The hospitalist concept is a fairly new one in American medicine. It's been around in some countries for decades. Now the model is spreading south to include the continent of South America. International hospitalist opportunities below the equator offer a chance for hospitalists to continue their pursuit of world domination The newly created Pan-American Society of Hospitalists (PASHA) hopes to promote the ideas and practice of hospitalist medicine in the western hemisphere, with focus on South American issues by using experts in the United States to help guide physicians down under. The Pan-American Society of Hospitalists held its first official meeting in Santa Catarina, Brazil from November 11th-November 15th, 2010.
Call me a cynic, but this organization, co-founded by Mayo Clinic hospitalist Dr James Newman, sounds like an incredible international travel opportunity for American hospitalists looking for a travel experience of a lifetime. What I meant to say was the PASHA convetion provides a perfect opportunity for hospitalists to experience international travel to South America as a business expense. What better way to experience Brazil than as a tax free business expense? Sounds like a perfect travel gig for me! I am eagerly waiting to be offered the official position as PASHA's live conference blogger.