Director, Continuing Medical Education

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Director, Continuing Medical Education

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Executive

McGovern Medical School at UTHealth Houston

Requisition #: 23000286

Director, Continuing Medical Education

Office of Educational Programs, McGovern Medical School

Position Summary:

UTHealth Houston’s McGovern Medical School (MMS) is seeking a Director of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to develop, administer, evaluate and assure the delivery of high-quality continuing medical educational training and programs for our physicians. This newly created position reports directly to the Vice Dean of Educational programs and will work in close coordination with the Chair of Continuing Medical Education and other key stakeholders within the Office of Educational Programs and MMS leadership. The Director will join at an exciting time upon MMS’ recent obtention of its ACCME accreditation.

The Director will oversee the rules and regulations that govern accredited continuing medical education and continuing professional development ensuring compliance within the established accreditation requirements for the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), and other educational accreditation bodies. The data-informed leader will develop and maintain knowledge of important clinical issues and industry trends with the field of medicine. Additionally, the Director, CME plans and prepares all materials for accreditation review site surveyors and providers undergoing reaccreditation.

Founded in 1969, McGovern Medical School (MMS) was established to aid in closing the gap in physician shortages and accepted 19 students in its first class in 1970. Today, MMS is the eighth largest and most diverse medical school in the United States with over 2,000 faculty members and 1,000 residents and fellows. With 240 medical students currently enrolled in each class, MMS is positioned to meet the growing demand of physicians throughout the state of Texas and beyond. Accredited by the Liaison LCME and by SACSCOC, MMS is affiliated with Memorial Hermann in the Texas Medical Center (which was recently named the second top-teaching hospital in the nation), MD Anderson Cancer Center, and Harris Health System.

Candidates should have at least seven years of related experience preferably in continuing medical education compliance and accreditation within a school of medicine. The ideal candidate will be innovative, organized, detail- oriented and a skilled investigator, staying abreast of ACCME rules and regulations. Must possessstrong interpersonal and communicationsskills and take great pride in building relationships with leadership, faculty and staff.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Directs the McGovern Medical School reporting of Continuing Medical Education (CME) to the Accreditation Council of Continuing Medical Education (ACCME).

  2. Provides management and training to the personnel within the CME office, as well as to education coordinators for each CME event.

  3. Develops and/or revises procedure manuals, forms and materials for development and implementation of CME activities.

  4. Ensures all activity files, evaluations and planning are appropriately and accurately tracked.

  5. Prepares and manages budgets related to CME events and the department.

  6. Directs the department’s organizational development and strategic planning activities.

  7. Responsible for the design, execution and effectiveness of a system of internal controls which provides reasonable assurance that operations are effective and efficient, assets are safeguarded; financial information is reliable and compliant with applicable laws, regulations, policies and procedures.

  8. Manages Human Resources activities for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  9. Performs other duties as assigned.


Extensive knowledge of ACCME policies and standards; excellent organization and communication skills; strong leadership and management skills; proficient in learning management software.

Minimum Education:

Bachelor’s degree.

Minimum Experience:

Seven years of related experience.

Physical Requirements:

Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

Security Sensitive:

This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

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In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.