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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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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.

Summit Preview: Celebrating 20 Years of Certified Leadership

A key event this week during the 2018 Physician Leadership Summit in Boston will honor the CPE credential. One of the significant moments of the 2018 AAPL Physician Leadership Summit will take place

Summit Preview: AAPL’s Vanguard Program Marks Return in Boston

The association’s elite group of seasoned leaders will gather for two days of presentations on critical topics within health care leadership. The dictionary defines “vanguard” as a “position at the

Perspective: We Must Keep Patient’s Voice in Mind

As Patient Experience Week returns, a veteran CNO and administrator shares some thoughts we all must remember. Patient Experience Week (April 23-27, 2018) is an annual event that acknowledges the


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