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Leveraging the Clinical Team

As health care reform grants access to millions of new patients, nurse practitioners and physician assistants will play an increasingly vital role in the delivery of high quality care. Will you be ready to build and lead a high-performing interdisciplinary team?

Here, you’ll learn the basics of hiring, leading and managing these new team members and get tips on how to be an effective coach and how to defuse disruptive behavior.

You’ll also:

  • Define the role of physician leaders in leading and managing and interdisciplinary team.
  • Identify the benefits of integrating these practitioners into the health care delivery system.
  • Apply a model of high performance to ensure all team members are contributing to the organization and reaching their full potential.
  • Learn approaches to successful interviewing.
  • Understand how to develop a culture of retention.
  • Define roles that promote full engagement.
  • Translate evidence-based methods to leverage your clinical team.

2.0 Total CME

2.0 Elective Credits - CPE

2.0 Elective Credits - Masters

Course Objectives

  • Identify the key elements of a strategic recruitment plan.
  • Describe evidence-based approaches for selecting top talent.
  • Distinguish between functional and dysfunctional turnover.
  • Explain the importance of developing a culture of retention and as it relates to strategy execution.
  • Design an organization that supports and creates a climate of excellence and aligns its people with the given vision, mission and strategies.

Method of Participation

To complete this program successfully and claim credit, participants must follow these steps:

  • Read the educational objectives provided on the course summary page.
  • Attend the sessions or watch all the video lectures for this course (if applicable).
  • Read any course materials and complete any required activities.
  • Complete the course evaluation and post-test via your dashboard on the Association website. Successful completion of a given activity's post-test requires a minimum 75% passing score prior to claiming CME credit, with three attempts allowed.
  • CME certificates will be available for printing after claiming CME credit.
  • Estimated time for course completion is equivalent to the CME credit hours.

Key Dates

Original Course Release Date: June 2016

Course Expiration Date: June 2019

Access to Course Expires: 365 days from purchase date of course



Planner Disclosure: The planners (American Association for Physician Leadership® staff) for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Faculty Disclosure: The faculty for this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing education for physicians.


The American Association for Physician Leadership® designates this enduring material for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Cancellation Policy

Registrations are eligible for full refund or transfer to another course (that occurs within 12 months) for up to 72 hours after purchase. A $100 processing fee applies to cancellations or transfers after 72 hours but before 30 days have elapsed. Cancellations after 30 days from purchase date are not eligible for refund or transfer.

Registrations may not be transferred to another person at any time. All refunds will be issued to the original form of payment. Refunds or transfers are not available if testing has occurred or CME is claimed.

Through the American Board of Medical Specialties (“ABMS”) and Association of American Medical Colleges’ (“AAMC”) joint initiative (ABMS MOC Directory ( ) to create a wide array of Maintenance of Certification (“MOC”) Activities, Leveraging the Clinical Team has met the MOC requirements as a MOC Part II CME Activity (apply toward general CME requirement) by the following ABMS Member Boards: ABMS Member Boards:

Allergy and Immunology
Family Medicine
Nuclear Medicine
Physicial Medicine and Rehabilitation
Preventive Medicine
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