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The mission of the Academy is to optimize patient care through professionalism education, scholarship, policy and practice in all health-related fields.


APHC Membership


Becoming an APHC member helps build our professionalism community, as well as enables you to learn about innovative strategies for teaching professionalism, obtain skills in professionalism assessment, discover ways to conduct professionalism research and interact with people from around the U.S. and from around the world. A recent conference hosted attendees from over 20 countries.

Member Benefits

As a member, you have access to special benefits that include:
  • Community

Belonging to a community of like-minded professionals

Participating in the monthly Professionalism Education Roundtable interviews with authors, faculty and researchers, plus accessing past recordings

Enrolling in the APHC Faculty Development Certificate program known as LEEP (Leadership Excellence in Educating for Professionalism), which was launched in 2020 and offers longitudinal mentoring for a select group of individuals seeking to deepen their knowledge and skills in professionalism education, assessment and research

Serving on our editorial team for our monthly newsletter and contributing articles

Participating in APHC Committees which include the conference program committee, membership committee, outreach committee, GME and education committee

  • Communication 

Posting your research, articles, podcasts, webinars, conferences and books on the home page of the website and in the newsletter 

Posting your job searches on the home page of the website and in the newsletter

  • Discounts

Receiving a 20 percent discount on educational videos created by the Medical Professionalism Project, which also allows you to obtain MOC and CME

Registering for APHC conferences with discounts

Accessing Professional Formation's 15 modules on professionalism, which are free to everyone (except for students who have a $5 membership within schools that have an institutional membership) 

Our annual membership fees are very inexpensive and are valid for one year from payment date. 

Member Types

Select from seven types of membership.

 Member Type

Annual Dues

 Institutional For-profit (4 members) $995
 Institutional Non-profit (4 members) The following memberships are only available if your institution has an institutional membership.  $395
          *Institutional - Additional Members - Professional 1 $125 each
          *Institutional - Additional Members - Professional 2 $85 each 
          *Institutional - Additional Members - Professional 3 $55 each 
          *Institutional - Additional Student Members $5 each
 Professional 1 - individual with a degree such as MD, DO, and similar $175
 Professional 2 individual with a degree such as PhD, JD, DDS, EdD, and similar $120
 Professional 3 - individual with a degree such as RN, PA, SW, APRN, Master, Bachelor, and similar $75
 Retiree $50
 Student, Resident, Fellow $25

Institutional membership is based on the type of organization – either non-profit ($395) or for-profit ($995) – and includes membership for four individuals within the institution at the institutional fee. An unlimited number of students can join for $5 per year (Contact for more information).  Additional individuals (after the first four) can join for $125 a year.

During Institutional Membership signup you have two options:
  1. You can sign up three others and get passwords for them. Click on secondary members on the + sign and add the members yourself.
  2. You can get an authorization code that can be distributed to three others, so they can sign themselves up. In your profile, click on 'Additional Members' and you will find the code.

"One of the best features of the institutional membership for us here at Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and Geisinger College of Health Sciences is the very reasonably priced student memberships. We have offered this membership opportunity to our student the past two years. Our students are very appreciative of the ability to participate in the Academy. They tell us that membership provides them with resources and opportunities to reflect on the many professional skills required to be a health care provider in today’s world. Our students have also found professional development activities such as publication in the monthly newsletter or presentations at the annual conferences."
Tanja K. Adonizio, MD
Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Assistant Professor of Medicine
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine



Your membership helps support the APHC initiatives, including the annual in-person conferences and virtual meetings that have been free.

For questions, contact