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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

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Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication, taught by Johann Humbert, is an AAPL DE Self Study course that provides actionable advice on communication styles, techniques for having difficult conversations, adjusting to new technology in communication and more.

Examining topics like “Assessing your own communication style and how it impacts your work environment”, “insights from best practice communication research, data, and theory”, and “applying techniques for handling difficult conversations ”, this course is delivered through a series of video lectures, downloadable resources and interactive moments that allow participants to practice with the skills and insights they develop throughout the course.

Overall, Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication isn’t just about how to speak or what to say—instead, it shows physician leaders how to adjust their communication style and delivery to make better connections with the people around them.

    This product listing is for an individual course. We also offer the Fundamentals of Physician Leadership Series which includes a discount for purchasing the five courses together.

    * Note: A recent DiSC Assessment is not required but is suggested for leadership development purposes. If you have not recently completed the DiSC Assessment and would like to purchase the assessment, you can do so using this link. The DiSC Assessment is provided by for a fee of $72.00 USD. AAPL is not affiliated, associated, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with

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    Course Objectives

    • Interpret non-verbal cues and word use that can communicate intent.
    • Determine personal communication style and personality type.
    • Develop strategies for building relationships and working with others.
    • Understand the four communication styles based on the DiSC psychometric assessment.

    Method Of Participation 

    To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps: 

    • Watch all the video lectures for each course.
    • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
    • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity’s post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
    • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.


    Key Dates

    Original Course Release Date: May 2022

    Course Expiration Date: May 2025

    Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course


    Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

    Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


    The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


    The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 7.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

    Cancellation Policy

    • Refunds are available for online courses if the refund is requested within a 72-hour period after purchase and no course materials have been accessed.
    • If the course is accessed at any time, no cancellation or refund will be allowed.
    • If registrations are cancelled within 72 hours of purchase and no access of course material has occurred, then a full refund less a $100 processing fee will be applied.
    • Once 72 hours have passed after purchase, no cancellations or refunds will be allowed.

    Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

    MOC Approval Statement

    Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) ongoing commitment to increase access to practice relevant Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities through the ABMS Continuing Certification Directory, Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication has met the requirements as an MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) for the following ABMS Member Boards:

    MOC Part II CME Activity

    • Allergy and Immunology
    • Anesthesiology
    • Family Medicine
    • Nuclear Medicine
    • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
    • Plastic Surgery
    • Preventive Medicine
    • Psychiatry & Neurology
    • Radiology
    • Thoracic Surgery
    • Urology

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