You are in the driver’s seat as a hospitalist. You are in a position to lead, initiate quality improvement, impact patient outcomes and advocate for your patients and your specialty in healthcare legislation.

As you advance your career in hospital medicine, the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is right beside you, offering a wealth of volunteer experiences that will grow your strengths and interests, as well as help to build your resume/Curriculum Vitae and professional profile.

Click the areas that appeal to you and learn about the engagement opportunities and how you can make a difference today. Click on specific volunteer opportunities for more detailed information or to email an SHM staff member about getting involved.

Advocacy

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
Grassroots Activist Op Ed Author Writing, political sensitivity, knowledge of how issues affect hospital medicine practice
Grassroots Network Member Writing, political sensitivity, interest in how issues affect hospital medicine practice
Hill Day Participant Public speaking, willingness to engage Congress in face to face meetings
Public Policy Committee Member Policy experience, knowledge of how issues affect hospital medicine practice

Practice Management

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
IT Quality Subcommittee Member Health IT experience, EMR implementation/ management experience
Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee Member Performance, standards and quality initiative experience
Practice Administrators Committee Member Experience as a hospital medicine practice administrator, desire to examine and develop SHM resources for administrators
Practice Analysis Committee Member Data analysis experience
Practice Management Committee Member Practice Management experience

Communications

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
Core Competency Author/Editor Clinical skills, knowledge of HM core competencies, writing skills
Grassroots Activist Op Ed Author Writing, political sensitivity, knowledge of how issues affect hospital medicine practice
Guest Blogger Writing, knowledge of relevant hospital medicine issues, interest in sharing stories and insight
Hill Day Participant Speaking, willingness to engage Congress in face to face meetings
HMX Lead Contributor Writing, knowledge of relevant hospital medicine issues, interest in sharing stories and insight, willingness to post regularly on Hospital Medicine Exhange (HMX)
Learning Portal Author/Editor Knowledge of adult learning theory, interest in learning via online platforms
Quality and Patient Safety - General Author/Editor Advanced QI intervention knowledge and skills, writing skills
Section Leader Experience in one or more of SHM's special interest Section areas, desire to examine and develop member resources, willingness to gather information and regularly post items on Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)
SHM Consults Author Clinical skils in perioperative medicine; writing skills; editing skills; must be able to meet deadlines
The Hospitalist Article Author Writing, research data to draw from, interest in sharing stories and insight
The Hospitalist Guest Columnist Writing, knowledge of relevant hospital medicine issues, interest in sharing stories and insight

Education

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
Academic Hospitalist Committee Member Experience in developing educational and curricular resources
Annual Meeting Committee Member Experience with educational content development, interest in helping to build live CME events
Education Committee Member Content and Curriculum Development experience
IT Leadership and Education Subcommittee Member Health IT Experience
Learning Portal Author/Editor Knowledge of adult learning theory, interest in learning via online platforms
Maintenance of Certification Author/Editor (PIMs, Self Assessment of Practice Performance) Knowledge of PIM framework, interest in/knowledge of Performance Improvement/QI/PS
Physicians in Training Committee Member Passion for Hospital Medicine with a propensity for selling the benefits of Hospital Medicine as a career path
Post-Acute Care Task Force Member Post-Acute Care experience, desire to examine and develop resources for post-acute care transitions
Practice Analysis Committee Member Data analysis experience
Practice Management Committee Member Practice management experience
Research Committee Member Research, data collection experience

Leadership

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
Chapter Leader Management and leadership experience, history of engagement with local SHM Chapter(s), desire to develop local Chapter infrastructure and live events
Chapter Support Committee Member Management experience, history of engagement with SHM Chapters, desire to develop local Chapter infrastructure and live events
Family Medicine Committee Member Family practice experience, desire to examine and develop resources for hospitalists trained in family medicine
Grassroots Network Member Writing, political sensitivity, interest in how issues affect hospital medicine practice
HMX Lead Contributor Writing, knowledge of relevant hospital medicine issues, interest in sharing stories and insight, willingness to post regularly on Hospital Medicine Exhange (HMX)
Industry Partner Advisory Board Member History of partnership as an SHM supporter, sponsor or exhibitor, desire to provide feedback to SHM on experiences and relationship
IT Leadership and Education Subcommittee Member Health IT experience, EMR management experience
Leadership Committee Member Leadership and curriculum development experience
Maintenance of Certification Author/Editor (PIMs, Self Assessment of Practice Performance) Knowledge of PIM framework, interest in/knowledge of Performance Improvement/QI/PS
Membership Committee Member History of SHM engagement, desire to examine and develop membership benefits, experience with recruitment and retention initiatives
NP/PA Committee Member NP/PA practice experience or experience working with NPs/PAs in practice, desire to examine and develop SHM resources for NPs/PAs
Pediatrics Committee Member Pediatric experience, desire to examine and develop resources for pediatric hospitalists
Physicians in Training Committee Member Passion for Hospital Medicine with a propensity for selling the benefits of Hospital Medicine as a career path
Practice Administrators Committee Member Experience as a hospital medicine  practice administrator, desire to examine and develop SHM resources for administrators
Section Leader Experience in one or more of SHM's special interest Section areas, desire to examine and develop member resources, willingness to gather information and regularly post items on Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)
SHM Fellow/Senior Fellow Desire to distinguish yourself as a Hospital Medicine leader, demonstrated experience and commitment to hospital medicine.

Quality Initiatives

Volunteer Opportunity Skills Needed
Academic Hospitalist Committee Member Curriculum development skills
Core Competency Author/Editor Clinical skills, knowledge of HM core competencies, writing skills
Hospital Quality and Patient Safety Committee Member Quality improvement experience
Maintenance of Certification Author/Editor (PIMs, Self Assessment of Practice Performance) Knowledge of PIM framework, interest in/knowledge of Performance Improvement/QI/PS
Pediatrics Committee Member Pediatric experience, desire to examine and develop resources for pediatric hospitalists
Performance Measurement and Reporting Committee Member Performance, standards and quality initiative experience
Post-Acute Care Task Force Member Post-Acute Care experience, desire to examine and develop resources for post-acute care transitions
Quality and Patient Safety - General Author/Editor Advanced QI intervention knowledge and skills, writing skills
SHM Consults Author Clinical skills in perioperative medicine; writing skills; editing skills; must be able to meet deadlines
Veterans Administration Task Force Member Experience working in a VA setting, desire to examine and develop resources for VA hospitalists