Monday, November 23, 2009

Recognition of focused practice in HM

Here's more info from The Hospitalist. When I posted about this a couple of months ago I wondered when we would see some resources to help with preparation. In article Scott Flanders said:

“SHM has to help develop the tools and resources hospitalists will need to successfully prepare for and pass this test,” he says. He expects educational resources and self-assessment modules will be available on SHM’s Web site ( and at HM10, April 8-11 in Washington, D.C.

Most hospitalists will work through the RFP process as part of their 10 year recert. What about those who are grandfathered in with lifetime certification? They don't have to take the test but they can. Details on how that will work are unclear.

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