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I Want to Be a Chief Medical Officer: Now What?

New Successful CMOs and subject matter experts share valuable insights and knowledge to help you succeed on your journey to becoming a CMO.

Author: Rex Hoffman, MD, MBA, FACHE, CPE

Working Happy! How to Survive Burnout and Find Your Work/Life Synergy in the Healthcare Industry

New The book takes an innovative, hands-on approach toward the two most important causes of employee burnout: workplace environment and personal attitude and behavior.

Author: Roger Kapoor, MD, MBA

Inspiring Growth and Leadership in Medical Careers: Transform Healthcare as a Physician Leader

New The book asserts that all physicians are leaders and offers a collection of personal experiences, observations, and lessons learned to paint a full picture of physicians’ roles in society.

Author: Peter B. Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, FAAPL(Hon)

50 Unconventional Clinical Careers for Physicians: Unique Ways to Use Your Medical Degree Without Leaving Patient Care

New 50 Unconventional Clinical Careers for Physicians provides a comprehensive overview of alternative paths in medicine and covers everything from why a physician may want to consider an unconventional career to how to transition to an unconventional clinical practice.

Author: Sylvie Stacy, MD, MPH

Medicine is a Practice: The Rules for Healthcare Marketing

New This book aims to assist physicians and medical practice administrators in creating a productive and profitable medical practice. The detailed discussions guide readers towards financially successful management practices while cultivating a patient-centered healthcare practi...


Author: Neil Baum, MD

Fast Forward Thinking: 40 Rules for Entrepreneurs and Investors in Medical, Science, and Biotech

New This book offers practical insights and a tried-and-tested framework for making informed decisions and investments while you navigate the healthcare science-driven startup landscape, helping you forecast trends, identify the best projects, and manage companies at the “cutti...


Author: Luis Pareras, MD, PhD

The Catholic Church and Its Hospitals: A Marriage Made in Heaven?

New More than just a historical overview or a critique, this is an enlightening guide that underscores Catholic healthcare’s contributions and uncovers its weaknesses. It makes a compelling argument for re-examining policies and practices to ensure the Catholic health system sta...


Author: Patricia A. Gabow, MD, MACP

Every Story Counts: Exploring Contemporary Practice Through Narrative Medicine

New Discover the profound significance of storytelling and narrative in the medical field. Through this compelling work, medical professionals are empowered to navigate the complexities of modern practice by embracing self-reflection and adhering to a moral compass grounded in i...


Author: Arthur Lazarus, MD, MBA, CPE

Physician Leadership Matters: The Importance of Understanding the Regulatory and Legal Aspects of Healthcare

New A comprehensive and thorough analysis of healthcare and employment laws, including HIPAA vulnerabilities, legal pitfalls, complexities of peer review, the importance of professional regulatory compliance, and the potential complications of NPDB review. This book equips physi...


Author: Timothy E. Paterick, MD, JD, MBA

Next-Level Healthcare Employees: Improving the Performance of a Good Team

New Settling for good employees is simply not setting the bar high enough in today’s competitive healthcare marketplace. This book provides strategies and tips to inspire, teach, and encourage the creation of a stellar healthcare team.

Author: Laura Hills, DA

The Chief Medical Officer's Essential Guidebook

Medical executives share their experiences and lessons to aid on a journey to becoming an effective chief medical officer. This book is for current CMOs, those aspiring to be CMOs, and the executives and peers who work with them.

Author: Mark D. Olszyk, MD, MBA, CPE

Strategies for Recognizing and Eliminating Gender Bias for Healthcare Leaders

Gender imbalanced leadership teams in healthcare perpetuate policies and cultures that are not conducive to equal opportunities. This book explores the phenomenon and reasons behind the lack of women in healthcare leadership roles and offers practical strategies for addressi...


Author: Grace E. Terrell, MD, MMM, CPE, FACP, FACPE

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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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