The Hospice Medical Director Certification Board(HMDCB) was established in 2012 to serve as an independent, not-for-profit certifying body to design, implement, and evaluate a certification program for hospice medical directors and other hospice physicians.
HMDCB is solely responsible for the development, administration, and evaluation of the certification program. The HMDC credential promotes professional competence, established standards and ethical practice of hospice physicians.
The role of hospice medical directors in the United States requires a special subset of knowledge, with complicated regulatory, administrative, and ethical aspects in addition to expertise in clinical care.
For more information on obtaining Hospice Medical Director Certification, please go to: http://www.hmdcb.org/resources/default/resources.html