Hospitalist Track

Welcome to the WVU Internal Medicine Hospitalist Track! Our Hospitalist Track is a new addition to our residency in 2016 that was designed for those residents who seek to begin or maintain a career in Hospital Medicine. This track provides Internal Medicine Residents with the opportunity to clinically participate in and spend extra curriculum time learning about hospital medicine. The purpose of the Hospitalist Track is to provide additional training and experience in Hospital Medicine to WVU Internal Medicine Residents during their residency.

The design of the Hospitalist track is that interested Internal Medicine residents must complete their PGY-1 year and then apply to the track. If chosen, the residents then complete a parallel curriculum during PGY2 and PGY 3 years that includes a detailed lecture series on many aspects of Hospitalist Medicine (including quality improvement, system improvement, appropriate documentation/coding, and hospital medicine-specific disease management). The resident will complete at least two months on the Hospitalist service at Ruby Memorial Hospital and have the opportunity to complete a community hospitalist rotation at one of our network hospitals. The resident will have the opportunity to work closely with several Hospitalist faculty members during their residency and will be assisted by these same faculty during the interview and job search phase of their career.

If you are interested or have further questions, please contact the faculty below:

A photo of Troy Krupica.

Troy Krupica, MD

West Virginia University
Position
Section Chief of Hospital Medicine, Medicine
Phone
304-293-1964
A photo of Nathan Lerfald.

Nathan M. Lerfald, MD, FACP

West Virginia University
Position
Vice Chair / Interim Section Chief Digestive Diseases, Medicine
Phone
304-293-1964