Hospice medical director certification provides many benefits to physicians just like you. In fact, over 1,100 physicians from across the country have achieved the certification in its first three exam cycles.

Obtaining the HMDC solidifies your established skills, knowledge and experiences while allowing you to gain new proficiencies though exam preparation.

A recent certificant shared this perspective: “When I meet a colleague for the first time and I see that he or she is a certified hospice medical director, I am reassured that this is a physician with the knowledge and commitment to be a skilled member of a hospice interdisciplinary team and a valuable contributor to the hospice community.”

Learn more about the value of HMDCB certification for physicians.

Hospices with a certified medical director can be confident in the administrative, regulatory, ethical, legal and clinical skills of their physicians providing hospice care.

By encouraging and supporting your physicians in their achievement of hospice medical director certification, you create a culture of professionalism and retention, minimize exposure to compliance issues, build a stronger interdisciplinary team and demonstrate to patients and families that you attract professionals committed to excellence.

One CEO recently said, “Having certified hospice physicians gives me a competitive edge… I want all of my hospice physicians to become certified because it will make them more valuable members of the Interdisciplinary Group.

Learn more about the value of HMDCB certification for employers.

Upcoming Events

January 7, 2020
Initial Certification Application Cycle Opens

March 17, 2020
Early Bird Application Deadline - Initial Certification

March 18-21, 2020
Exhibiting at Annual Assembly of Hospice & Palliative Care

April 13, 2020
Last Day to Apply for the Initial Certification Exam

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Eligibility Requirements
For Initial Certification

Continuing Certification Program
What you need to know to renew

Initial Candidate Handbook
Your guide to the application process

"The HMDCB certification program is an important avenue to establishing one's expertise in the administrative and clinical skillset demanded of a hospice medical director."

Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD HMDC
Physician, Hospice of the Comforter, Altamonte Springs, FL