Who Should Take Self-Study Courses

Self-directed classes fit most physician leaders’ schedules.


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Participants who learn on their own

You’ll be able to absorb the information on your own timetable.

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Participants who want to work at their own pace

You complete the requirements for the class when it’s convenient for you.

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Participants who need flexibility to fit courses around their schedules

You choose when you can focus on classwork. Daytime, nighttime, before or after work, your weekend, anytime.


Benefits of Self-Study Courses

Developed by world-class faculty
You focus on your own learning style
Fits around your schedule
Classwork specifically applicable to physicians and health care management
Online access to classwork anytime
Classes count as CME
Immediate access to course after payment is received



Featured Self-Study Courses

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Membership Savings

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is your career building partner. You’ll get information you need in the format you want. You’ll get career guidance, networking and education opportunities to take your leadership to the next level.

Plus, you get:

Up to 15% off education courses for CME

Free subscription to Physician Leadership Journal

Members-only webinars

Discounts on books 

Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink
job board 

Daily Digest email subscription 

Discounts on career services 

Connections to an extensive network of physician leaders in more than 46 countries 

Access to mentoring program

Membership is quick and easy, join online or call us to get started.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Can I use self-study courses to get an advanced degree?

    Yes. The self-study prerequisites will get you well on your way, and at least one option with our university partners will allow you to complete your advanced degree online exclusively. Go to the Master's Program area on this site to learn more.

  • What’s the advantage of self-study?

    You work when it’s convenient for you, no matter what time of day. You work at your own pace to complete the courses.

  • How do I get CME?

    You will take a CME evaluation after each course. If you are in our Master’s or CPE program or a certificate program, you will take an additional online test to qualify for credit. Tests typically take 30 to 75 minutes, but you have up to 120 minutes. Tests must be taken in one sitting. After passing each test, your transcript is updated automatically. Then you will be able to claim CME right from our website.

  • When can I start?

    All self-study courses are available immediately after purchase.

  • Is there an evaluation process for these courses?

    Each CME activity includes an evaluation process to determine that the learning objectives have been met and that the activity was of educational value to the target audience and was unbiased. The evaluation also assesses whether or not the CME activity resulted in a change in physician practice behavior and offers participants a method of feedback.