The spectrum of patient care provided by the hospital medicine service provides a unique educational opportunity to our medical students, residents and fellows at the Indiana University School of Medicine. All members of the group are board certified pediatricians, and most have additional post-residency training as either chief residents or additional fellowship or boards. The group includes pediatricians who are also board certified in toxicology, emergency medicine and internal medicine. As an academic section within the department of pediatrics at IU, the group is a vital part of clinical education for medical students and residents at Riley Hospital for Children at IU Health. The group is active in spearheading innovative educational opportunities, involving everything from implementing new hospital practices to supervising teaching conferences.
Medical Student Electives
Fourth-year medical students have the opportunity to work on the Riley Hospitalist team. Though located at different hospitals, both rotations provide students the chance to experience family centered care with a variety of patients. Pediatric hospital medicine staff serve at both sites.
The Hospitalist group provides an innovative elective in pediatric hospital medicine for residents. By using the breadth and depth of skills and experiences that Riley, IU Health North and IU Health West provide, the curriculum for the elective was developed by Dr. Jennifer Walthall and has been presented at national conferences.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine Fellowship
The Riley Pediatric Hospitalist Program is also proud to be one of the first ten fellowship programs for pediatric hospital medicine in the country. The IUSM GME-approved fellowship in pediatric hospital medicine is headed by director Dr. Benjamin Bauer and established in 2008. The inaugural fellow, Dr. Jennifer Oshimura began clinical-practice in July 2009. The program promises to be on the forefront on the fast growing field, augmenting the group's role in clinical service at all four sites and enhancing the educational mission of the group.
Riley Journal Club
The Riley Pediatric Hospitalists maintain a journal club via a blog, allowing them to discuss and debate medical literature no matter what time it is, or where they are practicing. Please visit our blog.