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, and report 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 available to AAFP members and to assign what each activity is valued.
Mayfield’s term of office began in December of 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 more than 20 years, having served in every elective office including president (2011-’12) and currently serving 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 more than 129,000 members nationwide. There are chapters in every state, as well as in Uniformed Services, the 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 AAFP Arkansas Chapter has more than 1,350 members.