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ASPR Weekly

October 4, 2011

Question of the Week: What is the Patient Load for the Physicians in your Local Hospitalist Program?

Physician Recruitment 201 Module Offered in February in Miami

Send Us Your Videos

October Webinar: Stand Out!  Understanding What Physicians are Looking for and How to Market to Them

ASPR Committee Spotlight: Fellowship Committee

Question of the Week

Response rates were rather low last week, so we’ll keep the Question of the Week from last week: What is the average daily patient load for the physicians in your local Hospitalist program (not the ideal, but the actual)?

  1. Less than 10
  2. Between 10 and 12
  3. Between 13 and 15
  4. Between 16 and 18
  5. Between 19 and 21
  6. More than 21
  7. The hospital does not have a Hospitalist program
  8. I don’t know

Answer the Question of the Week

Physician Recruitment 201 Module Offered in February in Miami

Save the date

If you’re looking for an educational opportunity and want a break from the cold this winter – join us in South Beach!   ASPR will offer the Physician Recruitment 201 Module on Sunday, February 12 at the Royal Palm Hotel in Miami, FL in conjunction with the PracticeMatch Recruiter’s Conference.  The Royal Palm Hotel is located right on the beach in the South Beach area of Miami.

This module is the second of a three part series of the Fellowship Certification Program and will include the following topics:

  • Provider Compensation & Incentive Plans – Ken Hertz, FACMPE, MGMA
    • Learn how to use compensation surveys and understand current trends in compensation plans.  Understand how physician compensation and incentive plans are influenced by practice type and characteristics.
  • Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment – Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Dean Health Systems
    • Obtain knowledge on demographics, licensing, and scope of practice of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives.   Learn about effective sourcing and compensation trends for advanced practice provider recruitment.
  • The Offer: Selling it – Closing it – Keeping it Closed – Marci Jackson, FASPR, Marshfield Clinic
    • Discover how to manage expectations and what’s important in negotiation and reaching consensus.   Understand agreements including letters of intent, offer letters, contracts, and the components of these agreements. 
  • Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road – Michael Griffin, FASPR, HealthEast Care System
    • Understand the critical components of a relocation policy and procedure and receive templates to create your own.  Gain knowledge on IRS regulations and which relocation expenses are tax-deductible.
  • Onboarding: Welcome to the Team! – Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Short-LIJ
    • Learn what components are required and how to implement an effective physician onboarding and orientation program.  Receive valuable forms including orientation checklists, evaluation surveys, and physician exit interview surveys.
  • Retention Matters – Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Short-LIJ
    • Obtain practical advice and examples on developing a retention program for your organization.  Review physician satisfaction and causes of physician turnover.  Learn what benefits are important to physicians.  

It’s budget season, so plan ahead. The fee for the module is $400 which includes the examination fee for the Diplomate exam.

The PracticeMatch Recruiter’s Conference will be held from February 12-15 and will include topics on streamlining the recruitment process, social media and new technology for sourcing and recruiting, avoiding the loss of signed candidates, preparing physician candidates for interviews, and much more. You’ll also enjoy a dinner cruise on the Biscayne Lady, a private chartered yacht.

Register today at

Send Us Your Videos

What do you feel are the most valuable benefits of being an ASPR member? Send us a video of yourself answering this question and you’ll be entered into a drawing for a chance to win a free ASPR membership.   Your video should be one minute or less in duration and can be uploaded to whichever website you prefer (YouTube for example). 

All video submissions become the property of ASPR and may be used on the ASPR website or during ASPR events.  Send an email with the link to your video along with a signed release form to Jennifer Metivier, Executive Director, at by October 31, 2011 for your chance to win.

October Webinar: Stand Out!  Understanding What Physicians are Looking for and How to Market to Them

Date: October 26, 2011
Time: 11:00 am PT / 1:00 pm CT / 2:00 pm ET
Presenter: Shawn Kessler, Senior Strategist, Aloysius Butler & Clark
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
Details and Online Registration

This webinar will review research that shows what physicians of all age groups are looking for in their next career opportunity, why they leave practices, and we'll explore how to use this information to create powerful marketing messages. Additionally, a wide variety of tactic (email, direct mail, web postings, eTOCs, Banner Advertising and more) pros & cons will be reviewed allowing recruiters to understand the most effective way for them to communicate with the physicians they are trying to reach.

NEJM CareerCenter has commissioned a number of physician studies and surveys to help physician recruiters better understand attitudes, trends, and behaviors among job-seeking physicians, in an effort to assist with physician recruitment and retention efforts. The findings of the most recent study help uncover useful information that is most compelling to recruiters. When do young physicians search for jobs? What job search sources do they use? What factors are most important to them? For anyone involved in recruiting young physicians, these are crucial questions. This is especially true given today’s extreme shortage of qualified candidates. The New England Journal of Medicine commissioned Zeldis Research Associates, Inc. to conduct an independent, blind study of young physicians, residents and fellows. The results provide an overview of when and how today’s young physicians search for jobs. Armed with this information, recruiters can adjust their strategies to recruit physicians more effectively.

Learning Objectives:

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to understand attitudes, trends, and behaviors among job-seeking physicians, in an effort to assist with physician recruitment and retention efforts. This will help recruiters better understand current drivers of recruitment decisions by young physicians.

Details and Registration

ASPR Committee Spotlight: Fellowship Committee

The Fellowship Committee is responsible for designing and maintaining the comprehensive ASPR Fellowship certification program.  The Committee designs and continuously updates the content of fellowship program modules, identifies qualified presenters, oversees testing development and validation processes, and plans programming for the Annual Conference, webinars, and other venues.

The Committee meets via conference call on the first Wednesday of the month.  Additional meetings may be required for various sub-group projects.  If you’re interested in joining the committee, please contact ASPR’s Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, at

Important Dates
ASPR’s Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module Live Webinar Series (Part 3 of 6)
ASPR’s Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module Live Webinar Series (Part 4 of 6)
Live Webinar Series: Stand Out! Understanding what physicians are looking for and how to market
Details and Registration

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