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ASPR Weekly

October 18, 2011

Question of the Week: Do you have a Physician Mentor Program in your organization?

Free Webinar Next Week: Stand Out! Understanding what Physicians are Looking for and How to Market to Them

Win a Free ASPR Membership

Tips for Fellowship Exam Preparation

Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Fellows!

Question of the Week

Do you have a Physician Mentor Program in your organization?

  1. Yes
  2. No

If Yes, would you consider your program successful?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Answer the Question of the Week

Thank you to all of you who participated in last week’s “Question of the Week”.   There were 118 respondents and the results of the survey were:

Who Does Physician Recruitment Report to in Your Organization?

26%  Vice President, Medical Affairs or Chief Medical Officer
16%  Vice President, Human Resources or Chief Human Resources Officer
14%  Chief Executive Officer
13%  Chief Operating Officer
3%    Vice President, Marketing
10%  Vice President, Development
18%  Other

Free Webinar Next Week: 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.


Win a Free ASPR Membership

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 31st, 2011 for your chance to win!

Tips for Fellowship Exam Preparation

What’s the best way to prepare for the Fellowship program exams? This is a question that we have had discussions about on Chat, conversed about at conferences, and even seen an article about in JASPR. Everyone has a different methodology for preparing for exams and some people have to study more than others; preparing for the Fellowship exams is no different than preparing for any other exam.

Here is what the ASPR Fellowship Committee offers as recommended study tips for all who are taking the exams and working their way towards becoming certified as a Fellow of ASPR:

  1. Module PowerPoint Presentations: While attending the Fellowship PowerPoint Modules is not a prerequisite for taking the exams, you will find the Module PowerPoint presentations extremely helpful in preparing for the exams. Review the presentations and your notes and you’ll have a very strong base for the exams.
  2. Supporting Documents: In addition to the PowerPoint presentations you receive as part of your Module registrations, you also receive a slew of supporting documents to help you in your everyday job, but also serve to aid you in preparing for the exams. These documents should be reviewed in preparation for the exams.
  3. Study Guides and Resource Guides: The Fellowship Committee has assembled a Study Guide for the Physician Recruitment 101 Exam (Associate) and Resource Guides for the Physician Recruitment 201 (Diplomate) and 301 (Fellow) exams. These are not essential in preparing for the exams, but can be used to supplement the other study materials previously mentioned. (Joe can you link each guide to the guide on the website?)
  4. Internet Research: Some ASPR members have found that utilizing the internet to do some additional research on certain topics has been helpful to them.

The Fellowship exams are all internet based and are not conducted in a testing facility. In essence, they are open book exams. Since the exams are timed (you have 90 minutes to complete each exam), you most definitely do not have time to look up every answer within these study materials or find information on the internet. Appropriate exam preparation will help ensure a successful outcome.

“Studying and taking the exams was one of the best things I’ve done recently for my career. It was challenging and stimulating, and reminded me that regardless of how long I’ve been a physician recruitment professional (15 years), there’s always more to learn. I echo others—really study the areas that you are not familiar with or have not been involved with for awhile (or ever!) Take the courses, use the study materials—and there is a ton of information at your fingertips on the internet! Good luck!”

- Lori Jackson Norris, FASPR, Senior Physician Recruiter at CHW/Chandler Regional
Medical Center, regarding her experience preparing for the Fellowship exams.

Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Fellows!

The following ASPR Members have recently completed their certification and are now Fellows of ASPR (FASPR’s):

Christopher Kashnig, Dean Clinic, Madison, WI
Amy Powell, Reid Hospital, Richmond, IN
John Bragg, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME
Darla Horton, Sanford Health, Sioux Falls, SD
Mona Hansen, Suburban Health Organization, Indianapolis, IN

Congratulations! Learn more about how you can become certified as a Fellow.
Important Dates
ASPR’s Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module Live Webinar Series (Part 5 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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