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Special Interest Groups

SHM Special Interest Groups

Connect with other members who share your interests.


Special Interest Groups (SIGs) are designed to create communities of hospitalists around topics of interest, practice areas and/or care models. Joining a special interest group allows you to collaborate, share experiences with your peers and have meaningful discussions that can directly impact your practice.

Please review the roles and responsibilities of special interest groups to ensure that you are prepared to actively participate and contribute to the team.

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To join a special interest group, contact us and indicate the group(s) you wish to join.

Find a Special Interest Group

Advocacy and Public Policy: Share information and express your views on government relations and political affairs related to hospital medicine. 

Care for Vulnerable Populations: Share challenges and solutions related to improving quality of hospital care for vulnerable and underserved patient populations. 

Critical Care: With a well-documented intensivist shortage in the U.S., more hospitalists are serving as primary providers of critical care services. Connect with hospitalists from varied backgrounds who practice in the ICU.

Diversity and InclusionPartner with fellow hospitalists who are passionate about promoting diversity, equity and inclusion within the field of hospital medicine. Working together we will improve other aspects of practice, including patient care, education, research, quality improvement and professional development. 

Family Medicine: Network, learn, discuss training, share best practices and challenges, and discuss trends related to hospitalists trained in family medicine.

Healthcare Information Technology: Share resources and ideas with regard to all aspects of healthcare information technology related to patient care.

Hospital Medicine Administrators: Voice your ideas and learn from the unique perspectives of key management and operational leaders in hospital medicine.

Hospital Medicine Disaster Preparedness And Management: Connect with individuals looking to build a coalition of individuals to help address the role and challenges of Hospital Medicine in disaster preparedness and management at both a local and national level.

Med-Peds: Explore the role of Med-Peds physicians in hospital medicine.

Multi-site HMG Leaders: Network with physicians and administrative leaders responsible for managing multiple hospitalist practice sites within the same health system.

Night Medicine: Join a network of night medicine care providers to share experiences and address obstacles unique to working overnight, including but not limited to best practices, teaching, career development and wellness.

Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants: Share collaborative opportunities, best practices, resources and education to support the professional growth of NPs and PAs.

Patient Experience: Join a group of hospitalists focused on co-designing patient-centered culture resources. Improve and demonstrate patient-centered service behaviors and communication skills. Develop implement and assess the success of strategies to improve the patient experience and care.

Palliative Care: Network with hospitalists providing palliative care to share experiences, challenges and training opportunities.

Pediatric Hospitalists: The pediatric hospitalist's home for networking and collaboration.

Perioperative/Co-management: Learn about guidelines updates and recent literature while communicating controversial or difficult patient management issues around perioperative medicine.

Point of Care Ultrasound: Collaborate with other hospitalists who are learning, practicing or teaching this new skill of point of care ultrasound.

Practice Management: Share successes and challenges related to staffing, scheduling, communication, engagement, compensation and more.

Quality Improvement: Share resources and collaborate with others focused on quality improvement and patient safety programs.

Residents and Students: Engage with future hospital medicine pioneers, learn from peers and access unique mentorship opportunities with hospital medicine thought leaders.

Rural Hospitalists: Network with colleagues to find solutions to challenges in unique practice environments in underserved locations.

Start a SIG

Wish there were a group on a particular topic? Apply to start a SIG.

SHM is now accepting applications.

Only active SHM members are eligible to submit an application to start a special interest group.

To submit an application, please download and complete the Application for Establishment.
Once completed, submit your application below.

Questions? Contact us.