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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 four-phased 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...

Building and Leading Effective Teams

3.5 Total CME

Building and Leading Effective Teams

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Teamwork is an essential component of coordinated interdisciplinary patient care, but it doesn’t happen on its own. Physician leaders know the importance of developing techniques to bring groups together and...

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 to build a well-rounded foundation of leadership and influence. Effective leadership is developed by honing specific skills and behaviors, and in Fundamentals, physicians will...

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...

Managing Physician Performance: Series

24 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance: Series

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

This series includes Recruit and Retain Top Talent, Design a Compensation Model, and Deliver Effective Feedback This program provides expert instruction and actionable takeaways to recruit new physicians, host performance-based...

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....

Deliver Effective Feedback

5 Total CME

Deliver Effective Feedback

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

This course provides the tools and techniques physician leaders need to promote good behavior, discourage unproductive habits and connect meaningfully with their people.  Topics include: The communication style preferences 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...

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...

Three Faces of Quality: October - December, 2019

24 Total CME

Three Faces of Quality: October - December, 2019

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 12/06
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 10/31 - 12/06 Discover how to design and implement systems that drive better patient and business outcomes. The curriculum shows physician leaders how to guide teams toward higher...

Three Faces of Quality: August, 2019

24 Total CME

Three Faces of Quality: August, 2019

Facilitated Courses
08/01 - 08/30
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 08/01 - 08/30 Discover how to design and implement systems that drive better patient and business outcomes. The curriculum shows physician leaders how to guide teams toward higher...

Techniques of Financial Decision Making: October - December, 2019

24 Total CME

Techniques of Financial Decision Making: October - December, 2019

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 12/14
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 10/31 - 12/14 Gain the knowledge and skills to turn financial mysteries into useful tools by enrolling in Techniques of Financial Decision-Making. The course focuses on operations and...

Techniques of Financial Decision Making: August - September, 2019

24 Total CME

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Techniques of Financial Decision Making: August - September, 2019

Facilitated Courses
08/01 - 09/13
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 08/01 - 09/13 This session is completely sold out. Seats may still be available in the October-November session. Gain the knowledge and skills to turn financial mysteries into useful...

Managing Physician Performance

24 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance: October - December, 2019

Facilitated Courses
10/31 - 12/06
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 10/31 - 12/06 Enroll in Managing Physician Performance to learn how to find — and keep — the most talented physicians. This course provides a blueprint for the...

Managing Physician Performance

24 Total CME

Managing Physician Performance: August, 2019

Facilitated Courses
08/01 - 08/30
Regular Price: $1,745

Member Price: $1,483

Session Dates: 08/01 - 08/30 Physicians who enroll in the Managing Physician Performance: Series gain access to the tools necessary to source, hire, develop and compensate talented providers. This program provides...

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups

3 Total CME

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

Managing Task Forces, Committees and Work Groups: How to Get a Reputation as a Good Leader Running a small group is an important undertaking, and leaders have a challenging role...

From Burnout to Bliss

4 Total CME

From Burnout to Bliss

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Dealing with countless demands each day is an integral part of the physician’s routine. But what happens when this routine becomes ingrained and becomes too much to handle? There is...