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ASPR Weekly

June 5, 2012

ASPR Board of Directors Election is Open

Annual Conference Sneak Peak - Marketing & Sourcing: Identify Your Target

June Webinar: Trends in Video Enabled Interviewing

Question of the Week: Presentations at Residency Programs


ASPR Board of Directors Election is Open

The ASPR Board of Directors Election is now open.  This year we will be electing a Secretary and two Members-at-Large.  The following candidates are running for the open positions, please click on their name to view their Candidate Biography:

Donna Ecclestone, FASPR

Member at Large:
Frank Gallagher
Robin Schiffer
Laura Screeney, FASPR
Sharee Selah

Online voting via the ASPR website will occur between June 5 and June 19, 2012. Ballots will be tabulated by the ASPR staff under the supervision of the Board. The results will be announced soon after by Scott Manning, ASPR President, on behalf of the Board of Directors.

All ballots must be cast online by 5:00 PM CST June 19.  Cast your vote today!

Cast your ballot

Annual Conference Sneak Peak - Marketing & Sourcing: Identify Your Target

The 2012 ASPR Annual Conference registration is now open.  Our Hollywood inspired theme this year is Mission imPossible: Recruiting the Stars of Tomorrow. ASPR will again offer fifteen breakout sessions representing three diverse Learning Tracks that will allow conference attendees to specifically target topics that are of most interest to them. 

Sessions are available for all levels of experience.  Whether you are new to the field or a seasoned professional, there is something for everyone!  Here is a sneak peak at the topics in the “Marketing & Sourcing: Identify Your Target” Learning Track.

Find Out What Makes You Unique: An Employment Brand Discovery Case Study
Shawn Kessler, Aloysius Butler & Clark Amy Bird, AtlantiCare
As the recruitment marketplace becomes more competitive, it’s becoming increasingly important for healthcare organizations to distinguish themselves. This presentation will outline how the AtlantiCare Health System, in Atlantic City, NJ, utilized employment branding discovery to develop creative marketing materials that showcase the organization’s unique culture. We will discuss how this initiative produced a more unified and effective recruitment message, improved screening and selection, and enhanced overall physician engagement.

Hiring International Medical Graduates: What to Know Before the Offer
Heather Sivaraman, The Law Offices of Dayna Kelly
International Medical Graduates (IMGs) now comprise more than 25% of the physician population in the United States and represent a growing source of excellent candidates. This session will discuss important considerations when recruiting IMGs including updates in federal law and policy, employee & employer obligations, and the bottom line (cost). Attendees will gain confidence in their ability to identify key issues and advantages of recruiting IMGs.

Looking at the Past to Predict the Future: Using Behavioral Interviewing to Find the Right Candidate Match
Jacob Shimansky, Home Physicians
Behavioral interviewing, when done properly, is one of the best predictors of how a physician may handle situations in the future. Utilizing proper behavioral interviewing techniques and exploring past situations can help provide insight into how a candidate may acclimate to their new practice and the culture of your organization. Discussion will include preparation for the interview as well as analysis of the results.

Growing Our Own: Recruiting Wins for the Long Term
John Shonyo, Mayo Clinic Health System
By better utilizing the many provider training resources of Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN, the Mayo Clinic Health System is developing a “grow your own” recruitment strategy. Although a part of Mayo Clinic, MCHS sites are primarily located in rural areas, which has created barriers for recruiting Mayo-trained providers. Learn how the Mayo Clinic was able to implement some coordinated processes to become more successful in recruiting their own trainees.

Rural America: The Race to Recruit Physicians
Carrie Galbraith, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
Rural facilities often struggle to keep pace with metropolitan areas in the race to recruit physicians. Though the basics of the recruitment process are similar, rural health policy, resources, and partnerships often take the recruitment process down a different course than metropolitan areas. Rural facility practice requirements, physician supply, and geography are often hurdles that can become race changers for rural facilities.

Download the Annual Conference brochure and register today for the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference!

June Webinar: Trends in Video Enabled Interviewing

Date: June 27, 2012
Time: 10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET

  • Scott Hurst, Director of Physician Alignment and Recruitment, CHRISTUS Spohn Health System, Corpus Christie, Texas
  • Angela Keen, Manager, Physician Services/Physician Recruitment, STRAUB Clinic & Hospital, Honolulu, Hawaii
  • Rick Conrad, Corporate Director, Network Management and Physician Services, Catholic Health Partner, Cincinnati, Ohio
  • Molly Weaver, Director of Talent Acquisition, Children's Mercy Hospitals & Clinics
  • Paul Reder, MD, ENT, CHRISTUS Spohn Medical Group
  • Scot Sessions, Director of Marketing, Hire Vue

Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

The advent of video enabled interviewing is changing the landscape of physician recruitment. While video interviews won’t replace personal interviews, they provide for several advantages to both the hiring organization as well as the interviewing candidate. Organizations that have begun utilizing video enabled interviewing and screening are reaping the rewards of time and financial savings. How is this technology being used? When is video better than phone or in-person - and when is it not? What are the pros and cons of video interviews? How do I sell my local physicians on its use? This webinar will answer these questions and more. The presenters will discuss trends in video interviewing and provide you with first hand experiences from physician recruiters that have utilized this technology as part of their recruitment efforts.

Question of the Week: Presentations at Residency Programs

This week’s Question of the Week is, Do you or someone in your department present to residency and/or fellowship programs to assist them with their job search as they transition from training to practice?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Answer the Question of the Week

This is an opportune time to remind you that ASPR has resources available to you to help you provide presentations to residents and fellows on a variety of topics to assist them in their job search.  Powerpoint Presentations and other resources for physicians are available on our website in the Member Resources Toolbox.  We hope you are able to take advantage of them to make your job easier.

Important Dates
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Trends in Video-Enabled Interviewing
Details and Registration
Last day for Early Rates to Attend the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference
Register for the Conference
2012 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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