American Association for Physician Leadership

Leadership Basics

Early Career

AAPL offers early career physician leaders a community of peers and mentors, as well as curriculum and content to empower you to lead your teams, healthcare systems, and communities. We provide easy access to an array of articles and resources—including journals, newsletters, books, webinars, and podcasts—all designed to further your professional growth and to improve patient-centric care.
Early Career
Early Career
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Advance Your Career

  • Attain Fundamentals of Physician Leadership knowledge
  • Improve Communication skills
  • Change healthcare systems
  • Improve patient-centric care

Transform your career, transform healthcare.

Medical School, Residency, and Fellowship provide the clinical side of training, AAPL is here for the rest. Through leadership education, unmatched career and information resources, and communities of expertise, AAPL enables all physicians and their organizations to create personal and widespread value and impact.
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Fundamentals of Physician Leadership: Series

Get started with The Fundamentals of Physician Leadership Series, covering topics including Communications, Negotiation, Influence, Quality, and Finance.

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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.


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AAPL providers leadership development programs designed to retain valuable team members and improve patient outcomes.

American Association for Physician Leadership®

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