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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.

Show support for your community by celebrating hospitalists like you.

Thanks for all who celebrated with us this year!

Save the date for this year's celebration:
Thursday, March 3, 2022!

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.

Join today.

  • SHM Converge
    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. Share yours.

Thanks to all who shared their photos for our 2021 National Hospitalist Day social media contest! We will be announcing our winners shortly.

Make sure to use the #HowWeHospitalist hashtag to be in the running to win!

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:

Live Roundtable

On National Hospitalist Day, we hosted a special roundtable discussion, featuring a diverse group of hospitalists from all stages in their careers, moderated by Mark Shapiro, MD, founder and host of the Explore the Space podcast. During the roundtable, entitled "The Pluripotent Hospitalist," participants discussed skill sets, wellness, and other key issues for hospitalists.

Missed the roundtable? Listen to the podcast episode here and read an overview in The Hospitalist here.

Meet the panelists:

Gurpreet Dhaliwal, MD

Clinician-educator and Professor of Medicine at the University of California San Francisco


Anika Kumar, MD

Clinical Assistant Professor of Pediatrics at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine and pediatric hospitalist at Cleveland Clinic Children’s

Maylyn S. Martinez, MD

Clinician-researcher and Clinical Associate at the University of Chicago


Ndidi Unaka, MD

Associate Professor in the Division of Hospital Medicine at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center