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The Society of Hospital Medicine's Education Committee welcomes you to the Clinical Quick Talks Library.

In light of the busy clinical services and demands on hospitalists’ time, it is often difficult to carve out time to prepare brief talks to give to residents and students. To meet this need, SHM's Education Committee has created a bank of short prepared lectures designed to be succinct (given in less than 10 minutes) for use during teaching rounds or a brief sit-down session.

Click on the topics below to be taken to a file that you can download and present as a talk. These resources have been contributed by various authors who have opted to share them with the SHM community.

Do you have a clinical topic and resource you like to use while teaching that you wish to share with colleagues? You can submit content of your own by emailing it in a Word document to Elizabeth Cerceo, MD, FACP for consideration by the SHM Education Committee.


  • A list of bowel regimne drugs, including oral agents, stimulants, osmotics, suppositories, enemas and more.

  • Hypercalcemia occurs in approximately 15% of hospitalized adult patients. This resource is intended to guide in the identification and treatment of hypercalcemia.

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  • A Guide for Conducting a Family Meeting. Modified “SPIKES” (original by Baile & Buckman)

  • Objectives: • List the indications and contraindications of a bariatric surgery. • Describe the different types of bariatric surgeries and their specific most common medical and surgical complications. • Understand the specificities (clinical presentation and management) of a bariatric surgery...


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