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Academic Hospitalists Commission

The Academic Hospitalist Commission (AHC) aims to make SGIM the chosen academic home for hospitalists. We offer educational opportunities for hospitalists at the annual meeting including the Update in Hospital Medicine, workshops, symposia, and poster and oral research presentations which cover relevant topics in clinical care, education, and research.

The AHC and Hospital Medicine Interest Group allow the opportunity for mentoring and networking. The AHC works with SHM and SGIM/ACLGIM to direct the Academic Hospitalist Academy. The AHC is dedicated to increasing diversity in Hospital Medicine recruiting, promotion, and leadership.

Academic Hospitalist Commission Initiatives FY21-FY22

  1. Strategies to promote diversity in Hospital Medicine - Develop strategies to promote and increase diversity in Hospital Medicine including recruitment, promotion, and leadership.

  2. Academic Hospitalist Programming at Annual Meeting -This includes a Distinguished Professor of Hospital Medicine who gives a keynote lecture, leads a poster walk and talk (award given), and serves as a discussant for best oral abstracts (award given) in hospital medicine. AHC members are encouraged to develop symposia, workshops, the Update in Hospital Medicine, and mentor junior faculty.  Click here to see a list of the past Distinguished Professors of Hospital Medicine.  

  3. Academic Hospitalist Academy (AHA) Level 1.0 and 2.0 - AHA Level 1 is on hold for 2021. AHA Level 2 has decided to move to a virtual platform November 17 - November 19, 2021. 

    Click Here to Register and More Information on AHA Level 2 

  4. Ensuring Successful Academic Promotion for Hospitalists  - Assessing the gap between hospitalist roles/responsibilities and academic promotion requirements. Conducting a convenience sample of existing academic promotion requirements. Using our analysis, will develop strategies and pathways that reflect the unique contributions of hospitalists. Future goals include addressing DEI in the promotion process.


The i-HOPE study                                                                                             “Millions of Americans are hospitalized each year. For many people, complications arise in the hospital, or they experience confusion related to what they should do after they are discharged. While research has attempted to address these issues, patients and other healthcare stakeholders have not had a clear voice in saying what issues are most important from their perspectives, and what research is the highest priority. Hospitalist researchers who are involved in the Society of Hospital Medicine have worked with patients from local patient and family advisory councils to develop a proposal to allow patients’, families’, and stakeholders’ voices (including the Society of General Internal Medicine Academic Hospitalist Commission) to be heard.”

Housestaff Oversight Project 
Examines ways in which hospital medicine programs are responding to new ACGME requirements for resident supervision.

Jobs of Academic Hospitalists, Clinicians, and Teachers in University Programs (JACT-UP) Project
Aims to clarify the roles of clinical and academic hospitalists and to understand similarities or differences between them.

A subgroup of the Academic Hospitalist Commission sought to identify features of successful academic hospitalist programs in the SCHOLAR (SuCcessful HOspitaLists in academics and research) Project. Results published in the Journal of Hospital Medicine demonstrate that despite the relative maturity and size of successful academic hospitalist programs included in the study, relatively few were comprised of senior faculty and the amount of funded research varied widely.
Seymann GB, Southern W, Burger A, Brotman DJ, Chakraborti C, Harrison R, Parekh V, Sharpe BA, Pile J, Hunt D, Leykum LK.Features of successful academic hospitalist programs: Insights from the SCHOLAR (SuCcessful HOspitaLists in academics and research) project. J Hosp Med. 2016 Oct;11(10):708-713. doi: 10.1002/jhm.2603. Epub 2016 May 18.


Resources for Academic Hospitalists

Click below for a listing of resources for academic hospitalists in all stages of their career:



If you have questions regarding the work of the Academic Hospitalists Commission, please contact Erika Baker, SGIM Staff Liaison, at or 202.887-5150.  

Sarah Hartigan, M.D.
Chair, Academic Hospitalists Commission
VCU Health
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Elizabeth Murphy, M.D.
Co-chair, Academic Hospitalists Commission
University of Chicago Medical Center
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Vineet Chopra, MD, MSc
Council Liaison
University of Michigan Medical School
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Resources for Academic Hospitalists

Click below for a listing of resources for academic hospitalists in all stages of their career: