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Testimonials


Recruiters

“There are several reasons that a recruiter would like to see the CPE credential on a resume. First, the CPE says that you have further prepared yourself to compete in the health care management arena. Second, in a competitive market it is a differentiator between you and other qualified candidates. It gives you a decided edge. Third, it shows your commitment to the profession of being a physician executive. By taking on this extra effort, a recruiter sees that you are serious about wanting to advance and will do the things necessary to move forward in your career.”

J. Larry Tyler
President, Tyler & Co. executive search consultants
Atlanta, Georgia, and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

“Along with leadership and management accomplishments, the CPE on physician executives’ resumes tells me that I can be confident that the candidates will present themselves well, know how to handle stressful situations, and have good communication skills.”

Jennifer Grebenschikoff
President, Physician Executive Management Center
Tampa, Florida

Participants

“My experience with the CPE certification program has already resulted in positive results for me. With deteriorating relations between my then-CEO and me at our 4,000+ bed integrated health system, I thought I should complete the program to enhance my job search qualifications. I did not imagine then that the corporate board of directors would take action to fire my boss during the winter. When that happened, the new management team reviewed current executives (I was a VP then) and was impressed with my CPE credential. They chose me as the new CMO for the entire system, and I have been quite happy since. Almost every topic covered in the CPE program has come up this past year, and I was very glad to have had the practice in handling these situations.”

Glenn W. Mitchell, MD, MPH, CPE, FACEP
Chief Medical Officer, Sisters of Mercy Health System
Chesterfield, Missouri

“The CPE tutorial week was the most unique experience I have had … and one of the most valuable. It encourages you to reflect on your strengths and accomplishments, while also focusing on how you present yourself to the professional world. It is also a week in which you develop close and supportive relationships with a small group of colleagues. The focus of the week is learning, with YOU as the subject ... all while having a collegial experience.”

Richard Rubin, MD, MBA, FACP, CPE, FACPE
Seton Health
Troy, New York

“Since my graduation from a top-ranked MBA program in 2008, I’ve used many of my new skills in my job as a chief medical officer. But there was a big hole in my education: managing doctors. The CCMM certification program filled that hole. The program has two phases: didactic and small group. The didactic sessions are appropriate and well-delivered. But the highlight was the small group and role-playing sessions, which provided an opportunity to test this learning in a safe environment and receive feedback from highly skilled colleagues. Our small group has continued to work together on issues we face, shared policies or procedures, discussed current events, and even strived to publish articles.”

Ken Flowe, MD, MBA, CPE
Chief Medical Officer and Emergency Department Medical Director
Roxboro, North Carolina

“I did my CPE certification program in March 2008. It was a great experience to be in the program with all these talented high-achieving professionals and realize that we share the same issues and concerns and we all deeply care about health care. It was a very intense week, and I felt part of a select group that truly wants to make a difference. I learned a lot about interaction with other professionals and the power of persuasion and new ways of reaching consensus. I highly recommend the certification program and the courses to anyone who is serious about being a physician executive.”

Georges M. Feghali, MD
SVP for Quality, Chief Medical Officer, TriHealth
Cincinnati, Ohio 

“I found the certification program to be a well thought out finishing school. As a capstone to the CPE credentialing process, the program provided for physicians what corporate America provides its executives: a collegial values-based experience that integrated the theoretical with the practical.”

Michael E. Doyle, MD, MBA, CPE, LTC(P), MC
Deputy Commander for Clinical Services,
Keller Army Community Hospital and USAMEDDAC West Point
West Point, New York

“I think that the CPE certification program was an outstanding opportunity for professional growth, helping to ‘hardwire’ the concepts learned in the CME courses and in graduate school. It was also invaluable in terms of networking with other leaders (always one of [the association’s] strengths).

“I found the course work to emphasize the practical rather than the esoteric, focusing on the applicable rather than the theoretical. It was challenging without being tedious or picayune. While I've never liked ‘role-playing’ exercises, I gleaned a great deal of insight into my own manner through the small group sessions.”

Brian D. Schroeder, MD, MBA, FACP, FHM, CPE
Medical Director, Hospital Medicine Program,
Covenant HealthCare
Saginaw, Michigan 

“As a recent graduate of the Carnegie Mellon MMM program, I found the CPE certification program to be the perfect next step toward advancing my career in health care management. Being able to solve true-life executive dilemmas with fellow participants, while being critiqued and advised by your personal coach was invaluable. The program forces you to think and apply your knowledge and skills literally in front of a camera and a panel of experts. I left the course with a renewed confidence and, as Barbara Linney’s book says, ‘Hope for the future.’ I strongly recommend the CPE certification program to my colleagues.”

Raymond L. Singer, MD, MMM, CPE
Associate Director, Regional Heart Center,
Lehigh Valley Health Network
Allentown, Pennsylvania

“I took the CPE certification program in February 2009. I found it informative, relevant and topical to the demands of a physician executive. Competent faculty and engaged participants made for a valuable networking opportunity to complement the subject material.”

Owen R. Heisler, MD, MBA, FACS, FRCSC, MSc, CPE
Zone Medical Director, Alberta Health Services
Edmonton, Canada

“The CPE certification program offers a unique training experience regardless of letter recognition. Most … courses deal with cerebral/intellectual content. The CPE program deals with the emotional intelligence aspect of leadership. I strongly recommend it before, during, or after the master’s degree. I did the program a year before the master’s program and it motivated me to continue studying. A classmate did the CPE program during our master’s degree and thought it complemented his course work. Another classmate decided to complete the CPE after her degree to learn more about leadership.”

Burdett R. Porter, MD, MMM, CPE
President of Medical Staff and Chair Medical Executive Committee,
Robert Packer Hospital
Sayre, Pennsylvania

“The CPE tutorial was amazing. I learned how to interview and sell myself and met people who were incredible. Soon after this program I interviewed and received a job as a CMO at a place I love!”

Catherine B. Polera, DO, MPH, CPE
Cold Spring, New York

“The education I received from participating in the CPE tutorial was invaluable. The communication skills taught in the tutorial are critical tools that I call upon daily in my work in medical management at my hospital. I believe any physician who desires to advance his or her career in medical management should be required to take the CPE tutorial.”

Daniel R. Hoffman, MD, CPE
Administrative Medical Director,
Mount Vernon Campus, St. Mary's Good Samaritan Inc.
Mount Vernon, Illinois

“Since getting my CPE certification I have not changed positions. However, in talking with people, having the CPE designation always makes them pause, in a positive way.

“The certification tutorial was of immense value, both in terms of networking and the information learned. It was a practical way to apply the information learned in the courses before we actually had to use it in our roles as physician leaders.”

Peter Harvey Short, MD, FAAP, CPE
Swampscott, Massachusetts