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American Association for Physician Leadership
American Association for Physician Leadership


The nationwide shortage of anesthesiologists and certified registered nurse anesthetists (CRNAs) is a significant problem for hospitals and health systems in the United States. Physician leaders can address this challenge by using their expertise in ...

Recent literature suggests that frontline physicians of the COVID-19 pandemic experienced increased stress and psychological burden. Preliminary data suggest that job-enabling and peer support-centered wellness resources should be prioritized as key ...

The COVID-19 pandemic created unprecedented demand for hospital and intensive care unit services, with excess mortality and length-of-stay that may not be attributable to COVID-19 patients alone.

November 3, 2022

After the Roe v. Wade decision by the U.S. Supreme Court, organizations around the United States pledged to pay for travel and abortion care for their employees. But changes to who counts as an employee may exacerbate racial inequality.

October 18, 2022

In this article the authors offer a new approach and mindset for making strategic decisions, along with a new model for managing strategy development and performance monitoring.

Tough calls can be handled effectively in the healthcare practice, but it takes practice.

September 22, 2022

American Association for Physician Leadership Announces Partnership with Michigan Health & Hospital Association.

September 21, 2022

Most companies understand how supply chain transparency can affect their ability to manufacture and deliver products. Very few, however, apply a disciplined process that requires suppliers to make important product and supply chain information availa...

September 8, 2022

Leaders face a daily barrage of competing demands and multiple stakeholders with different opinions and incentives. To navigate the chaos, most people’s brains default to “either-or” thinking when “both-and” thinking would lead to more creative and n...

Highlighting theoretical underpinnings of leadership will encourage and stimulate our collective thoughts on how they may promote leadership study in our profession.

The balanced scorecard is a valuable strategic management roadmap for optimal performance that organizations may adapt to various environments through thoughtful design and execution.

August 25, 2022

For many of us, uncertainty can be nerve-racking. That reaction, however, obscures a crucial fact: Uncertainty and possibility are two sides of the same coin. Chances are, your biggest achievements and transformational moments all came after a period...

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