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Leadership 101: Basic skills for early-career hospitalists

There are many practical skills you should hone if you are interested in becoming a team leader in your hospital medicine group—among them the ability to engage others, to effectively conduct an efficient meeting, and to meet project deadlines. But more basic than that, says Jasen Gundersen, MD, MBA, CPE, SFHM, president of the Acute… [Read More]


Hospitalists Gear Up for HM15

Hospital medicine will descend on Washington, D.C., again. At least 2,500 attendees are expected at SHM’s annual meeting, HM15, which kicks off March 29 at the Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center in National Harbor, Md. The four-day conference—SHM’s third in the nation’s capital in six years—ends April 1 and encompasses: Seven pre-courses on March… [Read More]

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Movers and Shakers in Hospital Medicine, March 2015

Sam Bagchi, MD, is the new senior vice president/chief medical officer for Methodist Health System in Dallas, Texas. Dr. Bagchi comes to Methodist from Vanguard Health Systems’ New England region, where he served as chief medical informatics officer and medical director of utilization management. Before Vanguard, he served as director of hospital medicine and associate… [Read More]

Dr. Howell

Hospitalists Can Help Create the Future of Hospital Medicine

Two years ago, then-SHM President Eric Howell, MD, SFHM, challenged society members to recruit 1,000 medical students and residents to the hospitalist movement. Since then, SHM’s members have not only met that goal but continue to exceed it. Today, the number of house staff continues to grow well beyond Dr. Howell’s original goal, and SHM… [Read More]

Ways Hospitalists Can Support Advocacy for Patients, Hospital Medicine

There are so many ways to advocate for your patients, for your profession, for the future of hospital medicine. The easiest way? Getting involved. We know how important it is to you that your patients receive the best care possible. We know that you do your absolute best as their provider but that sometimes there… [Read More]

HM15 At Hand Conference App Helps Hospitalists Plan Schedule

With the largest national conference for hospitalists just weeks away, now is the time to use the HM15 conference app to plan your schedule. HM15 At Hand—available now—can help you create a simple agenda by distilling down the dozens of sessions, exhibitors, and events. HM15 At Hand is the ultimate companion for HM15 attendees, providing:… [Read More]

Educational Opportunities for Hospitalists Beyond HM15

Whether you’re packing your bags for HM15 or following from afar, there are plenty of other opportunities to get the most up to date clinical, management, and quality improvement information in the specialty: Leadership Academy 2015 October 19-22 Austin, Texas Get the managerial confidence you need to take your hospital medicine career to the next… [Read More]

Society of Hospital Medicine’s Quality Improvement Module Approved for ABIM Maintenance of Certification

If you’re among the many physicians enrolled in the American Board of Internal Medicine’s (ABIM) Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program, you have to earn a combined 100 points in medical knowledge and practice improvement throughout your 10-year certificate period. SHM wants to help you with this process. SHM is pleased to announce that the ABIM… [Read More]