Career Advancers: SHM Events, Online Tools, and Programs
Hospitalists can advance their careers and the hospital medicine movement at the same time, with in-person events, online tools, and other programs designed specifically for people providing care to hospitalized patients.
When hospitalists meet face to face, good things happen. Solutions are shared. Challenges are addressed. But most importantly, SHM’s meetings are sources of energy and inspiration for the thousands of hospitalists who attend them every year.
Pediatric Hospital Medicine 2015
July 23-26, San Antonio
There’s still time to register for the fast-growing national event organized specifically for pediatric hospitalists. This year, the meeting will focus on mentoring, networking, and partnerships to improve children’s health locally and globally.
Meeting attendees should plan on downloading the PHM 2015 app to get session materials, download presentations, and find their way at the conference.
October 19-22, Austin
Have you taken on more leadership responsibilities at your hospital?
Or are you ready to demonstrate that you’re ready to take them on?
SHM’s Leadership Academy has trained thousands of hospitalists to lead groups more effectively and to understand the financial realities of running a hospital
medicine practice. www.hospitalmedicine.org/leadership
Hospital Medicine 2016
March 6-9, 2016, San Diego
Every year, thousands of hospitalists gather for educational sessions, professional networking, and time to catch up with friends in the hospital medicine movement. Now is the time to schedule time off and register! www.hospitalmedicine2016.org
Meet-Ups for Medical Students and Residents
Chicago and Los Angeles
Are you in the Chicago or Los Angeles area? Do you know medical students and residents exploring their career options? Make sure they know about SHM’s
Future of Hospital Medicine events later this year. Each event features hospitalist leaders talking about their careers and—of course—there will be food. The first event was held in May at University of Chicago. Upcoming events will be at Rush University in Chicago on September 24 and David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA on October 22. Visit the website below for details, and share with your colleagues! www.futureofhospitalmedicine.org/events
If you can’t make it to in-person events, SHM brings some of the very best of the hospital medicine movement to your smartphone, tablet, and computer.
New at the Learning Portal: “Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment” and “Patient Safety Tools”
Free CME is available to all SHM members at www.shmlearningportal.org, and new modules are added all the time. Recently, SHM has added two new modules:
- Perioperative Cardiac Risk Assessment. Perioperative cardiac complications are the most widely feared medical issues for the anesthesiologist, surgeon, and medical consultant as they approach a patient with the option of surgery. To assess for pre-operative cardiac risk, hospitalists should follow a step-wise algorithm. This new module reviews the risk assessment process and enables the hospitalist to order appropriate pre-operative testing.
- Patient Safety Tools: Root Cause Analysis and Failure Mode and Effects Analysis 2015. This updated online learning module begins with a lesson and contains a 10-question post-test with accompanying answers, rationales, and references. When the participant selects an answer, immediate feedback is given explaining the correct answer.
Quality Improvement Webinars
Improving quality in hospitals makes communities healthier. And hospitalists are the ones who are driving that improvement on important issues like discharge, diabetes management, and leadership of quality improvement teams.
SHM is hosting nine webinars between now and September. Hospitalists can attend the webinars in real time or download them from the SHM website at www.hospitalmedicine.org/qiwebinar.