Einstein/Montefiore Department of Medicine

Hospital Medicine and Health System Pathway

“The Hospital Medicine Pathway provided a helpful multidisciplinary perspective on the inner workings of hospital medicine and taught me the importance of QI in improving patient care. The two-week hands-on clinical experience as an acting attending was invaluable to building my confidence and skill set for independent practice.

Anand Jagannath, Chief Resident 

"The Hospital Medicine Pathway gives residents interested in exposure to hospital medicine the opportunity to work as a "junior attending" on a direct care hospitalist service … an invaluable opportunity to experience working as independent providers. In addition, the hospitalist track offers didactics in important areas of hospital medicine including palliative care and healthcare finance.“

Andrei Assa 

The MMC Hospital Medicine and Health Systems Pathway is a longitudinal elective designed for PGY3s considering a career in Hospital Medicine. The track, now in its second year, is designed to prepare physicians to be outstanding hospital-based clinicians as well hospital architects and leaders in areas of quality improvement, patient safety, hospital administration, healthcare finances and health care delivery systems. The ultimate goal of this Pathway is to prepare residents to be future academic leaders.

Residents electing this pathway will be chosen as PGY 2s based on interest and their future career plans. Components of the pathway include dedicated seminar sessions covering basic topics germane to hospital medicine such as Healthcare Finance, Pain management, Palliative care, and common inpatient medical problems.   As PGY 3s these residents work one-on-one with a Direct-Care hospital medicine attending, maintaining their own census of patients, with full responsibility from admission to discharge. Participants will learn how to work with advanced-care provides (NPs and PAs), and interact with all other staff and specialty services required for the care of their patients. In addition, these residents will have dedicated training in performing procedures including lumbar punctures, vascular access and goal- directed ultrasonography.

Residents are expected to attend Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds and Journal Club, complete a QI project, and submit this and/or a case vignette to a regional or national meeting. Attendance at the Society of Hospital Medicine national meeting is strongly encouraged, as is attendance at hospital committee meetings (eg. RCAs, QI). In addition, each resident will be assigned a faculty mentor who is a member of the Division of Hospital Medicine, with the goal of providing individual career guidance, CV prep, and assist in job search and post-graduation opportunities. 

Contact Us

Department of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Jack and Pearl Resnick Campus
Belfer Building - Room 1008
1300 Morris Park Avenue
Bronx, NY 10461 (directions)

Physicians and Patients:
866-MED-TALK (866-633-8255)

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Administrative Questions:
Fax: 718-430-8659

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