicine clinical clerks, the Evidence-Based Medicine course for interns, the Basic lecture series for second- and third-year residents, and the monthly Hospital and Consult Medicine lecture series. Successful electives in hospital medicine for fourth-year medical students and residents have been developed, and a fellowship in academic hospital medicine started in July 2008. CIMS members also have been awarded the Professors Award for Teaching Excellence at Hopkins, and the Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Society of Hospital Medicine.
CIMS members are participants in and leaders of multiple committees at Johns Hopkins Bayview, including but not limited to the Medical Joint Practice Committee, the Credentials Committee, the Hospital Capacity and Emergency Department Throughput Committee, the Medication Process Committee, the Meditech Provider Process Committee, the Cancer Committee, the Clinical Practice Association, and the Bylaws Committee.
Society of Hospital Medicine
Most CIMS faculty are members of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), and some have held important leadership roles, including president of the Baltimore Regional Chapter, chair of the Leadership Committee, course director for the successful Leadership Academy, leadership of the Geriatrics Task Force, membership on the Board of Directors and lecturing at national SHM conferences.
For more information on the Society of Hospital Medicine, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org.