Core Curriculum on Medical Direction in Long-Term Care


General eligibility for initial certification as a Certified Medical Director (CMD) requires completion of 46 hours of CME education covering the body of knowledge for medical direction.  Completion of the AMDA Core Curriculum meets this requirement.  Currently there are no other courses that have been identified that provide the body of knowledge required for CMD certification.


AMDA -The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine offers the AMDA Core Curriculum on Medical Direction (Core Curriculum) which guides participants through 22 critical areas of long term care management. Each topic builds on information shared and interactive exercises of the topics that precede to create a comprehensive and cohesive picture of medical direction in long term care. The Core Curriculum is presented in two parts, each reflecting elements of adult-learning practices. Part I of the Core Curriculum is a prerequisite for attending Part II. Part I of the Core Curriculum is only available online.


For information on future offerings of the Core Curriculum, click here.