Hospital Medicine (Hospitalist)

PREREQUISITE: Requires completion of medicine clerkship.

The Hospitalist division is under the direction of the Aaron Gottesman, M.D., F.A.C.P., director of service.

The Hospitalist division serves as the foundation for the inpatient experience of the residency program. Consisting of exclusively board-certified physicians, the hospitalists are involved in many teaching activities including morning reports, teaching attending rounds, and bedside clinical examinations. They also serve as mentors for many of the residents as well as preceptors in resident-oriented research activities.

Since the hospitalists are available in-house 24/7 and attend to 40% of the patients admitted in SlUH, they develop close working relationships with the residents in all areas of clinical care. At night, they provide senior medical leadership in the hospital and general supervision and teaching to the night float residents. The hospitalists are consistently ranked very highly by the house staff and continue to inspire residents to pursue careers in the fastest growing specialty in America.