Medical Education

Focus Areas

Medical education research, professional development, communication with patients.

To enhance patient care by enhancing the educational and communication competencies of hospital-based clinicians.

We systematically assess the education of hospital-based clinicians in patient care. This involves a thorough analysis of current practices and identifying areas for improvement. Through comprehensive educational initiatives, we aim to elevate satisfaction levels and reduce attrition rates among hospital-based clinicians.

Patient centered, educator centered, collaborative, generalizable, effective, sustainable, evidence informed.

Strategic Goals

Assess the current state of professional development programs in Hospital Medicine divisions/departments


Evaluate the professional development infrastructure among HM groups

Identify barriers and opportunities for improvement

Develop a shared resource of professional development speakers/topics

Tactic: Rapid qualitative methodology on focus groups consisting of leaders and participants in professional development programs

Tactic: Identify and develop quantitative metrics to be able to track program successes to advocate for funding/resources from leadership

Ideas: Fous groups and develop a shared resource

Exploring faculty development in Hospital Medicine

Shared resource

Assess the current state of onboarding new faculty physicians in divisions/departments of Hospital Medicine


Map the different components of onboarding

Identify best practices

Tactic: Survey those involved in onboarding new physicians

Tactic: Focus on best practices

Ideas: Survey (underway)

Onboarding new hospitalist physician faculty

Improve communication with patients


Review the literature on communication with patients

Partner with patients

Tactic: Choose the highest yield interventions that improve communication

Tactic: Partner with the patient subgroup of HOMERuN (PFAC)

Brainstorming and will explore further

How the group works to achieve HOMERuN Vision and Mission

To transform patient care by fostering, a culture of innovation, collaboration, and support for hospital, medicine teams, dedicated to discovering, evaluating, and implementing breakthroughs in healthcare.

Empower and nurture hospital, medicine, teams to develop and implement innovative solutions to elevate the quality, safety, equity, and value of care for hospitalized patients from hospitalization to recovery.

Patient centered, collaborative, diversity, generalizable, effective, sustainable

Our activities directly contribute to HOMERuN’s overarching 2023 vision and mission. By enhancing the educational and communication competencies of hospital-based clinicians, we foster a culture of innovation and collaboration within hospital medicine teams. We believe that by empowering clinicians with enhanced skills, we contribute to the discovery, evaluation, and implementation of breakthroughs in healthcare, aligning with HOMERuN’s vision of transforming patient care. Our initiatives not only empower individual clinicians but also strengthen the collaborative spirit within hospital medicine teams. This support is crucial for achieving the mission of elevating the quality, safety, equity, and value of care for hospitalized patients. Furthermore, we are committed to expanding the body of medical education literature by conducting rigorous research on educational interventions.

Our subgroup plays a pivotal role in achieving the larger HOMERuN objectives by strategically focusing on the interplay between education, research, and communication to positively impact clinician satisfaction, reduce attrition, and contribute to the transformation of patient care.

Current Projects:

Collaborative Team Lead Names

Amit Pahwa, MD, SFHM, Associate Professor of Pediatrics and Medicine, Director of Internal Medicine Subinternship, Associate Director of Core Clerkship in Pediatrics, Director of Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship.

Jack Badawy, MD, Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Hospital Medicine. Director of Hospital Medicine Fellowship and Faculty Development.


Member names and institutions:

  • Kristen Lewis, MD, Ohio State University
  • Brian Kwan, MD, MS, UCSD/VA San Diego Healthcare System
  • Christopher Bruti, MD, Rush Medical College
  • Karnjit Johl, MD, UC Davis Health and School of Medicine
  • Neelam Mistry, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Adriana Dhawan, MD, University of Minnesota
  • Benjamin Vipler, MD, University of Colorado School of Medicine
  • Jack Cunningham, MD, University of Texas Health San Antonio
  • Tao Xu, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Andrew Dunn, MD, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
  • Nkem Mgbojikwe, MD, Fox Chase Cancer Center
  • Cassie Shaw, MD University of New Mexico
  • Sarah Burns, DO, MS, University of New Mexico
  • Stephanie Rennke, MD, University of California, San Francisco
  • Jennifer Readlynn, MD, University of Rochester
  • Valerie Lang, MD, MHPE University of Rochester
  • Sonia Dalal, MD, Johns Hopkins
  • Gregory Leslie, MD, University of Massachusetts Memorial
  • Eliza Bullis, MD, – Maine Medical center
  • Pinky Jha, MD, MPH, FACP, Medical College of Wisconsin




Onboarding new hospitalist physician faculty

Tao Xu

Data collection

Exploring faculty development in Hospital Medicine

Jack Badawy

Submitted to JHM

Medical students interpret EKGs

Jack Cunningham

Data collection

Resident mistreatment and bias

Adriana Dhawan


Improving communication with patients