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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.

Save the Date: Thursday, March 7, 2024!

This year’s National Hospitalist Day is focused on celebrating the human in hospitalist. We invite you to celebrate by sharing your life outside of the hospital to highlight what makes you... you.

In addition to our social media celebration and a feature article in The Hospitalist, look forward to:

  • The annual social media contest
  • The "HM Voices" contest, a creative writing and art competition, in partnership with The Hospitalist

Downloadable graphics, customizable templates, and more are coming soon. We can't wait to celebrate with you on Thursday, March 7!

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 NEW National Hospitalist Day customizeable Canva templates, graphics to post on social media, printable posters, and more here. It's everything you need to celebrate National Hospitalist Day!

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

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Social Media Contest

We all have a story. Share yours.

Get ready for the 2024 National Hospitalist Day social media contest! This year, it's all about Celebrating the Human in Hospitalist.

From February 26 through March 8 at noon ET, we have your chance to win one of three $50 Amazon gift cards! Share a photo or post on social media celebrating what makes you... you. Whether it's being a star baker, coaching your kids' soccer team, exploring the world... If if brings you joy, it's worth celebrating!

Make sure to use the #HowWeHospitalist hashtag to be eligible! Contest rules are available here.

Creative Writing & Art Contest

Get published in The Hospitalist! This year, we are excited to continue hosting a new element to the National Hospitalist Day Celebration -- the "HM Voices" contest in partnership with The Hospitalist.

"HM Voices" is an online-only section that allows members to express themselves through non-clinical, creative pieces in two sections:

  • "In Your Words" -- poetry, essays, narratives, and more
  • "In Your Eyes" -- art, digital creations, comics, and more

Between February 5 and March 31 at 11:59 p.m. ET, submit your entry to for consideration in this contest related to the theme of this year's National Hospitalist Day, "Celebrating the Human in Hospitalist." Three winners will be selected to have their contributions published online and in a print issue of The Hospitalist.

You may enter as many submissions as you would like. All submissions must be original creations and must not have been accepted for publication in any other journal or periodical. Full contest rules are available here.