Advanced Hospitalist Training

The Stanford Hospitalist Advanced Practice & Education (SHAPE) program is a resident led program designed to foster professional growth and teach high-impact skills for residents planning careers in Hospitalist Medicine, including procedural skills, ultrasound technique, surgical co-management, and quality improvement. Residents also receive personalized mentorship on their career goals as well as securing their first position after residency.

Required Clinical Rotations

Preference given to SHAPE members during their R2 & R3 years

  • Medicine consults
  • Minimum of two ICU months during the 2nd or 3rd year of residency [in addition to CCU month(s)]
  • MICU Triage
  • Ultrasound elective
  • QI elective
  • Inpatient neurology
  • Palliative care
  • Hospitalist co-management service
  • ValleyCare

Required Non-Clinical Work

  • QI or education project during PGY2 or PGY3 year. SHAPE participants must present their work at an academic conference and give a senior talk regarding their work
  • Enrollment in the Medical Teaching workshop by Dr. Kelley Skeff before graduation (requirement waived but strongly encouraged for upcoming R3’s)

Image Challenge

To promote critical thinking as well as friendly rivalry, the image challenge was implemented. Every 2-3 weeks, emails will be sent out with an image as well as clinical vignette with a question usually focusing on the diagnosis.

People of SHAPE

Meet our team.

Quality Improvement

Quality improvement has become a huge component of a hospitalists’ job description. Therefore, the SHAPE Program aims to highlight quality improve initiatives within Stanford Hospital as well as work Stanford medicine residents have performed in this area through a quarterly quality improvement newsletter.

SHAPE Calendar

Keep up-to-date with SHAPE events