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Here’s what’s trending at SHM - Sept. 2017

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Early decision for Fellows applications is Sept. 15. Apply now!

SHM’s Fellows designation is a prestigious way to differentiate yourself among your peers in hospital medicine. There are currently over 2,000 hospitalists who have earned the Fellow in Hospital Medicine (FHM) or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine (SFHM) designation by demonstrating core values of leadership, teamwork, and quality improvement.

“I was encouraged to consider SHM’s Fellow designation by other members of an SHM committee that I belonged to. Although reluctant at first, I realized that this was an opportunity to really confirm that I was a career hospitalist. The application process itself allowed me to objectively evaluate the work I had done to date and how it fit into my overall career plan. I believe that this FHM designation has fostered connections in the HM community and within my own institution that may not have been open to me before.” – Dr. Patricia Seymour, MD, FAAFP, FHM

Apply now and learn how you can join other hospitalists who have earned this exclusive designation and recognition at Applications officially close on Nov. 30, 2017.

Got research? Get noticed at HM18!

Don’t miss your chance to present your research to a national audience. SHM’s scientific abstract and poster competition, known as Research, Innovations, and Clinical Vignettes (RIV), is one of the most popular events at SHM’s annual meeting, enabling hospitalists from across the country to discuss emerging scientific and clinical cases, share feedback, and make valuable professional connections.

Hospital Medicine 2018 (HM18) will be held April 8-11, 2018 at the Orlando World Center Marriott. Many cutting-edge abstracts first presented at SHM’s RIV sessions go on to be published in respected medical journals. Yours could be next.

For more details, visit

Know someone with exceptional achievements in Hospital Medicine?

SHM’s prestigious Awards of Excellence recognize exceptional achievements in the field of hospital medicine in the following categories:

• Excellence in Research.

• Management Excellence in Hospital Medicine.

• Outstanding Service in Hospital Medicine.

• Excellence in Teaching.

• Clinical Excellence for Physicians.

• Clinical Excellence for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

• Excellence in Humanitarian Services.

• Excellence in Teamwork.

Awards of Excellence nominations are due on Oct. 2, 2017. Nominate yourself or a colleague today at

Invest in your career with SPARK ONE

SPARK ONE, SHM’s premier online self-assessment created specifically for hospital medicine professionals, is the perfect tool to help you reach your goals. The activity contains 450+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions covering 100% of the American Board of Internal Medicine’s Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (FPHM) exam blueprint.

This online tool is your complete resource for successfully preparing for the FPHM exam or assessing your general knowledge in hospital medicine. Used as a self-paced study guide, it engages learners through an open-book format, allowing users to review detailed learning objectives and discussion points, and define individual areas of strengths and weaknesses. Earn up to 23 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ and 23 MOC points.

Learn more at

Strengthen your knowledge & skills in practice administration

Get involved in the SHM Practice Administrators’ Committee 2018 Mentor/Mentee Program.

This program helps you create relationships and serves as an outlet for you to pose questions or ideas to a seasoned hospital medicine group administrator. There are two different ways you can participate: as a less experienced administrator looking for a mentor or as a more experienced administrator looking to be paired with a peer. This program is free to members only. Not a member? Join today at

Learn more about the program and submit your application at

Obtain an extensive insight into Hospital Medicine groups configuration and operation

SHM’s State of Hospital Medicine Report includes data collected from 600 hospital medicine groups (HMGs) representing 9,000 providers to keep you current on hospitalist compensation and production, in addition to cutting-edge knowledge covering practice demographics, staffing levels, turnover, staff growth, compensation methods, and financial support for solid, evidence-based management decisions.

The 2016 State of Hospital Medicine Report is not only in print but also available in an enhanced, fully searchable digital version. Order your copy at

Mr. Radler is marketing communications manager at the Society of Hospital Medicine.

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