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The Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader


This course is designed to help learners develop deeper clarity about the nature, scope, and utility of emotional intelligence, specifically as it relates to the healthcare context. Emotional intelligence encompasses a wide range of skills that not only reflect one’s ability to process emotions, but even more importantly, their ability to communicate with, manage, and influence others. In essence, emotional intelligence is all about optimizing relationships; and seeing as the functionality of healthcare systems rely solely on people, relationship is vital to what we do as physician leaders.

Following the completion of the Emotionally Intelligent Physician Leader Course, learners will be able to demonstrate heightened self-awareness, pristine communication skills, and competence within interpersonal dynamics. Relationships with peers, patients, and staff can strengthen as a result, leading to greater healthcare outcomes. These intended learning outcomes will be facilitated through the sharing of strategic insights, analysis of case studies, and completion of individual and group activities within the course.

When you enroll in this course, you will also receive a copy of the book “The Emotionally Intelligent Physician,” which is authored by the course instructor, Susan Childs, and serves as the foundation for course content.

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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Washington, DC 20090-6503

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American Association for Physician Leadership®

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