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The American Association for Physician Leadership, AAPL (formerly known as ACPE), is the world’s premier organization for physician leadership, education, and certification. We offer the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential and CME-earning courses and certification programs for physicians pursuing medical management and executive careers.
 

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Mastering Physician Engagement

5 Total CME

Mastering Physician Engagement

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

Discover how to create stable relationships between physicians and the workplace. Use the strategies here to build physician trust, provide performance feedback and implement change. Explore key elements designed to...

Create Systems for Quality

3 Total CME

Create Systems for Quality

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Unlock the step-by-step method for basic system design and gain access to the fundamentals of systems thinking. The course walks through basic system design, testing, and validation, system scaling, system...

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

16 Total CME

Population Health Essentials for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,440

Member Price: $1,224

This course covers the challenges faced and solutions created by 21st century health care providers.  Physician leaders will study new ideologies on how prevention and quality outcomes are linked to...

Medical Malpractice Risk Management, 2nd edition

Medical Malpractice Risk Management, 2nd edition

eBooks
 
$45

In a quick, concise way, learn how the law affects you and your practice. Gain strategies to mitigate the risk of litigation and best practices for your office. You’ll also...

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MD 2.0: Physician Leadership for the Information Age

MD 2.0: Physician Leadership for the Information Age

eBooks
 
$55

Health care challenges today are no longer adequately addressed by the traditional paternalistic physician role. Health care must be physician-led, but patient-centered. Effective leadership must be collaborative rather than authoritarian,...

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Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women in Medical Management

eBooks
 
$14

Women now comprise 50 percent or more of most U.S. medical school classes, yet relatively few female physicians fill the most senior management positions within the health care system. Here,...

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Essentials of Medical Management, 2nd edition

Essentials of Medical Management, 2nd edition

eBooks
 
$27

Packed with 15 chapters of sound advice on everything from marketing strategies, health care quality and medical errors to health law, finance and conflict management, Essentials of Medical Management ,...

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Leading Physicians through Change - How to Achieve and Sustain Results 2nd Edition

Leading Physicians through Change - How to Achieve and Sustain Results 2nd Edition

eBooks
 
$33

Discover proven techniques to overcome physician resistance and move an organization forward through change.The change management framework described in the book builds on theories from social science research and two...

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Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer

Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer

eBooks
 
$39

Experts from the renowned Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia, Pa., united to assemble this insightful and authoritative guide to health care quality, a must-have book for any clinician...

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Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

eBooks
 
$45

Credentialing and Privileging for Accountable Care, answers the credentialing needs of over 40,000 US hospitals as they scramble to implement a more robust credentialing process and meet the requirements of...

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Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact

Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact

eBooks
 
$45

Physician leadership is a powerful force in the future of health care. Our book, Inspired Physician Leadership, offers insights into ways to strengthen your leadership and management skills. It serves...

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How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time - Kindle eBook

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time - Kindle eBook

eBooks
 
$24

Break through the chaos that surrounds health care and harness the power to create positive change. That's the message you'll hear loud and clear in the insightful book How Physicians...

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Taming Disruptive Behavior

Taming Disruptive Behavior

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $50

Member Price: $42

Disruptive behavior can happen in any workplace, but when it hits healthcare organizations, it can have dramatic impacts on patient care. In this definitive book by two expert therapists who...

Medical Malpractice Risk Management, 2nd edition

Medical Malpractice Risk Management, 2nd edition

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $46

Member Price: $39

In a quick, concise way, learn how the law affects you and your practice. Gain strategies to mitigate the risk of litigation and best practices for your office. You’ll also...

Leading Physicians Through Change

Leading Physicians Through Change

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $56

Member Price: $48

Discover proven techniques to overcome physician resistance and move an organization forward through change.The change management framework described in the book builds on theories from social science research and two...

Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer

Health Care Quality: The Clinician's Primer

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $66

Member Price: $56

Experts from the renowned Jefferson School of Population Health in Philadelphia, Pa., united to assemble this insightful and authoritative guide to health care quality, a must-have book for any clinician...

