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National Hospitalist Day


What is National Hospitalist Day?

Occurring the first Thursday in March annually, National Hospitalist Day will serve to celebrate the fastest growing specialty in modern medicine and hospitalists’ enduring contributions to the evolving healthcare landscape. It was recently approved by the National Day Calendar and was one of approximately 30 national days to be approved for the year out of an applicant pool of more than 18,000.

In addition to celebrating hospitalists’ contributions to patient care, SHM will also be highlighting the varied career paths of hospital medicine professionals, from frontline hospitalist physicians, nurse practitioners and physician assistants to practice administrators, C-suite executives and academic hospitalists.

The first National Hospitalist Day was celebrated on Thursday, March 7, 2019.

Save the date for this year:
Thursday, March 5, 2020!

How SHM Supports Hospitalists

As the leading non-profit medical society serving the entire hospital medicine care team, SHM is rooted in its mission is to provide exceptional care for hospitalized patients through education, advocacy, research, quality improvement initiatives and more.

SHM empowers hospitalists to thrive in their profession at all stages of their careers by connecting them with cutting-edge education, technology and like-minded professionals to collectively transform patient care and the lives of patients.

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  • Hospital Medicine 2020
    SHM's Annual Conference is created by hospitalists for hospitalists and is the only national conference focused on solely hospital medicine. From clinical updates to practice management, the education and networking are unparalleled. Learn more.

  • SHM Learning Portal
    Access free CME credits and MOC points with your SHM membership on the SHM Learning Portal. SHM's education program is designed to provide high-quality, evidence-based educational opportunities that fulfill your (CME) requirements and enhance your practice performance. Learn more.

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See daily National Hospitalist Day tweets and share special graphics with your followers.

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Add an overlay to your profile pic, try out the new Facebook camera filter and share images celebrating National Hospitalist Day with your followers.

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Share images with your professional network and update your cover photo to celebrate National Hospitalist Day.

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Choose from shareable graphics to add to your feed or story in honor of this year's National Hospitalist Day.

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We all have a story. What's yours?

Last year, nearly 1000 submissions across all social media platforms exuded pride and passion for hospital medicine in last year's contest. You told us about your and your team's contributions to improving patient care as a hospitalist, what makes you proud to be a hospitalist and how you are making a difference in your hospital and in the lives of your patients.

Stay tuned for the second annual #HowWeHospitalist social media contest! Details coming soon.

In honor of National Hospitalist Day, The Hospitalist has profiled hospitalists with diverse backgrounds and the varied career paths available to hospitalists. Check out the latest:

Purchase Merchandise!

From shirts to mugs to hoodies, our online store has everything you need to celebrate National Hospitalist Day!

Whether you want to buy something for yourself, purchase a gift for a colleague or treat your entire hospital medicine team, you'll find something that's perfect to wear on National Hospitalist Day!

Receive 15% off through February 24, 2020!

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(Don't forget to share your photos to social media with the #HowWeHospitalist hashtag!)