School of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency

Hospital Medicine Track

The Hospital Medicine Track is designed to train the next generation of leaders in Hospital medicine. The track combines quality improvement and patient safety, career development, clinical rotations, and classroom education to prepare residents for careers in inpatient medicine.

Educational Focus

The curriculum of the Hospital Medicine Track is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills to thrive as a hospitalist. Multiple modalities, including online modules, didactics, small group sessions, and hands-on application will be used to solidify concepts taught. In addition, residents will complete core clinical rotations to best prepare them for hospital medicine.

Program Structure

Components of the Hospitalist Track include quality improvement, career development and clinical rotations.

Quality Improvement

Principles of quality improvement will be taught by a senior value engineer and clinical faculty and residents will have an opportunity to participate in a quality improvement project with a faculty mentor. Residents will also complete the Institute for Healthcare Improvement (IHI) Basic Certificate in Quality and Safety.

Career Development

Career development efforts are focused on exploring hospitalist job opportunities and preparing residents for the application process. In addition, residents will participate in 1:1 career mentoring. As several residents pursue careers in academic medicine, residents will participate the Stanford Faculty Development certificate program in clinical teaching. Finally, Residents gain experience in point of care ultrasound through small group bedside ultrasound teaching.

Clinical Rotations

Residents participating in the hospital medicine track will complete several clinical rotations, including palliative care, consult medicine, sixteen weeks of ICU training, and an inpatient ward rotation on a hospitalist-only service. In addition, residents will complete a procedural elective with Interventional Radiology to hone their skills in paracentesis, central venous access, thoracentesis and lumbar puncture.

Sample QI Project

Recent Graduates

  • Brian Sanders: Hospitalist, McKay Dee
  • Kaitlyn Bryant: Hospitalist, University of Utah
  • Joann Mueller: Hospitalist, Northern Colorado Hospitalists, Fort Collins, CO
  • Jon Hodgkin: Hospitalist, Kaiser Permanente, Santa Rosa Medical Center
  • Logan Horne: Hospitalist, Timpanogos Regional Medical Center

Application Process for Categorical Tracks

Prospective applicants for tracks (Global Health, Primary Care, and Hospital Medicine) should apply to the conventional categorical residency program (1732140C0) in the NRMP Match. Once you have joined our program, you will apply to the track of your choice during your PGY1 year. Track activities will begin during July of your PGY2 year.