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Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants

You Belong at SHM

SHM is dedicated to serving the needs of the entire hospital medicine team through programs and resources specially designed to serve the needs of each of our member groups. From Fellows designations to live events, SHM is equipped to support your professional and educational needs.


The Society of Hospital Medicine (SHM) embraces a “big tent” philosophy that serves and supports the entire hospital medicine team including nurse practitioners, physician assistants, physicians, residents, practice administrators, students and more.

SHM has developed a suite of resources, events and membership benefits that are designed to super-serve the professional development and networking needs of nurse practitioners and physician assistants. Here are some of the ways you can make the most of your membership by staying connected, advancing professionally, and improving the practice of hospital medicine. 


SHM’s NP and PA Special Interest Group was developed to encourage meaningful engagement and collaboration among SHM’s NP and PA member community. By joining the NP/PA Interest Group you will expand your professional network, further the goals and objectives of SHM, and increase your visibility within the field.

Obtain SHM’s Fellow Designation

Distinguish yourself as a leader in hospital medicine by applying for a Fellow or Senior Fellow in Hospital Medicine designation. Learn more.

Attend live events with focused content on NPs and PAs in hospital medicine

SHM Converge, the largest national hospital medicine educational conference, includes a track for Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants.

SHM also hosts the Adult Hospital Medicine Boot Camp in partnership with the AAPA to provide NPs and PAs with a refresher on the most commonly encountered diagnoses and diseases of adult hospitalized patients. Learn more.

Members receive discounted pricing on SHM events.

Engage with Your Local SHM Chapter

SHM hosts more than 60 local chapters nationwide to encourage members to network, learn and collaborate with other hospital medicine professionals. Find Your Local Chapter.

Connect with other Nurse Practitioners and Physician Assistants on SHM’s Hospital Medicine Exchange (HMX) Community.  Hospital Medicine Exchange is a members-only online community for networking and collaboration featuring discussion forums, resource libraries and a member directory.  Join the conversation today.


SHM's Statement on Hospital Medicine NP & PA Practice Integration & Optimization outlines and acknowledges that an integrated care model is most effective when all members of the team are working at the top of their license; this allows them to incorporate their skills and training to deliver exceptional care and help reduce the overall cost of care. Downloading is available to all active members of SHM.

Members receive access to SHM’s official publications, the Journal of Hospital Medicine and The Hospitalist. In addition, SHM’s blog, The Hospital Leader, features guest bloggers across the hospital medicine team. 

Visit SHM's NP/PA online community on HMX for more member-exclusive content.

How to Join

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Join SHM today for 1, 2, or 3 years. Multi-year memberships save you money by locking in the current year's membership rate for the duration of your membership. Questions? Contact the Membership Department for more information or call 800-843-3360, option 1. Membership dues are non-refundable and are non-transferable upon activation.


Download a membership application and return it to us:

Society of Hospital Medicine
ATTN: Membership Department
1500 Spring Garden Street
Suite 501
Philadelphia, PA 19130
Fax: 267-702-2690