Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine


The Society of Hospital Medicine’s Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine (HTFM) Section was developed to increase recognition and awareness as well as support and collaborate with the SHM Family Medicine Committee. SHM’s HTFM Section and Family Medicine Committee have collaborated with the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) to develop the joint statement on hospitalists trained in family medicine.

Who Represents HTFM at SHM

The first paragraph should read: Robert W. Harrington, Jr., MD, SFHM, is the first HTFM to complete a term as President of the Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM). He continues to represent HTFM on the SHM Board of Directors ex officio as the Immediate Past President. Click here to read more about Dr. Harrington.

As an HTFM member of SHM, you are represented by the 16-member HTFM Committee. The charge of the Family Medicine Committee is to develop initiatives and programs to promote the practice of family practice hospital medicine and to make recommendations supporting an SHM family practice agenda to the Membership Committee and SHM Board. The Committee will look for opportunities to encourage family practice hospitalists to become active SHM members.

2016-2017 Family Medicine Committee Goals

  • Increase identification and representation of HTFM.
  • Promote advancements of HTFMs.
  • Increased presence and awareness of HTFM contributions to the field of hospital medicine.
  • Impact on future HTFMs: resident training and involvement in hospital medicine.

2016-2017 Family Medicine Committee Members:

David Goldstein

J. Kevin Ahern

Zachary Anderson

David Aymond

Brandon Brown

Frank Carson

Claudia Geyer

Casey Henritz

Laura “Nell” Hodo

Barbara Hoffmann

Jessica Hoying

Valeriy Kraydman

Renee Robinson

Patricia Seymour

Kenneth Simone

Alex Talebdoost

Featured Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine (HTFM)- Learn more about our featured HTFM

 and see how they are contributing to the field of Hospital Medicine:

Opportunities for HTFM

These designations will help open doors in the work force and provide clear evidence of your primary role — as a hospitalist:

  • Designation of Fellow in Hospital Medicine: If you have been a hospitalist for five years or more you may be eligible for designation as a Fellow or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine.
  • Recognition of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine (RFPHM):  If you have been a hospitalist for three years or more you may be eligible to obtain your RFPHM. Though the "ABIM and the ABFM will be using the same eligibility requirements, exam content and scoring process," the RFPHM does not replace your primary family medicine certification.

New Accreditation for Family Physicians  
SHM conferences are now eligible for American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) prescribed credits. In 2016, this includes the recent Hospital Medicine 2016 (HM16) annual meeting in San Diego, and the upcoming Leadership Academy to be held October 24-27, 2016 at Disney’s BoardWalk Inn in Lake Buena Vista, Florida. Register now. In 2017, even more SHM conferences will be eligible for AAFP prescribed credit, including: Hospital Medicine 2017 (May 1-4, 2017 at Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada), Academic Hospitalist Academy, Quality and Safety Educators Academy and Leadership Academy.

Get Involved, and Get Recognized!
In addition to SHM national meetings, your local chapter may be hosting an event near you. Your participation as an HTFM is strongly encouraged.

The SHM-AAFP Joint Statement on Hospitalists Trained in Family Medicine was approved and published in 2015.

In addition to SHM national meetings, your local chapter may be hosting an event near you. Your participation as an HTFM is strongly encouraged.


Please consider serving on an SHM committee. Hospitalists trained in Family Medicine make up 11% of the SHM organization (and that number is growing) but we remain under-represented on SHM committees.  It is up to us to get involved and we are urging you to participate this year.  We are interested in having your HTFM perspective on any of our committee rosters but there is particular need on the following committees:

  • Education Committee (ensure hospitalist education/CME efforts include HTFM)
  • Membership Committee (strategize about how to get more HTFM members in SHM)
  • Practice Administrators Committee
  • Practice Analysis Committee
  • Research Committee
  • Pediatrics Committee

If you are considering joining the Family Medicine committee, you can also apply for the opportunity to support HTFM initiatives and programs. By joining the committee, you may have the opportunity to review event content and help provide AAFP prescribed credits to other HTFM.

Click here to learn more about SHM committee opportunities.

Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)

Connect with other family medicine trained hospitalists via SHM’s Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX) HTFM Community. HMX is an exclusive online members-only community for networking and collaboration featuring discussion forms, resource libraries and a member directory. The HTFM Community is a truly unique collaboration opportunity for HTFM to discuss Join the conversation today.

Section Updates

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Fall 2014
Spring 2016