SHM Sections Adds Global Health and Human Rights Category


SHM Sections offer opportunities for members to connect with communities of their peers who share specialties or interests. At present, SHM Sections include:

  • Med-Peds
  • International
  • Global Health and Human Rights
  • Rural Hospitalists
  • Practice Administrators

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Seeing as how the focused-practice pathway for hospitalists is a first of its kind for physician credentialing boards, the ABIM is planning a “fairly significant” research effort tracking participants’ experience, Dr. Holmboe says.

Global Health and Human Rights is one of the newest SHM Sections, and represents a growing passion among hospitalists as increasing numbers of internal-medicine physicians express interest in overseas placements in resource-limited settings. SHM also recognizes the need for mentored training in global health.

Over the last decade, interest in global health has grown significantly amongst trainees, faculty, and staff. Current priorities for global health include: health-system strengthening, workforce training, QI and patient safety. These priorities align to core strengths of hospital medicine, which is therefore well suited to meet these global health challenges.

For more information about this and other Sections, visit www.hospitalmedicine.org/membership.

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