CME Course

Missing Voices: What Early Career Hospitalists View as Essential in Hospital Medicine-Focused Education

The specialty of hospital medicine is a relatively new specialty. As a result, residency training programs designed to provide necessary and sufficient post-graduate medical education training for hospital medicine specialists are still developing and evolving. Knowledge gaps continue to exist regarding the optimal knowledge and skills which should be imparted during residency training to physicians who desire to specialize in hospital medicine.

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Target Audience

Southern Medical Journal (SMJ) is an interdisciplinary, multi-specialty Journal, and articles span the spectrum of medical topics, providing timely, up-to-date information for primary care physicians and specialists alike. The SMJ enables physicians to provide the best possible care to patients in this age of rapidly changing modern medicine.  Therefore, the readers of the SMJ are an appropriate target for this article. 

Description

The specialty of hospital medicine is a relatively new specialty. As a result, residency training programs designed to provide necessary and sufficient post-graduate medical education training for hospital medicine specialists are still developing and evolving. Knowledge gaps continue to exist regarding the optimal knowledge and skills which should be imparted during residency training to physicians who desire to specialize in hospital medicine.

Multiple different residency pathways (ie general internal medicine and internal medicine subspecialties, general pediatrics and pediatric subspecialities, and others) currently exist to provide hospital medicine-focused training for physicians desiring to specialize in hospital medicine.

This article helps to identify and define knowledge gaps (i.e. gaps related to knowledge and skills used in the practice of hospital medicine), performance gaps (i.e. educational and mentoring methods to reduce knowledge and skill gaps) and competence gaps (i.e. education and mentoring to prepare for career planning in hospital medicine). 

At the conclusion of the activity, learners should be better prepared to:

  • Recognize clinical career preparation and mentoring by faculty as important components of specialty focused education during residency training.
  • Utilize and integrate information from recent hospital medicine trainees to aid continuous improvement efforts of residency programs.

Course Information

CME Release Date: September 1, 2023
Valid for credit through:  August 31, 2025  
Course type: CME Journal Article 
Estimated time of completion: 1 hour

Credits Available

Southern Medical Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Southern Medical Association designates this Journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AAPA: AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. 

AANPCP: The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program (AANPCP) accepts AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the ACCME.

Healthcare Professionals: For information on applicability and acceptance of continuing education credit for this activity, please consult your professional licensing board.  All healthcare professionals who are not MDs or DOs will receive a certificate of participation.

Instructions for Participation and Credit

This activity is designed to be completed within the time designated; learners should claim only those credits that reflect the time actually spent in the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity online during the valid credit period noted, following these steps:

  • Read the goals and objectives, accreditation information, and author disclosures.
  • Login in below to study the educational content and references.
  • Complete the attestation, post-test (if applicable), and evaluation.

Upon successful completion of these components, your certificate will be processed and emailed from customerservice@sma.org within approximately 1 hour. Credits will be archived for 6 years; at any point within this time period you may login to your account to print a duplicate copy of your certificate.

Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

Southern Medical Association (SMA) requires instructors, planners, managers, and all other individuals who are in a position to control the content of this activity to disclose conflicts of interest (COI) with ineligible entities within the last 24 months of the development of this activity. All identified COIs are thoroughly vetted and mitigated prior to the release of the activity. SMA is committed to providing its learners with high quality activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of a commercial interest.

The following individuals, unless otherwise notedhave no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Manuscript Author(s):
Ryan E. Nelson, MD
Daniel N. Ricotta, MD
Ali Farkhondehpour, MD
Aram A. Namavar, MD, MS
Alan M. Hall, MD
Brian K. Kwan, MD
Shannon K. Martin, MD, MS

Southern Medical Association/Southern Medical Journal Editorial Staff:
Steven T. Baldwin, MD, SMJ Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer S. Price, MA, Managing Editor
Anita McCabe, Copyeditor

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