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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership


Leadership Development Programs specifically tailored to your staff and organizational needs

Unlike at traditional business schools, our competency-based programs are designed around the needs and goals of your healthcare organization.

The demands and expectations on physicians and healthcare organizations are higher and more complex than ever.

The demands and expectations on physicians and healthcare organizations are higher and more complex than ever.

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Engage & Retain Staff

Invest in your team and retain your most valuable team members; at the same time developing future leaders from within.
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Achieve Better Patient Outcomes

Improve physician manner, teamwork, personal wellness, and financial stability through professional development.
Demands of a physician.

We evaluated Stanford, Wharton and AAPL and felt that AAPL spoke to emerging leaders with their didactic sessions that included basic finance and budgeting, networking, executive coaching and project development.

Michael Jablonover, MD, MBA, FACP Senior VP and Chief Medical Officer, UMMC


Keep your staff on the cutting edge with the latest in competency-oriented training.

From Conflict Management to Systems Awareness, our courses are facilitated by today’s leading authorities in their fields. You can be confident that all content is industry-leading in both timing and matter.
Cutting Edge Physician

A comprehensive leadership program, or a cohesive addition to your existing one.

We are also able to deliver your existing content and training through our state-of-the-art platform, seamlessly encapsulating your team’s learning experience with trackable progress.
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The gold standard certification in physician leadership: only available from AAPL

The Certified Physician Executive curriculum provides your team members with the knowledge, skills and core competencies in key areas to transition into a wide array of leadership roles, while at the same time working to personally achieve the gold standard certification in physician leadership.
CPE Degree

AAPL Solutions has proven success in hospitals and healthcare systems nationwide.

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Find your organization’s baseline and grow from there.

With personal assessments for individual physicians, each of your team members will discover their strengths and opportunities for improvement.
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Programs delivered in the way that best fits your teams.

From Self-Study to Live Online and On-site courses, our leadership training model is orientated around the best engagement model for your staff.
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Want more detail? We're here to help.

We’re available and happy to chat through your organizational needs. Simply use the form on this page to contact us, and we’ll email you back with more information, or to schedule a call for a personal discussion.
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For over 45 years.

The American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.

The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.


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Washington, DC 20090-6503

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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)