Long way ‘round?
Or short cut?
You CAN take the long way ‘round to
become a first-rate physician executive.
That’s the route with the steep learning curve
and the twists and turns of trial and error.
OR, you can opt for the short cut—as
10,000+ of your colleagues have already
done—and join the American College of
ACPE is the oldest and largest organization of
its kind, founded in 1975 by physicians
just like you who learned the hard way that
being brilliant clinicians wasn’t much help
when faced with the unique, and vexing problems of managing a health care organization.
“If I had taken ACPE’s
Physicians in Management
course in my first 6 months as
CMO, the last four years would
have been a lot easier.”
Mark Breite, MD, FCCP, VPMA/CMO
Jefferson Regional Medical Center
Physician Services Department
Crystal City, MO
Tackling Troublesome Problems
If you’ve been at your job any time at all, you
know what I’m talking about. For example:
• Making sense of inscrutable financial
reports from your CFO, or
• Reducing the number of diagnostic
• Changing behavior of disruptive
As a member of ACPE you’ll receive ideas
and advice for addressing these and countless other challenges which will come to
you in a member benefits’ package custom-tailored to your needs.
For starters, each day you’ll receiving briefings on medical management news from
the Daily Digest, an online report that will
keep you up to the minute on developments influencing health care delivery.
Every other month you’ll look forward to
the practical guidance offered in the pages
of the Physician Executive Journal on topics
ranging from robotic bypass surgery to electronic record-keeping.
Less Lonely at the Top
Membership will also put you in direct
contact with colleagues wrestling with the
very issues you’re facing today. Whether it’s
live informal conversations at meetings or
virtual exchanges through the online member networks, you’ll feel less isolated when
facing which-way-to-go decisions on issues
ranging from securing staff buy-in to minimizing bias in clinical peer review.
Learning to Lead
And then there are the trainings—125
courses in all—for which ACPE has earned
its name. They offer how-to guidance and
hard-won advice on every subject affecting
your daily professional life from strategic
planning to health law and from financial
decision making to ethics.
Your new knowledge will increase your ability to take on and tackle difficult challenges—gradually transforming you from able
administrator to a true physician leader.
Get started on the path to earn a Certified
Physician Executive (CPE) designation and
you’ll not only gain knowledge but also a
credential that will set you apart from the
crowd in today’s competitive job market.
“When our CEO left the organization, the management team
was impressed with my CPE
credential and chose me as the
CMO. Thank you, ACPE.”
Glenn W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, Mercy Health,
Keeping Your Career on the Move
And when you’re ready to make a move—
membership will keep you in the loop on
salary and employment trends as well as
point you to openings in the CareerLink
job bank. Job-seeking skills need sharpening? Take advantage of negotiation courses
through ACPE’s Career Center.
You could access many of these ACPE benefits without joining, of course, but the savings you’ll enjoy as a new member—
including a $300 new-member education discount
certificate which you can apply toward
ACPE live or online courses—will more
than repay the modest $250 annual dues.
So why delay? Take YOUR Place in ACPE
by completing the five-minute online
application at acpe.org/join or calling
800-562-8088. Put “PEJ2012” in the
promotional code box—and waive the
one-time $30 processing fee!
American College of Physician Executives
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