A Physician's Guide to Financial Statements

A Physician's Guide to Financial Statements

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $46

Member Price: $39

Learn to read and interpret financial reports and to be proactive in linking health care decisions and financial outcomes. You’ll get a general review and look into the accounting world...

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Credentialing & Privileging for Accountable Care

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $45

Member Price: $38

This is an answer to the credentialing needs of more than 40,000 U.S. hospitals as they scramble to implement a more robust credentialing process and meet the requirements of accountable...

Essentials of Medical Management, 2nd Edition

Essentials of Medical Management, 2nd Edition

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $46

Member Price: $39

Gain sound advice spanning marketing strategies, health care quality and medical errors as well as health law, finance, conflict management and career planning. This is a comprehensive guide and reference...

Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact

Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $46

Member Price: $39

Inspired Physician Leadership: Creating Influence and Impact Physician leadership is a powerful force in the future of health care. Our book, Inspired Physician Leadership, offers insights into ways to strengthen...

Strategic Decision Making

2 Total CME

Strategic Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Everyone makes decisions, but are those strategic decisions? This course discusses decision-making from a strategic perspective that helps organizations gain and sustain a competitive advantage and create value. Physician leaders...

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

4 Total CME

Integrated Health Systems: Physician Engagement

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

System integration is the goal, and it works best when physicians operate collaboratively within a specific leadership structure and culture. This course shows how to establish that structure. It also...

Engaging Physicians for Results

3.5 Total CME

Engaging Physicians for Results

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

While active physician engagement is a common goal, few know how to achieve this ideal high-performing workforce. Learn how to set out a compelling vision to gain physician buy-in for...

Foundations of Financial Accounting

5 Total CME

Foundations of Financial Accounting

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $475

Member Price: $404

This course offers insights on how to record business activities and interpret financial statements. Physician leaders who enroll can gain an understanding as to why financial accounting is so often political...

Strategic Thinking

2 Total CME

Strategic Thinking

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Learn how to make choices to achieve desired outcomes. The word "strategy" gets used a lot, but defining it can be frustratingly elusive. This course explores the true meaning of...

Principles of Financial Decision Making

3.5 Total CME

Principles of Financial Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Gain the skills and knowledge needed to navigate the economic side of health care. Become familiar with the basic principles of finance and understand the documents that reveal the fiscal...

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

5.5 Total CME

Leading and Managing Strategic Change

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $495

Member Price: $421

Gain the tools, techniques and skills required to lead change. The key to thriving as a physician leader is the ability to manage strategic innovation and change. There's a difference...

Leveraging the Clinical Team

2 Total CME

Leveraging the Clinical Team

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Physician leaders who are managing interdisciplinary clinical teams can learn the basics of hiring, leading, and managing new team members. This course provides strategies for effective coaching, defusing disruptive behavior...

Developing a Business Plan

5.5 Total CME

Developing a Business Plan

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

Health care organizations hesitate to invest in initiatives without fully understanding the likely return on investments.  It is common for organizations to demand a business plan to justify the expense...

Present Like a Pro

4 Total CME

Present Like a Pro

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

This course explores presentation secrets and audience engagement techniques to allow physician leaders to command a room and influence other through presentations.  Physician leaders will study the art of audience-focused...

Strategic Planning

2 Total CME

Strategic Planning

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

Strategy development occurs in three interdependent stages: strategic thinking, strategic decision-making, and strategic planning. Strategic thinking is about analyzing and interpreting information. Strategic decision-making is about which strategy to pursue....

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

2.5 Total CME

Improving Communication and Feedback in Health Care Leadership

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $225

Member Price: $191

This course is designed for physician leaders who want to be more effective communicators. That starts by learning the types of communication. It involves using feedback to focus on goals and...

