How to Become a Reviewer
The Portfolio Program depends on volunteer reviewers to evaluate organizational quality improvement activities using standards and guidelines developed by the Program. Reviewers include professionals with expertise in quality improvement and those with broad medical knowledge within a specialty. Reviewers have an opportunity to contribute to the advancement of quality improvement within leading organizations and at a national level to improve the quality of care for patients. Reviewers are exposed to the latest advances in the field of quality improvement and will help to define the future of the Portfolio Program. Reviewers are selected on their personal qualifications and are not representatives of their parent organizations.
The following factors are considered in selecting reviewers:
- Expertise in healthcare related quality improvement. Expertise may be demonstrated through formal training, publications, teaching, coaching and/or accomplishments in practice related quality improvement.
- Willingness and availability to evaluate individual quality improvement activities and organizational applications to the Program. Reviewers are expected to provide unbiased, thoughtful, and informative feedback to the applicants and the Portfolio Program.
- Willingness to participate in teleconferences, as needed.
- Reviewers are expected to be skilled in oral, written, and web-based communication and the use of web-based programs to perform reviews.
To apply for appointment as a reviewer, complete the application located in the MOC Activity Manager. Please provide a current curriculum vitae and agree to the confidentiality and conflict of interest requirements for the Portfolio Program.
Two types of volunteer reviewer positions are available:
- Professionals with expertise in quality improvement to review the quality improvement activity and organizational applications and Progress Reports.
- Physician experts from various specialties to serve as resources to the quality improvement reviewers, should questions about a specialty-specific item arise.
Physician reviewers must be meeting their certifying Board’s MOC requirements.
Reviewers serve a three-year term. The time commitment is up to four hours a month. All reviewers will be expected to review at least one new application and one Progress Report annually.
Reviewers will be expected to adhere to the review process established by the Portfolio Program, using a scoring template.
For more information about becoming a reviewer, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.