American Association for Physician Leadership prerequisites are a cost-effective way to start your journey to an advanced degree. Courses are CME eligible.

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Building Physician Wellness

3 Total CME

Building Physician Wellness

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $270

Member Price: $230

The physical and psychological tolls of burnout are widely researched today, but what is burnout really and how does it affect physicians? Building Physician Wellness takes a top-down approach 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....

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...

Embracing Change

3.5 Total CME

Embracing Change

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

The ability to embrace change is essential to being successful as a leader, but, for many, the natural response to change is fear or resistance. Fortunately, we can train our minds...

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...

Essentials of Health Law

8 Total CME

Essentials of Health Law

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $645

Member Price: $548

Health care law is a complex topic affected by sweeping changes in the political landscape. Gain an overview of health care laws and how decisions have affected organizations. Examine today’s...

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...

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...

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...

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: 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: 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...

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: 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...

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...

Integrated Health Systems: Drivers, Design and Strategy

4 Total CME

Integrated Health Systems: Drivers, Design and Strategy

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $350

Member Price: $298

In this course, physician leaders will get a look at the design, management, and strategy of integrated health systems. They will also have the opportunity to explore those implications in...

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...

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management

4 Total CME

Interdisciplinary Relationship Management

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Managing professional relationships is something that all physicians must do every day. However, this skill isn’t as easy as it sounds. With different personalities, priorities, and approaches to communication, relationships...

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...

Leading Complex Organizations

4 Total CME

Leading Complex Organizations

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

The job of a health care leader is never easy. Those leading complex organizations must be able to successfully manage many moving parts during times of change, crisis, conflict, and...

Leading Innovation in Health Care Delivery

2 Total CME

Leading Innovation in Health Care Delivery

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $180

Member Price: $153

These days, the volume-to-value transition in health care requires physician leaders to seek better ways to deliver care. By applying systematic and team-based approaches, they can innovate health care in...

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...

MACRA Brings Value-Based Purchasing to Physicians

3 Total CME

MACRA Brings Value-Based Purchasing to Physicians

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

The value-based purchasing (VBP) model has changed health care, and this course provides practical takeaways that physician leaders can use to master the inherent challenges.Topics include:• The possibilities and pitfalls...

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 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: 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...

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...

Optimizing Health IT for Improved Patient Safety

4 Total CME

Optimizing Health IT for Improved Patient Safety

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

This course covers the fundamental aspects of health information technology (HIT) as it relates to patient safety. The curriculum introduces an eight-dimension model that helps explain essential aspects of a...

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...

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...

Practical Tools for Physician Self-Care

4 Total CME

Practical Tools for Physician Self-Care

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

With upwards of 50% of physicians suffering from burnout, having knowledge of the research and theory behind this destructive force may be key to combatting these problems once and for...

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...

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...

Proceed Until Apprehended

4 Total CME

Proceed Until Apprehended

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $360

Member Price: $306

Proceed Until Apprehended: Building a Culture of Trust Leaders are able to build organizational trust when the workplace is consistent, predictable, and non-threatening. Creating this type of environment might feel...

Quality and Safety for Physician Leaders

3.5 Total CME

Quality and Safety for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $250

Member Price: $213

Create a culture of quality and safety with these course insights. The curriculum includes key concepts, such as improving system performance, reducing medical errors and enhancing patient satisfaction scores. Physician...

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...

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...

Social Media for Physician Leaders

2.5 Total CME

Social Media for Physician Leaders

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $225

Member Price: $191

This course focuses on developing and strengthening a social media voice – one that communicates effectively with patients and team members, emphasizes the safety of personal information, and uses marketing...

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....

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...

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...

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...

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...

The Numbers a CEO Needs to Know

5 Total CME

The Numbers a CEO Needs to Know

Self-Study Courses
On Demand
Regular Price: $450

Member Price: $383

It’s no secret that CEOs need to maintain a significant level of knowledge about their organization’s financial status, but how much do they really need to know? This course introduces...

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...