American Association for Physician Leadership

Strategy and Innovation

May/June 2024

Healthcare organizations commonly use mandatory online training modules to meet regulatory compliance and improve patient safety and quality of care. These well-intentioned efforts have increasingly burdened physicians and detracted from physician we...

May 7, 2024

The role of U.S. public boards in managing environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues has significantly evolved over the past five years. Despite this progress, major gaps remain, particularly in climate change and worker welfare expertise. N...

Improving the patient’s experience is not easy because it often requires a change in the overall culture of the healthcare organization.

Corey Conrath is service line medical director for Marshfield Clinic Health System in Eau Claire, Wisconsin. He describes here the importance of occupational health.

April 16, 2024

In recent years, the practice of management has often felt like an exercise in putting out fires. Facing one social, environmental, and economic crisis after the next, it’s easy to get stuck in a near-singular focus on the short term. But at the same...

This article discusses the concept of walk-in retail clinics and their benefits to both patients and providers.

March 19, 2024

What do you want to be when you grow up? That’s a question posed to young people from their earliest days in school. By the time they finish college, many top U.S. students answer, “A consultant.”

Leaders in the hospital-at-home movement find the at-home units require significant resources, but they generate high satisfaction from clinicians and patients alike and reduce the need to build more inpatient facilities.

February 25, 2024

You may be an expert at running your business unit or leading your team. But do you know how to advance your agenda across an organization, particularly if you have an idea that will impact its strategic direction? This article offers four key domain...

Healthcare delivery modeled on productivity and efficiency can lead to physical injury and burnout. Physical injuries among surgeons in the operating room are common, underreported, and largely preventable.

January 21, 2024

What can physician leaders glean from the topic of population health to understand how care inequity between populations can be addressed? One word to consider is the term “collaboration.”

The Catholic hierarchy and lines of authority begin with the pope, extend to the bishops, and then to the priests. Fundamental to Catholicism is the belief in a line of spiritual authority that Jesus gave to the apostle Peter and to every pope throug...

  1. Page 1 of 26
  2. Next page

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.


Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax



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)