The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM) and the
American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) now provide general internists
practicing in the hospital setting the ability to maintain Internal Medicine Certification With a Focused Practice
in Hospital Medicine.
Hospital Medicine is the first area to be awarded
focused practice recognition by ABIM, a major milestone in the
SHM strongly encourages Focused Practice in Hospital
Medicine to demonstrate skill and expertise as a specialist in Hospital