Physician Education

Advanced Degrees and Certification Programs

Gain the knowledge and skills you need to take the next step in physician leadership.
Use CME credit to acquire credentials that will make you stand out.

Certified Physician Executive Program - CPE

Certified Physician Executive (CPE)

The curriculum requires 150 hours of coursework in self-study, facilitated or live format classes, and the completion of a three-and-a-half day certification program. Start planning today.

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Master's Program

Master's Program

The curriculum requires 125 hours of coursework. Once done, complete your degree with one of our university partners. Start planning today.

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Education Programs and Course Types

Gain high-leverage skill sets essential to leading healthcare organizations through the current change environment. Cutting-edge programs put you in position to guide others.


Live Institutes

Get face-to-face interaction with our top-notch faculty. Mix world-class learning with unparalleled networking at our institutes.

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Online Courses

We offer a variety of courses to fit your schedule, match your learning style and help you advance your career.

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Facilitated Courses

Facilitated Courses

You want faculty-led instruction. Watch lectures on your computer or mobile device on your own schedule, participate in the discussions and case studies once a week or more during the four to six-week class sessions.

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Self Study Courses

Self-Study Courses

Do you learn best on your own?
Self-directed study gives you complete control over your learning experience. You work on your computer or mobile device at your own pace, when it’s convenient for you.

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IT Certificate

Updated! A physician-focused IT certificate for today’s health care

Health care needs the physician leadership perspective, and nowhere is it more critical than in harnessing the power of technology.

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Latest News

Latest from the news and information desk at American Association for Physician Leadership.

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Physician Leadership Summit: An Expanded Event and a New Name

Formerly known as the Spring Institute and Annual Meeting, the combined gathering includes career-enhancing education and a 20th anniversary celebration of the CPE. When members of the American

Topic for Discussion: Why Few Women Occupy Hospital C-Suites

Cleveland Clinic regional hospital chief McKenzie to speak at AAPL Thought Leadership Symposium in April. The divide between the number of women graduating from medical school today (about 50


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