Stephen J.LurieMD, PhD, Senior EditorIndividualAuthor
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To the Editor: Although Drs Wachter and Goldman1 do not confine the training of hospitalists to
the exclusive province of internal medicine, I am concerned that, increasingly,
classified advertisements in medical journals stipulate that the hospitalists
be board eligible or certified in internal medicine to the exclusion of other
specialties such as family practice. For example, when I visited the classified
advertising section of the American Medical Association Web site2
on February 19, 2002, 5 of 6 posted hospitalist positions required board eligibility
or certification in internal medicine. This unfairly restricts the options
of family physicians interested in a hospitalist career.
Jimbo M. Advantages and Limitations of the Hospitalist Movement. JAMA. 2002;287(16):2073-2076. doi:10.1001/jama.287.16.2073