Hospital Medicine is the fastest growing medical specialty and requires a diverse and unique skill set. Hospitalists must be able to care for acutely ill adults with a wide spectrum of diseases while engaging in effective interprofessional teamwork and transitions of care that are unique to the inpatient setting. Additionally, successful academic hospitalists develop meaningful and satisfying careers by augmenting their direct patient care responsibilities through clinical research, quality improvement, and the science of healthcare delivery, and educating learners in the hospital environment.
Training in Mayo Clinic's Hospital Medicine Fellowship prepares internal medicine specialists for careers as clinician-researchers, improvement leaders, or clinician-educators with expertise in managing acutely ill, complex medical patients.
The one-year Hospital Medicine Fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is designed to:
- Refine the knowledge and skill set of hospital medicine
- Develop advanced skills and complete projects in research, quality improvement, and/or medical education
- Promote effective interdisciplinary teamwork
- Produce national leaders in academic hospital medicine
- Promote Mayo Clinic values in a rapidly growing national field
Our goal is to train physicians who will provide outstanding collaborative and comprehensive inpatient care, become superior medical educators and clinician-researchers, and become the future leaders in hospital medicine.
Mayo Clinic's mix of clinical experiences and academic training permits one to pursue any area of individual interest in hospital medicine.
The Hospital Medicine Fellowship began in 2001, and since that time 51 fellows have completed the program. 23 of those completing the program subsequently joined the staff within Mayo's Division of Hospital Internal Medicine.