Program Information 2017-10-02T13:48:23+00:00

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

AHA 2017 Attendees

Before you Go Checklist

    • Pre-work:
      • A 6-8 minute prepared teaching talk on a clinical topic
      • A written draft of a clinical case vignette
      • A copy of your institution’s current guidelines/requirements for academic promotion
      • Complete instructions can be found in the Attendee Presentables document
    • Complete the Pre-Survey – contact [email protected] if you did not receive a survey link
    • Bring a laptop or a tablet with a keyboard (required)
    • Bring business cards (optional)

    AHA Logistics

    • The Lakeway Resort is located about 30 miles from the Austin-Bergstrom International airport. There are several options for ground transportation to and from the hotel, including car rental, ride sharing services (such as Uber or Lyft), taxis and SuperShuttle.
    • All meals are included in your registration; meals are served in Vistas in the upper level of the Vistas building beginning with breakfast on Monday at 6:30am. A boxed lunch is available on Thursday.
    • Registration will open Monday morning at 6:30 a.m. outside of Rio Grande in the main building. All attendees should check in to pick up their badge and course materials.
    • The opening session begins promptly at 8:00 a.m. The closing session ends on Thursday at 12:25 p.m.
    • Dress is business casual. Bring a light sweater or jacket as rooms are often chilly.
    • An attendee list will be distributed at the meeting. Contact Julie Machulsky at [email protected] if you would like to opt out.

    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


    CME Information

    Accreditation Statement

    The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit Statement

    The Society of Hospital Medicine designates this live activity for a maximum of 26.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM.  Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    This Live activity, Academic Hospitalist Academy 2017, with a beginning date of 09/25/2017, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 19.25 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    “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.”