ACMPE Fellowship 

Move from leader to thought leader

As a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE), you’ll find a platform to demonstrate your leadership in identifying key improvement areas for the sustainability and success of an organization in today’s complex healthcare environment.

Your unique vision for building viable practices will also influence an industry through your Fellowship contribution to the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.

Reach the pinnacle of your profession. Apply for Fellowship today or learn more about the path to your FACMPE credential below.


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ACMPE Fellowship Process — ends Dec. 31, 2018

New Fellowship program enhancements start Jan. 1, 2019!  Learn more about the new pathway to your FACMPE.

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To apply for Fellowship, you must:

Once you have fulfilled the qualifications and MGMA has reviewed your application, you will be notified of your acceptance.

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After your acceptance, you will need to prepare a professional submission.

Step 1: Submit and receive approval for your professional paper outline or notify MGMA if you wish to pursue a business plan submission.

Step 2: After receiving approval for your paper outline or business plan proposal, submit your final professional paper manuscript or business plan submission for approval.

A team of ACMPE Fellows and the ACMPE Professional Papers Committee will review your outline and manuscript submissions for your ability to:

  • Collect, assimilate and synthesize information into knowledge
  • Conduct a professional study that is defensible to peers
  • Clearly communicate in writing

    Sample outlines are available for reference.

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The ACMPE Professional Papers Committee accepts outlines, manuscripts, and business plan proposals and submissions for review throughout the year with a hiatus from October to January for training. However, to be recognized as a new Fellow at the Convocation held in conjunction with the MGMA Annual Conference, you must submit your final manuscript for review no later than the deadline established each year.

Recommended Outline Submission: April 6, 2018
Final Manuscript Due: July 20, 2018

You have two years from the date your outline is accepted to submit your manuscript. Otherwise, you must resubmit your outline to the committee chair for approval before you can submit your manuscript.

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The ACMPE Certification Commission and the MGMA Board vote monthly to confer and award the FACMPE designation to individuals who have completed the requirements. After the vote is final, MGMA will send official notification of your advancement.

Make your accomplishment visible:

  • Include the FACMPE designation after your name in all business correspondence, published articles, speaking engagement materials, business cards, resume, etc.
  • Prominently display your Fellowship certificate.
  • Incorporate this accomplishment into your next performance evaluation/annual review.
  • Participate in new Fellow recognition activities at the MGMA Annual Conference.

Once you have earned the FACMPE credential, you must meet an ongoing continuing education requirement of 50 hours every three years. Get more information on qualifying activities and how to fulfill this requirement. You must also maintain a current MGMA membership to retain your credential.

Take the next step in your career. Start your Fellowship journey today.

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*ACMPE is the certification and fellowship authority of MGMA and has been certifying medical practice executives since 1956.



What our members say:

"Working on my Fellowship gave me a whole new way of looking at and solving problems. An added learning experience I didn't expect."

Lauren K. Harris, FACMPE
Clinic Administrator
Aethena Gynecology Associates
Vancouver, WA