IN OUR 2019 SURVEY, more than half (51.5%) of responding hospitalists report working at a teaching hospital or university. Of those, 27% say they work at a teaching hospital as part of a teaching service, while another quarter (24.5%) work at a teaching hospital but don’t do any teaching. But only 16% of physicians who responded say they consider themselves to be academic hospitalists. Among them, 79% not surprisingly work at a university/medical school, and an outsized percentage—27%—are in the Northeast. Here’s a look at how those academic hospitalists compare to their nonacademic colleagues when it comes to pay, shift length, work hours and more.
Published in the January 2020 issue of Today’s Hospitalist