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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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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.

Coordinated Value: There’s Power to be Found in Collaboration

Leading health care organizations are building and maintaining winning cultures by giving multiple professional constituencies a voice in patient care. In today’s team-based health care environment,

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The event includes a workshop on physician wellness, a panel discussion on CMO-CNO dyad models, and  leadership courses to help foster personal and organizational transformation. There is no denying

Key Tactics to Build Stronger Teamwork

Every member of a patient-care team has a vital role to play, but individual perspectives can interfere with that mission. Here are some recommendations for leaders from a voice on the front line. 


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