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National Hospitalist Day


What is National Hospitalist Day?

Occurring the first Thursday in March annually, National Hospitalist Day celebrates the fastest growing specialty in modern medicine and hospitalists’ enduring contributions to the evolving healthcare landscape. It was approved by the National Day Calendar in 2018 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 their varied career paths and personal stories.

Show support for your community by celebrating hospitalists like you.

Thanks to all who celebrated with us this year! Save the date for next year's celebration:
Thursday, March 2, 2023!

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.

Downloads & Graphics

Download special posters to hang in your institution, graphics to post on social media, and more here. It's everything you need to celebrate National Hospitalist Day!

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

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We all have a story. Share yours.

Get ready for the 2022 National Hospitalist Day social media contest! This year, it's all about paying it forward and showing how your colleagues and teams truly are the heart of healthcare.

From February 21 through March 4, we have your chance to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards! Share a photo or post on social media highlighting a fellow hospitalist or member of the hospital medicine care team who you feel deserves recognition with the #HowWeHospitalist hashtag! Contest rules are available here.

Make sure to use the #HowWeHospitalist hashtag to celebrate!

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