Internal Medicine Residency Hospitalist Training Pathway

Pathway Curriculum

The Hospitalist Training Pathway at Wake Forest School of Medicine is designed to train outstanding clinicians as well as hospital system architects and leaders in quality improvement, patient safety, hospital efficiency, health care finances and the business of medicine.

At the completion of the program, internal medicine (IM) residents will be prepared to excel in hospital medicine roles both in academic and private practice settings.

Residents participate in several core rotations, workshops and elective rotations. At the same time, they meet the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education requirements for ambulatory experience with elective time for subspecialty training. Residents in the hospitalist track have the same number of subspecialty rotations and clinic months as categorical IM residents.


Unique rotations in the hospitalist training pathway include:

  • Quality improvement rotation
  • Business of medicine rotation
  • Leadership training
  • Education excellence
  • Career development training
  • Academic hospitalist rotation
  • Acute Care of the Elderly
  • Administrators of Internal Medicine (AIM)
  • Medical OB/GYN
  • Palliative care/hospice
  • Procedure rotation

Training Structure

At end of the first year, three residents are eligible to join this pathway. Over the subsequent two years, these residents will have specialized and unique experiences in quality improvement, business of medicine and leadership training workshops, and will enjoy close mentoring within the section of hospital medicine.