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. Wehold 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 transformationthat 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.
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. Here are a few reasons why our members renew with us year after year or we encourage you to learn more.
Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board.
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 here.
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American Association for Physician Leadership®
Your trusted source for physician leadership and education for over 40 years.
Since 1975, the American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.
The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.
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