The LISTSERV® allows the Section on Hospital Medicine (SOHM)
Executive Committee and AAP Staff to communicate directly with all the
current members through periodic email messages and also allows for
discussion among members. To join the LISTSERV® you must note which category you fall into:
- member of the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine;
- provider who works primarily (50% +) as a pediatric hospitalist or works primarily (50% +) in pediatric hospital medicine;
- current resident, medical student, or fellow considering a career in hospital medicine;
- or physician or other healthcare provider considering a change to pediatric hospital medicine within the next year.
- member of the AAP Section on Hospital Medicine; provider who works primarily (50% +) as a pediatric hospitalist or works primarily (50% +) in pediatric hospital medicine;
- current resident, medical student, or fellow considering a career in hospital medicine; or
- physician or other healthcare provider considering a change to pediatric hospital medicine within the next year.
Playing Nice Guidelines
- Postings and Professional Opportunities: Educational opportunities, surveys, promotional information-really anything that is not related to clinical questions/matters or Section business should be emailed to Niccole Alexander. To post or review job opportunities in the field of Pediatric Hospital Medicine, please visit www.pedjobs.org. Once added to PedJobs, the notice can be posted to the LISTSERV-as long as the advertisement includes a link to the PedJobs posting.
- For your legal protection: Subscribers should not discuss specific charges for services and
procedures on the LISTSERV®. You can discuss the appropriate use of
codes, economic issues regarding the infrastructure of a hospitalist
program, and RBRVU values, but no specific dollar entries. With HIPAA in
place, please make sure that all cases discussed on the LISTSERV® are
- Patient Confidentiality: Do not list specifics about a patient that could potentially allow
someone else to identify him or her (i.e. no names, fudge the age,
- Permission: Neither the fact that an article is posted on a web site nor the
possible educational value make it possible to post material on the
LISTSERV® without permission. If something is publicly available on the
Internet, subscribers should include a link to that material in the
- Advocacy via the LISTSERV®: The AAP Department of Federal Affairs oversees an advocacy network –
the Federal Advocacy Action Network or FAAN. Instructions on how to
join FAAN can be found on the Academy’s web site at www.aap.org.
FAAN is activated at crucial times to support or oppose pending
legislation. With regard to state-level legislation, the AAP chapters
are considered to be the “locus” of advocacy. The AAP Division of State
Government Affairs works with all AAP committees, sections, councils,
task forces and grant programs to coordinate state-level advocacy
efforts with chapters. The AAP, as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization, has limits on the
amount, scope, and nature of the Academy’s advocacy, lobbying, and
political activity. These guidelines are established and enforced by the
IRS. Any activity or correspondence not coordinated with or managed by
Academy staff (including LISTSERV® messages, newsletter articles, etc.)
- Anonymous Postings: To post information anonymously, please email the LISTSERV® Moderator.
- Respect for Others: If you would like to respond privately to a message, please
remember that hitting "reply" automatically schedules the message to be
sent to all subscribers. To protect yourself from potentially
embarrassing situations and to stop extraneous messages from hitting the
LISTSERV®, please change the address in the "To:" section of the e-mail
before sending. The SOHM LISTSERV® welcomes honest intellectual debate and a free
exchange of ideas. Negative comments about a person or an
institution/organization will not be tolerated.
Accessing the SOHM Online Listserv and Archives