Director, Continuing Medical Education

TITLE: Director, Continuing Medical Education

DIVISION: Continuing Medical Education (CME)

REPORTS TO: Vice President, Continuing Medical Education



POSITION SUMMARY: The Continuing Medical Education (CME) Director oversees the California Medical Association’s accreditation processes for approximately 200 accredited providers. These responsibilities include managing a team of approximately three staff members. The Director contributes to CMA’s vision regarding continuing medical education via service delivery, program development and execution, management, quality assurance, continuous improvement and strategic planning. Occasional travel is required.

About CMA: The California Medical Association (CMA) is a not-for-profit physician organization, with over 46,000 members in all modes of medical practice and specialties. CMA is dedicated to serving our member physicians and their patients through a comprehensive program of legal, legislative, regulatory, and economic advocacy and by providing physicians and physician groups the tools necessary to succeed in today's healthcare environment.


  • Accreditation

    • Manage and participate in the implementation of the processes and timelines associated with accreditation and recognition.
    • Direct the continued implementation of accreditation criteria including updating provider, surveyor and reviewer reporting tools and overseeing deployment of these tools and ensuring accurate and timely decisions for providers.
    • Oversee internal Committee on Continuing Medical Education (CCME) and board decisions regarding those decisions.
    • Further pursue being a provider of CME and joint providership initiatives including planning, implementation, compliance with Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accreditation criteria, and evaluation.
    • Drive ACCME equivalency and partner with ACCME to develop initiatives that further continuing medical education
    • Participate in ACCME provided educational opportunities
    • Identify risks or opportunities that could impact the success of the accreditation and recognition processes and systems, proactively notifying the team and escalating issues when appropriate.
  • Organizational Development/Strategic Planning

    • Identify and direct opportunities for evaluation and improvement in all aspects of internal processes, including governance, operations and service delivery.
    • Forecast and drive educational and monitoring initiatives including the performance of CME providers, surveyors, etc.
    • Manage direct reports; encourage innovation and creativity; provide mentoring to enable independent work.
  • Communications/Partnership Development

    • Participate in the development and presentation of CMA CME’s educational and outreach activities.
    • Liaise and collaborate with stakeholders to communicate CMA CME’s leadership role in the accreditation system.
    • Represent to constituents as a responsive organization providing fair, consistent and reasonable accreditation and recognition practices.


  • Bachelors degree in related field.
  • Minimum of five years senior management experience in educational, health care and/or regulatory field.
  • Strong commitment to balancing service with regulatory functions.
  • Dedicated to continuous improvement and quality assurance processes.
  • Self-directed, self-motivated team player experienced at managing and motivating staff.
  • Must value a highly demanding environment that combines strategical and tactical responsibilities.
  • Excellent verbal, presentation, teaching, public speaking, interpersonal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational and prioritization skills; rigorous attention to detail. Ability to manage multiple projects and adhere to strict deadlines.
  • Masters degree preferred in management/administration or adult education.
  • Experience with an accreditation or credentialing organization.
  • Experience managing an accredited CME program to the desirable qualifications.

(This job description reflects the general level and nature of the job.  It is not intended to be all inclusive.)

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