Pediatric hospital medicine is newest subspecialty
With a desire to raise the level of care for hospitalized children and better define the field, pediatric hospital medicine (PHM) has officially become the newest subspecialty. It will offer a two-year fellowship program, possibly lending a solution to the pediatric workforce shortage.

The American Board of Medical Specialties (ABMS) officially granted recognition of the American Board of Pediatrics (ABP)-sponsored application last October. Now it’s up to the ABP to move forward with establishing training assessment criteria and manage the award certification for the steadily growing field. ABMS also announced that it is reviewing eligibility requirements and an initial pathway for PHM certification before Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education can be awarded to programs....

http://www.aappublications.org/news/2016/12/14/Hospitalists121416
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