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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 – both academic and community based, 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

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