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University partners approve changes to ACPE graduate program.

We are pleased to announce that the 2007 changes to ACPE's graduate program make completing a graduate degree in medical management easier and more affordable. Highlights of the improvements include:

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* Less time & money to complete ACPE's Section I curriculum

* More hours available within Section I electives to choose courses that appeal to you

Here's a chart that shows the full set of Section I curriculum requirements. Current Section I students may stay with the current program or adopt this new curriculum.

Section I Curriculum * ACPE

(Valid for everyone in the program Jan 1, 2007)

HOURS CORE COURSES

(Complete all of the following for 93 hours)

24 Financial Decision Making

24 Managing Physician Performance

21 Physician in Management: PIM-Influence, PIM-Marketing, PIM-Negotiation

24 Three Faces of Quality

HOURS ELECTIVE COURSES

(Choose at least 32 hours from the following)

24 ACPE's Keystone

24 Conflict & Cooperation: Influence in Organizations

12 Ethical Challenges* -- choose InterAct Express (5 CME) or full version (12 CME)

14 Health Law* -- choose InterAct Express (8 CME) or full version (14 CME)

19 Increasing Personal Influence

3.5 Informatics (choose any Informatics course)

3.5 Physician in Management -- Communication Skills

7 Physician in Management -- Finance

3.5 Physician in Management -- Management Skills

19 Top-Down Bottom-Up Management

125 TOTAL HOURS required to complete Section I

For those considering CPE certification: a total of 150 hours are required for Section I courses, which must include Ethics and Health Law. For more information, visit www.ccmm.org.
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