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Today's Student, Tomorrow's Hospital Leader

It's never too early to join SHM. Gain access to an array of resources and networking opportunities that will support your current academic endeavors and prepare you for a future in hospital medicine.


If you are considering a career in hospital medicine, an SHM student membership can provide you with resources, mentors, and research opportunities to provide clarity as you plan your next steps. From guidance on residency programs to exposure to clinical research through our educational grants, SHM’s student membership is designed to enhance your educational experience and prepare you for a future in hospital medicine. Here are some of the resources and member benefits you can enjoy as a student member.


Apply for the SHM Conference Grant

Student members of SHM can apply for a $1,000 conference grant to cover travel and accommodations to attend SHM’s Converge conference each year. Recipients of the conference grant will be awarded complimentary conference registration and up to $1,000 for travel-related costs if the event is held in person.  Learn More.

Join the Resident and Student Special Interest Group

SHM’s special interest groups are designed to foster networking and collaboration among SHM’s membership community. Connect with your peers nationwide to crowd-source ideas and share experiences.

Connect to the local hospital medicine community

Attend local chapter events to expand your network and engage with students, residents, and hospital medicine professionals.

Attend SHM's Annual Conference

SHM Converge offers an Early Career Hospitalist track to support the education and content needs of members who are entering the specialty.  



Learn more about career paths in hospital medicine

Access SHM’s curated resources including the Hospitalist Career Guide to better understand the career trajectories for hospitalists and the educational pathway required for a future in hospital medicine.

Access SHM’s official publications

Student members receive digital subscriptions to the Journal of Hospital Medicine and The Hospitalist news magazine.

Search for hospital medicine tracks within internal medicine residency programs

 Access SHM's database to help inform your residency options.  


How to Join

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Download a membership application and return it to us:

Student memberships are intended for individuals enrolled in accredited medical programs and require proof of enrollment to be uploaded. Because those credentials must be checked by SHM staff, student memberships are not active for 1-2 business days. More questions? Contact the Membership Department for more information or call 800-843-3360, option 1.

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