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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership

The Path to Physician Leadership Starts Here

Your First Step to Influence, Inspire and Lead the People Around You
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The American Association for Physician Leadership®

Welcome to the world’s premier organization for physician leadership.

For more than 40 years, we have helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers. We hold the belief that at some level, all physicians are considered leaders.

Our Association helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create 
personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes and improves health care internationally.

We invite you to explore how we can help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.



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Membership with the American Association for Physician Leadership

Join over 11,000 members already enjoying the benefits of being a member of our exclusive physician leadership constituency.
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Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board. Member-only pricing on career growth products and services.


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Save up to 15% on our educational pathways, supporting materials and live events, including courses for CME.



Find peer-reviewed research and other content in our award-winning Physician Leadership Journal, shipped directly to you. And go online to the Physician Leadership News for articles focusing on health care leadership, updated daily.

Certified Physician Executive Program - CPE

Home of the Certified Physician Executive

Since 1997, our Certified Physician Executive ("CPE") credential has served as the leadership standard for quality leadership in the health care industry. See how you can earn a CPE credential and develop leadership for yourself, your career and the organization where you work. Learn more, about approach to leadership.

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Latest News

Latest from the news and information desk at American Association for Physician Leadership.

Field Report: Mapping a Start for Quality Improvement

Quality-improvement projects in health care have big benefits, but knowing where to start these projects or how to identify potential problems can be difficult. Current-state process flow maps help.

Your Career: Female Physician Troubled by Perceived Abrasiveness

She is struggling to behave in a way that goes against her instinct, so she asks for help in identifying a balance between “passive” and “abrasive.” Q I’m a female physician who works in a

Left Out of Important Meetings? Here’s How to Get Invited

Physician leaders who want to stay in the loop but are omitted from significant discussions might consider using these three tactics. When you’re not invited to a meeting, it’s easy to point the


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