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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. Additional details can be found here: Certified Physician Executive

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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....

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...

Establish a Just Culture

4 Total CME

Establish a Just Culture

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Gain access to the simple, fundamental principles required to transform the culture of a team or department. With these principles, leaders can open lines of communication with team members, foster...

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...

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...

Develop Effective Teams

5 Total CME

Develop Effective Teams

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $500

Member Price: $425

Learning how to work effectively in teams has become a crucial skill in today’s workplace. Those tasked with leading teams are presented with challenges that must be dealt with efficiently....

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...

Managing Physician Performance

14 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

Enroll in Managing Physician Performance to learn how to find — and keep — the most talented physicians. This course provides a blueprint for the hiring and talent management process....

Resolving Conflict

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $700

Member Price: $595

As a physician leader, effectively addressing and resolving conflict is a primary skill that serves you throughout your career and could be life altering for your employees or patients. This...

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Series: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

35 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Series: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/30
Regular Price: $2,529

Member Price: $2,150

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Leadership isn’t a destination – it’s an ongoing journey. This course series represents...

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Building and Leading Effective Teams: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

5 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/29 - 10/29
Regular Price: $625

Member Price: $531

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. In this course, attendees will gain insight into the following key concepts...

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Essentials of Health Law: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

8 Total CME

Essentials of Health Law: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/27
Regular Price: $1,000

Member Price: $850

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. The world of healthcare law encompasses a wide body of the law...

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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Communication: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Communication: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/30 - 10/30
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people...

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Mastering Emotional Intelligence: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Mastering Emotional Intelligence: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/28 - 10/28
Regular Price: $875

Member Price: $744

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Your relationship with your patient is a critical component of your clinical...

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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Influence: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Influence: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/28 - 10/28
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Influencing others is a major component of leadership. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership:...

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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Negotiation: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Negotiation: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/29 - 10/29
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. This course demonstrates the steps that make up negotiations, and it shows...

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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Quality: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Fundamentals of Physician Leadership - Quality: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/27
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Quality and consistency are inexorably linked. The Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Quality...

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Managing Physician Performance: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

14 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,750

Member Price: $1,488

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. In this course, attendees will gain insight into the following key concepts...

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Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Non-Clinical Careers for Physicians: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/30 - 10/30
Regular Price: $875

Member Price: $744

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Having a medical degree doesn’t restrict you to working as a clinician!...

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Practical Principles of Change Management: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

5 Total CME

Practical Principles of Change Management: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/29 - 10/29
Regular Price: $625

Member Price: $531

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. This course consists of real case studies that demonstrate change creation. Physician...

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Resolving Conflict: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Resolving Conflict: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/27
Regular Price: $875

Member Price: $744

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Physician leaders and their organizations can experience meaningful growth through conflict. When...

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Women in Leadership: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Women in Leadership: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/30 - 10/30
Regular Price: $875

Member Price: $744

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Women face unique challenges in leadership, but also bring a unique perspective....

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Value Based Care: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

14 Total CME

Value Based Care: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/27 - 10/28
Regular Price: $1,750

Member Price: $1,488

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. In the complicated world of payment and delivery system reform, this course...

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Science of High Reliability: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

10 Total CME

Science of High Reliability: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/29 - 10/30
Regular Price: $1,250

Member Price: $1,063

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. High reliability is the study of human performance in complex systems. In...

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Project Management: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

7 Total CME

Project Management: 2022 Fall Institute (October 2022)

Live Courses
10/28 - 10/28
Regular Price: $875

Member Price: $744

This course is part of 2022 Fall Institute, an in-person event delivered in Scottsdale, AZ in October 2022. Physicians are increasingly being asked to tackle projects with high stakes deliverables,...

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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...