Success PhotoDemonstrate your mastery of the healthcare practice industry and become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).

ACMPE Fellowship is the most prestigious professional designation in the medical practice management community. Fellows demonstrate they are the thought leaders capable of identifying key improvement areas for the sustainability and success of an organization.

Start your Fellowship journey today.

New Fellowship Program Criteria Begin in 2019

MGMA is excited to announce new criteria to the ACMPE Fellowship program due to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019. Learn more about the new pathway to your FACMPE.

Current Program Criteria - Effective Through December 31, 2018

To achieve Fellowship status you must:

  • Be a current Medical Group Management Association (MGMA) member.
  • Earn the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential.
  • Pay the $250 application and processing fee.
  • Submit and receive approval for your professional paper outline or notify MGMA if you wish to pursue a business plan submission to receive a proposal form.

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

ACMPE Professional Papers Committee

The ACMPE Fellows of the ACMPE Professional Papers Committee will review your 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

Professional Papers Deadlines

The ACMPE Professional Papers Committee accepts outlines and manuscripts for review throughout the year between January and October. 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 or business plan for review no later than the deadline established each year. You have two years from the date your outline or proposal is accepted to submit your manuscript. Otherwise, you must resubmit your outline or proposal to the committee chair for approval before you can submit your manuscript.


Nikki Klaus is the MGMA Senior Membership and Certification Coordinator and she would love to talk to you about ACMPE Fellowship and help walk you through the process.  To learn more about Fellowship, please visit the Fellowship page of the MGMA website.