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

Internal Medicine Hospital Medicine ABPSIf 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 the rapidly growing field of hospital medicine, and is governed exclusively by hospitalists for hospitalists. Rather than designate it as a subspecialty, we felt that hospital medicine deserved its own comprehensive board to give dedicated hospitalists the opportunity to have their voices heard.

There is a clear correlation between internal medicine and hospital medicine, making a dual certification an appealing and achievable goal for highly motivated physicians. MDs and DOs who become certified by the ABHM can clearly demonstrate their firsthand experience in hospital medicine and have a clear record of success when it comes to improving quality of care in their hospitals. This makes them more appealing to both prospective patients and future employers. Furthermore, internal medicine residents who go the extra mile to become board certified in hospital medicine can make themselves more appealing as candidates for career advancement and leadership positions in hospitals and hospital management groups.

To be eligible for board certification through the ABHM, you must meet a number of requirements. For instance, our application requires:

  • Verification that the applicant has managed a minimum of 50 patients in the last 12 months with additional verification that at least 50 percent of his or her practice was focused on hospital medicine patient care
  • Submission of six case reports detailing cases in the last 12 months where the candidate had the lead management role
  • Submission of verification of active hospital staff privileges
  • Other eligibility requirements outlined here

To learn more about how the ABHM can benefit internal medicine residents, contact us today. We’ll gladly answer any questions that you have and explain the many advantages of board certification in hospital medicine with the ABPS. The ABPS is the official board certifying body of the American Association of Physician Specialists, Inc.®

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I feel truly blessed and grateful to be an internal medicine board-certified diplomate with the American Board of Physician Specialties. Their ongoing, steadfast commitment to physician board(s) enhancement, forward focused vision, and tenacity is second to none. ABPS has become a recognized choice in Physician Board Certification.

Adam Rench, MD
Internal Medicine
To be the best, you must measure yourself against the best. Achieving Board Certification in Emergency Medicine by the ABPS gave me the opportunity to demonstrate mastery of the art of EM in an objective way. The high bar that ABPS sets for candidates to be allowed to take both the written and oral exam is a testament to ABPS's rigorous vetting of one's ability to practice Emergency Medicine at a high level. By maintaining these credentials, I've been able to instill confidence in my abilities at the department/employer level and ultimately with the patients that choose to seek emergency care at the facilities at which I practice.

Royce Mathew Joseph, MD
Emergency Medicine
The American Board of Physician Specialties has supported the entire field of Integrative Medicine in sponsoring our board. It has been so validating of the importance of prevention-oriented and holistic approaches to care while emphasizing the scientific basis of this specialty to have it recognized by ABPS. I am proud to have been one of the first groups to be board certified by ABPS in Integrative Medicine, leading the way for others committed to training in this specialty.

Myles Spar, MD
Integrative Medicine