American Association for Physician Leadership

Transform your career, transform healthcare.

Welcome to the world's premier organization dedicated to physician and provider leadership.

2024 Fall Institute Early Bird Registration Now Open
Join us at the Westin Kierland Resort & Spa in Scottsdale, AZ, Oct. 24-26
. Immerse yourself in thought-provoking CME courses, engaging discussions, and valuable networking opportunities

2025 Annual Leadership Conference Early Bird Rates Now Available
Join us at the Boston Park Plaza in Boston, MA, April 25-27, as we celebrate AAPL's 50th in 2025.

Why join AAPL?
Find support, shared experience, and security while advancing healthcare with like-minded colleagues


AAPL Experience

"Through AAPL, I learned everything I needed to be successful in my career that med school didn't teach me."

Career Education

Relevant, competency-based training from industry leaders.

From Conflict Management to Systems Awareness and Team Building to Technology Integration, keep yourself empowered with CME self-study, live online and in-person education.
All in one place

Learn, track and connect with peers

Your AAPL dashboard recommends courses and content, tracks progress towards your goals, and connects you with your colleagues and online community—all in one personalized space.
AAPL LEADERSHIP ASSESSMENT

Get an AI-powered Personalized Development Plan

The smartest approach to learning. Discover where you stand on physician-mapped insights and where you have the greatest opportunities to improve.
A COMMUNITY OF LIKE-MINDED COLLEAGUES

"This community is a place with people I can reach out to who understand the same challenges"

Physicians in every career stage and specialty are being called on to lead and provide direction for the future of healthcare. Find support, shared experience and connections within the AAPL community of physician leaders.

Watch to learn more about membership with AAPL and benefits of the Community.

Membership

Advance your career, enhance your organization, and improve healthcare with an AAPL membership.

Getting Involved

Connect with like-minded peers, shape the next generation through mentorship, and make your mark on healthcare leadership.

Live Events

At the 2024 Annual Leadership Conference, The ROI of Physician Leadership in Healthcare’s Transformation, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center in Nashville, TN.
CERTIFIED PHYSICIAN EXECUTIVE

There’s no better way to set yourself apart, gain prestige and advance your career.

The CPE designation tells a compelling story of your business acumen to colleagues, current and future employers, recruiters and others. It endorses your ability to lead large groups, manage budgets, address HR challenges, and apply strategic business insights.
Our Story

We believe that all physicians are leaders.

Since our founding in 1975, we have helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers.
Physicians
educated

250,000+

Members in
45 Countries

10,000

CPE-certified
Physicians

4,000+

Expert Faculty across
dozens of disciplines

100+

Courses in Physician
Leadership

100+

For over 45 years.

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.

CONTACT US

Mail Processing Address
PO Box 96503 I BMB 97493
Washington, DC 20090-6503

Payment Remittance Address
PO Box 745725
Atlanta, GA 30374-5725
(800) 562-8088
(813) 287-8993 Fax
customerservice@physicianleaders.org

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American Association for Physician Leadership®

formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE)