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Hospital Medicine Track


Dr. Keith McNellis


The foundation of the Temple Hospitalist track is grounded on preparing residents to become outstanding clinicians and leaders in hospital medicine.  This track aims to expose residents to additional aspects of hospital medicine not otherwise possible within the context of the general floor rotations that will help them to generate a focus of interest (QI, Hospital Administration, etc.) as well as skills in the field.  Residents will also gain additional experience in palliative care, consultative medicine, and observation units, frequently with one-on-one coaching. The track will also provide career mentorship and the development of an inpatient QI project, with the central goal of positioning residents for successful careers in academic hospital medicine.

Throughout the final years of residency, track directors provide didactic sessions on additional topics such as medical safety, hospital finance, diagnostic error, billing and coding, nutrition, evaluation of learners, and transitions of care.  Additionally, residents are expected to join and participate in a hospital-based committee of their choice.

How and When to Apply

Interested residents apply for this track during the winter of intern year.  The application consists of the resident’s CV and a personal statement expressing their reason for interest in the program.