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Here’s what’s trending at SHM – Dec. 2017

Get the latest news about upcoming events, new programs and SHM initiatives


State of Hospital Medicine Survey opens next month!

The 2018 State of Hospital Medicine Survey will begin in January and last through March with the release of the report in September 2018. Whether you are in a hospital medicine group in an academic or community setting, employed by a hospital or health system, a management company, a private group, or you serve adult or pediatric patients (or both), we need your participation.

Help us help you have the most comprehensive, up-to-date landscape of hospital medicine at your fingertips by participating. As a thank-you for your participation, your group will receive a free copy of the report. Sign up at

Apply for SHM’s MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative kicking off in February 2018

SHM’s MARQUIS Med Rec Collaborative is designed to help hospitals across the United States implement evidence-based best practice medication reconciliation process change and improvement. The collaborative is a 14-month program, spanning from prelaunch to completion.

The staff has the expertise and experience of having completed two previous mentored implementation studies, involving 23 sites and thousands of patients. The collaborative also offers numerous resources, including training materials, project management and process improvement tools for hospitals to use to adapt for their needs to improve the medication reconciliation process. Visit to learn more.

Get engaged with public policy

Health care legislation is constantly evolving, and hospitalists play an important role in advocating for hospitalized patients and the hospital medicine movement. SHM is an active voice in many conversations on policy development and reform. Visit and sign up for the Grassroots Network to stay updated on developments in health care policy, share your experiences with health care programs and participate in policy forums.

Develop your career at Hospital Medicine 2018

Don’t miss SHM’s Annual Conference, Hospital Medicine 2018, to be held April 8-11, 2018. in Orlando. This year, the program was created to help you develop your hospital medicine career, no matter what stage you are in. Two new tracks include Seasoning Your Career and the Career Development Workshops.

Seasoning Your Career focuses on didactics designed to augment those committed to a career in hospital medicine, including topics such as career growth and development, resiliency, work-life balance, and how practical work matters such as schedules affect your career.

The new Career Development Workshops track includes six sessions that aim to help you use skills that will advance your career, such as: Leadership Essentials for Success in Hospital Medicine; Being Female in Hospital Medicine: Overcoming Individual and Institutional Barriers in the Workplace; Do You Have a Minute to Talk? Peer-to-Peer Feedback, and more.

Just starting out in hospital medicine? Back by popular demand, The Early-Career Hospitalists track has been designed for new hospitalists, resident physicians, and medical students interested in pursuing a career in hospital medicine. Designed by SHM’s Physicians-in-Training Committee, which includes nationally recognized hospitalists with expertise in scholarship, career development and medical education, this track aims to inspire future hospitalist leaders.

Visit to learn more.

Two new modules debut on SHM’s Learning Portal

SHM members have access to free continuing medical education (CME) and Maintenance of Certification (MOC) points with the SHM Learning Portal. Don’t miss two new modules: Role of the Medical Consultant and Anesthesia for Internists.

Medical consultation is an important clinical component for most hospitalists. Today, hospitalists also are asked to provide both “curbside” advice and more comprehensive comanagement of medical problems. Hospitalists who are effective consultants communicate skillfully and act professionally. The Role of the Medical Consultant module describes the different roles that hospitalists can perform as medical consultants and provides strategies for improving communications and referring physician satisfaction.

Looking for up-to-date information about surgical anesthesia? The Anesthesia for Internists module discusses the basic forms of surgical anesthesia and contraindications to each, as well as the most commonly used anesthetic drugs, their mechanisms of actions, and side effects.

Both modules are free for SHM members and $45.00 per module for nonmembers. Earn 2 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™ and 2 MOC points per each module. Visit to get started today.

Not a member? Join the movement today

More than 15,000 members have joined SHM to show their commitment to revolutionizing patient care. As a member, you will be connected with a wealth of opportunities designed to help you grow professionally, network with colleagues nationwide, and shape the practice of hospital medicine. See a full list of member benefits or become a member today at

Join a chapter and connect to your local hospital medicine community

SHM hosts more than 50 local chapters nationwide to encourage networking, collaboration, and innovation within the hospital medicine community. Getting involved with your local chapter allows you to share knowledge, engage with colleagues, and stay current on the latest developments in hospital medicine.

Visit to find a chapter in your area.

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

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