Narcan1 said:I thought most Hospitalists were IM trained. Are there many jobs as a FP trained Hospitalist.
At my old hospital, they were going to set up a hospitalist track within the IM program...bstone said:Is there a hospitalist specific residency?
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.
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.
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.
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.