Hospice Medical Director Certification
Professional certification affirms a knowledge and experience base for practitioners in a particular field. It signifies to employers and the public-at-large that the professional is competent, committed to career development, and dedicated to customer service and patient care. The professional standards inherent to a certification process also assures outside agencies and the public of consistency across the spectrum of practitioners who work in that given field.
The hospice medical director certification conferred by HMDCB is the only certification specifically for hospice physicians primarily employed in this setting.
The HMDC® credential is granted by the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board to:
"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. It helps to affirm the importance of physicians providing end-of-life care within the larger palliative and medical continuum of care."