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Hospital-Based Careers

The Hospital-Based Careers (HBC) Pathway was developed to help residents interested in primarily hospital-based careers (i.e. hospitalist, critical care, emergency medicine, neonatology, cardiology, hematology/oncology) tailor their educational experience during residency to their interests. The pathway's basic elements are:

  • Learning plan development guide
  • Mentorship and mentor meeting guide
  • Special conferences

Pathway Learning Objectives

  1. Perform evidence-based management of pediatric conditions commonly requiring hospital-based management
  2. Coordinate care for medically complex and technology dependent patients presenting for management of acute problems
  3. Organize an interprofessional team to deliver safe and effective care
  4. Prescribe and perform procedures commonly used in acute and emergency settings, interpret results, and manage potential complications
  5. Manage a deteriorating patient within an interprofessional team
  6. Recognize opportunities for performance and quality improvement
  7. Provide safe transitions of care between settings, including triaging admissions and transitioning to discharge
  8. Identify threats to patient safety and determine strategies to mitigate them
  9. Recognize the impact of clinical decisions on the cost of patient care

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