2018 Summer Academy Series

Targeted Programming for Your Career Path

Chief Medical Officer, Physician Wellness, or Techniques of Financial Decision Making
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Webinar: Physician Leadership in High Performance Hospitals

July 11 at Noon (ET) – 1 Hour Duration

Presented by Cleveland Clinic and the American Association for Physician Leadership.
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2018 Fall Institute

Westin Kierland Resort & Spa | Scottsdale, Arizona

October 25–29
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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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Join over 11,000 members already enjoying the benefits of being a member of our exclusive physician leadership constituency.
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Save up to 15% on our educational pathways, supporting materials and live events, including courses for CME.



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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.

Physician Leaders Have Key Duty in Stopping Unprofessional Behavior

Expert says power differentials increase the chances of having “disruptive” physicians. Addressing offender requires the proper approach.   Thanks to the cultural shift that has brought workplace

What Do You Do Best? How to Identify Your Professional Strengths

We often undervalue what we inherently do well. These questions can help you achieve something that isn’t easy to do. Experts long have encouraged people to “play to their strengths,” but this is

Changing Roles and Skill Sets for Chief Medical Officers

CMOs must acquire leadership skills to direct hospitals and systems. Here, the author reviews their changing responsibilities in today's complex health care environment.  There is a sea change


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