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Director, Continuing Medical Education
California Medical Association

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Director, Continuing Medical Education

California Medical Association
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$75k-95k per year
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Job Last Posted
Job posted 12 days ago
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Medical Adminstration, Account Manager, Director of Admissions
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Job Description

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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Our Story

The California Medical Association (CMA) is a professional organization representing California physicians. The association was founded in 1856 by a small group of physicians who understood it was their duty to fight for their patients and profession. Confronted with the challenges of rampant quackery, epidemics of contagious disease, and a desperate need to establish standards for the profession, physician leaders of the time called upon their colleagues to help them form the Medical Society of the State of California (as it was called back then) “to develop, in the highest possible degree, the scientific truths embodied in the profession.”

For more than 160 years, CMA has pursued its mission to promote the science and art of medicine, protection of public health and the betterment of the medical profession. In recent history, CMA has contributed significant value to its more than 48,000 members with comprehensive practice tools, services and support including legislative, legal, regulatory, economic and social advocacy.

Moving forward, California physicians are looking to CMA to further reduce administrative burdens in their practices, support them in providing quality care and ensure they thrive amid industry consolidation. To best meet these needs, CMA has refined its value proposition to emphasize physician empowerment to lead the transformation of the health care system. CMA has released an ambitious 2020-2025 strategic plan that will empower physicians to lead and transform the health care system.

To learn more about the California Medical Association, please visit our website at or   

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