Teaching & Learning

The Emory Division of Hospital Medicine encourages and supports continuing medical education opportunities. Each site has developed its own curriculum to address the particular needs of its community of physicians and non-physician providers.

Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital

Emory University Hospital is a 579 bed facility and the flagship quaternary care center caring for patients from around the Southeastern United States and the world. The Emory University Hospital Medicine group began practice in 2002, and the faculty has multiple teaching responsibilities for internal medicine residents, medical students, and physician assistant students.

  • Ward attending supervising upper-level resident, interns, medical students, and physician assistant students, with integration of clinical pharmacists and PharmD students
  • Division of Hospital Medicine Grand Rounds (monthly)
  • Hospitalist Noon Conference Lecture Series for Internal Medicine Residents (weekly)
  • Bedside Procedure Supervision and Training for Medicine Residents
  • Structured Interdisciplinary Bedside Rounding (SIBR) training for faculty, residents, students, and nursing staff
  • Core Topic Brief Updates for Faculty at Site Meetings
  • Physician Assistant Physical Diagnosis Preceptorship (PASPDP) course supervising attending
  • Simulation resuscitation training for medical housestaff

Emory University Hospital Midtown

Emory University Hospital Midtown is a 500+ bed hospital located in Midtown, Atlanta.  The hospital is staffed by Emory faculty as well as community physicians so it provides a unique learning experience.

  • Supervising interns, medical students, and physician assistant students on internal medicine wards and consult rotations
  • Morbidity and Mortality (M&M) conference for medical house staff and medical students
  • Lunch ‘n’ Learn series topics. Informal weekly noon conference where faculty present and discuss with peers high-yield hospital based topics. Latest evidence and guideline best practice is discussed
  • Journal Club, held monthly at local restaurants.
  • Emory University Hospital Midtown Grand Rounds
  • Many hospital medicine faculty present at this Hospital-wide learning opportunity
  • Available weekly for faculty to learn about cutting-edge advances in a variety of topics and fields of medicine

Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital

Emory University Orthopaedics and Spine Hospital (EUOSH) is a free-standing facility that provides comprehensive inpatient orthopedic services to the Southeastern United States. The hospital medicine group at Emory University Orthopaedics & Spine Hospital provides consultative services for the surgical patients and offers opportunities to interested medical residents and physician assistant (PA) students to learn the fundamentals of perioperative medical consultation and management.

  • Resident and student education in pre- and perioperative medical consultation and management (elective rotations)
  • Daily multidisciplinary rounding that includes staff and patient education
  • Combined hospitalist and orthopedic surgeon staff meetings to enhance quality improvement and patient care
  • Physician Assistant Student Physical Diagnosis Preceptorship (PASPDP) course
  • Multidisciplinary Staff Education via updates from journal articles and news bulletins

Emory Johns Creek Hospital

Emory Johns Creek Hospital is a 110 bed community hospital. At Emory Johns Creek Hospital, hospitalists have the opportunity to educate PA, NP, and pharmacy students, in addition to mentoring foreign medical graduates.

Students spend 8 hours a day with hospitalists during their inpatient rotations. Hospitalists also participate in Journal Club every other month, involving an extensive review and discussion of current articles. In addition to hospitalist-specific education opportunities, hospitalists are also invited to participate in multi-disciplinary conferences at Emory Johns Creek Hospital, including Tumor Board, the monthly Cardiovascular Lectures Series, a weekly Emory Heart & Vascular Webcast, in addition to the Emory Department of Medicine Grand Rounds, broadcast in real time from Emory University Hospital.

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital

Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital is a large community-based hospital in the suburb of Sandy Springs that attracts patients from across the Atlanta area and state. Even as a community-based hospital, the learning opportunities are endless from the unique, diverse, and high-acuity population that this hospital serves. The Hospitalists at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital participate weekly in the education of first-year Physician Assistant Students in their Physical Exam and Diagnosis course, introducing them to clinical medicine since 2013. In the fall of 2013, the education program with PA students grew with the implementation of a formal 2nd-year Internal Medicine Rotation for Emory PA Students. The education of mid-level providers will continue to grow in 2015 when Emory Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Students begin rotating on a formal basis at Emory St. Joseph's Hospital.

For continuing education opportunities, there are countless lectures and education sessions held at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital, including Grand Rounds, often given by local sub specialists regarding core medical topics. Being one of Emory Hospital Medicine's newest sites, since 2012, the educational opportunities at Emory Saint Joseph's Hospital continue to grow, and the hospital has great potential to excel on the education forefront

Atlanta VA Medical Center

The Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center is an affiliate hospital of the Emory University School of Medicine. Hospital Medicine faculty at this site train Emory Medical students, Emory Physician Assistant students, VA podiatry residents, and well over 100 residents in Internal Medicine from both Emory and Morehouse Universities. Hospitalists are involved in and lead numerous ongoing educational programs at the VA for students, trainees, and faculty. Major projects include training VA staff physicians and physician trainees in the patient- and family-centered care model as well as providing medical procedure supervision and training for all medical residents who rotate on the inpatient wards at the VA. Many of the faculty members in Hospital Medicine at the VA also hold important leadership positions in education within the Division of Hospital Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency Program at Emory.