2018 Winter Institute

Last Chance to Attend the Winter Institute, Starts January 25th!

Renaissance Orlando at SeaWorld, Orlando, FL January 25–28, 2018
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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership

Your First Step to Influence, Inspire and Lead the People Around You.

Leadership is about outcomes. How are your actions improving your organization?

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2018 Physician Leadership Summit

Join us in April for our Spring Institute & Thought Leadership Symposium

Sheraton Boston Hotel, Boston, MA, April 26–30, 2018
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Improving the Patient-Physician Experience through Communication

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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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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.

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Finally, You Have a Seat in the C-Suite: Now What?

New physician executives are generally exhilarated by the opportunity of becoming an organizational leader. Still, complex interpersonal dynamics  can be daunting. New physician leaders are generally

The New Response to Medical Errors: Communication and Resolution

Research shows an upfront explanation of what happened along with an apology helps to deter expensive litigation and improve patient safety. Deny and defend is out. Saying “I’m sorry” is in. Research

Report on Physicians’ Obstacles Echoes Findings in AAPL White Paper

For the fifth consecutive year, Medical Economics magazine asked readers about the primary obstacles physicians faced in 2017. The responses echoed two findings in a white paper on the


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