Professional development activities can also give hospitalists a chance to bond with their colleagues and build loyalty to a program. “Whether it’s journal clubs or in-service training by specialists, those are all part,” said Dr. Sheff.
These activities can also contribute to hospitalists’ sense of identification with their field, which may currently be lacking. “Some physicians are seeing a [hospitalist] career path as being nothing more than a glorified resident,” Dr. Sheff said.
Blogging about hospital medicine is one of my remedies for that. It keeps me engaged and interested in the field.