Depending on the hospital I’m at that day, I usually have a meeting with case managers in the morning. A typical day and week in my practice: My typical day is a 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. shift, where I start my day getting my census list with overnight admission assignments at a hospitalist huddle and then start seeing patients throughout the hospital. Technology has been used to improve the “packaging” of content being taught. ... “But then they got busy and exhausted and wanted to quit being hospitalists. Let's say 25% more but I also don't mind being a hospitalist and I get some fulfillment out of it. Resources for Hospitalists on COVID-19. My field research included stints as a hospitalist, Corp Med doc, private practitioner, and concierge physician. When I entered my first primary-care practice in 2002, I had great doubts that the traditional model was sustainable. I was the de facto intensivist at my first hospitalist job out of residency and kinda wished I could spend all of my time in the ICU but did not feel adequately trained to do that (hence, I left that job). So I spent the next 12 years studying. It won’t “just happen.” It is not inevitable. After 20 years of coming out of nowhere to being in the middle of everything in health care, I am confident that hospitalists, with the help of SHM, can continue to forge a path where we can be key difference makers and where we can create a rewarding and sustainable career. The hospitalists professional society, The National Association of Inpatient Physicians (NAIP), has defined hospitalist as a physician whose primary professional focus (clinical, teaching, research, or administration) is general inpatient care. At that point, the hospital administrator panicked.” ... Hospitalist Pilot Study. Teams are frequently assembled during a crisis but need a plan that keeps them connected so that improvements made are sustainable and regularly reviewed. There are some reasons why it would seem that being a hospitalist is not sustainable, as you work like a resident with a larger patient panel and not as much support. The abiding question is whether fear is a sustainable motivator for performance. The Fourth Generation hospitalist program is a sustainable, dedicated program that enjoys full clinical and administrative support, including a practice manager and a case manager. Yet, despite the apparent benefits of the hospitalist model, and the urgent need for physician participation in system improvement initiatives, governments (and medical associations) in almost all jurisdictions in Canada have largely ignored hospitalists when it comes to developing sustainable funding mechanisms. 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