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ASPR Weekly

February 21, 2012

Last Week to Complete the Benchmarking Survey

Why Should You Become a FASPR?

CE and Fellowship Certificates Available in My ASPR

Welcome to New Corporate Contributor

Question of the Week: How long does a physician position need to be vacant before your organization decides to utilize locum tenens?

Eight Days leftLast Week to Complete the Benchmarking Survey

It’s finally here.  The last week to participate in the 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey.  If you’re boss hasn’t already asked you for statistics and benchmarking data on physician recruitment, expect them to soon.   Healthcare organizations are focused on measurable results and ROI.   Physician recruitment is no exception.  Get ahead of the game (if you aren’t already) and participate in the benchmarking survey in order to obtain statistics and data for your organization and the nation.  Impress your boss by your proactive efforts!  Feed your own curiosity!   Finish up your survey by February 29!   Oh — and did we mention, you will get a chance to win a free iPad2?


Why Should You Become a FASPR?

The ASPR Fellowship Certification Program is the only certification program designed by and customized for in-house physician recruitment professionals.  Our program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable first hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Why should you consider becoming certified as a Fellow of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR)?  ASPR Fellowship Certification lets you stand apart from the crowd because it demonstrates that you have received comprehensive education in all aspects of physician/provider recruitment.  As a certified FASPR, you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.  

In addition to the prestige that holding a FASPR certification brings, it may also help you obtain a higher salary.  The 2011 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey indicated that physician recruitment professionals that held a FASPR certification received approximately 33% higher compensation compared to their counterparts that did not achieve any Fellowship designation ($85,689 vs. $64,213).

Learn more about the Fellowship Program and upcoming programs.  In addition to the live presentations at the Annual Conference, webinars and self-study options are also available.  Get started on your certification today!

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


  1. Log into your membership portal at
  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

Welcome to New Corporate Contributor

Onward MD LogoThe growth and success of ASPR is attributable in large part to the support of ASPR’s Corporate Contributors.   Please join us in welcoming our newest Bronze Corporate Contributor, OnwardMD and if you do business with them, please thank them for their support.  When you have a need for products or services, please consider our Corporate Contributors, many of which offer ASPR Member discounts.

Question of the Week: How long does a physician position need to be vacant before your organization decides to utilize locum tenens?

We are looking for a few more answers to the Question of the Week:  How long does a physician position need to be vacant before your organization decides to utilize locum tenens?

  • 1-2 months
  • 3-6 months
  • 6-11 months
  • One year or more
  • It depends on the specialty
  • We never utilize locum tenens, regardless of how long the position is open

Answer the Question of the Week

Important Dates

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

ASPR Live Webinar Series — Invest in Your Future: Keep the Physicians You Recruit
Details and Registration
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Developing a Successful Physician Mentor Program
Details and Registration
ASPR 2012 Annual Conference Begins

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