Academic In-House Recruiters (AIR) Update
By Donna Ecclestone, AIR Secretary, Associate Director, Physician Integration/Onboarding, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC
Fall was a busy time for the AIR chapter. AIR’s newly elected leadership team includes: Donna Ecclestone, President; Lauren Forst, Vice President; Stacey Armistead, Secretary; Jen Kambies, Treasurer; Valerie Campana, Website Chair; and Aisha DeBerry, Membership Chair. Together, the leadership team drafted the schedule of events for the upcoming year.
AIR also welcomed Maggie Cravey and Marilyn Tipton from the University of Mississippi to its leadership team as part of the Ethics Committee. This new committee is an important addition to ensure AIR protects the organization and members from antitrust concerns with AIR chat. Thanks to Maggie and Marilyn for leading this initiative.
Stacey Armistead, AIR Secretary, represented the organization at the national American Academy of Medical Colleges (AAMC) conference in Philadelphia, PA, in November. Building a relationship with AAMC is a strategic initiative of AIR in order to foster chapter growth. At the conference, Stacey was able to share information about AIR with organizations that presently don’t have an in-house program and wanted to learn about starting one.
AIR’s webinar series has been a big hit with members. In November, Amanda Todorovich, Digital Manager for the Cleveland Clinic, presented "Social Media Showcase: Cleveland Clinic.” It was a powerful webinar that showcased Cleveland Clinic’s social media presence and the reasons they focus on each digital area. On February 11, Drs. Kathleen Nelson and Amanda Termuhlen from Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles/University of Southern California presented their webinar, "Mentoring Matters!” They spoke about mentoring and how to ensure your new physician acclimates to your organization. Thanks to Lauren Forst and Valerie Campana for their efforts in coordinating these great webinars. AIR members who missed these webinars can view them through the members’ only section of the AIR website. CE credit is available.
Hats off to Valerie Campana who cleaned up our website, ensuring that our online presence is both current and relevant. Since we rotate communication between AIRMails, member calls and webinars, make sure you check the calendar of events for the current month’s activities.
AIR will continue to send quarterly AIRMail to keep members informed. AIR calls for 2014 will be on the second Tuesday of the month, starting at 1 p.m. EST. Please contact Donna Ecclestone if you are not receiving these updates, or need the call-in information.