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

“In the current regulatory climate, having hospice physicians who are skilled and knowledgeable is more important than ever.”

Dave Fielding
President & CEO, TrustBridge