Quick one here (a little too long for a tweet). I’ve been filling out re-credentialing at the hospital, and was asked to list my primary specialty (internal medicine) and subspecialty. Hospice and Palliative Medicine was not listed as a subspecialty option. I selected “other” and then typed it in.
I don’t think I’ve ever seen Hospice and Palliative Medicine listed in any of the many credentialing processes I’ve been through. For that matter, when signing up to review for a journal, or for a medical conference, they often ask for subspecialty. I can’t recall (other than AAHPM) that Hospice and Palliative Medicine has ever been listed.
It’s been 4 years now since the American Board of Medical Specialties recognized Hospice and Palliative Medicine as a subspecialty, isn’t it about time we were added to these lists? I think we’ve outgrown “other”.
by: Alex Smith