Fellow Registration

Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine Criteria

Earning the Society of Hospital Medicine’s (SHM’s) Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation follows a similar process to that of becoming a Fellow. Additional criteria within the pillars of leadership, teamwork and quality improvement enable candidates to demonstrate a higher level of performance and commitment to hospital medicine.

The candidate has the ability to select from several categories of performance and experience to tailor their application to their practice experience.

Eligibility Requirements for a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine Designation

  • Fulfill all of the necessary eligibility criteria as outlined below
  • Demonstrate experience in hospital medicine leadership, teamwork and quality improvement by achieving the requisite number of points from the core hospital medicine competency criteria. Applicants must reach 130 points.

Important to Note:

  • Applications will remain active until final deadline of Jan 9, 2015.
  • Applications will NOT be considered or maintained after deadline. Candidates must reapply if not completed or selected for Class of 2015.
  • Candidates will receive a Completed notification when all required information is submitted.
  • Candidates will receive a completed notification when endorsements are received.
  • Application fee is non refundable.

Necessary Eligibility Criteria for a Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine Designation

For physicians: MD, DO, or equivalent foreign degree and board certification in a specialty recognized by the ABMS

For physician assistants: PA degree and NCCPA certification

For nurse practitioners: MSN or DNP degree and ACC, AANP, ANCC, NCBPNP/N or NCC certification

For practice administrators: Baccalaureate (BA, BS) or equivalent foreign degree

  • Time spent on the combination of clinical and non-clinical work devoted to hospital medicine must comprise at least 50 percent of total professional activity
  • A minimum number of five years as practicing hospitalist
  • A minimum number of five years as a member of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM)
  • Current SHM membership is in good standing, and payment of dues is up to date (a lapse in membership will result in loss of Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine status)
  • Registration and attendance at a minimum of one SHM annual meeting plus one of the following:
    • One additional SHM annual meeting
    • One regional meeting (e.g. San Francisco, Southern, Midwest)
    • One SHM Leadership Academy course
    • One national Pediatric Hospital Medicine Meeting (sponsored by SHM, AAP and APA)
    • One Canadian Hospital Medicine Society national meeting
    • SHM/AAPA Bootcamp
  • Endorsement via letters of recommendation by two active SHM members who have been in good standing for at least two years
  • No history of professional disciplinary action resulting in suspension or revocation of credentials or license within the past five years

View a PDF of core hospital points requirements for the following: