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Certified Physician Executive


A Certified Physician Executive is a licensed MD or DO with one year of significant leadership and managerial experience. Eligible candidates must have also completed coursework in our CPE curriculum or have a graduate management degree and is board certified in a clinical specialty with three years’ experience after residency and fellowship.

CPE candidates must also pass the three-and-a-half-day Certifying Commission in Medical Management Certification Program before being awarded the designation. Additional program and eligibility details can be found here: CPE Capstone

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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...

Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $895

Member Price: $761

High reliability is the study of human performance in complex systems. In this course, physician leaders explore systems thinking, analysis of serious safety events and techniques to minimize mistakes. The...

Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $695

Member Price: $591

The goal isn't to eliminate conflict but to make conflict productive. Physician leaders and their organizations can experience meaningful growth through conflict. When it's not managed well, conflict becomes disruptive...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

31.5 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $2,350

Member Price: $1,998

Enroll in Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series to build a well-rounded foundation of leadership and influence. Effective leadership is developed by honing specific skills and behaviors, and in the Fundamentals...

Practical Principles of Change Management

2 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $200

Member Price: $170

This course consists of real case studies that demonstrate change creation. Physician leaders will closely examine those case studies and use actionable findings to manage change in their own organizations.Topics...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course provides physician leaders a practical blueprint for financial fluency and more – reading statements, utilizing four types of accounting and measuring the financial health of an organization. Finance is...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

3.5 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $295

Member Price: $251

Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. This course isn’t just about how to speak or what to say – instead, it...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Quality and consistency are inexorably linked. This course offers physicians the tools and tactics they need to create consistent systems, processes and quality outcomes – along with some insight into the...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Influencing others is a major component of leadership. This course shows physicians leaders how to first influence themselves – by developing core values and clarifying their vision – so they can...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7.0 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

With the right skillset, anything can be negotiated – rank, salary, schedule and more. This course demonstrates the steps that make up all negotiations and it shows physician leaders how to leverage...