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.

HMDC® Credential

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:

  • identify hospice physicians or physicians who provide hospice care who have demonstrated the knowledge and skills necessary to practice in a hospice setting at the current level of the profession.
  • provide an objective national standard for hospice physicians or physicians who provide hospice care that can be used as a measure of professional excellence by interested agencies, groups, and individuals.
  • enable hospice physicians or physicians who provide hospice cares to work more effectively with the hospice team and provide quality care

"The HMDCB certification is a great way to show excellence and commitment to the care of hospice patients and their families. It also provides hospice organizations with a way to distinguish themselves as leaders by encouraging their physicians and medical directors to become certified.”

David Wensel DO FAAHPM HMDC
Medical Director, Midland Care Connection, Inc., Topeka, KS