Volunteers are the lifeline of any not-for-profit organization. HMDCB values its volunteers and encourages physicians working in the hospice setting to become involved in the organization. Volunteering provides professional development, networking and collaboration opportunities with other hospice physicians across the country.
Item writers are subject matter experts with strong writing skills who represent the diverse field of hospice medical directors. Item writers generate questions, or items, that appear on the certification examination. Training and orientation on writing effective items is provided by the testing company partnering with HMDCB to develop the examination.
The exam committee is composed of experienced subject matter experts representing the diverse field of hospice medical directors. The exam committee is specifically responsible for oversight and performance of the certification examination. Their responsibilities include development of the initial assessment forms, recurring review of content relevancy, both item-level and examination-level performance data, and expertise with respect to establishing the cut score for the examination.
*Item Writers and Exam committee members will be limited from serving as faculty or educators of programming or product development related to content areas of the certification examination.