November 15, 2011
ASPR Bylaws Amendment Requires Membership Vote
The ASPR Membership & Marketing (M&M) Committee holds the responsibility for ensuring all ASPR applicants meet the membership eligibility definitions established by the ASPR Bylaws. As healthcare evolves, employment arrangements and changing roles become more complex. Due to these complexities and in response to member concerns and feedback, the M&M Committee has proposed some changes to the ASPR Bylaws as they relate to membership categories and eligibility criteria.
The M&M Committee has fielded concerns from members regarding the eligibility of recruiters that work for staffing/management companies (i.e. hospitalist or emergency medicine) or who are self-employed. Concerns have been raised about members being solicited for business based on questions they have posed on chat. The lines have become blurred and the ASPR Board feels that we must redefine our membership eligibility and categories.
In addition to ensuring all members meet eligibility criteria, ASPR also desires to grow its membership and recognizes that there are potential members that could benefit from joining ASPR. Some of these people don’t currently fall into one of the existing membership categories, yet their membership would be consistent with the Mission, Vision, and Values of ASPR. Examples would include Residency Directors/Coordinators, healthcare executives, or students interested in physician recruitment.
To address these issues and concerns, the M&M Committee has proposed and the Board supports the creation of two new membership categories and has further delineated other eligibility criteria. Since some of the proposed changes would impact member benefits, the amendment to the Bylaws must be approved with a majority vote.
Please carefully review the proposed Bylaw changes and indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the changes by casting your vote by 5:00 p.m. CST November 29. If the amendment to the Bylaws is approved by membership, it would take effect on December 1, 2011. Members would be re-categorized as appropriate upon their membership renewal date thereafter. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Metivier, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
View the changes to the bylaws and cast your vote.
Changes to the 2012 Annual Conference Schedule
The 2011 Annual Conference was an overwhelming success! There were approximately 470 attendees – our largest conference in ASPR history! ASPR’s Education Committee is already busy planning the 2012 Annual Conference, hoping to top the content and energy from Chicago!
Next year’s Annual Conference will be held at the JW Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles, August 11-15, 2012. The theme for the 2012 Annual Conference is “Mission imPossible: Recruiting the Stars of Tomorrow.”
What’s new for 2012? There are a few schedule changes in store for the 2012 Annual Conference that we’d like to share with you for your planning purposes. In response to member feedback, ASPR is extending its conference from two days to two and a half days for the main session. The expansion of our main conference will provide for additional educational sessions while still allowing for more networking and free time.
The main session will start as usual on Monday morning, but will wrap up before noon on Wednesday versus the end of Tuesday in past years. Sunday will continue to be the official kick-off for the main conference with our Welcome Reception on Sunday evening from 6:00 - 8:00 p.m. The ASPR Fellowship Certification programs will be offered on Saturday (201) and Sunday (101 and 301). Another change for this year is the infamous “Monday Evening Event” will now become the “Tuesday Evening Event”! This will free up your Monday evening to spend exploring LA Live and enjoying time with friends and colleagues.
More information will be forthcoming regarding the Conference, as well as a Call for Proposals for the conference breakout sessions. Keep your eyes peeled for more information in the ASPR Weekly emails and on the ASPR Website at www.aspr.org/conference.
Question of the Week: Do you utilize an Applicant Tracking System?
This week’s Question of the Week is: Do you utilize an Applicant Tracking System?
- Yes – I utilize a software package for this purpose (e.g. Kontact Intelligence, PracticeMatch, Physician Recruitment Manager, etc.)
- Yes – I use an internally created tracking system (e.g. excel, access, etc.)
- No – I don’t use any tracking system
Answer the Question of the Week
Thank you to all of you who participated in last week’s “Question of the Week.” There were 59 respondents and the results of the survey were:
When you fill a physician position, how much is your total bonus amount?
73%: I don’t receive a bonus when I fill physician positions (i.e. $0)
5%: Between $1 and $499
8%: Between $500 and $999
3%: Between $1,000 and $1,999
3%: Between $2,000 and $2,999
3%: Between $3,000 and $3,999
0%: Between $4,000 and $4,999
3%: $5,000 or more
CE and Fellowship Certificates Available in My ASPR
Tracking your Continuing Education credits? Need a certificate for your CE? Any educational programs offered by ASPR that you’ve attended are now all tracked in your My ASPR profile. Not only do you have access to a full listing of your ASPR CE programs in your profile, you can also print CE Certificates for the programs you attended.
In addition to being able to track CE and print CE certificates for the ASPR Annual Conference and ASPR Monthly Webinar Series, you will now also be able to print your Associate and Diplomate certificates for the Fellowship Program. The Fellow Certificate will continue to be mailed to members who complete the Certification program, but the Associate and Diplomate certificates will now only be available by downloading them from your My ASPR profile.
CE certificates will be available within two business days of the conference or webinar that you attended. Fellowship certificates will be available within one month of passing your exam.
You can view your CE credits, download your CE record, or print your CE and Fellowship certificates using the instructions below. If you have any questions or problems, please contact Jessica email@example.com.
1. Log into your membership portal
2. Select the Professional Development link at the top right
3. Review the items on the list for a quick record of your attendance and credits
4. Select the white paper icon next to the session to print a full certificate
5. Select the white paper icon at the top of the list to print an unofficial summary of CEs