Program Information

Primarily designed for junior hospitalists pursuing academic careers, the Academy is an ideal learning resource for experienced hospitalists transitioning to academic medicine, or seeking to:

  • Learn how to be effective teachers
  • Understand the process necessary to create and disseminate scholarly work
  • Become aware of the basics of promotion within an academic institution
  • Ascertain the skills necessary to be an asset to their academic institution
  • Engage the skills necessary to actively participate in a mentor-mentee relationship
  • Understand the business drivers of healthcare
  • Learn the basics of quality improvement and patient safety

2017 Agenda

What to Expect

Academic Hospitalist Academy attendees will join an interactive learning environment featuring didactics, small-group exercises and skill-building breakout sessions. Each full day of learning will be facilitated by leading clinician-educators, hospitalist-researchers and clinical administrators in a 1-to-10 faculty-to-student ratio.

Meals during the meeting are included in the registration fee and provide additional networking opportunities for building networks with faculty and colleagues alike.

Tuition for this four-day, learning-intensive program:

Early registration through July 18, 2017


Before September 5, 2017


After September 5, 2017


AHA Alumni Bonus

Upon completion of the Academic Hospitalist Academy (AHA) you gain access to the AHA Alumni Community on SHM’s Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX), an online collaborative forum for hospitalists.

This community is a platform for continued discussion related to topics covered at AHA, including positive exchange of ideas and insights among academics from all levels of experience with engaging discussion and resource sharing. The AHA Alumni Community is also a networking space for you to establish and maintain meaningful connections with faculty and participants from every single year of AHA.

Have you already attended AHA? Login at using your SHM username and password. Forgot your credentials? Click “Sign in” button in the upper right hand corner and follow the prompts on the screen to recover your login information.

“Without a doubt, this was by far the best meeting I ever attended as the small size and the close interaction with the faculty provided the greatest opportunity to learn and grow. In addition to my 1 and 5 year goals, I know have a life goal to become the best teacher and clinician possible with you guys as my role model and change the world around me for the better like Jeff Wiese talked about.”
“Thank you all so much for an eye-opening and motivational experience. I have never been more inspired or excited about the possibilities that lay ahead for me in my career! I have already very emphatically recommended this academy to two of my peers and that was before my plane landed home!”
“Coming to this conference was one of the best decisions I’ve made since becoming a hospitalist.”
“Even though I have been an academic hospitalist for 10 years, I still found almost every piece of information presented useful and helpful. I think all young academic faculty in hospitalist programs should come!”
“This conference was transformational. It helped me see the immense number of opportunities I have within my institution. Thank you for the great experience.”
” I have had several successes in the academic realm that I believe I owe in large part to some of the things I learned at the Academy. Specifically, I have had an abstract accepted for a poster at SHM, won a grant for a new medical student curriculum, delivered an extremely well-received grand rounds presentation, and have secured 20% protected time for medical education pursuits.”
“The Academic Hospitalist Academy is an enormous value for academic hospitalists, as well as their division chiefs and hospital administrators. It empowers junior faculty to see the road to professional advancement and meaningful organizational contribution.”
“I came away energized and motivated to jump right into my scholarly work, as well as to make some important improvements in my teaching. The Academy faculty were universally excellent, and the structure and content of the entire conference was superb.”
“What really set this conference apart for me was the small size and faculty—what commitment and enthusiasm! Thank you for giving me very specific tools/advice to improve my teaching.”
“I found the Academy enormously helpful in setting goals for myself, including some that hadn’t even occurred to me previously.”
“What I initially thought was a little bit pricey turned out to be an absolute bargain! All the faculty should be commended again for their efforts.”
“It completely changed my perspective towards my career and I returned home quite energized and focused.”