Medical Education

The Grant Medical Center Hospital Medicine Fellowship is a one-year program developed to provide a rich educational experience for Family Medicine and Internal Medicine graduates. Our primary goal is to provide our fellows with the skills and confidence they need to provide outstanding and comprehensive inpatient care and to become superior medical educators. This fellowship will provide fellows with recognizable skills and will greatly enhance their value as they enter competitive hospitalist job markets.

Program directors


Matthew Jones, MD

Rebecca Ramirez, MD  

Jaydeep Patel, MD, Assistant Director

 

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Curriculum

Training Facility

Eligibility, Salary/Benefits, Applications

Inquiries and Faculty

Previous Graduates and Current Year Fellows

Curriculum

Hospital Medicine Service
This is the heart and soul of the fellowship. Under the guidance of our dedicated faculty, the fellow will focus on the excellent care of the hospitalized patient and teaching residents and medical students. Our fellows will serve as colleagues in the direct care of primary patients as well as in a consultative role. In a consultative role, fellows will gain greater understanding of common surgical, neurosurgical, and oncologic issues that require medical consultation, including preoperative evaluation.  Fellows will also be active members of the rapid response team.

Critical care medicine
Four four-week blocks will be spent managing critically ill patients under the supervision of a board certified intensivist. During this time, the fellow will become experienced and competent in ventilator management and performing procedures including CVC lines, chest tubes, arterial lines, endotracheal intubation, etc.

Cardiology
The fellow will work one-on-one with staff cardiologists.  The fellow's duties will include evaluation and treatment of new admissions and consults to the cardiology team, including patients in the emergency room.  Time will also be set aside for EKG interpretation as well as discussion of common cardiologic conditions including CHF, cardiac arrhythmias, and acute coronary syndrome.

Neurology
The fellow will spend one four-week block with the neurology team. The fellow will evaluate and manage neurology consults, with a focus on the evaluation and treatment of strokes, seizures and delirium.

Electives
One four-week block can be used on elective inpatient rotations including Neurology, Nephrology consults, Cardiac consults, GI consults, ID consults, Palliative Care/Hematology/Oncology, Pain Management, General Surgery and Trauma Surgery.

Academic activities
Each fellow will be responsible for presenting 2-3 lectures during the year, and lead resident/fellow/faculty journal club every 4-6 weeks. 

Each fellow will complete a quality project related to hospital medicine.

Committees
Fellows are required to participate in a Root Cause Analysis project and be active members on one or two hospital committees.  Examples include: Patient Safety Council, Code Blue, Continuous Process Improvement, Medication Safety, and Pharmacy and Therapeutics. 

Nocturnist experience
Fellows would have the opportunity to earn additional income by providing additional night call. Night call is not a requirement of the fellowship.

Weekend coverage
Fellows will work an average of 4 weekend days per block. The specific schedule will be determined after consultation with the other fellows and members of the team. 

Paid time away
Due to the intensive nature of the fellowship, each fellow will be given eight 5-day periods off during the year. This includes 3 weeks of paid vacation and additional time allowed to compensate for required weekend coverage. Time off may be used at the fellow's discretion and can include research, job interviews, and time for family or personal pursuits.

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Training facility

Grant Medical Center is a tertiary care hospital located in beautiful downtown Columbus and has been featured on the television programs "Trauma: Life in the ER" and "The Critical Hour." It is ranked in the 2004 Solucient "100 Top Hospitals" in the country and HealthGrades 2005 "Distinguished Hospital Award for Patient Safety."  OhioHealth, Grant's parent organization, has been named one of FORTUNE magazine's "100 Best Companies to Work For" every year since 2007.

Our mission as Columbus' premiere downtown hospital is to serve the needs of the downtown community and to serve as a referral center for the surrounding central Ohio area.

Grant is a level I Trauma center and also features strong programs in Interventional Cardiology, Vascular Surgery, Interventional Radiology, Neurology, Critical Care and Neurosurgery. Fellowships featured in the hospital include Breast Surgery, Colorectal Surgery, Trauma Surgery, Orthopedic Trauma Surgery, Sports Medicine, and Geriatrics.

Grant serves as home to residencies in Family Medicine, Neurosurgery, and Podiatric Surgery. Grant offers a unique blend of state-of-the-art, evidence-based medicine and a friendly, nurturing educational environment.

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Eligibility

Applicants must have completed an Internal Medicine or Family Medicine residency, and have a demonstrated interest in teaching and clinical care. All applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents, as the hospital is unable to sponsor or support any visas. Applicants must be eligible for licensure in Ohio, and applicants completing Internal Medicine residencies must be fully licensed by the State Medical Board of Ohio prior to beginning the residency.


Salary/benefits

  • Competitive salary: $60,000/yr + $10,000 signing bonus
  • Health Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family.
  • Vision Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family.
  • Dental Insurance: Employee Health Care Plan available at a nominal cost for single or family if you are enrolled in the health care insurance plan.
  • Disability Insurance: Paid for by the hospital.
  • Malpractice Insurance: Paid by the hospital but limited to activities within the training program.
  • Conference and travel expenses for medical education: Reimbursed by hospital, up to $1,500
  • Parking: Free parking in hospital garages.
  • Fitness Center Membership
  • White Coats
  • Meal stipend for meals while on duty.
  • Paid time away (time off): 8 weeks per year
  • Graduating fellows may be considered for permanent hospitalist positions with the Hospital Medicine Service at Grant Medical Center.

Applications

To apply please submit the following:

  • Completed Application Form  
  • Current Curriculum Vitae
  • Three Letters of Recommendation (One from Current Program Director)
  • Personal Statement
  • Valid ECFMG Certificate (if graduated from Medical School outside the United States)

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Inquiries and Faculty

Faculty

Rebecca Alexander, MD

Jacinda Allen, MD

Deepika Bathini, MD

Fatima Chawdry, MD

Jeremy Daugherty, MD

Benjamin Hagan, MD

Atteqa Haider, MD

Andreea Herbei, MD

Matthew Jones, MD

Gargeyi Kommareddy, MD

Prisca Maynard, MD

Sunitha Mudunuri, MD

George Onderko, MD

Svetlana Onderko, MD 

Nick Parkinson, MD

Jaydeep Patel, MD

Mario Puleo, MD

Rebecca Ramirez, MD

Mark Renz, MD

Dhruti Suchak, MD

Rohit Uppal, MD

Cecilia Wong, MD

Jennifer Dixon, CNP

Corrin Knebel, CNP

Andee Matthews, CNP

Cynthia Mellinger, CNP

Beth Meyerholtz, CNP

Judy Wagner, CNP 


Previous Graduates

2011: David Dionisio, DO; Jaydeep Patel, MD; Dipti Vanikar, MD

2010: Aristides Avgeris, MD; Mark Renz, MD; Tamara Vashakmadze, MD

2009: Oxana Norvell, MD; Bala Ganesan, MD

2008: Andreea Herbei, MD; Jeremy Daugherty, MD; Dhruti Suchak, MD

2007: Matt Jones, MD; Bill Mundy, MD 


For more information please contact:

JoAnn Rodehaver
Team Leader
Hospital Medicine Fellowship Program
285 E. State Street, Suite 670
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-566-9699
Fax: 614-566-8073
Email: joann.rodehaver@ohiohealth.com  

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