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The American Association for Physician Leadership®

Welcome to the world’s premier organization for physician leadership.

For more than 40 years, we have helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers. We hold the belief that at some level, all physicians are considered leaders.

Our Association helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create 
personal and organizational transformation that benefits patient outcomes and improves health care internationally.

We invite you to explore how we can help you develop your leadership skills and advance your career.

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Membership with the American Association for Physician Leadership

Join over 11,000 members already enjoying the benefits of being a member of our exclusive physician leadership constituency. Here are a few reasons why our members renew with us year after year or we encourage you to learn more.

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Career Services

Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board. Member-only pricing on career growth products and services.

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Savings on Education

Save up to 15% on our educational pathways, supporting materials and live events, including courses for CME.

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Publications

Find peer-reviewed research and other content in our award-winning Physician Leadership Journal, shipped directly to you. And go online to the Physician Leadership News for articles focusing on health care leadership, updated daily.

Certified Physician Executive Program - CPE

Home of the Certified Physician Executive

Since 1997, our Certified Physician Executive ("CPE") credential has served as the leadership standard for quality leadership in the health care industry. See how you can earn a CPE credential and develop leadership for yourself, your career and the organization where you work. Learn more about our approach to leadership.

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Your trusted source for physician leadership and education for over 40 years.

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