Hospital Medicine
UMass Medical School
55 Lake Avenue North
Worcester, MA 01655

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Medical Education

Graduate Medical Education

The Division of Hospital Medicine is in charge of the resident inpatient experience in Consultative Medicine. Our goal for the residents is for them to gain insight into perioperative care of patients as well as to gain experience doing general medical consultation. The hospitalist Med Consult Attending precepts all consults and guides the residents to review pertinent literature, in addition to formal topic reviews 2 – 3 times per week. An important resource for self-directed learning is the Medical Consult self-assessment as well as multiple articles key to Medical Consultation. These resources are continually updated and kept on a webserver which is maintained by hospitalist faculty. Topics covered include pre-operative cardiac evaluation, thromboembolic prophylaxis, postoperative arrhythmias, peri-operative pulmonary evaluation and diabetes management, endocarditis prevention and wound infection prophylaxis.

Learn more about the Medicine Residency and Fellowship Programs at UMass Medical School.

Undergraduate Medical Education

Hospital medicine faculty are active in undergraduate medical education. Medical students rotate with our service at the University campus as well as at the Memorial campus. Our faculty participate as dedicated teaching attendings who are paired with teams of residents and students for 2-4 week periods. Faculty give lectures to third year students as part of the Internal Medicine Clerkship.

Members of the division of Hospital Medicine are active in the Internal Medicine Sub-Internship (Sub-I) rotation. During this rotation, students have the opportunity to work directly with hospitalists at all of our major hospital affiliates. At the University campus, they are part of a team that is led by an academic hospitalist. The student plays an integral part in daily rounds in the mornings, which are comprised of active discussion and coordination of the plan of care. A focus of the teaching hospitalist is to support increasing levels of autonomy for the students in a well supervised environment.

At Marlborough Hospital, which is one of our major community affiliates, students have the opportunity of working 1:1 with the hospitalists, as well as being integrally involved in the care of the patients. Additional opportunities include participating in Interdisciplinary rounds daily, and facilitating patient care with nurses and discharge planning with case managers.

Learn more about the Department of Medicine's role in undergraduate medical education at UMass Medical School.