Scope of Services

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Characteristic 8.1: The HMG has a well-defined, annually reviewed plan for evolving the scope of hospitalist clinical activities to meet the changing needs of its institution.

Characteristic 8.2: The respective roles of hospitalists and physicians in other specialties in treating patients, including patients who are co-managed, are clearly defined with a clear mechanism to address disagreements about scope and responsibilities.

Characteristic 8.3: The HMG uses appropriate references to define the clinical responsibilities of hospitalists.

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The Hospitalist (TH)

The Hospitalist newsmagazine reports on issues and trends in hospital medicine. Click here to see recent articles on Scope of Services.


The Hospital Leader Blog

The official blog of the Society of Hospital Medicine features bloggers who provide insights and expertise. Click here to see recent blogposts on Scope of Services.

Meeting Abstracts

SHM’s scientific abstract competition attracts about 1,000 submissions every year. Click here to view accepted submissions relating to Scope of Services.


In light of this evolving role for hospitalists, SHM chartered a Task Force to provide guidance and develop resources on co-management for the specialty. This web area is the product of contributions from members of the Task Force.

Journal of Hospital Medicine (JHM)

The Journal of Hospital Medicine disseminates research and education for the specialty of hospital medicine. Click here to search for articles relating to Scope of Services.

Hospital Medicine 2017 (HM17)

SHM’s Annual Meeting is the largest national gathering of hospitalists in the United States, click here to attend.


SHM Learning Portal

The SHM Learning portal offers almost 100 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ on demand. Most are free for SHM members. Click here to search for activities relating to Scope of Services.

Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX)

Hospital Medicine Exchange is a collection of communities that provides a platform for connecting with peers and discussing real-time challenges. Click here to join in on the conversation about Scope of Services.