Eligible candidates must meet the following requirements for Licensure, Experience, and Education at the time of application:
Maintain a current, valid MD, DO, PA, NP or Pharmacist license.
Provide direct involvement or leadership in HIV care and treatment, over the 36 months preceding the date of application, through service in one of the following realms:
- Pharmaceutical Industry (admin/research/medical affairs)
- Academia (admin/faculty)
- Government (FDA, NIH, VA, CDC, military, etc.)
- Other non-clinical environments without direct patient care activity
For each of these professional environments, applicants should be working in close proximity to or in direct contact with other clinical providers who do actively maintain direct patient contact.
Complete a minimum of 45 credits or activity hours of HIV and/or HCV-related continuing education within the 36 months preceding the date of application as follows:
- AMA Accredited Category 1 CME
- ACPE Accredited CE
- College-level coursework (A transcript showing a passing grade must be submitted.)
- Teaching/lecturing (1 hour of in-class instruction is equivalent to 1 hour of CME.)
- Participation in an HIV-related residency or fellowship program (A letter from the residency or fellowship director confirming participation and completion of HIV/HCV related didactic instruction must be submitted.)
Course completion documents or transcripts may be submitted but are required only if the application is audited but can be uploaded to the candidate’s account to aid in application review.
To be considered HIV or HCV-related, the CME program must be specifically tailored towards treating persons living with HIV or HCV. Programs devoted solely to comorbidities or other infectious diseases are generally not considered.