Job switching, recruiting, and more

This issue includes advice on searching for a job during the pandemic and hiring NPs and PAs, a call to action against racism, and clinical coverage of perioperative risk and AKI in cirrhosis.

Almost everything has been weird for the past year, and this month's main story reveals that switching jobs is no exception. Hospitalists who moved to new positions during the pandemic describe their experiences, identifying pros and cons of getting hired in a more virtual world. The article also includes perspectives from experts on the other side of the process, including a sidebar article with tips to ace a video interview.

On the same theme, two hospitalists reveal their service's system for interviewing and hiring nurse practitioners and physician assistants. As the article explains, recent increases in both the demand for and supply of hospital advanced practice providers has made finding the right person more challenging. Their model can be applied in a virtual setting but was developed in the in-person world we all hope to return to soon.

Speaking of improving the world, several internal medicine leaders, including hospitalists, are issuing a call for action. They urge that programs to promote physician well-being also address racism, which they believe will improve the environment not only for those who are subject to racism, but also patients and physicians as a whole.

As always, we've also got clinical coverage for you—a feature article on the various perioperative cardiac risk scores and a report on acute kidney injury in cirrhosis from the virtual meeting of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases. The Test Yourself section continues the focus on acute kidney injury.

What are you focused on lately? Let us know at

Stacey Butterfield