In 2009, Central Maine Hospitalists (CMH), in collaboration with Central Maine Family Medicine Residency(CMFMR), began offering a one- year fellowship for a family medicine or internal medicine graduate interested in pursuing a career as a hospitalist. Based on our highly successful initial experience with this program, in 2012 we expanded the program to include up to two fellows per academic year. We hope you will contact us if you are interested in focusing your career on inpatient medicine.
CMH was established with five experienced physicians in 2004 and has now grown to 14 board-certified physicians and seven associate professional staff (NP/PA). We care for over 50% of the inpatient population at Central Maine Medical Center (CMMC), a 250-bed community teaching hospital. All members of CMH are actively involved in a number of hospital processes including: division and group leadership, quality improvement, guideline development and implementation, patient safety, medical education, palliative care and information technology. We are also involved in the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM), including Fellows and Senior Fellows of Hospital Medicine. Several of our members have earned a Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (RFPHM). Our group members have been active in and presented at SHM local chapter meetings, as well as national SHM forum leadership, committee membership and leadership. All members of the group are committed teachers involved in educating the hospitalist fellows, residents, medical and pharmacy students.
CMFMR has been educating family physicians since 1978. We provide care and training to diverse populations and our graduates are regularly hired into the hospital system. The opportunity to partner with the hospitalist group builds on our reputation for excellent inpatient training and our flexibility in establishing programs to meet student and resident needs. The department of family medicine has established a reputation for advanced thinking in organizing for the provision of care and has become a research setting for the rest of the outpatient practices at CMMC.
Modeling excellence in interdepartmental cooperation, CMH and CMFMR are exceptionally well-suited to educating Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine (HTFM).