The Hospital Medicine Fellowship provides 29 weeks of hospital service, including orientation and rotations in these areas:
- General medical services
- Medicine consults
- Geriatric medicine
- Progressive care unit (PCU)
Quality improvement and research training
The fellowship reserves 20 weeks for dedicated quality improvement and clinical research time. Each fellow completes both a quality improvement project and a research project.
Participation in the Mayo quality fellows program allows trainees to obtain a bronze certification in safety and quality improvement through Mayo Clinic Quality Academy. In addition, fellows are required to take the silver certification class and examination.
Unique research opportunities include those offered by Mayo Clinic's Center for Clinical and Translational Science, which sponsors the Research Applications for Practice Improvement Decisions (RAPID) Program.
Fellows coordinate and lead the weekly Hospital Internal Medicine (HIM) Learner's Conference.
Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship.
The comprehensive curriculum covers important aspects and processes of inpatient medical care, based on recommendations of the Society of Hospital Medicine. These topics are covered in weekly lectures by hospital medicine faculty and other Mayo faculty.
To ensure that fellows acquire adequate knowledge and develop technical skills, performance is monitored carefully during the course of training. Trainees are evaluated by a supervising faculty member after each clinical rotation. In addition, hospital medicine fellows regularly evaluate the faculty to ensure that their educational needs are being met.