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Faculty in the Hospital Medicine Division play a major role in educating residents and medical students in the general medical care of adult inpatients. Each resident team is aligned with a teaching hospitalist, who conducts daily attending rounds. Hospitalists precept and mentor medical students, direct educational programs for the residency program and medical school, and conduct research on innovative approaches to medical education. Several hospitalists are leaders on a national level in medical education organizations and have completed advanced training in medical education.

The Hospital Medicine Division is also continuously educating our faculty through a CME-accredited faculty development program. The program includes case conferences, didactic clinical sessions, quality and safety rounds, career development, and patient experience sessions to ensure our faculty are equipped to provide the highest quality educational experiences and clinical care.

  • Dr. Alec O'Connor, Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program, oversees educational activities for residents in the Department of Medicine.
  • Dr. Donald Bordley is the Associate Chair for Medical Education. He is a national leader in internal medicine resident education and former president of the Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine (APDIM).
  • Dr. William Novak is the Associate Program Director for the Internal Residency Program.
  • Dr. Amy Blatt is the Medicine Clerkship Director for third year medical students and Director of an interprofessional quality and safety course that includes second year medical students and nursing students.
  • Dr. Valerie Lang is the Director of the Internal Medicine Sub-internship. She is the former President of Clerkship Directors in Internal Medicine (CDIM), the national organization for medical student education in internal medicine.
  • Dr. Debra Ogie directs educational activities for the Hospital Medicine Advanced Practice Provider (APP) group.