The Young Hospitalist Academy (YHA) is an intensive training program for medical students at any level who seek to lead innovative transformation of American healthcare. Though advances in science, technology, and models of collaboration promise continued discovery and improvement in human health, the care systems designed to bring benefits to patients do not live up to their potential. Medical school typically does not provide the knowledge or skills necessary to drive reinvention of healthcare systems.
The YHA aims to produce leaders who are prepared to beneficially reinvent the healthcare system. Utilizing the core principles and practices of the hospital medicine movement, our program creates a cadre of future leaders, who can transform the quality, safety, efficiency, and patient experience in healthcare.
Health Innovations Scholars Program
The Health Innovations Scholars Program is an intensive, 5-week summer experience from June 24 through July 26 for medical students, which accelerates mastery of the skills necessary to be a strong physician leader and healthcare innovator. Up to 6 students are selected via a competitive application process. Through classroom learning, hands-on projects, intensive mentorship, and shadowing in the hospital, program graduates will learn to:
- Observe the practice of high-value, evidence-based hospital medicine
- Explore effective models for creating and developing teams in the healthcare setting
- Identify effective leadership strategies that can drive change within complex systems
- Design projects that lead to improvements in quality, safety, and efficiency in existing clinical systems
- Utilize design-based methods to envision new models of care centered on meeting patients’ needs
Program participants will receive a stipend of $2,500, and the program covers the cost of air travel for students enrolled in medical schools outside Colorado. All program activities are located on the Anschutz Medical Campus at University of Colorado, Denver.
Hospitalist Sub-Internship Program
The Sub-Internship promotes mastery of principles taught in the Health Innovations Scholars Program and application of a “systems improvement” mindset to clinical practice. The Hopsitalist Sub-Internship is available to fourth year medical students planning to pursue careers in Internal Medicine or Hospital Medicine. Sub-interns are paired one-on-one with an attending who is a member of the academic Hospital Medicine Group at University of Colorado, Denver. Our attendings are expert clinicians and master educators who care for general medicine patients at our high-acuity, high-volume, academic referral center. The Sub-Internship utilizes the framework of our nationally renowned Hospitalist Training Program, which emphasizes didactic and bedside training on patient safety, quality improvement, transitions of care, and healthcare finance. In addition, Hospitalist Sub-Interns participate in all educational opportunities available to traditional Internal Medicine sub-interns. Because students receive academic credit for the sub-internship, there is no stipend for the Sub-Internship program.
Health Innovations Scholars Program candidates will be selected based on interest in systems improvement and innovation, potential to become a physician leader, and evidence of strong interpersonal skills. Applications are due March 15, 2013. Applicants will be notified of selection 30-days after the due date.
Hospitalist Sub-Internship candidates will be selected base on interest in pursing a career in internal or hospital medicine, as well as potential to be a leader of systems improvement. Hospitalist Sub-Intern applications are due (insert date). Applicants will be notified of selection 30-days after the due date.
Young Hospitalist Academy Application