Mayo Clinic CME Specialist in Scottsdale, Arizona









Position description

The CME Specialist works in collaboration with Course Directors to manage development of Mayo CME Programs, including:

  • Program development

  • Marketing

  • Financial Management

  • Venue selection and/or contract review

  • Logistics (Catering, Audio-Visual Support, Facilities, Exhibitors, etc)

  • Faculty and Attendee Management

  • Industry Support (grant application preparation, in-kind requests)

The CME Specialist is responsible for managing on and off-site Mayo CME programs to ensure compliance of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education, essential areas and standards, as well as the criteria of other accrediting and governmental bodies (AAFP, AMA, AOA, ACOG, FDA, OIG, and ACGME), maintenance of certification/licensure boards.

This position works closely with Mayo Clinic and other major medical institutions specialized teams comprised of peer continuing medical education specialists, education specialists, project managers, accountants, marketing/communication/print specialists, and Legal Departments. Works closely with physician course directors, faculty speakers, external suppliers, including hotel managers, pharmaceutical and device manufacturers, convention center managers, and entertainers to ensure all course needs are met. Collaborates with physician course directors in the needs assessment design, implementation, evaluation, and outcomes measurement of continuing medical education activities.

Job expertise includes, but is not limited to, event planning, marketing, designing educational needs assessment tools; collaborating with the course director(s) to identify medical practice GAP(s) and evaluations to measure course outcomes.

AAFP (American Academy of Family Physicians) ACCME (Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education) ACGME (Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education)


ACOG (American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologist) AdvaMed (Advanced Medical Technology Association) AMA (American Medical Association) AOA (American Osteopathic Association) CD (Course Directors) FDA (Food and Drug Administration) MSCME (Mayo School of Continuing Medical Education) OIG (Office of Inspector General) PhRMA (Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America)


Bachelor's Degree in Education, Business, Communications, Marketing or related field required. Continuing Medical Education, meeting management, or related experience of 3 or more years required. Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) and/or American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) certification designation preferred. Must be able to travel to execute courses. Demonstrated project management skills Demonstrated success in managing individuals, small work groups, and teams. Proficiency in word processing, database, and meeting management computer software required.

Additional qualifications

Demonstrated organizational and administrative ability. Demonstrated skill in managing individuals, small work groups, and teams required. Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to manage and expedite multiple priorities. Creative problem-solving and demonstrated decision-making skills. Superior organizational skills for compiling documentation for national accrediting agencies for appropriate accreditation requirements.

License or certification

Certified Meeting Professional (CMP) designation preferred, but not required.

Exemption status


Compensation Detail

Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approximately $2,108.00, based on a full-time position.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Site description

Mayo Clinic's campuses in Arizona are located in Phoenix and Scottsdale, in the beautiful Sonoran Desert. The region is known as the Valley of the Sun, a metropolitan area with more than 4 million residents in 25 cities and towns.

With Phoenix being the sixth largest city in the nation, this sunny "desert metropolis" offers the amenities of a big city in the midst of a strikingly beautiful, rugged, southwest landscape.

Scottsdale frequently earns praise as a highly desirable place to live. The city's more than 200,000 residents enjoy a vibrant mix of culinary hot spots, arts and entertainment, professional and collegiate sports teams, and community resources. The region's desert climate promotes an outdoor lifestyle with a full complement of sports and recreation.


Administration, Business, Finance

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Jessica Larson

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).