Our academic mission focuses primarily on work in the areas of quality and safety as well as the education and teaching of learners. We actively support our faculty with the resources needed to successfully pursue quality and safety research work, educational development, or other types of career development. Every year, our Hospital Medicine faculty present numerous abstracts and presentations at national meetings such as the Society of Hospital Medicine as well as share their work in peer-reviewed journal publications. Please see our “Research & Presentation” page for a list of such academic accomplishments.
Across the three hospitals, Hospital Medicine faculty are involved in teaching learners at various levels including Duke residents, medical students, physician assistant students, and nurse practitioner students. In addition to rotating on resident services, hospitalist faculty engage in classroom lectures, curriculum development, and other educational activities. We have a group of Hospital Medicine faculty who perform research activities supported by federal grants and other funding. We encourage and facilitate the pursuit of external funding opportunities related to such research activities. Finally, most Hospital Medicine academic appointments are associated with the Department of Medicine and specifically the Division of General Internal Medicine. We offer a formalized orientation and subsequent onboarding process to ensure the supportive and successful integration of new providers, as well as formal mentorship programs to aid faculty in meeting their academic goals.