The Department of Hospital Medicine prides itself on being made up of outstanding clinician-educators who play a key role in serving as teachers and role models for the 168 residents in our internal medicine training program, as well as for the students of the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, and a variety of other medical students rotating through the institution.
A number of our physicians hold joint positions in both the medical school and the internal medicine residency program. Many of our physicians are involved in other curricular roles, such as serving as preceptors in the residency program’s ‘Resident as Teacher’ program and acting as facilitators for the medical school’s problem-based learning curriculum.
Department physicians serve at any given time as attending physicians on six to seven of the eight general medicine inpatient services, a rotation viewed by both the residents and the residency program as foundational to the residents’ development as clinicians. The medicine consult service is also led by hospitalist staff.
The Department of Hospital Medicine is also committed to helping its physicians become outstanding clinicians, as well as leaders in quality improvement, patient safety, teamwork and hospital administration. To this end the Department offers weekly grand rounds targeting high-yield clinical topics, a recurring core curriculum series focused on key areas ranging from literature searching to professionalism, and a variety of case conferences. Hospital medicine physicians are also actively encouraged to further develop their teaching skills and expertise through participation in courses offered by Cleveland Clinic’s Education Institute. Our overarching goal is to promote a robust milieu of clinical excellence, collegiality and commitment to life-long learning and growth.