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To fulfill our mission to our patients, trainees, and community we aim to recruit and retain the finest hospitalists and advanced practice providers who strive to engage in a satisfying, sustainable career in hospital medicine.

If you are a physician or APP interested in joining the BWH HMU or would like to get more information about our group, please reach out to

Opportunities for Brigham Hospitalists

Below are examples of ways that the Brigham hospitalists can explore interests in research, education, quality improvement, clinical operations, and global health.


The Brigham Health HMU Mentoring Program offers opportunity for mentorship to all hospital medicine faculty. Participating faculty complete a survey regarding their academic interests and mentorship needs, which is used to pair them with a matched mentor who will provide guidance on career development as well as mentorship in other areas such as work/life balance, networking, etc.

As part of the mentoring program, mentor/mentee pairs also review 1st and 2nd year faculty expectations which include essential career development items such as: consideration of participation in one of several skill development programs, abstract preparation/submission to the annual SHM conference, preparation/updating of the Harvard CV, preparation/presentation in the weekly HMU CME conference, among others.


The Brigham Hospital Medicine Unit (HMU) is nationally recognized for its research program. Most of our faculty are actively involved in research. Led by Dr. Jeffrey Schnipper, Director of Clinical Research, and Dr. Stephanie Mueller, Associate Director of Clinical Research, the HMU research program is closely integrated with that of the BWH Division of General Internal Medicine but maintains its own areas of focus and expertise.

Members of the hospitalist service are currently engaged in over $10 million in internally and externally funded research projects in a variety of content areas, including patient quality and safety, equity of care, transitions of care, use of health information technology, and pharmacoepidemiology. Funders include the National Institutes of Health, the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute, as well as several foundations and industry partners.

Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine

Focused on training the next generation of hospitalist researchers, the Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine is a 2-year fellowship program supported by the BWH HMU and the only Hospital Medicine fellowship in New England.

Learn more about the Fellowship in Hospital Medicine.

Apply for the Harvard-Brigham Research Fellowship in Hospital Medicine.

Examples of our internal grants include:

  • Health Equity Innovation Grant
    The goal of the grant is to engage and support population-based research or program implementation that measures and addresses care inequities. The program was created to support improvements that focus on the root causes of insufficient care for marginalized populations. Examples from our faculty:
    • Reducing Structural Inequities in Heart Failure Management: Implementation and Prospective Evaluation of a Novel Admission Service Decision Tool
    • Evaluating Potential Disparities in Care between Limited-English Proficient and English Proficient Patients on the Inpatient Medicine Service and Impact of Various Interpreting Services
    • A Brigham Inpatient Opioid Stewardship Initiative (BIOSI) to help mitigate racial/ethnicity biases in pain management
  • Diversity Inclusion and Community Partnership (DICP) Faculty Fellowship
    A two-year, non-degree Faculty Fellowship Program for Harvard Medical School (HMS) for junior faculty that enables fellows to pursue activities that enhance their development as researchers and clinicians/teachers, leads to their advancement within the Harvard system, and promotes diversity within the HMS community. Examples from our faculty:
    • Do Hospital Penalties Improve Health Equity? Impact of the Hospital Readmissions Reduction Program on Minority Populations and the Hospitals that Serve Them
  • The Brigham Care Design Incubator and Startup Program (BCRISP)
    BCRISP's goal is to rapidly identify successful pilots and position them to grow within the organization. Examples from our faculty:
    • Brigham Inpatient Opioid stewardship initiative to decrease the use of opioids while inpatient.
  • The Harvard Catalyst NIH KL2 Award
    Awardees will pursue a mentored research project in their area of expertise. It is expected that the research performed within the KL2/CMeRIT program will provide the basis for an independent NIH award (e.g., K23, KO8, or RO1). Several of our hospitalists receive these grants every year.

HMU Clinical Job Descriptions


Our nocturnists provide direct patient care on medical and oncology services overnight at both the Brigham, Fauklner and DFCI. Many providers appreciate these positions for the higher compensation and lighter shift load or as a gap year position prior to pursuing sub-specialty training. Duties include a mix of cross-cover (15-35 patients) and admissions (average 3-5 admissions/night).

Hybrid Hospitalist

Hybrid hospitalists provide patient care on FACT, PACE, and resident GMS services during the day and direct care on medicine and oncology services overnight at the Brigham and Faulkner. Many providers in these positions are early career hospitalists seeking to build a career in academic hospital medicine. The proportion of daytime and nighttime shifts may vary depending on service needs at the time of hiring.

Daytime Hospitalist

Daytime hospitalists provide patient care on FACT, PACE, and resident GMS services at the Brigham and Faulkner. Many providers in these positions are experienced hospitalists and are pursuing career advancement as an academic hospitalist in clinical medicine, medical education, quality improvement, and/or clinical research. Approximately 20-30% of clinical time will be spent on the FACT with the remainder of time spent on PACE and/or resident GMS teams.

FACT Hospitalist

FACT hospitalists provide daytime care predominantly on our FACT services at Brigham and Women's Faulkner Hospital. Many providers in these positions are drawn to direct care in a community hospital setting, enjoy working closely with APPs and appreciate the higher compensation and lighter shift requirement. Clinical time on the FACT service includes a combination of direct patient care, and collaboration with APPs providers. APPs provide supervised care for ~6 patients with the attending providing direct care for the remainder. FACT teams care for a maximum of 15 patients.


Weekendist hospitalists provide care on FACT, PACE and resident GMS services and work primarily or only on weekends. This is generally a part-time clinical position ranging from 0.125 FTE (12 weekends) to 0.25 FTE (24 weekends) and is designed to provide a clinical position for hospitalists with other weekday obligations while fulfilling an important service need.

Home Hospitalist

Home Hospitalists provide direct care to patients in their home through the Brigham Health Home Hospital Program. This innovative care delivery model utilizes an interdisciplinary team of doctors, nurses, paramedics, home health aides, support staff, and other ancillary services and multiple technologies to care for patients with general medical conditions in their home that would otherwise require inpatient hospitalization. Hospitalists drawn to patient- and family-centered care, health equity and innovation enjoy working on this service as their primary role or as a hybrid position combined with traditional inpatient care.

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