Associate Director Accreditation, Medical Education

Job ID 2020-1884

Other New York, New York Durham, North Carolina United States Atlanta, Georgia


Medscape, a division of WebMD, develops and hosts physician portals and related mobile applications that make it easier for physicians and healthcare professionals to access clinical reference sources, stay abreast of the latest clinical information, learn about new treatment options, earn continuing medical education credits and communicate with peers.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

Do you enjoy coaching and mentoring others to reach their best performance? Are you passionate about not only using your editing, writing, and reviewing skills to educate the healthcare community on the most recent advances in medicine but also leading a team to do the same? If you have experience developing, editing, and/or reviewing medical content for a global audience and providing functional leadership for a team of medical directors/editors, we’d love to have you join our team! Medscape Education is seeking a motivated, adaptable, team-oriented Associate Director of Accreditation to ensure adherence to CME/CE accreditation criteria and to support development of continuing medical education and interprofessional content published on By joining Medscape Education, the leading provider of medical education for clinicians, you will have the opportunity to grow your career while contributing to initiatives that truly make an impact on the healthcare team, and thus the lives of those around you.

What You’’ll Do (Responsibilities):

The Associate Director of Accreditation is responsible for reviewing and developing CME/CE/CPD educational content within deadlines and with the highest quality. Specific tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Coordinate with content development staff, including Medical Education Directors & Program Managers, throughout program development to ensure adherence to Joint Accreditation criteria (ACCME, AAPA, ANCC, ACPE) including ACCME Standards for Commercial Support
  • Provide compliance review of all supported activities and materials prior to posting to ensure independence, fair balance, scientific rigor, appropriateness for target audience, and compliance with accreditation criteria and standards
  • Create CME/CE-certified activities that are self-funded by Medscape, including review, edit, and/or write brief overviews of clinical relevance of the article and posttest questions as needed
  • Remain current on accreditation criteria and standards
  • Provide training, insight and guidance to other team members on department policies and best practices
  • Maintain friendly and productive relationships through clear articulation and an effective communication style with internal and external stakeholders
  • Continuously identify opportunities for process improvement
  • Complete other responsibilities, as assigned


Who YOU ARE (Skills)

  • A self-motivated clinician with broad therapeutic experience who has excellent time management skills and loves varied assignments
  • A leader who obtains satisfaction coaching and mentoring others to reach higher levels of performance
  • A smart communicator and good negotiator who excels at developing and fostering positive team dynamics
  • An attentive individual who obtains satisfaction in completing your work on time with minimal errors
  • A true team player who jumps in and tackles new assignments and constantly looks for ways to help the department
  • Someone who can maintain a positive attitude and high energy in a highly deadline-driven environment, and able to pivot quickly between tasks and adapt to rapidly shifting priorities
  • Enjoys leveraging technology to make your job easier
  • It is preferable if you live in commuting distance to our New York City, Durham, North Carolina, or Atlanta, Georgia offices



  • Clinical degree (PA or MD preferred; or RN, APRN, or PharmD)
  • Minimum of 3 years’ experience developing content in accordance with ACCME, ANCC ACPE, and/or Joint Accreditation continuing education requirements
  • Minimum of 8 years’ experience working as a clinician and/or in a medical education company, medical communications company, professional medical publisher, academic institution, and/or medical society or pharmaceutical company; online publishing preferred
  • Strong background in adult learning principles and curriculum design (alignment of objectives to content to assessment); CHCP credential preferred
  • Skilled in applying PhARMA, AdvaMed, FDA and OIG guidance on use of commercial support in continuing education
  • Advanced skill level in Microsoft Word and PowerPoint
  • Basic skill level in Gmail, Excel and Adobe Acrobat
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently on shared networks/corporate applications (Workfront, Skype, Box)
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills, with the ability to efficiently work on multiple tasks simultaneously in a highly deadline-driven environment, while taking into consideration stakeholders based across multiple time zones
  • Ability to work in cross-functional internal teams