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Keys to Success on the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine Exam

The next sitting for the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine maintenance of certification (MOC) exam is November 10. As you prepare for your MOC exam, follow these key steps to success: Enroll in the Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine MOC program by August 1 at Schedule a seat for the exam before August 15… [Read More]

New Community-Based Palliative Care Certification to Launch

The industry’s first certification for home health and hospices that provide top-caliber community-based palliative care services in the patient’s place of residence is being launched by The Joint Commission. “As healthcare continues to evolve and the Affordable Care Act is beginning to impact the industry, one of the things that has come to light is… [Read More]

Vineet Arora video

WATCH: Mentoring in Hospital Medicine

Drs. Vineet Arora and Hyung “Harry” Cho offer  insight on how mentorship—giving, and receiving—is an essential part of all stages of an hospitalist career, in academic or community-based HM.

Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM

SHM Seats Its First Non-Physician Board Member

New Society of Hospital Medicine board member Tracy Cardin, ACNP-BC, SFHM, isn’t on the board because she’s a nurse practitioner (NP). But that doesn’t make her election as the first NP or physician assistant (PA) as a voting member of SHM’s oversight panel any less momentous. “I can’t describe to you how passionately I believe… [Read More]

Hospital Medicine’s Movers and Shakers – May 2016

Eric Howell, MD, MHM, recently was promoted to professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore. Dr. Howell serves as division director of the Collaborative Inpatient Medicine Service (CIMS) at Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center. He is a past president of SHM and currently a senior physician advisor for the society.   Aric Groshong,… [Read More]


Thrill-Seeking Hospitalist Alleviates Stress Through Scuba Diving

Not much intimidates Jasen Gundersen, MD, president of the acute care services division at TeamHealth, an outsourcer of hospital-based clinical and specialty services based in Knoxville, Tenn. Besides traveling 150,000 miles a year overseeing 2,500 hospitalists at 285 facilities, Dr. Gundersen has climbed frozen waterfalls in Vermont and New Hampshire, raced in bicycle competitions, and… [Read More]

Engaging Your Patients in Decision-Making Processes Yields Better Outcomes

Editor’s note: “Everything We Say and Do” is an informational series developed by SHM’s Patient Experience Committee to provide readers with thoughtful and actionable communication tactics that have great potential to positively impact patients’ experience of care. Each column will focus on how the contributor applies one of the “Key Communication” areas in practice. View… [Read More]

Depression Common among Physicians in Training

Clinical question: What is the prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms in resident physicians? Background: Depression in resident physicians can lead to poor-quality medical care, increased errors, and long-term morbidity. Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms has varied in prior studies, and more data are needed to better understand the true prevalence. Study design: Systematic… [Read More]