Create significant personal and organizational transformation by joining us for the annual Fall Institute at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa.
Network with the most influential physician leaders in health care.
Explore a variety of educational pathways of physician leadership and get a comprehensive view of where your career might lead by joining us at Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Arizona for the Fall Institute.
You will have an opportunity to attend a number of live courses led by expert faculty and examine the challenges of health care from the perspective of an up-and-coming or established leader within the industry. Learn more
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. Wehold 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 transformationthat 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.
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.
Unlimited access to our physician-focused CareerLink jobs board. Member-only pricing on career growth products and services.
Savings on Education
Save up to 15% on our educational pathways, supporting materials and live events, including courses for CME.
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.
Dr. Angela Gatzke-Plamann didn’t fully grasp her community’s opioid crisis until one desperate patient called on a Friday afternoon in 2016. “He was in complete crisis because he was admitting to me
American Association for Physician Leadership®
Your trusted source for physician leadership and education for over 40 years.
Since 1975, the American Association for Physician Leadership has helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development, thought leadership and community building.
The American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL) changed its name from the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) in 2014. We may have changed our name, but we are the same organization that has been serving physician leaders since 1975.
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