AAPL Membership


Join the world’s leading organization of emerging and established physician leaders.


Now is the Time for Physician Leadership

Now more than ever, physicians are rapidly engaging to become leaders in their practices, organizations and communities. The American Association for Physician Leadership is the only professional association solely focused on developing and supporting physician leadership through lifelong education, professional development, community and influence.

Connect for the dialogue and to stay on top of the latest in health care, best practices and innovations.

What You Get

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.

• Up to 15% off education courses for CME • Free subscription to Physician Leadership Journal • Members-only webinars • Discounts on books • 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

The award-winning Physician Leadership Journal is the association’s flagship magazine. Published bimonthly, the peer-reviewed journal is a vital resource of information and perspective for physician leaders and those who aspire to become one.

The online Physician Leadership Library allows readers to stay updated on industry issues, including patient care, finance, and emerging technology. Searchable and storable, it is filled with insights from experts and faculty members and original reporting. The association also publishes and sells books and e-books that help professionals solve their most challenging health care leadership issues, keeping them ahead of the curve as they stock their personal reference libraries. Association members receive deep discounts.

Lead the leaders: Guide health care today … and tomorrow

Put yourself in the center of the organization that is leading change together. AAPL fellowship signifies your ability to make a significant impact on the health care community now and in the future. It tells your colleagues that you’re not just thinking about transforming health care, but you’re truly doing something about it.

Accepting applications mid July.

Recent Articles

Health IT Certificate Updated With New Courses and Capstone CME

The American Association for Physician Leadership® is taking a lead role in giving physician leaders the skills they need to focus on this vital aspect of the business of health care.

The HIT certificate program helps physicians not only grasp technical aspects of HIT, but also how to use this knowledge in strategic planning and guiding staff.

The updated certificate program is now divided into 18 core hours comprising four courses, plus 22 hours of electives. All courses are available online. The required capstone leadership project now also will earn CME credit.

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Uncertainty About ACA’s Future Could Affect Availability Of Plans In Some Areas.

Margot Sanger-Katz writes in the New York Times (4/18, Subscription Publication) “The Upshot” blog that some areas may find themselves with no Affordable Care Act options for 2018. Sanger-Katz argues that this risk is increasing “as the administration sends negative signals about the future of the market.” If no insurers choose to sell ACA plans in certain areas, then the ACA subsidies for which residents of those areas are eligible “will become worthless. Most would end up uninsured.” She adds that this issue could impact just a few ACA customers, or it could affect a significant portion of the 11 million people who currently have ACA plans.

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The PLJ welcomes submissions for publication

The Physician Leadership Journal welcomes the submission of originally authored manuscripts for peer review that meet the following competency, formatting and preparation guidelines.

Click here for author guidelines