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Certified Medical Director (CMD)

 

The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) CMD credential recognizes the dual clinical and managerial roles of the medical director. Certification requires indicators of competence in clinical medicine and medical management in post-acute and long-term care. The certification process is based on an experiential model that incorporates existing mechanisms such as fellowship programs, board certification, continuing medical education, ABPLM-approved and AMDA-sponsored courses in medical direction, and other continuing education programs to fulfill certification requirements. Since 1991, more than 3,500 medical directors have earned their CMD credential. For full eligibility requirements click here.

 

 

Attending Physician Certification

 

The American Board of Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (ABPLM) currently certifies medical directors in post-acute and long-term care settings. Certified Medical Directors (CMD) work with dedicated teams of professionals in post-acute and long-term care settings to provide quality care to residents and patients in those settings.  Following the 2013 development of attending physician competencies by AMDA -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine, the ABPLM Board deliberated and voted to explore development of a new credential for attending physicians in post-acute and long-term care settings.

 

In 2016 the ABPLM continues its work on a Job Task Analysis for attending physicians as a first step toward developing a credential to recognize the unique set of knowledge and skills necessary to facilitate quality outcomes in post-acute and long-term care setting.  Individuals interested in learning more about the development of the new credential can contact the ABPLM at cmd@paltc.org or by calling 410-992-3117.