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What is the Society of Hospital Medicine?

The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) is the premier organization developed specifically to support and enhance the practice of hospital medicine and delivery of patient care in the hospital setting.

The Society of Hospital Medicine represents hospitalists, who are dedicated to the care of hospitalized patients and support:

  • Patient care
  • Education
  • Research
  • Practice management
  • Leadership

Benefits of Membership in the Society of Hospital Medicine

  • Enhanced professional satisfaction through a peer network of more than 14,000 members
  • Access to Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX), the online community for hospitalists
  • Complimentary subscriptions to The Hospitalist news magazine and the Journal of Hospital Medicine, the first peer-reviewed journal in this specialty (now included in Medline)
  • Access to free and discounted on-demand CME through the SHM Learning Portal
  • Local chapters—Engage, learn and network locally
  • Special interest sections—Engage around care models and interest areas
  • Member discounts on educational events including the SHM annual meeting, the SHM Leadership Academy and select resources available in the online store
  • Access to the SHM Career Center with top-of-the-line functionality 
  • Opportunities to obtain Fellow in Hospital Medicine designations (FHM, SFHM, MHM)
  • Program discounts on medical liability insurance through The Doctors Company
  • Free and discounted coding services from The Coding Network
  • The chance to affect the hospital medicine movement through the SHM Legislative Action Center
  • Member discounts on Wiley products
  • Access to all of the SHM online educational Resource Rooms

Society of Hospital Medicine Membership Dues

Physician members

$340 per year


$340 per year

Allied health professionals

$180 per year

Resident/fellow-in-training members

$100 per year

Medical students

Free - call 800-843-3360 or email

Group Discounts
Discounts are available. For more information contact

Membership Application

Who is Eligible to Join the Society of Hospital Medicine?

Physician Members
Practicing hospitalists (including those focused on research or education) are eligible to become members of SHM. Physician members are eligible to vote.

Resident/Fellow-in-Training Members
Physicians in residency and fellowship training are eligible to become members of SHM. Resident/Fellow-in-Training Members cannot vote until they become physician members.

Non-clinicians working in hospital medicine (including practice administrators, healthcare policy analysts, medical librarians, etc.) are eligible to become members of SHM. Affiliate members are eligible to vote.

Allied Health Professionals
Nurse practitioners, physician assistants and all other non-physician clinicians are eligible to become members of SHM. Allied health members are eligible to vote.

Medical Student Members
Medical students are eligible to become members of SHM. Medical student members pay no dues and are not eligible to vote.


Contact the Membership department for more information or call 800-843-3360.