Last month, more than 230 hospitalists were inducted as Fellows in Hospital Medicine (FHM), Senior Fellows in Hospital Medicine (SFHM), and Masters in Hospital Medicine (MHM) by SHM at the 2015 annual meeting at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md.
This year represents the largest fellows class in history, with 175 FHM and 61 SFHM honorees.
“Through their commitment to the specialty, through education and self-improvement, hospitalists earning the Fellow and Senior Fellow designations represent the very best of the hospital medicine movement and its goal to improve the care of hospitalized patients,” says SHM President Bob Harrington, MD, SFHM. “I hope you will join me in congratulating them in this professional milestone.”
Fellows and Senior Fellows have earned the right to use the “FHM” and “SFHM” designation.
SHM also inducted two new Masters in Hospital Medicine, the highest honor from SHM: Bradley Flansbaum, DO, MPH, MHM, and Larry Wellikson, MD, MHM.
Dr. Flansbaum was a founding member of SHM and served as a board member and officer; today, he is a hospitalist at Lenox Hill Hospital in New York City and physician editor for SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader.
Dr. Wellikson joined SHM in January 2000 and serves as SHM’s chief executive officer.
Drs. Flansbaum and Wellikson join 16 other leaders in the specialty, including co-founders Win Whitcomb, MD, MHM, and John Nelson, MD, MHM, along with Bob Wachter, MD, MHM, who published the seminal article for the hospitalist movement in a 1996 New England Journal of Medicine article.
Brendon Shank is SHM’s associate vice president of communications.