Becoming AAFP CME Faculty

Benefits for Every Family Medicine Professional

There are many unique benefits to serving as an AAFP CME Faculty member. Explore how various family medicine professionals are helping to create and deliver the best in family medicine CME, and why they do it.

Get Involved

Complete or update your AAFP Faculty Interest Form online to be considered for future AAFP CME Faculty appointments.


Reasons to Participate

Physicians in academic setting

Physician who teaches part- or full-time in a community or university setting

Medical Faculty/Academic

  • Share your love of teaching with family physician peers.
  • Develop your career and expand your network.
  • Complete requirements for RRC, promotion, or tenure
practicing physician

Physician in private practice, including those employed in solo or group practices

Practicing Physician

  • Become a family medicine leader.
  • Share your expertise.
  • Enhance your academic portfolio.
  • Develop your career.

family medicine researcher

Physician who is research-oriented


  • Communicate with like-minded peers.
  • Enjoy scholarly activity.
  • Strengthen your connection to the AAFP.
  • Enhance your academic portfolio.

primary care practice administrator

Physician who works primarily in an administrative role


  • Develop your career.
  • Share your expertise
  • Expand your peer network.
  • Earn faculty honors and awards.

Required Qualifications for AAFP CME Faculty

AAFP represents the "gold standard" in family medicine CME. If you meet the following criteria and are passionate about advancing family medicine, we hope you will consider becoming part of our CME faculty team.

View full description of qualifications to be AAFP CME faculty »(2 page PDF)

Minimum qualifications include:

  1. Expertise in the specific subject area.
  2. Knowledge of practice issues and problems related to the subject matter.
  3. Credibility and high regard by the medical community at large.
  4. Experience in teaching methods and learning strategies.
  5. Appreciation for and application of adult learning theory.
  6. Ability to address the learning needs of the target learners.
  7. Ability to deliver education in compliance with current professional codes, standards, laws, or regulations governing CME, continuing professional development, and independent medical education.
  8. Completed Conflict of Interest Form, disclosing any relationships with industry that could pose real or perceived conflicts of interest.


Questions? Please contact Sandy Bihlmeyer, MEd, CME Faculty Strategist.