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ASPR Weekly

January 31, 2012

Ever Wonder How Your Compensation Compares to Your Peers?

FASPR Recertification Requirements

February Webinar: Invest in Your Future – Keep the Physicians You Recruit

Free Webinars Available On Demand – Obtain CE Credits

Question of the Week: When Do You Do Background Checks, Reference Checks, and/or Verifications? 

Ever Wonder How Your Compensation Compares to Your Peers?

ASPR Benchmarking Survey QuestionsCompensation information and much more can be available at your fingertips if you participate in the 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey!   In-house physician recruitment professional’s compensation data is available in the final report and can be broken down by education, years of experience, and several other factors.  Our Survey’s physician recruiter compensation data is validated by participant human resource departments which means that your HR department is much more likely to accept it as independently verified and reliable.

Compensation is only one piece of this important Survey – participate today and gain free access to important statistics on the number of searches conducted per recruiter, time to fill positions, interview to hire ratios, successful sourcing methods, and much more!

Don’t miss out on an opportunity to contribute to the industry’s only independent survey of in-house physician recruitment professionals.  Greater participation rates provide increased usefulness and significance to the data for your individual organization and to the healthcare industry at large.

The 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey is now open and will continue through February 29th.  Participate today at!

FASPR Recertification Requirements

As a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR), it is important to demonstrate continued commitment to education and advancement in the physician recruitment profession.  In an effort to ensure that FASPRs maintain an appropriate level of education commensurate with the FASPR designation, ASPR has developed FASPR recertification requirements.

Beginning January 1, 2012, FASPR certification will be valid for three years from the date of certification.   Recertification will be required within three months of the FASPR expiration date. FASPRs who obtained certification prior to January 1, 2012 will have three years to obtain their recertification requirements beginning on January 1, 2012.

The following requirements must be met in order to recertify and maintain your FASPR status:

  • Must be a current ASPR Member in good standing
  • Obtain a minimum of 24 CEUs over the three year period since most recent FASPR certification
  • If 24 CEUS are not obtained, recertification may also be obtained by re-taking and passing all three fellowship exams
  • Requirements must be met within three months of FASPR expiration

If these criteria are met, you will receive a new FASPR Certificate upon your recertification.  Once you have re-certified three times, you will receive a Lifetime Certification and will not be required to re-certify again. 

Learn more about eligible CEs, the recertification application process, and FAQs on the ASPR website.

February Webinar:  Invest in Your Future – Keep the Physicians You Recruit

Register today for this free webinar being held on February 29 at Noon CST.

Speakers:  Debbie Gleason, FASPR, Physician Development Administrator, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Lee Meyer, Manager of Physician Recruitment & Credentialing, Dreyer Medical Clinic

Details and Online Registration

Physicians go where they are welcomed, remain where they are respected, and grow where they are nurtured.” - Bill Leaver, CEO and President of Iowa Health System.  If you agree with this statement, then you know that your organization needs an effective physician retention program.   As physician recruitment professionals, we all know that retention is just as important, if not more important, than recruitment.  This webinar will discuss how to identify “when trouble is brewing” with your physicians, why physicians leave, and what you can do to implement an effective physician retention program in your organization.

Learning Objectives:

  • Discover what physicians feel is important to feel recognized and valued.
  • Understand how to gain buy-in from your physicians and administration for a physician retention program.
  • Learn the steps required to implement a physician retention program in your organization.

Free Webinars Available On Demand – Obtain CE Credits

Have you missed an ASPR Monthly Webinar that you had really hoped to attend?  Not to worry!   All of the ASPR Monthly webinars are recorded and available for viewing on demand.   The following webinars are currently available:

  • Integrating Physician Recruitment and Physician Relations
  • ACOs:  Taking an Organizational Approach that Makes Sense
  • Using Metrics to Improve the Physician Recruitment Process
  • How Physicians Search for Jobs
  • Stand Out! Understanding what physicians are looking for and how to reach them
  • Rural Recruitment and Retention – If it was Easy, They Wouldn’t Need Us
  • First Impressions Are Lasting Impressions - Is Your Onboarding Program Leaving the Impression You Desire? 

These on demand webinars provide you with CE credits that are automatically tracked in your “My ASPR” profile.  All webinars that you attend will count towards your FASPR recertification requirements.  Take advantage and register for an on-demand webinar today!

Question of the Week: When Do You Do Background Checks, Reference Checks, and/or Verifications? 

This week’s Question of the Week is:  When do you do background checks, reference checks, and/or verifications? 

  • My department doesn’t do them (done elsewhere in my organization)
  • Before the initial phone screen
  • Before inviting the candidate for the first on-site interview
  • Before the second on-site interview
  • Before presenting the candidate with an offer
  • After the contract is signed

Answer the Question of the Week

Thank you to all of you who participated in last week’s “Question of the Week”.   There were 89 respondents and the results of the survey were:

Does your organization offer stipends to final year residents as an incentive to gain an early commitment?

51%: Yes
47%: No
2%: I don’t know


Important Dates

Dec 1 - Feb 29
Benchmarking Survey open
for submissions
Benchmarking Survey Details

Onboarding and Retention Networking Conference Call
Details and Registration
ASPR 201 Fellowship Module at the PracticeMatch Conference in Miami, FL
Details and Registration
ASPR 2012 Annual Conference Begins

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