Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine

Frequently Asked Questions

 

Who should obtain a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine?
Hospital medicine professionals who value structured professional development and recognition for leadership accomplishments.

The Society of Hospital Medicine's (SHM's) Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine prepares you to succeed in hospital medicine practice settings and allows you to devise a professional development plan to match your personal career aspirations toward physician executive positions such as VPMA, CMO, CQO, CEO, Department Chair and other roles.

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How does the CLHM compare to other advance training offerings?
Despite a wealth of training options, SHM's extensive surveys, focus groups, and interviews with hospital medicine practitioners, educators, leaders, and employers have shown that SHM’s program is the most specific and comprehensive in addressing the unique challenges within hospital medicine. Other training programs conclude simply with a certificate of completion, while SHM's training program concludes with a portfolio illustrating your ability to achieve results and the designation of CLHM to add to your title.

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Why should I complete the CLHM?
Upon receiving your Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine you will have:

  • A Comprehensive Knowledge Base. Your transcript will show employers completion of courses addressing fundamental leadership skills including:
    • Strategic planning
    • Leading change
    • Conflict resolution and negotiation
    • Building and managing effective teams
    • Advanced communication skills
    • Healthcare finance
    • Academic track specific courses (Quality; Strategic Growth: Service, Operations and People; Finance; and Training and Education)
    • And more!

  • A Career Development Plan. Course work and networking with executive coaches, industry leaders and instructional specialists will guide you in creating your professional development plan. You will complete evaluations on your leadership style, strengths and areas for improvement and create an individualized curriculum to meet your development goals.

  • A Network of Resources. You will have exclusive access to the SHM leadership network of industry leaders, faculty mentors and alumni to learn, share ideas and network.

  • Demonstrated ability to apply skills to design and implement an executive-level initiative. Through the leadership project you create you will:
    • develop a strategic plan and goals;
    • execute operational plans to produce meaningful, positive results;
    • develop and coordinate teams, mentor individuals and establish key relationships
    • communicate effectively to stakeholders; and
    • develop adaptability and trust within your leadership network.

DEMONSTRATE your abilities and BUILD your confidence as a leader!

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How long does it take to complete the CLHM?
On average, participants complete the program in 18 months; however, it can be completed in as little as a year or over a five-year span.

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Inquiries? Contact, leadershipcert@hospitalmedicine.org

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What are the benefits of a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine?

SHM's Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine is the only certification program specifically dedicated to leadership development in Hospital Medicine. It is a structured program designed to achieve three vital goals in support of experienced and emerging leaders in the specialty. First, the process is a method of formally acknowledging the time, effort and commitment to your own professional development. Second, it is designed to demonstrate not only the acquisition of new knowledge but more importantly the application of new skills. Finally, certification through SHM incorporates a critical peer-review process to validate your accomplishments and results. The achievement of the SHM Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine will be recognized by employers, hospitals and the broader medical community as tangible evidence of personal commitment and accomplishment by you as a healthcare leader.

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When should I apply for certification?

Participants must have attended Foundations for Effective Leadership and must be prepared to submit a Leadership Project proposal within 30 days of applying to the program.

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How long do I have to complete the certification process?

Participants in the SHM Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine program have five years from the start of the program to complete all requirements, which include coursework, professional development planning and the leadership project.

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I completed Foundations for Effective Leadership (formerly Level I) two years ago. Can I still apply it toward certification?

Alumni of the Leadership Academies can apply any previously completed coursework through January 2013 and will have five years from the time of application to complete the remainder of the requirements.

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I have a leadership project already underway. Can I submit it as a proposed project for certification?

Projects already underway that are designed and led by the applicant are eligible for consideration. Baseline and outcomes data cannot be older than two years.

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How much does it cost a SHM Member to obtain a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine?

Foundations for Effective Leadership (formerly Level I)

$1795

Advanced Leadership:  Strategies and Tools for Personal Leadership Excellence (formerly Level II)

$1895

Advanced Leadership: Developing a Winning Team and Strengthening your Organization

$1895

Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine

$2500

Total

$8085

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Can I split my payments for the Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine component?

Yes. A split payment option is available in the form of two payments of $1350. The first payment must be paid at the time of application, and the second must be delivered within 12 months. If you are interested in this option, please call Nick Marzano at 267-7920-2650 to apply by phone.

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Are there any discounts for institutions enrolling groups of people?

Yes. A 10% discount has been established for Leadership Academy tuition for institutions sending two or more people. Institutions enrolling groups for the full Certification Program should direct inquiries to leadershipcert@hospitalmedicine.org.

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Does certification count toward CME?

Yes. All three Leadership Academies count toward AMA PRA Category 1 CME. For more detailed information, view our CME page.

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Does a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine count toward a Master's Degree?

SHM is currently discussing opportunities to link certification to Executive and Traditional Master Degree Programs.

Inquiries? Contact, leadershipcert@hospitalmedicine.org

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Will I receive a post-nominal designation for a Certificate of Leadership in Hospital Medicine?

Yes. You will receive the designation LHM to indicate that you hold certification.

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I still have questions about the leadership project. Whom can I contact?

E-mail: leadershipcert@hospitalmedicine.org or contact: Nick Marzano: 267-702-2650 or Tina Budnitz: 678-694-1022

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