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Curriculum

The Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine Fellowship is truly unique.

Tracks

The Hospital Medicine Fellowship offers three tracks:

Clinical Research Track

  • Clinical research training
  • Hospital Internal Medicine Service
  • Quality improvement project
  • Clinical research project
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Bronze Fellow Certificate

Quality Track

  • Hospital Internal Medicine Service
  • Course work through Mayo Clinic Quality Academy
  • Quality improvement project
  • Board certification through American College of Quality (optional)
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Bronze Fellow Certificate
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Silver Fellow Certificate
  • Clinical research project

Clinician Educator Track

  • Hospital Internal Medicine Service
  • Quality improvement project
  • Clinical research project
  • Simulation Center instructor
  • Opportunities for teaching and curriculum development
  • Mayo Clinic Quality Academy Bronze Fellow Certificate

Didactic training

Clinical conferences, seminars, small discussion groups, journal clubs and one-on-one instruction are all integral parts of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

Core curriculum

The comprehensive curriculum covers important aspects and processes of inpatient medical care, based on recommendations of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

Clinical conditions

  • Acute coronary syndrome
  • Acute renal failure
  • Alcohol and drug withdrawal
  • Asthma
  • Cardiac arrhythmia
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Community-acquired pneumonia
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Delirium and dementia
  • Diabetes mellitus
  • Gastrointestinal bleed
  • Hospital-acquired pneumonia
  • Pain management
  • Perioperative medicine
  • Sepsis syndrome
  • Stroke
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Venous thromboembolism

Health care systems

  • Care of the elderly patient
  • Care of vulnerable populations
  • Communication
  • Diagnostic decision-making
  • Drug safety, pharmacoeconomics and pharmacoepidemiology
  • Equitable allocation of resources
  • Evidence-based medicine
  • Hospitalist as consultant
  • Hospitalist as teacher
  • Information management
  • Leadership
  • Management practices
  • Nutrition and the hospitalized patient
  • Palliative care
  • Patient education
  • Patient handoff
  • Patient safety
  • Practice-based learning and improvement
  • Prevention of health care-associated infection and antimicrobial resistance
  • Professionalism and medical ethics
  • Quality improvement
  • Risk management
  • Team approach and multidisciplinary care
  • Transitions of care

These topics are covered in weekly lectures by hospital medicine faculty and other Mayo faculty, as well as in an online e-curriculum.

Evaluation

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.

  • Aug 9, 2013
  • ART902879