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Hospital Medicine Certification


Recertify with the program that best reflects your day-to-day practice.

Internal medicine, family medicine and pediatrics are broad spectrums covering many different practice areas; as a hospitalist in one of these specialties, you now have the option to choose a recertification program that focuses solely on the medical knowledge necessary for your niche practice. 

The American Board of Internal Medicine (ABIM), American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM) and American Board of Pediatrics (ABP) offer programs for their Board Certified physicians, recognizing the unique and specialized knowledge, skills and attitudes of hospitalists in their practice and care of patients. 


Take the next steps to achieve your hospital medicine-specific certification.

To determine if a specialized Maintenance of Certification (MOC) program is right for you, review the requirements provided by your evaluation organization.


Completion of the Focused Pracitice in Hospital Medicine MOC program identifies physicians as ABIM Board Certified in Internal Medicine with a Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine. The certificate will remain valid as long as you continue to meet the requirements of the MOC Program.

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The ABFM offers the Designation of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine in conjunction with the ABIM. If you are interested in seeking initial Designation or maintaining your Designation of Focused Practice in Hospital Medicine, visit the ABFM website.

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The ABP has established a procedure for certification in pediatric hospital medicine.  In addition to the specific admission requirements listed on the ABP website, general eligibility criteria for all ABP subspecialties must be fulfilled to be eligible for certification.  

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Exam Prep

Prepare for the ABIM Focused Practice exam with Spark Edition 3.

Recertify confidently with the only study tool that covers 100% of the ABIM exam blueprint. Spark Edition 3 features 400+ vignette-style multiple-choice questions across 12 clinical content areas that you can answer from your smartphone, tablet or desktop.

Not an ABIM Diplomate? Spark Edition 3 is a great way to conveniently keep up, test your knowledge of the latest science, and earn over 90 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM

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Discover ways to earn Maintenance of Certification points with SHM. 

Become a member to access SHM's educational offerings free or at a discounted rate. MOC resources include: 

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The Society of Hospital Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.