ACP announces new Leadership Academy

The ACP Leadership Academy is ACP's new leadership development program designed to provide early-career internists with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in medicine.


The ACP Leadership Academy is ACP's new leadership development program designed to provide early-career internists with the skills and knowledge necessary to become leaders in medicine.

The program's first offerings will be live and online courses offered in partnership with the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), the nation's largest health care organization for physician leaders. These courses are eligible for CME credit through the ACPE and were selected to provide episodic leadership training for members wanting to brush up on a specific content area. Participants can put these courses toward earning a nationally recognized leadership certificate from the ACPE and can also roll course credits into advanced degree programs from accredited universities. ACP members will receive a 15% discount on approved courses.

In addition to these courses, in coming months, the ACP Leadership Academy will begin offering additional, informal leadership development opportunities via other College-wide vehicles to enhance the formal coursework.

The new ACP Leadership Academy replaces ACP's Leadership Enhancement and Development (LEAD) program. Members currently pursuing an ACP LEAD Certificate must declare their intent to complete the requirements by e-mailing ACP by Dec. 31, 2013. To earn a LEAD certificate, you must participate in 5 out of 7 LEAD activities and complete your application by June 30, 2014. Former ACP LEAD certificate recipients and members who have completed some but not all of the requirements for a LEAD certificate may transfer up to 22 credits toward completion of the prerequisites for ACPE's certificate by June 30, 2014. To determine how many credits you may transfer, please e-mail ACP at by Dec. 31, 2013. Applications for ACP's LEAD certificate or transfer of credits will not be accepted after this date.

More information is online.