CME Educational Content Advisor

Influence education from within, serve in a leadership role, work with AAFP faculty directly, and more.

Get Involved

Are you passionate about a specific area of primary care? Share your expertise and become an Educational Content Advisor.

**You will be asked to provide an up-to-date resume/CV when submitting your information.**

Purpose:

The purpose of the Educational Content Advisor role is to identify and prioritize professional practice gaps and educational needs for topic areas with significant representation across the AAFP CME portfolio.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as a subject matter expert (SME) for a designated topic area within the AAFP’s CME Curricular Framework.
  • Review materials AAFP CME staff provides related to relevant trends and evolving expectations and/or requirements in CME.
  • Review materials AAFP CME staff provides containing data on member preferences, learner outcomes data, etc. to inform recommendations.
  • Collaborate with AAFP CME Medical Director and CME Learning Strategists to identify professional practice gaps, educational needs and learning objectives for CME activities, and to prioritize sub-topics within a given topic area.
  • Provide advisement and recommendations for CME activity development and other improvements as appropriate, upon request.

Key Expectations of Panel Members:

  • Active in the specialty of family medicine.
  • Board certified in Family Medicine.
  • Active or Lifetime member of the AAFP.
  • Current Conflict of Interest forms on file with the AAFP. (Members may not have financial relationships with a commercial interest in the same content/topic area for which they wish to apply.)
  • Specific expertise in topic area(s), as demonstrated through clinical practice, teaching, research and/or leadership.
  • Experience developing AAFP CME activities, and/or other CME activities on the respective topic.
  • Knowledge of adult learning principles.
  • Knowledge of CME accreditation criteria and other key rules and regulations.
  • Leadership skills, including a willingness to collaborate and build consensus.
  • Current members of the AAFP’s Board of Directors, Commission on Continuing Professional Development (COCPD) or National Live Course Chairs are not eligible for the position.

Key Facts

Time Commitment: Approximately 12 hours per year

Compensation: Annual honorarium of $1,500

Responsibilities (include, but are not limited to, the following):

  • Serve as a subject matter expert for a designated topic area
  • Review data on member preferences and learner outcomes
  • Collaborate with AAFP CME Medical Director and CME Learning Strategists

Note: You will be asked to provide an up-to-date resume/CV when submitting your information.


Selection Process:

A call for advisors will be sent to members whenever positions become available. The submission window will be approximately 90 days. The review and selection process will be approximately 30 days. Selection will be based on the extent to which applicants satisfy the key qualifications listed above, with consideration for the current organizational needs.

Advisors will be selected to represent each of the following topics, all within the context of Family Medicine:

  • Cardiovascular
  • Endocrine
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Hematologic/Immune
  • Dermatology and Integumentary; skin, hair, nails and exocrine glands
  • Musculoskeletal/Sports Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Behavioral Medicine/Psychiatry
  • Respiratory/Pulmonary
  • Men's Health
  • Women's Health
  • Pediatrics
  • Geriatrics
  • Pain Management/Substance Abuse
  • Nephrology
  • Infectious Disease
  • Emergency and Urgent Care
  • Special Sensory; visual, hearing, etc.

Terms of Engagement:

Each Educational Content Advisor will serve one three-year term. Advisors may not serve concurrent terms for the same role.


Staff Engagement:

The key AAFP staff point of contact for the Educational Content Advisors is the CME Medical Director.


Time Commitment and Compensation:

Approximately 12 hours per year with annual honorarium of $1,500.

**You will be asked to provide an up-to-date resume/CV when submitting your information.**

Another Way to Get Involved

The FMX Advisory Board is looking for qualified applicants to provide planning oversight, participate in on-site responsibilities, and evaluate the Family Medicine Experience’s (FMX’s) CME learning opportunities.