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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 next year: 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 2019
    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.


We all have a story. What's yours?

Thanks to all who participated in the fisrt #HowWeHospitalist social media contest! Nearly 1000 submissions across all social media platforms exuded pride and passion for hospital medicine. 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.

Extend the celebration! Stop by the SHM Pavilion (#423 in the Exhibit Hall) at HM19 for your chance to share even more of your stories on our special chalk wall.


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:

Get Social

National Hospitalist Day on social media is more than a hashtag. Show your pride by downloading special cover photos, profile photo frames, shareable graphics and more.


See daily National Hospitalist Day tweets, and share these images with your followers.

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  • Flyers

    Flyer 1

    Whether it's in your office, break room or on your hospital floor, celebrate your hospitalists by hanging up this flyer in honor of National Hospitalist Day!


    Flyer 2

    Show your hospital medicine team how much they make a difference. Celebrate them by hanging this poster in anticipation of National Hospitalist Day.


  • Posters

    Poster 1

    Demonstrate your hospital medicine pride and spread the word about the first National Hospitalist Day by hanging this poster in your office or institution!

    Choose and download the size most convenient for you:

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    Poster 2

    Customize your National Hospitalist Day celebration by placing a photo of your hospital medicine team on this poster and writing in your institution name!

    Choose and download the size most convenient for you:

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