Career Dev

Start Planning for Hospital Medicine 2016

At the end of the year, many hospitalists still have funds left in their CME stipends. Now is the time to plan for 2016. SHM’s annual meeting, Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16), is the premier destination for hospitalists looking to brush up on skills, learn the latest clinical and management concepts, and grow their network in… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine Resources Provide Quality Improvement Tips

Whether you’ve been tasked with leading a major quality improvement program or simply want to make a few things better for your patients, SHM has resources for every scale of quality improvement initiative, all created by national experts in their fields. 1. Attend an SHM Quality Improvement Webinar The last of SHM’s live quality improvement… [Read More]

The Lone Hospitalist in the Nuba Mountains of Sudan

The lives of academic hospitalists are fraught with pitfalls and perils that can lead the unsuspecting far afield of their original intentions. It was in the murky depths of such professional perplexity that I recently found myself, lying in bed and attempting repose in vain. Thoughts of living a life underpaid, underresourced, and overworked buzzed… [Read More]

Practice Administrator Elected Vice President of SHM Maryland Chapter

When you ask Tiffani Panek, division administrator for the division of hospital medicine at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center (BMC) in Baltimore, Md., about her thoughts on the future of hospital medicine, her passion and enthusiasm are immediately apparent. After earning SHM’s Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine, Panek was elected vice president of SHM’s… [Read More]

Maintenance of Certification Process Should Ensure Physicians Deliver Quality Care

When the American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) announced changes to its Maintenance of Certification (MOC) process in early 2014, the response was overwhelmingly negative. Individual physicians and medical societies criticized ABIM for adding significant time and expense to MOC, and loudly challenged the program’s effectiveness, relevance, and value. After months of backlash, ABIM issued… [Read More]

SHM Holding Roundtable for Hospitalist Practice Administrators

Are you a hospitalist practice administrator in a new role? SHM can help—and the upcoming roundtable discussion presented by Glenn Appelbaum, CHE, CPA, and Heather Fordyce, BS, on December 9 can help you find the resources to enable you to manage your practice effectively and efficiently. For details and to pre-register, visit the “Practice Administrators”.

Hospital Medicine Flourishing Around the World

Hospital Medicine Flourishing Around the World

Since last September, Anand Kartha, MD, MS, has headed the hospital medicine (HM) program at 600-bed Hamad General Hospital, the flagship facility for eight-hospital Hamad Medical Corporation in Doha, Qatar, a small nation of 1.8 million people located on the northeast corner of the Arabian Peninsula. “Qatar has a world-class healthcare system,” he says. “But… [Read More]

Canada Develops Core Competencies for Hospitalists

The Canadian Society of Hospital Medicine is spearheading an initiative called the Core Competencies in Hospitalist Medicine Document Project, which could be used to clarify what the field is, update certification processes, and define its future growth. Neither the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada nor the College of Family Physicians of Canada… [Read More]