You don't need a fellowship for hospital privileges. 81.7% of family physicians have hospital privileges (ref: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/...y/facts/31.html ), and 64.2% actively manage patients in the hospital (ref: http://www.aafp.org/online/en/home/...y/facts/33.html ).Narcan1 said:I thought most Hospitalists were IM trained. Are there many jobs as a FP trained Hospitalist.
Is there anything out there in print to support this? Just curious.signomi said:There are hospitalist fellowships that can be done after the 3 year IM residency. They are not mandatory, but word on the streets is they may be a few years down the road. They are generally a one year program.
Hospital incomes are earned by billing CPT codes. It has nothing to do with whether you're boarded in FM or IM.Mumpu said:I suspect FP hospitalists do not make as much as IM hospitalists. I also don't know how good they would be -- at our program psychiatric residents do more inpatient medicine months than FPs.
I was under the assumption theat IM physicans have more in depth training in systematic diseases and would be more relevant to hospital.bstone said:Any idea why that is? I would think that since FP is more roboust it would be more valued as a hospitalist position.
You're leaving out OB and surgery they fall under the FP rubric as well. Actually your sentiments were part of the reason I opted for IM-Peds. I realize you could say that also affords less training time devoted to each individual discipline but I think that the two fields complement each other and there is enough overlap that it works well. The IM-Peds program I trained at had very strong categorical IM and Peds programs as well and IM-Peds residents were indistinguishable (or often perceived as stronger than) from their categorical counterparts according to attendings and fellows in my program.Mumpu said:FP training lacks the depth required to manage complex hospitalized patients. It takes 3 years to make an internist and 3 years to make a pediatrician but it only takes 3 years to make an FP who is supposedly proficient in both. FP is a great outpatient specialty but for inpatient care I want people board-certified in my age group.
IM is not inpatient medicine. With the few exceptions (residency, hospitalists, intensivists) IM is largely an outpatient specialty. The purpose of IM is to provide depth lacking in FP.