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.

Reasons to Participate:

Physicians in academic setting

Medical Faculty/Academic

Physicians who teach part- or full-time in a community or university setting:

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

Physicians in private practice, including those employed in solo or group practices:

  • Become a family medicine leader.
  • Share your expertise.
  • Enhance your academic portfolio.
  • Develop your career.
A family medicine researcher with a patient on a bike.


Physicians who are research-oriented:

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


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Kim Sanders, Manager, Live Activities
Phone: (913) 906-6227