Articles - Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists Across the Nation are Taking a Lead Role in Coordinating Patient Care

In recent years, hospitalists have become some of the most sought-after specialists in hospitals around the nation. These men and women are unique in that they have dedicated their careers to becoming experts in hospital-based healthcare. As a result, they are equipped to provide tremendous, personalized care to their patients while also serving as de facto hospital administrators who drive ...

Internal Medicine Residents: Have You Considered a Future in Hospital Medicine?

If you are a board certified internal medicine resident and you are considering a future in hospital medicine, you might be interested to learn about the American Board of Hospital Medicine®, the first member board in North America to offer board certification in hospital medicine. This member board was developed by the American Board of Physician Specialties® in response to ...

What is a Hospitalist?

A hospitalist is a physician who has dedicated his or her to career to providing care to hospitalized patients. By focusing exclusively on patients in a traditional hospital setting, these physicians have unique insight into what it takes to provide the best possible care to patients in their hospital. Hospitalists typically spend their entire shift in the hospital, making them ...

Hospital Medicine Certification Trends

Hospital medicine specialists – or hospitalists – are a hot commodity in the healthcare industry. The rise of physicians who have dedicated their careers to caring for hospitalized patients has been a great boon to the medical community across North America. At the American Board of Physician Specialties, we recognize the valuable role that hospitalists serve in our ICUs, research ...

Hospitalist specialists are recognized through the American Board of Hospital Medicine

Hospitalists are physician specialists who focus primarily on hospital medicine. These professionals have dedicated their careers to improving healthcare in hospital environments and are invaluable in emergency rooms, ICUs, research facilities, and training hospitals throughout the nation. Hospital medicine is a rapidly growing specialty that will only become more prevalent in the years to come, which is why the American ...

ABHM is the Exclusive Dedicated Board of Certification for Hospitalists

The American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS) developed the ABHM – the American Board of Hospital Medicine® – because we recognized a need for board certification for hospitalists in America. More than just a subspecialty, the rapidly expanding field of hospital medicine represents a growing need in America, and dedicated hospital medicine physicians deserve an opportunity to become board certified ...

What is the ABHM (American Board of Hospital Medicine)?

The American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM) was founded to provide physicians who have made a career working in hospitals the opportunity to demonstrate their mastery of the core competencies required to render the best treatment possible. The existence of the ABHM is an acknowledgement of the increasing importance of the hospitalist profession on the medical landscape in the United ...

About the ABHM Exam for Board Certification

The exam for the American Board of Hospital Medicine (ABHM) consists of approximately 200 multiple-choice questions. This written exam is computer-based and is administered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS®). It is offered twice a year, typically during four-week windows in May and November, at testing centers throughout the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. The exam lasts ...

How the Practice of Hospital Medicine is Changing

The specialized practice of Hospital Medicine has grown considerably during the past two decades, and recognition of the increasing prevalence of the specialty has led to the development of the American Board of Hospital Medicine® (ABHM). The ABHM is one of 18 Member Boards administered by the American Board of Physician Specialties® (ABPS), which is one of the three most ...

How the ABPS Helps Hospital Recruiters

Hospital recruiters who are trying to navigate challenges related to an ongoing physician shortage might be able to find help via the American Board of Physician Specialties (ABPS). The ABPS believes that qualified primary care physicians with a great deal of emergency department and other hospital experience – a status that particularly applies to rural physicians – should be afforded ...

ABPS Board Certification in Hospital Medicine, Emergency Medicine Can Help Hospital Executives Mitigate the Physician Shortage

Hospital administrators face many challenges in the early 21st century as the American healthcare system evolves to meet the requirements of an ever-changing population base. Managing a hospital might never have been more complicated than it is now. Even as treatment methods become more advanced and anticipated outcomes improve daily, the changing healthcare landscape is trickier than ever for hospital ...

Online Verification of Physician Board Certification Helps Simplify and Facilitate the Process of Granting, Maintaining Hospital Privileges

The verification of physician board certification credentials no longer is a clerical roadblock to the granting of hospital privileges, or to maintaining those privileges. Information that once might have required weeks for an administrator to check now is available quickly and easily online, usually through dedicated portals found on the websites of the major multi-specialty board certification bodies. Neither the ...