The Board of Directors of the American Medical Directors Certification Program (AMDCP) has announced that King’s Daughters Medical Center (KDMC) physician, Katherine Carias, M.D., has been granted the title of Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD). Dr. Carias is one of more than 2,300 physicians nationwide who has received the CMD designation since the program’s inception.
The Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care program was created to enhance the profession of medical direction throughout the long term care continuum (nursing facilities, hospice care, assisted living, home care, post-acute care) and to reinforce the leadership role of the medical director in providing quality care. The CMD program recognizes the dual clinical and management roles of the medical director and requires indicators of competence in both areas. The certification process is based on an experimental model that incorporates mechanisms such as fellowship programs, board certification in a medical specialty, AMDA-sponsored comprehensive courses in medical direction, continuing medical education programs and administrative experience to fulfill certification requirements.
Dr. Carias is board certified by the American Board of Allergy and Immunology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.
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