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ASPR Weekly

August 8, 2012

ASPR Mentor Program Revamped – Call for Mentors

Annual Conference Highlight – Member Interviews

JASPR Feature Article: Interview with Healthcare Expert Jonathan Fleece

Reminder: Job Board at the Annual Conference

Don’t Forget to Tweet, Update, and Tag!

ASPR Mentor Program Revamped – Call for Mentors

The Membership Committee has been incredibly busy with the revamping and renovation of the ASPR Mentor Program over the past few months. Special thanks go to Tim Dybevik, of Dean Clinic and Tom Farrington, FASPR, of St. Francis Medical Group for spearheading the renovation!

The ASPR Mentorship Program is designed to provide new, in-house recruiters with a “go to resource” for the multitude of questions which are inherent to our profession. The Mentorship Program is one that is ultimately focused on helping our new members grow and develop professionally and is a rewarding experience for both the Mentor and Mentee.

The Mentor-Mentee relationship consists of a seasoned recruiter being matched with a new-to-the-industry colleague. The two form a relationship which allows for consistent and open communication designed to provide the mentee with “tools of the trade.” The mentor serves as a sounding board for ideas, provides referrals for items of interest (advertising sites, locums firms, and residency programs), introductions, and anything else that can make the mentee’s transition into the physician recruiting world a little easier.

We need your help to make the newly revamped Mentor Program a success! We are putting a call out to all eligible members to consider becoming a Mentor. In order to become an ASPR Mentor, you must be an ASPR member for at least two years and you must also have at least three years of physician recruitment experience or have achieved the Associate designation of the Fellowship Certification program (AASPR).

You can view a webinar to learn more about what is involved in being a Mentor and read the new guidelines that were developed for Mentors to help facilitate discussions with their Mentees.

For those of you who would like to be assigned a mentor, we will be reaching out to all of you once we have our roster of Mentors ready to go. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

Sign up to become an ASPR Mentor today!

Annual Conference Highlight – Member Interviews

Since we’re so close to Hollywood…We’re making movies! ASPR’s Marketing Committee will be interviewing conference attendees to hear about their experience as an ASPR member. Ann Homola and Maura Teynor of the Marketing Committee are arranging for member interviews during the conference. The interview clips will be utilized on the ASPR website to help promote ASPR membership, the annual conference, our fellowship certification program, and the benchmarking survey.

If you have had a great experience with ASPR and would be interested in pre-scheduling an interview, please contact Ann Homola at See you this weekend in LA!

JASPR Feature Article: Interview with Healthcare Expert Jonathan Fleece

Laurie Pumper, ASPR Communication Director, St. Paul, and Lori Jackson Norris, Co-editor, JASPR, Senior Physician Recruiter, Dignity Health, Phoenix, AZ

Jonathan FleeceJust days before the US Supreme Court made its landmark ruling upholding much of the Affordable Care Act, two members of our JASPR team talked with Jonathan Fleece, who will serve as one of the keynote presenters at the ASPR annual conference in Los Angeles. Jonathan is a leading healthcare attorney and expert in healthcare reform laws including the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act. He will be joined by David Houle on Tuesday, August 14, presenting on the topic, “The New Health Age: the Future of Health Care in America.” Jonathan and David co-authored a book, The New Health Age: The Future of Healthcare and Medicine in America, that has been at the top of Amazon’s charts for books about health policy. This article provides excerpts from the interview; if you needed another reason to be convinced to attend the ASPR annual conference, this just might be the one!

Read the Jonathan Fleece Interview

Reminder: Job Board at the Annual Conference

TipASPR is offering a new Physician Recruiter Job Board at the 2012 Annual Conference. If you’re looking for a recruiter or are in the market for a new job, plan on stopping by the ASPR Physician Recruiter Job Board. Post a position or peruse opportunities. Arrange for a personal interview while you’re there!

The Job Board will be located next to the Registration desk in the Platinum Foyer of the JW Marriott at LA Live. You may post a job in one of two ways; you may print your job description on a single sheet of paper and post it on the board yourself or you may email a one page document in advance of the meeting to Julie Cygan at and we will post it for you. The second option is also available to those who will not be in attendance at the meeting.

Remember: ASPR has an online job board as well where you can post positions or search opportunities for free. It is located on the lower right side of our home page. Check it out!

Don’t Forget to Tweet, Update, and Tag!

This time it’s good to follow the crowd. Get social with ASPR! Like us, connect with us, tweet with us!

  • “Like” us on Facebook for important ASPR status updates and keep an eye open for photos and updates from the upcoming Annual Conference in LA!
  • Connect with us on LinkedIn to stay on top of what’s going on at ASPR and in the field of in-house physician recruitment.
  • Tweet with us on Twitter (@ASPR1990). The 1990 is in honor of the year we were founded. Going to LA? Tweet about your conference experience using #aspr.

ASPR will be tweeting and providing Facebook and LinkedIn updates from Los Angeles throughout the Annual Conference. If you’ll be in LA, post your pictures and your updates about what’s going on. Be sure to tag ASPR in your Facebook pictures! If you can’t make it to this year’s conference, follow us to stay abreast of all the happenings going on in LA. Follow us!

Important Dates
2012 ASPR Annual Conference Begins
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Residency Doors
Details and Registration
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices
Details and Registration

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