American Association for Physician Leadership


AAPL Community Is The Best Way To Connect With Like-Minded Physicians

Share Ideas. Connect With Colleagues. Exchange Ideas.

AAPL Physician Leadership Connect is an online community for physician leaders to share ideas and challenges, ask questions, lend expertise, and network with peers in real time.

The AAPL Member Community is a group for AAPL members only that allows one to discuss everyday physician leadership topics. All AAPL members can join this group by navigating to the community and selecting this group.

For AAPL, it ultimately is all about the sense of community that provides the strongest sense of value for being a part of AAPL’s leadership efforts in healthcare. Helping our constituents better tap into the mindshare of the collective group of physician leaders... there’s clearly value/power in that.

Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon) President and CEO

Key Features

The community is convenient and easy to use and allows you to communicate on your own schedule and engage with your peers on topics of interest to you. The platform is intuitive — it flags posts that you haven’t read so you can pick up where you left off without having to scroll back through messages that you’ve already read.

Features include a chat module, the ability to post a message and/or an attachment, and the ability to participate by replying to a thread or post.

Community subscribers can select to receive real-time email notifications each time a new post is made or receive a daily digest summary that highlights the most recent posts from the previous day. Subscribers can also opt out of receiving email notifications.

To encourage even greater collaboration and networking, we’ve integrated the peer directory with the community so the subscriber can click on profile images to view the profiles of other group members, send an email, direct message, or visit social networking sites with a click from the profile page. The ability to send a 1:1 message to colleagues through the messaging feature is terrific, especially if you want to have private side conversation with a group member or colleague.

Value in Participating

As an association dedicated to physician leadership, we are encouraging all physicians to take part. Here are some of the reasons physicians should participate:
  • Strengthen your connections.
     Helping one another builds trust and trust builds relationships. Peers can be the best cheerleaders.
  • Get fresh ideas.
     It’s an excellent source of new perspectives and ideas. Users can exchange information on challenges, experiences, and goals.
  • Advance your career.
     Get noticed for your thought leadership. Build your reputation in the community.
  • Gain knowledge.
     Exchange best practice knowledge and stay on top of latest industry developments.
  • Gain perspective.
     Gain insights that come only from viewing a situation with fresh eyes. Asking opinions from your peers and contacts can help you see situations in a new light.
  • Get answers.
     The communities provide a solid sounding board to bounce ideas off and/or get answers to your toughest questions.

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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American Association for Physician Leadership®

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