Internal Medicine Residency Hospital Medicine Pathway

Pathway Curriculum

The Hospital Medicine Pathway (HMP) is designed to train outstanding resident clinicians with a passion for hospital medicine. In addition to the residency curriculum, our goal is to develop hospital system architects and leaders in quality improvement, patient safety, high-value care, and the business of medicine.

The HMP provides an enhancement to the core Wake Forest Baptist Health Internal Medicine education. The HMP is available to all Wake Forest Baptist Health Internal Medicine residents entering their second or third year, regardless of their future career plans. You will be part of a select group of residents from across the United States as there currently are only approximately 11 Hospital Medicine training pathways.

Those residents accepted to the HMP will have a unique learning opportunity through inpatient rotations, monthly lectures, mentorship and quarterly meetings with hospital medicine faculty and leadership. Additionally, each of our residents are provided resident memberships to our local Society of Hospital Medicine chapter. At the completion of the program, the residents will be prepared to be excellent leaders and educators in hospital medicine or the subspecialty that they choose.

Training Structure

There are two current pathways: a two-year and a one-year pathway. Interested residents are encouraged to join at the end of their first year for the two-year pathway or the end of their third year for the one-year pathway. These two options provide flexibility and time to those residents who are unsure of their future career plans at the end of their first year.

Those interested should contact the co-directors of the Hospital Medicine Training Pathway, Jacqueline Lippert, MD, or Chaudry Nasir Majeed, MBS, SFHM.

The core faculty of the HMP include WFBH Hospitalists Chi-Cheung Huang, MD, SFHM, FACP William Lippert, MD, MPHSuma Menon, MBBSSindhuja Marupudi, MBBS; and Padageshwar Sunkara, MD, MMCi, FACP, FHM.

Scholarly Activity

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