Management of the Hospitalized Patient 2020 - Virtual
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Course# MDM21P01
Thursday - Saturday
October 15 - 17, 2020


This course, chaired by Dr. Robert Wachter, covers the clinical issues most relevant to hospitalists and other clinicians who care for inpatients. Taught by UCSF’s top teachers, the course highlights recent advances and current controversies, using a mix of large group lectures and smaller group workshops. This year’s course is entirely on-line, taking advantage of the latest technological advances to deliver the best possible experience. In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, in addition to the usual content areas (such as ID, cardiology, critical care, neurology, and hematology), approximately 20% of the course is devoted to Covid-related areas, such as thromboembolism, ICU management, epidemiology, and pulmonary and GI manifestations.

This course is presented by the UCSF Department of Medicine and is sponsored by the Office of Continuing Medical Education, University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. It also serves as the West Coast regional meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine.

This course will be offered as a live interactive virtual conference.  Login instructions along with the digital syllabus will be shared with attendees a week before the meeting.  Included in your registration fee is access to the course recordings on demand (available within a week after the conference) for any sessions that you miss, available for up to 30 days post-course.


At the end of the course, learners should have new or improved strategies to:

  • Improve diagnosis of common inpatient clinical presentations;
  • Perform and evidence-based work-up for common inpatient clinical presentations;
  • Apply modern therapeutic approaches to common inpatient disorders;
  • Appreciate the emerging scientific understanding of Covid-19 in hospitalized patients.

Course Chair

Robert M. Wachter MDRobert M. Wachter, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Medicine
University of California, San Francisco 

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The course that started it all returns for its 24th year!
This course serves as the West Coast Regional Meeting of the Society of Hospital Medicine.