Hospital Internal Medicine operates the two-year Mayo Clinic HIM Fellowship Program. HIM faculty also offer Mayo Clinic Continuing Medical Education (CME) courses.
The Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine Fellowship is an innovative, cutting-edge two-year program designed to train academic leaders in clinical hospital medicine and processes of inpatient care delivery. This fellowship program brings the tripartite mission of Mayo Clinic (practice, education and research) to the fastest growing medical specialty in the United States. The intent of this program is to set the standard of postgraduate training in hospital medicine and to be the most academically productive program in the country.
Mayo Clinic Hospital Medicine Fellows will receive formal training in:
The first year of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship is dedicated to scholarship. There is no clinical or call responsibility during this year. Fellows will participate in formal education in clinical research through the Mayo Clinic Clinical Research Training Program (put link here). This course work sets the foundation for achieving either a Certificate or Masters Degree in Clinical Research. Hospital Medicine Fellows will work closely with a group of mentors to ensure that they reach their academic goals. It is expected that the fellows will publish their work as well as present at several national meetings.
The foundation of the second year of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship is clinical and customized to meet the career development needs of the individual fellows. Core clinical rotations include perioperative consultative medicine, general hospital medicine, critical care, palliative care medicine, and transitional skilled nursing facility care. Electives are available in all medical specialty areas as well as in neurology, anesthesia, and physical medicine and rehabilitation.
During the second year of the fellowship, the Hospital Medicine Fellows will participate in a local Stanford Faculty Development Program to gain an overall theoretical framework for medical education. Teaching opportunities will be available with a wide variety of learners including medical students, medical residents, surgical residents, nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Presentation skills will be assessed and honed (including rules of thumb to successfully deliver varying types of presentations).
Throughout both years of the Hospital Medicine Fellowship, the fellows will learn about and participate in quality improvement, patient safety, patient satisfaction and/or systems design projects. During the first year, didactic sessions will provide a basic foundation and language to be applied in future projects. It is expected that each fellow will lead an interprofessional project aimed to improve the delivery of care in the hospital setting (supportive mentorship and resources will be provided to ensure project success and excellent learning for the fellows).
Effective leadership skills are necessary to achieve clinical care and academic success. Over the course of the two years, joint Hospital Medicine Fellow and Faculty sessions will apply core leadership principles to the practice of medicine. Learning will take place in a very interactive environment and will largely occur through case-based modules, as well as through the application of core content areas from frequently cited leadership texts to current health care issues.