Thank you for your interest in the Hospitalist Scholars Program - Academic Hospitalist Track at the University of Pennsylvania!
This is a junior attending track for recent residency graduates who are pursuing a long term career in academic hospital medicine. Academic Hospitalist Scholars are hired as Instructors in the Section of Hospital Medicine and our goal is to have all Scholars become Assistant Professors within 2-3 years by appointment to either our Academic Clinician Track or a Penn Medicine Clinician faculty position. Each Academic Hospitalist Scholar is assigned a mentor on arrival that meets with them frequently to ensure engagement in the Penn environment and work towards mutually identified goals for future success.
Clinical work may include a mix of housestaff services, collaborative care/advanced practice provider supported services in general medicine and solid tumor oncology, consults/surgical comanagement and opportunities to rotate in the post acute care setting (LTACH and acute rehab). More details about our clinical sites can be found here.
Academic Scholars work a full (daytime only) clinical load of 15-17 shifts per month, with remaining days used for academic development. There is an option to reduce clinical time (with associated salary reduction) in years 2-3 to allow additional time to develop a niche in academic hospital medicine, and the option to obtain certificates or Master's degrees in a self-determined area of focus. While the most common areas of interest are medical education and patient safety/quality improvement, there are opportunities to explore areas such as research, public health, business administration, informatics, global health and more. In many cases, a significant portion of coursework may be eligible for reimbursement through Penn's generous faculty tuition benefit that becomes available just 6 months after joining Penn.
Check out profiles for our current Academic Scholars by clicking here and setting the Areas of Interest pulldown to Hospitalist Scholars Academic Track.
Please click here for profiles of faculty who have completed our Penn academic hospitalist scholars track. If you would like to contact a prior scholar, we would be happy to make a connection.
The table below summarizes what you can expect for early-career faculty development in your first 2-3 years.
We hope you will consider applying and look forward to hearing from you!