Practice-Changing Education


Ranked among the highest-rated Harvard Medical School CME courses, past participants consistently report that this program has inspired and improved their clinical practice. Here are a few comments from recent attendees:

“Simply the BEST Hospital Medicine CME I have attended.”

“This course has enabled better (more current) management of pneumonia, GIB, Stroke, Delirium, VTE, IBD, Sepsis, and ACS.”

“I have updated my ‘go-to’ teaching articles and several treatment strategies. This course helped me understand the ‘why’ behind some of the more recent changes in treatment plans.”

"I cannot explain how much this program helped me to change my practice--as a hospitalist, it’s like I found a lost treasure--it’s an amazing CME activity."
“This course has inspired SO MANY practice changes-- 1. Modify antibiotic use for pneumonia. 2. Order CT significantly less for evaluation of syncope. 3. Really press surgeons harder to do cholecystectomy prior to discharging a patient that presented with choledocholithiasis…and more.”
“This was one of the best conferences I've ever attended. Great speakers and topics. The research data was presented and interpreted in a concise and easy-to-understand manner. An emphasis on hospital medicine was of exceptional value to me. Every single presentation was applicable to our practice. Please continue this program, I would love to attend it next year.”

"I work at a very small hospital--almost critical access--so our consultant base is limited and this course is essential."

“I have updated my approach to delirium and pain management. I have been well trained and have over a decade of experience, but a lot of the info presented in this course was essentially novel to me.”

"I love the case presentations. The pace is just right....The topics are well balanced. The information is practical and yet is very up to date. I highly recommend this course to all hospitalists.”

“As a result of taking this course, I have strengthened my clinical practice through use of an even more evidenced-based approach to some of the most common medical conditions encountered in the hospital setting, including the treatment of ACS, stroke, asthma/COPD, pneumonia, and pain/palliative care.”

“I have eagerly updated my practice as an hospitalist in many facets: e.g., appropriate antibiotic use, treatment of alcohol withdrawal, sepsis Rx, ACS and heart failure treatment. Thank you!”

"I think this was one of the most high-yield and well-organized conferences I've been to. The speakers were engaging and the content was fantastic, and relevant to practice…I'm so glad I came!"

“I have made changes to my practice based on just about every talk in this program! Abdominal ultrasound instead of CT for pancreatitis. No 1st- and 2nd-generation cephalosporins for PCN allergic patients. Epi as a second-line pressor in septic shock. Volume resuscitation is changing again in sepsis management. No CT or carotid doppler in syncope without neurologic deficits…. Literally every talk has made an impact on my clinical practice.”

“I learned a lot. I learned a better approach to meningitis, encephalitis, heart failure, coronary disease, and much, much, more.”

"The material was intense yet very helpful in answering many questions. I feel like I mastered many of the challenging issues that I encounter on daily basis in the hospital setting."

“This course improved my clinical decision-making diagnostic approach, as well as improving my comfort with new laboratory tests, medications, and novel therapies.”

"The best course I have ever attended with high relevance to my practice....I would highly recommend to colleagues."

“This is my third year attending this meeting and every year there is new information, updates to guidelines and even changes in approaches to treatment in just about every field.”

“As a result of the course, I practice more effective management strategies for hyperglycemia in the inpatient setting…. I also utilize evidence-based practices for selecting anti-ischemic treatments, anti-platelet agents, anticoagulant therapy, and long-term therapies in pts with acute coronary syndrome.”

"I was impressed with the thoughtful discussions regarding judicious and evidence-based use of medications…I came away from the course with the intent of being more thoughtful about ordering medications and testing."

“I now confidently use less antibiotics, [have learned] not to avoid CPR, and make more judicious use of rheumatology testing.”

"I want to practice at the highest level and also help my team of students and residents to the same. The updates will be incorporated into our current management plans."

“To give just a few examples of the changes that this course has made in my practice: How I dose morphine drips at end-of-life, dosing and choice of DOACs, how I titrate and use antibiotics, diagnosis of rashes, lab studies in electrolyte abnormalities, adjustments in pain management meds, desensitization with med allergies, recs regarding bridging therapy, less use of steroids with PNA, SOFA score in sepsis.”

“The entire program was outstanding. I was really impressed by the faculty. The information was fabulous. The staff were all approachable and nice.”

“Changes from this course include the pneumonia/endocarditis treatment protocol, end-stage liver disease treatment, DVT management, acute pain management, syncope management, acute IBD management, et al.”

“Multiple new regimens and guidelines covered in this course, such as elimination of the HCAP concept, use of sacubitril and rationale, length of observation after GI bleeding, all are very pertinent to what I do every day.”

“The knowledge gotten at this course helps every patient I admit: 1. Better management of diabetes correction factor and smoother (and hopefully more successful) transitions to long-acting insulins 2. Not afraid to go back to verapamil in difficult-to-treat atrial fibrillation 3. View thrombophlebitis as a disease of inflammation co-existing with disease of coagulation 4. Better rationale for stopping antibiotics sooner—what the evidence will actually support 5. A better approach to delirium 6. A good approach to drug addiction in pregnancy.”

“I use many of the tables which summarized content of the course that can be used clinically—for example, the chart on anticoagulants, when to stop prior to surgery.”

“I have made changes in preoperative management, management of TIA, diabetes, PE, and many other conditions.”

“Some of the ways this course has influenced my practice: Code and MRT mock-ups and team-based learning; Certain medication changes to decreased M&M; Follow new sepsis guidelines; Use of pro-calcitonin as diagnostic test for intermediate probability; Certain psych and DM med changes.”

"The efficiency and 'bang for the buck' to this course is excellent." 

"I have a better understanding of common questions that we normally rely on the specialists to answer."

"I loved the evidence-based content of this course. Will be incorporating a lot of what I learned/reinforced in my teaching with my residents, interns and medical students."

“I learned more effective application and management of hyperglycemia as inpatient, management of pain, Use of DOACs, GI Bleeding, Rheumatology cases, and ACLS updates.”

"This course was simply outstanding. Quality of speakers was amazing. Content covered perfectly represented a broad spectrum of clinical conditions and disease processes that we encounter in hospital medicine."

“I have updated how I look at and treat hyponatremia. - Much more aggressive in managing pain. - Much less bridging with LMWH. - More aggressive in treating addiction during admission. - More MRIs in stroke. - Be more critical in allergies. - Redo ACLS - Be more comfortable with DOACs - Introduce dabigatran antagonist at my hospital. - Not give too much cipro in UTI. - Use more PPI bolus and less pumps.”

“Many areas of my hospitalist practice have benefited, namely: prescribing DOACs, management of GI bleed and pancreatic problems, ACS management, management of VTE, hyperglycemia, diagnosing and interpretation of tests for hypercalcemia and adrenal issues—to name a few.”

"Every single lecture provided me with a revelation that I will use to update my practice."