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CMO Academy


Are you a physician who wants to become a CMO in a healthcare system and make a greater impact in the healthcare landscape?

If yes, then the Chief Medical Officer Academy Certificate program is here to help you achieve your goals.

Ready to learn from those who have been in this role?

The Academy curriculum, designed by CMO subject matter experts, focuses on fundamental leadership requirements like Self-Awareness, Leading Teams, and Leading the Organization. The Academy combines live, virtual, self-paced learning activities and a capstone requirement. This curriculum was designed to include hands on, pragmatic, practical, interactive, and engaging modules to help you learn, discuss, and practice real skills that CMO’s need.

This 12-month program is designed to be the most comprehensive CMO educational program for both aspiring and newly appointed VPMA/CMOs. It covers all the essential skills and knowledge needed to succeed as a CMO, including financial management, strategic planning, clinical quality improvement, risk management, regulatory compliance, and leadership development.

After completing this program, you will have a deeper understanding of the healthcare landscape's complexity and the skills necessary to impact your organization as a CMO. You will learn about the role and responsibility of the CMO in health systems, develop tools for team-based interactions, and understand the fundamentals of leadership. You will also learn about the components of working with others at the executive level and the value propositions and pitfalls facing CMOs today.

To join this program, you must have at least five years in a formal leadership role. Join us today and be part of the most comprehensive CMO educational program available. Take the first step towards advancing your career and making a greater impact on the healthcare landscape.

The CMO Academy is a year-long commitment, and some travel will be involved as part of the program. While travel expenses are not covered, the experience will be worth it!

Key Dates

Access to Course Expires:

365 days from purchase date of course.

Accreditation & Disclosures
Cancellation Policy

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)