Visiting Professorship in Hospital Medicine Program
The ViP promotes reciprocal mentorship among institutions within the ViP network. Each site is expected at some point to both host and sponsor a visiting professor, with the goals of:
- Improving patient care through the dissemination of the best ideas in hospital medicine
- Developing junior faculty and a pipeline for future leaders in hospital medicine
- Diminishing the rate of academic burnout by providing enhanced experiences and sustainability for mid-career hospitalists
Candidates for visiting professor (VP) must be assistant or associate professors, eligible for promotion, with a track record of scholarly, clinical or administrative activity worth sharing. The VP should also be likely to benefit from national exposure, from mentoring others, or from being mentored
A Site Lead at each network site submits profiles of up to four qualified candidates for inclusion in the VP pool. Site Leads must have a strong familiarity with the needs, accomplishments, knowledge and skills of their participating faculty, as well internal needs that could be supported by an external VP.
The profiles are reviewed, and Site Leads who find a strong match for the needs of their early-career faculty, or other institutional priorities, request a visit from that VP. The Site Leads from both institutions collaborate to set goals and an agenda that could include grand rounds, group meetings, and other key activities to be fulfilled during the visit.
For more information, or to inquire about joining ViP in the future, please contact Jan Bowman, [email protected].