The National Hospice and Palliative Care Organization (NHPCO) says the application cycle for the 2017 Hospice Medical Director Certification Board (HMDCB) exam is now open through March 21.
Suzanne Karefa-Johnson, MD HMDC, a physician at Hospice of the Comforter in Altamonte Springs, Florida, said the certification program is an important avenue to establishing one’s expertise in the administrative and clinical skillset demanded of a hospice medical director. Karefa-Johnson said the certification helps to affirm the importance of physicians providing end-of-life care within the larger palliative and medical continuum of care.
Nearly 650 individuals from across the country have already been certified in the organization’s first three exam cycles.
The early bird application deadline for the Hospice Medical Director Certification Board’s 2017 exam is Tuesday, Feb. 28.