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Report from the Hospitalist and Early Career Physicians Committee Breakfast
October 19, 2013

The Hospitalist and Early Career Physicians (ECP) Committees co-hosted a networking breakfast during the annual New Mexico Chapter ACP Meeting. It was attended by a number of physicians working in a variety of practice settings throughout the state including academic, government (Veteran's Affairs and Indian Health Service), and private settings. In addition to getting to know each other, discussion settled on the often rocky transition from training to general internal medicine practice in both hospitalist and primary care settings. To address this locally, the NM ACP ECP Committee will be planning panel discussions over the next year with UNM IM Residents to offer guidance while making this transition. Hospitalists around the state have created a collaborative work group to improve quality of inpatient care. Current projects focus on improving the transition from inpatient to nursing facilities with plans to address other issues in the future.

The Hospitalist Committee and Early Career Physicians Committee are seeking input from our members on ways that we be of assistance. Please contact us if you are interested in taking part in any of the above collaboratives or have other ideas. Contact ECP Committee: Brianna Cowan, MD, bri.cowan@gmail.com; Heather Brislen, MD, brislen@gmail.com. Contact Hospitalist Committee: Rush Pierce, MD, FACP; JRPierce@salud.unm.edu.

Page updated: 11/04/13

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Contact Information

Eileen Barrett, MD, MPH, FACP
Governor, New Mexico Chapter

Lisa Sullivan
Chapter Coordinator
PO Box 31091
Albuquerque, NM 87190-1091
Phone: 505-697-1386
Fax: 505-433-4631
E-mail: newmexicoacp@gmail.com