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Many hospitals are incorporating a hospitalist track or specialty into their internal and family medicine residency programs. These tracks place emphasis on palliative care, perioperative and consultative medicine, quality improvement and teamwork and communication in a multidisciplinary environment. Click here for an extensive list available to help guide young physicians to find the hospitalist program that is right for them.

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Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant:

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is pleased to offer the Student Hospitalist Scholar Grant (SHM_SHSG), first launched in 2015. The SHM_SHSG awardees complete scholarly work with an active SHM member mentor in a project related to patient safety and/or quality improvement or other relevant areas to the field of hospital medicine. The program has been expanded for the 2017-18 year with two types programs being offered:

  • Summer Program: recipients dedicate 8-10 weeks between May-September to a scholarly project related to hospital medicine, receiving a $500/week stipend for student salary support.
  • Longitudinal Program: recipients dedicate more than one full year to develop and implement their hospital medicine related projects, receiving up to $5,000 for the duration of their project.

Recipients of both the Summer and Longitudinal Programs will also receive complimentary registration to SHM's annual meeting with up to $1,500 in travel expenses reimbursed, and acceptance into SHM's National Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV) Competition.

To learn more about this opportunity and for application instructions, visit

Young Physicians Patient Safety Award:

The Doctors Company Foundation invites essay submissions for their Young Physicians Patient Safety Award. This award recognizes young physicians for their personal insight into the importance of applying the principles of patient safety to reduce the incidence of medical error. View the 2016 Young Physicians Patient Safety Awards here.