The Rotating Hospitalist: A Solution for an Academic Internal Medicine Practice
Background: Concerns have been raised about the role that hospitalists may have in changing the educational process for medical students and residents, especially with regard to the primary care specialties. Methods: We implemented rotating hospital and office duties within our five-physician group. Results: Resident and student satisfaction increased, and additional faculty members could be added without expanding office space. Financial benefits then also ensued. Conclusion: Rotating hospital with office duties among a small group of internists has resulted in most of the advantages with few of the drawbacks related to the hospitalist approach.
Summers, Jeffrey A.; Ginn, David; and Nunley, Diana. 2003. The Rotating Hospitalist: A Solution for an Academic Internal Medicine Practice. Southern Medical Journal. Vol.96(8). 784-786. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.SMJ.0000053465.86917.1F PMID: 14515919 ISSN: 0038-4348