Advanced Financial Decision Making

7 Total CME

Advanced Financial Decision Making

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $630

Member Price: $536

Physician leaders cannot dismiss the importance of finance in strategic decision making. Consequently, applying financial principles can aid the process and result in improved patient care. Become a stronger physician...

Physician Leadership Journal Subscription

Physician Leadership Journal Subscription

Subscription
 
$100

The Physician Leadership Journal is the premier source of insight and information on the business of medicine and the leadership knowledge at the level of the physician. Published bi-monthly, the Journal...

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time

Books Hard Cover
 
Regular Price: $50

Member Price: $42

How Physicians Can Fix Health Care: One Innovation at a Time: Hard Cover Version Breakthrough the chaos that surrounds health care and harness the power to create positive change. That’s the...

Building and Leading Effective Teams

5.0 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Recently refreshed to address the challenges of remote work during the Covid-19 pandemic, this course is one of the most important for Physician Leadership. Building and Leading Effective Teams, taught...

Practical Principles of Change Management

5.0 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Change is inevitable, adaptation is powerful, and change management is an essential Physician Leadership skill. Introducing Practical Principles of Change Management, taught by Larry McEvoy, an AAPL DE Self Study...

Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,000

Member Price: $850

Defined simply, “high reliability” is the study of human performance in complex systems. Introducing The Science of High Reliability, taught by Jeff Norton, an AAPL DE Self Study in which...

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders

Lessons Learned: Stories from Women Physician Leaders

Books Soft Cover
 
Regular Price: $29

Member Price: $25

Edited by Deborah M. Shlian, MD, MBA Women physicians now comprise 50 percent or more of most U.S. medical school classes. Yet relatively few fill the most senior management positions...

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14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: August - September, 2022

Facilitated Courses
08/29 - 09/23
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, effective leaders must pause, reflect, take stock, adapt, and rise to challenges with courage, humility, and compassion. Throughout this course, you...

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14 Total CME

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: November - December, 2022

Facilitated Courses
11/14 - 12/09
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

In today’s volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous (VUCA) world, effective leaders must pause, reflect, take stock, adapt, and rise to challenges with courage, humility, and compassion. Throughout this course, you...

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14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: October - November, 2022

Facilitated Courses
10/17 - 11/11
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

Understanding the language of financial concepts and their application is critical to the success of physician leaders. This course will demystify the language, tools and application of finance and help...

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14 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Healthcare Organizations: November, 2022

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 11/25
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

Creating and nurturing an innovative organization suited to meet the continual challenge of change is a critical leadership attribute for organizational success. This course will explore the mindset and skills...

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14 Total CME

Transforming Healthcare Through Quality Improvement: October, 2022

Facilitated Courses
10/03 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

There is no shortage of Quality Improvement (QI) work for physician leaders. Like most of medicine, QI is a mixture of art and science. Leaders need the language, insight and...

The Heart of the Story: My Improbable Journey as a Cardiologist

The Heart of the Story: My Improbable Journey as a Cardiologist

Books Soft Cover
06/30
Regular Price: $30

Member Price: $26

Publication Date April 29, 2022 Joan L. Thomas, MD, CPE, FACC with Sandra J. Parker The Heart of the Story: My Improbable Journey as a Cardiologist is an examination of the...

Reframing Contemporary Physician Leadership: We Started as Heroes

Reframing Contemporary Physician Leadership: We Started as Heroes

Books Soft Cover
06/30
Regular Price: $46

Member Price: $39

Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FACPE The practice of medicine, today, requires transformational skills. Healthcare challenges are no longer adequately addressed by the traditional paternalistic physician role. Healthcare...

The People Value Proposition: See one, Do one, Teach one... LEAD – A Physician’s Journey to Leadership

The People Value Proposition: See one, Do one, Teach one... LEAD – A Physician’s Journey to Leadership

Books Soft Cover
06/30
Regular Price: $32

Member Price: $27

Stanley E. Harris, MD, MA There is a widely acknowledged failure in leadership development across the spectrum, from corporations to communities. The fact is, few organizations are confident in and...