LITTLE ROCK - Dr. Jeff Mayfield, a family physician at Baptist Health Family Clinic-Bryant, an Arkansas Health Group clinic, was recently appointed to the commission on Continuing Professional Development of the American Academy of Family Physicians.
He, along with his fellow commissioners, will meet three times a year reporting directly to the AAFP board of directors. One of the main duties of the CPD commission is to assign how much Continuing Medical Education credit will be given to every CME activity (over 3000) available to AAFP members and what each activity is valued.
Some of CPD's other priorities include:
• AAFP CME Accreditation - Guidance and perspective on AAFP's accreditation or provision of CME/CPD delivery methods, such as live group activities, interactive lectures, problem-based learning discussion, procedural workshops, self-study learning activities, and other innovative methods for teaching, learning assessment or improvement
• CME aspects of Maintenance of Certification and Licensure
• Performance Improvement Continuing Medical Education
• Oversight of the planning provision and evaluation of all AAFP provided CME activities.
Mayfield's term of office began in December 2017 and ends Dec. 14, 2021. He was nominated by the Arkansas Chapter of the AAFP Board of Directors. Mayfield has served the AAFP Arkansas Chapter for over 20 years having served in every elective office including president (2011-'12) and currently as alternate delegate to the AAFP Congress of Delegates and the Executive and Nominating Committee.
The AAFP is the nation's second largest medical specialty organization with over 129,000 members nationwide with chapters in every state as well as Uniformed Services, Virgin Islands, Guam, and Puerto Rico with the mission to improve the health of patients, families and communities by serving the needs of members with professionalism and creativity. The four objectives of the AAFP is Advocacy, Practice Enhancement, Education and Health of the Public. The AAFP Arkansas Chapter has over 1,350 members.