Career Pathways

There are no shortcuts to reaching your full potential.

But we do know a really good path.

Body of Knowledge

Assess and develop your expertise in medical practice management.

Group practice management is unique, and the profession’s nuances make it unlike any other. That’s why the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for Medical Practice Management is so essential to success. It serves as a repository of industry knowledge, a guide to practice management, an assessment of competency and a learning tool.

The BOK also serves as the exam blueprint for MGMA members who are pursuing certification and Fellowship through the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certification and standard-setting entity of MGMA.

Domain exam percentages

Operations management 29%
Financial management 24%
Human resource management 17%
Risk and compliance management 15%
Patient-centered care 8%
Organizational governance 7%


The BOK domains

See what it takes to become a successful medical practice executive — select a domain to see the performance objectives the BOK can put you on track to master.

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