School of Medicine

Internal Medicine Residency

Hospitalist Track

The Hospitalist Track is designed to train the next generation of leaders in Hospitalist medicine. The track combines clinical experiences, classroom education, and small group QI projects to prepare residents for careers in inpatient medicine. 

Some of the recent graduates from our program are:

Matt Christensen – Chief Medical Resident
Brian Sanders – Hospitalist, McKay Dee
Kaitlyn Bryant – Hospitalist, University of Utah
Joann Mueller – Hospitalist, Northern Colorado Hospitalists, Fort Collins, CO

Educational Focus

The curriculum of the Hospitalist Track is designed to provide residents with the knowledge and skills to thrive as a Hospitalist.  The focus of the track is to provide education in quality improvement, patient safety, healthcare value and common hospital medicine clinical topics. In addition, as many of our Hospitalist Track residents are pursuing careers in academic medicine, they will be enrolled in the Stanford Faculty Development program in clinical teaching.  Residents will also be connected with a hospitalist mentor, who will be a valuable source of guidance and support in career mentoring.

Program Structure

Educational components of the Hospitalist Track will be taught through online modules, didactics, small group sessions, and hands-on application via participation in a quality improvement project.  Sessions on abstract, poster creation and presentation strategy will be valuable as the QI project will culminate in a poster presentation and/or journal submission at the end of the third year of residency.  Clinical experiences will include rotations on a hospitalist-only service, palliative care, peri-operative/consult medicine, and diagnostic ultrasound.    

Sample QI Project

Stanford Faculty Development Program

For more information about the Standford Faculty Development Program click here.

 Application Process for Categorical Tracks

Prospective applicants for any of the three tracks (Global Health, Hospitalist, and Research Physician) 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. We will take 2-4 residents per track per year, and the selections will be announced by March 1. Track activities will begin during July of your PGY2 year.