Fall Institute

Create significant personal and organizational transformation by joining us for the annual Fall Institute at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
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Network with the most influential physician leaders in health care.

Explore a variety of educational pathways for physician leadership and get a comprehensive view of where your career might lead by joining us at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Arizona for the Fall Institute.
You will have an opportunity to attend a number of live courses led by expert faculty and examine the challenges of health care from the perspective of an up-and-coming or established leader within the industry. Learn more

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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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.

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Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board. Member-only pricing on career growth products and services.



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.


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 our approach to leadership.

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Latest News

Latest from the news and information desk at American Association for Physician Leadership.

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An investigation finds that an uneven mix of state rules allows some deaths and injuries to go unexamined, and exiled doctors to keep working. The first man died in April 2014. Another died later

Rural Hospitals Use Innovative Approaches to Recruit Physicians

A key is promoting the most enticing elements of a community. In one refugee-rich county, a hospital lured doctors attracted to working with international populations. When Benjamin Anderson, MBA,

A Seasoned CMO Offers His ‘Ten Commandments’ for Physician Leaders

Over the decades, these guidelines morphed from being well-advised suggestions to his rules to lead by. I can still remember the assignment in Catholic elementary school when we had to memorize the


American Association for Physician Leadership®

Your trusted source for physician leadership and education for over 40 years.

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