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ASU selected as American Association for Physician Leadership advanced degree partner

November 18, 2016

The American Association for Physician Leadership has added Arizona State University (ASU) as its fifth partner to help physician leaders gain advanced knowledge and credentials. ASU’s School for the Science of Health Care Delivery will offer a master’s degree in the Science of Health Care Delivery (SHCD) through its Phoenix campus.

ASU joins the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, Carnegie Mellon University, University of Southern California and Thomas Jefferson University, giving physician leaders a wide range of options when seeking a master’s degree program.

“We’re pleased to announce this new university partner,” said Peter Angood, MD, FRCS(C), FACS, MCCM, president and CEO of the association. “ASU’s outstanding program will complement our existing partners’ master’s degree programs and open new options and choices for our physician leadership community.”

The ASU program’s flexible, interactive online format is designed to be adaptable for busy health care professionals, focusing on issues critical to health care delivery in a changing environment. Participants earn Lean Six Sigma green belt certification, with the option of seeking black belt certification. As with the other partners, prerequisites can be completed through association courses, live or online. The ASU program has rolling admissions and features five entry points during the year. The 30-credit all-online, asynchronous program culminates with a capstone project.

About Arizona State University

ASU is a New American University, promoting excellence in its research and among its students, faculty and staff, increasing access to its educational resources and working with communities to positively impact social and economic development. An academic unit of Arizona State University’s College of Health Solutions, the School for the Science of Health Care Delivery prepares current and future health care workers to systematically address the critical and complex needs of the health care system. Through the interdisciplinary study of population health, patient-centered care, health economics, policy, data analytics and leadership, students gain the skills necessary to achieve value-based health care in pursuit of the Triple Aim. To learn more about the MS SHCD degree program, contact Kristen Will, director of executive education, at

About the American Association for Physician Leadership

The American Association for Physician Leadership is the preeminent U.S.-based organization for physician leaders worldwide. The association, formerly known as the American College of Physician Executives (ACPE), serves physicians at all stages of their careers through leadership education, career support and policy advocacy. Since its founding in 1975, it has grown to more than 11,000 members, including CEOs, chief medical officers and other top leaders. They hail from 47 nations worldwide. The association is known for its award-winning bi-monthly magazine, PLJ, and its other publications as well as for world-class leadership education, available to member and nonmember physicians. Its continuing medical education (CME) courses, offered online and at live conferences, can be applied to advanced degrees and certifications and are accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). To learn more about the master’s program options, visit

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