American College of Physician Executives
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The American College of Physician Executives (ACPE) is the nation's oldest and largest health care organization for
physician executives - doctors who hold leadership and management positions. Its members include CEOs, COOs, CMOs,
CQOs and health system officers. Its central offices are located in Tampa, Florida. Peter B. Angood, MD, FACPE is the chief
executive officer. Clair Callan MD, MBA, CPE, FACPE serves as the president and chairman of the board.
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ACPE was founded in 1975 as the American Academy of Medical Directors (AAMD) in Alexandria, Virginia. Since its
founding, the primary focus of College activities has been encouraging physicians to assume more active roles in the
leadership and management of organizations in the health care industry and helping physicians acquire leadership and
management skills. In 1982, AAMD moved its headquarters to Tampa. In 1989, the name was changed to the American
College of Physician Executives (ACPE) to more accurately reflect the nature and direction of its growing membership. ACPE
is principally engaged in providing education through training programs and publications. The College has grown from 64
members to nearly 10,000 members in 46 countries. 
Benefits to members
Management Education The College offers educational programs, in live and distance learning formats, to prepare members
for the daily challenges of management. In partnership with three leading universities, ACPE’s graduate program leads to a
Masters in Business Administration (MBA) or Masters in Medical Management (MMM) degree.
Current Information A subscription to the Physician Executive, the bi-monthly peer-reviewed journal of medical
management, is included in membership. Members also have access to extensive information resources online through
ACPE’s Web site, including a career research center, on-line networks and the Physician Executive archives. In addition,
members receive discounts on ACPE books, education programs, Web Lectures, and other informational items.
Career Development The College provides current resources and an ongoing program of career counseling to support
members in setting and pursuing their professional objectives in health care leadership. An online job listing service is
provided, and resume review services are available at discounted rates for members.
Advancement and Recognition Advancement opportunities within the College include Fellowship and Distinguished
Fellowship, service on the Board of Directors, Literary Achievement Awards, Scholarship Awards, Diplomate status, two levels
of achievement in the Graduate Program, and the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential (through the Certifying
Commission in Medical Management).
Other Services The College provides members with customized literature searches, publishing assistance, speaker referrals,
the Physician Executive Advisory Service and professional networking opportunities, among others.
"ACPE is the world's premier organization for lifelong growth and support of physician leaders."
 ACPE Website
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