The Cleveland Clinic Foundation Hospital Medicine Fellowship aims to train future leaders in Hospital Medicine, including clinical hospitalists, hospitalist-educators, and hospitalist-investigators. Fellows may participate for 1-2 years, depending on research interests.
Applicants must have completed an internal medicine residency prior to beginning fellowship, and are required to obtain full medical licensure in Ohio. Therefore, we cannot take J-1 visa applicants.
What is a hospital medicine fellowship and why would I want to pursue one?
The Hospital Medicine Fellowship provides the requisite teaching, clinical and system of care skills necessary to excel in the academic hospital medicine environment. Former fellows have pursued diverse career paths, including clinical hospitalists, hospitalist-educators, and hospitalist-investigators. Fellows may participate for 1-2 years, depending on research interests.
Graduating residents can certainly begin practice as a hospitalist after residency, but this is not much more than being a “super-resident”. Experienced academic hospitalists have defined their practice not in just patient care terms, but in education, research, or quality and systems improvements. Most internal medicine and family medicine residencies do not deliver this training specific to the hospital environment.
- Serve as a junior attending under the supervision of hospitalist faculty on the teaching service
- Gain expertise in perioperative care through rotations in the IMPACT Center and on the medical consultation service
- Serve as co-attending physician for pre-operative medical evaluations
- Direct appropriate pre-operative diagnostic testing
- Manage perioperative medications
- Collaborate with surgeons and anesthesiologists to ensure optimal care
- Rotate in medical intensive care, palliative care, and skilled care settings to gain diverse experiences critical to hospitalist practice
- Direct and supervise house staff and medical students during attending rounds with faculty supervision
- Present a topic at Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds as a CME-accredited activity
- Take Division of Education courses that develop teaching skills, including didactic and bedside skills
- Conduct regular presentations at a bimonthly fellows conference that serves to fine tune teaching skills and promote confidence in public speaking
- Take courses in Epidemiology, Biostatics and Research Methods from faculty in the Lerner Research Institute and the Department of Quantitative Health Sciences
- Conduct a research project under department staff guidance
- Submit a research proposal to the internal review board
- Collect and analyze data
- Prepare presentations of research and/or case vignette(s) for submission to regional/national meeting(s) and peer-reviewed journals
- Maintain a portfolio of scholarly and clinical activity
The Cleveland Clinic Foundation is a multi-specialty tertiary care academic medical center that is consistently ranked as one of the top five hospitals in America by U.S. News & World Report, and is world-renowned for quality of care and for numerous medical breakthroughs. World-class resources for clinical care, research, and education are available for trainees in all fields.
How to Apply for a Hospital Medicine Fellowship
If you are interested in the fellowship, please complete an application (go to www.clevelandclinic.org/education/gme/applicants.htm and click on "Application") and submit your curriculum vitae, personal statement, and three letters of recommendation, attention to Susan Ganaway at the address below. Please inform us of your visa status as well (as noted before, we cannot take J-1 visa applicants).