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TITLE: Graduate Medical Education Program Director

DIVISION: Physicians for a Healthy California

REPORTS TO: President and CEO



POSITION SUMMARY: The Program Director is a full-time position designed to serve the key lead for the GME program. This position will work closely with the GME Executive Board and Advisory Council to develop, implement and evaluate the GME program. Further, this position will serve as subject matter expert on GME residency programs analyzing trends to achieve the goals as reflected in Proposition 56, including sustaining, retaining, and expanding graduate medical education programs to increase the number of primary care and emergency physicians in California.


  • Supervises program analyst and program coordinator

  • Drafts work plan to develop and implement GME program including performance objectives

  • Serves as subject matter expert on state GME residency slots; performs research and analyses

  • Develops recommendations for application, scoring criteria, contract terms, marketing materials, etc.

  • Coordinates GME Executive Board and Advisory Council meetings and functions

  • Creates and implements strategies to gather information from key stakeholders including GME program directors

  • Analyzes best practices and drafts recommendations for GME program

  • Drafts cost/benefit analysis on business and organizational needs

  • Drafts materials for meetings (ie agenda, materials, minutes, action items)

  • Serve as key liaison to grantees

  • Reviews and approves grantee progress reports and internal and external reports on GME program’s progress

  • Conducts site visits and other evaluative measures to monitor GME programs’ progress

  • Reviews and approves financial expenditure reports on GME program expenditures

  • Serves as liaison to UC and CSA Audit on fiscal and internal controls related to the GME program


  • At least five years of experience administering programs and managing program staff

  • Bachelor’s degree

  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Experience in analyzing data to forecast trends and make astute assessments.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills and strong organizational skills

  • Ability to travel and occasionally work evening and weekend events

  • Computer skill in Microsoft Office: Excel, Outlook, Power Point, Internet Explorer and Word.

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

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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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