Teaching Hospitalists & Distinguished Subspecialists
All of the teaching services at Tulane are staffed by teaching hospitalists or distinguished subspecialists, with whom you will have direct contact and educational time every day. The hospitalists attend on the wards as a full time job, so they become very good in knowing the intricacies of the system, and very adept at the art of teaching residents in the context of clinical care. The morning attending rounds, while they obviously must accomplish the work necessary to care for patients, are built to include time for teaching, both at the bedside and elsewhere.
For those interested in a career in hospitalist medicine, the extensive hospitalist system provides a great opportunity to work with mentors performing hospitalist-based research: quality improvement, patient-care protocols, and systems improvement projects.
Despite its relatively smaller faculty size, Tulane ranks in the top third of departments nationally in NIH funding for research, a number that has gone steadily upward over the past few years with Dr. Samir El-Dahr at the chairman's helm.