A Letter from the Executive Director
By Jennifer Metivier, MS, FASPR, ASPR Executive Director
Happy New Year! It seems that I was just wishing you all a Happy New Year only a few months ago – the time just keeps flying by. I hope that you enjoyed the holidays and feel rejuvenated for a busy and productive 2014! I’m looking forward to another amazing year at ASPR and would like to share some news on recent and upcoming "happenings” going on here at your favorite professional association.
I’m really excited to have Maddie Wagner, FASPR, onboard as the new ASPR Communications and Marketing Coordinator! Maddie started her new position in October and has jumped in feet first – or is it head first? – in fact it may have been a back flip – right into ASPR waters. She will be very involved with the planning and publication of JASPR, as well as all of our marketing and other communications endeavors.
New ASPR Chapters
I hope you’ll all join me in congratulating NWSPR (Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters) and TexASPR (Texas Association of Staff Physician Recruiters) on becoming ASPR’s latest official Chapters! The NWSPR Chapter is open to in-house physician recruitment professionals in the states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington and Wyoming. TexASPR is open to those in the state of – you guessed it – Texas!
Fellowship certification - Anytime!
We’ve been waiting for this for some time – and we are thrilled to announce that the entire ASPR Fellowship Certification program will be available on demand this March! You will be able to take the Physician Recruitment 101, 201 and 301 modules all at your own convenience – at home or in the office, no travel required. Once registered, each module is available to you for 120 days, which allows you to watch the webinars and download all of the associated materials. Thank you to all of our volunteer member presenters and consultants who contributed to this great accomplishment! Take advantage of this excellent program and get certified in 2014!
The 2014 ASPR Monthly Webinar Series has been posted to the ASPR website and is now open for registration. Don’t forget that these webinars are FREE to all ASPR members and available on demand, anytime. Any webinar from the past few years can be found in the ASPR webinar archive. These monthly webinars provide the same amount of education you can receive at the Annual Conference at no charge – a great ROI on your membership dues!
Benchmarking survey now open
The 2014 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey is now open. There are multiple ways to enter your data including: directly into the survey, into the On-Demand Tracking Tool, or by utilizing an import wizard if you have large amounts of data to export out of your own tracking system. It’s easy to participate and well worth your time, especially when you are able to access the report and searchable data for free next summer. Please consider participating to contribute to the industry’s only survey that is exclusive to in-house recruiters.
Registration for the 2014 Annual Conference will open in May and we hope to see you in Minneapolis in August. Check out the great article by David Horsager, our keynote speaker for Monday, on page 5 of this issue. In addition to making plans for August, the ASPR Education Committee is already busy making plans for our 25th anniversary which will be celebrated at the 2015 Annual Conference in May. The committee has some great ideas to celebrate in Orlando as well as the months leading up to the big event! Stay tuned for more details!
As always, I look forward to hearing any thoughts, suggestions, ideas or comments from you!