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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

The CMIO-CMO-CIO Partnership

1.5 Total CME

The CMIO-CMO-CIO Partnership

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $135

Member Price: $115

The course explores the role of clinical informatics and how each collaborator – Chief Medical Information Officer, Chief Medical Officer or Chief Information Officer – can improve them.  These partnerships...

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...

From Burnout to Bliss

4 Total CME

From Burnout to Bliss

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

From Burnout to Bliss: A Physician’s Wellness Journey Dealing with countless demands each day is an integral part of the physician’s routine. But what happens when this routine becomes ingrained...

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....

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14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: September - October, 2021

Facilitated Courses
09/27 - 10/22
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

Building a Path to Leadership Excellence: October - November, 2021

Facilitated Courses
10/25 - 11/19
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...

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

35 Total CME

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Live Courses
10/28 - 10/31
Regular Price: $2,975

Member Price: $2,529

Leadership isn’t a destination – it’s an ongoing journey. This course series represents the first, and most critical, the step of your transformation from contributor to leader. Over the course of three...

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2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

7 Total CME

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence

Live Courses
10/28
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Influencing others is a major component of leadership. Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Influence shows physicians leaders how to first influence themselves – by developing core values and clarifying their vision...

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2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

7 Total CME

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Communication

Live Courses
10/29
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Everyone sees the world differently, and that’s why communicating with other people isn’t a one-size-fits-all affair. This course shows physician leaders how to adjust their communication style and delivery to...

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2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

7 Total CME

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Negotiation

Live Courses
10/30
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

This course demonstrates the steps that make up negotiations, and it shows physician leaders how to leverage that structure to create the career and lifestyle they want. Even though we...

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2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

7 Total CME

2021 Fall Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Finance

Live Courses
10/31
Regular Price: $595

Member Price: $506

Finance is a complex topic, but those physician leaders who understand the basics can create thoughtful and positive change in their organizations. Lessons are delivered through a series of video...

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2021 Fall Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

2021 Fall Essentials of Health Law

Live Courses
10/28
Regular Price: $1,120

Member Price: $952

The world of healthcare law encompasses a wide body of the law regulating the provision of healthcare services and governing the relationship between healthcare providers and their recipients. You’ll learn...

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2021 Fall Science of High Reliability

10 Total CME

2021 Fall Science of High Reliability

Live Courses
10/30 - 10/31
Regular Price: $1,400

Member Price: $1,190

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...

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2021 Fall Practical Principles of Change Management

5 Total CME

2021 Fall Practical Principles of Change Management

Live Courses
10/29
Regular Price: $700

Member Price: $595

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....

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2021 Fall Managing Physician Performance

14 Total CME

2021 Fall Managing Physician Performance

Live Courses
10/28 - 10/29
Regular Price: $1,960

Member Price: $1,666

In this course, attendees will gain insight into the following key concepts and competencies: Four Most Frequent TheoriesThe specific characteristics and needs of individuals.The personal consequences of various types of...

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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...

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14 Total CME

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: January - February, 2022

Facilitated Courses
01/31 - 02/25
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

Financial Skills for Executive Decision Making: April - May, 2022

Facilitated Courses
04/18 - 05/13
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: February - March, 2022

Facilitated Courses
02/14 - 03/11
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...