Monday was the deadline to apply for the first Hospice Medical Director Certification Board, the idea for which AAHPM provided initial seed money, Dr. Christian Sinclair writes. He welcomed the addition of certification, saying that hospice and palliative medicine fellowships may not include enough hospice administration beyond the basics. "So I am glad to see this pathway to emphasize the clinical and administrative responsibilities of the Hospice Medical Director, especially for the many part-time HMDs who care deeply about the quality of the care they deliver and oversee," he writes.

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