Hospital Medicine Pathway

The Hospital Medicine Pathway is an innovation, joint venture of the HealthPartners Medical Group Division of Hospital Medicine and the Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota Medical Center.

Regions Hospitalists

Portrait listing of Regions Hospitalists


To foster the growth and development of those residents wishing to pursue careers as practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders in hospital medicine.


The Department of Internal Medicine at the University of Minnesota, utilizing the nationally renowned, 70 member HealthPartners Medical Group hospitalist faculty at Regions Hospital in partnership with Fairview/UMP Hospital Medicine Program at the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview, will lead the nation in the development of hospital medicine practitioners and leaders.


Hospital medicine physicians seek to teach all students and residents the fundamentals in the care of the hospitalized patient. Those residents interested in pursuing a career in hospital medicine may do so with the guidance of the Section of Hospital Medicine within the Department of Medicine. Our curriculum is geared to train young physicians to be practitioners, educators, researchers, and leaders in hospital medicine. This mission will be accomplished during the three years of Internal Medicine training.

The curriculum is built on the foundation of the world-renowned Internal Medicine residency training program at the University of Minnesota. It will be guided by the principles of the Hospital Medicine Core competencies adopted by the Society for Hospital Medicine and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Opportunities for research will enhance experience further and nurture those interested in developing clinical research skills. Senior residents may also be asked to participate in continuing medical education programs as faculty speakers. A poster presentation at either regional or national Society of Hospital Medicine meetings will be expected. This may be accomplished with a clinical vignette, program innovation, research or quality improvement project.


There will be two opportunities to apply for enrollment into the pathway during your intern year:

  • Early enrollment deadline is November 1st
  • Spring deadline is April 1st

Application requirements include:

  1. CV
  2. Letter of Interest

Emphasis will be placed on applicants who have a strong interest in Hospital Medicine as a career. Other factors that will be considered include prior history of QI work and good standing within the Residency department.