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SHM's Awards of Excellence

Earn Recognition with SHM’s Awards of Excellence

SHM’s Awards of Excellence Program honors members who have made exceptional contributions to hospital medicine in a wide variety of categories.

Submission Requirements

All submissions for the Awards of Excellence in Hospital Medicine require the following:

  • Nominee's name, title, organization, phone number and email address (if this is not a self-nomination, include your relationship to the nominee)
  • A letter consisting of at least one paragraph (not to exceed one page), either self-nominating or from another party addressing the specific criteria, which are the basis for evaluation for the award of the nominee being considered


Please note: All nominees must be SHM members. Nominees may be self-nominated. Please review the criteria for each award as some awards have further eligibility standards, including the Teamwork Award.

What Winners Receive

In honor of their achievements, recipients of each Award of Excellence receive:

  • An all-expense paid trip to SHM’s Annual Conference*
  • Recognition on stage at SHM’s Annual Conference
  • Acknowledgement in The Hospitalist, SHM’s monthly news magazine, and on SHM's main webite.
  • Recognition in press releases to local and state outlets


*All-expense paid trip includes complimentary meeting registration (excludes pre-course registration), and up to $600 reimbursement for hotel (one night) airfare and transportation to and from the meeting venue.

**Recipients of the Excellence in Teamwork in Quality Improvement Award receive recognition at Annual Meeting, complimentary registration for all team members, and travel reimbursement for team members up to $3,000.

How to Apply

Nominations for the 2018 Awards of Excellence are no longer being accepted. The current nomination season has closed. Please check back Summer 2018 for information on the next application season.

If you have submitted an application for a 2018 award, communication about the results of application should be expected in February 2018.

For questions or if you need more information, please email

Awards Categories

SHM’s Awards of Excellence Program honors members who have made exceptional contributions to hospital medicine in the following categories. Click on an award for more information, and view all past winners here.

Award Details

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