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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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The current outbreak of COVID-19 (coronavirus) continues to create worldwide concern. You will find helpful information, resources, and guidance specific to this evolving situation.

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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.

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Since 1997, our Certified Physician Executive ("CPE") credential has served as the 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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