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With over 60 chapters nationwide and 5 chapters internationally, SHM’s robust chapter program offers you many opportunities to connect with your hospital medicine community. All chapters located within the United States are grouped into 12 geographical districts and 4 regions (East, South, Midwest and West). Each district is represented by a District Chair who serves to report on local chapter businesses to the National Board of Directors.

Members are assigned to a chapter based on their geographical location. Join your local chapter to share knowledge, engage with colleagues and stay current on the latest clinical developments in hospital medicine. Don't miss your chance to connect with your local hospital medicine community. Visit our events calendar to find upcoming chapter meetings in your area

Not sure which chapter you belong to? Enter your zip code into the Zip Code Finder above and your assigned chapter will appear.

Want to explore other chapters within your chapter’s district? Click on the chapter map or chapter district list above to view all chapters within the district.

Start a Chapter

No SHM Chapter in your area? Apply to start a Chapter.

SHM is accepting applications to start new chapters both nationally and internationally in locations not currently represented. Learn more about the requirements for starting chapters.

To submit an application, please download and complete the Application for Provisional Recognition.

Once completed, the application can then be submitted by emailing it to

Questions? Contact us.

International Chapters

SHM proudly supports the advancement of hospital medicine around the world. We’ve successfully launched five international chapters and encourage international hospitalists to apply to start a new chapter. Contact us for more information on starting an international chapter.

Brasil Chapter
Canada Chapter
Middle East Chapter
The Netherlands

Chapter Leaders

Interested in becoming a leader?

Chapter leaders serve the dual role of managing local interests and initiatives, while also representing the constituents to the national society.


Current Leaders

Log into the Chapter Leader Community on HMX to access resources to support your local chapter. Connect with other chapter leaders to network and discover new ways to increase engagement for your chapter. Additional resources can be found by going to the Chapter Leader Portal in the My Account section of the website.

Industry Partners

Are you interested in supporting a local Society of Hospital Medicine Chapter?

Build stronger connections with local hospital leaders by participating in local chapter events. Contact to learn how you can partner with local chapters to share professional information and engage with local members. Request information on how to become a national sponsor of SHM Chapter Displays.


National Sponsor of SHM Chapter Displays

Chapter Excellence Awards

The Chapter Excellence Awards Program is an annual awards program to recognize outstanding work conducted by chapters to carry out the SHM mission locally. The Chapter Excellence Award Programs are comprised of Status Awards and Exemplary Awards. Please join SHM in congratulating the 2022 Chapter Excellence Award Recipients listed below.

Status Awards

Status Awards are designed to recognize the outstanding work conducted by chapters to carry out the SHM mission locally. Recipients of Status Awards have demonstrated growth, sustenance, and innovation within their chapter activities. Chapters can earn an award in one of four categories, including Bronze, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.

Platinum Chapter Excellence Award



Hampton Roads



Long Island

Los Angeles


Middle TN

NC Triangle




Rocky Mountain

St. Louis


Gold Chapter Excellence Award


Lake Erie


North Florida

North Jersey

Pacific Northwest

Pee Dee

San Diego

Silver Chapter Excellence Award



New Hampshire/Vermont

South Central PA


Bronze Chapter Excellence Award



Western Massachusetts

Exemplary Awards

Exemplary Awards are designed to recognize SHM chapters and leaders that actively implement the SHM mission through local activities and initiatives. Only one chapter or person is eligible for each award. View the descriptions of each Exemplary Award category below.

Outstanding Chapter of the Year

Maryland Chapter

Shining Star Chapter

North Florida Chapter


Pee Dee Chapter

Outstanding Membership Retention Chapter

Utah Chapter

Rising Star Chapter

Sacramento Chapter

Chapter Initiative Award

South Central PA Chapter

Most Engaged Chapter Leader

Ali Rafiq, MD, FACP
President, Kansas Chapter

Unsung Hero

Farzana Hoque, MD, President, St. Louis Chapter

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