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ASPR Weekly

October 2, 2012

October Webinar — Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Executive Table

Unethical Vendor Behavior — What You Can Do

Fellowship Certification – Coming Soon to On-Demand

Annual Conference Call for Proposals Opens Late October

NEPRA Conference in November

October Webinar — Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Executive Table

Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Table

Date: October 31, 2012
Time: 10:00 a.m. PDT / Noon CDT / 1:00 p.m. EDT
Presenter: Kurt Scott, Director, Vista Physician Search & Consulting
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

Historically, in-house physician recruitment departments have been vulnerable to elimination when health care organizations experience tough economic times or a change in system leadership. This session is geared toward giving you tools and a roadmap to help you build value for yourself and your department, making elimination or downsizing a poor choice on the part of your leadership. In addition, building value and credibility positions you for justifying budgets, growth in personnel and adding services for your internal customers. You will discover the methodology to evolve your organization’s thinking from “saving money every time you hire a physician without using a search firm” to a “revenue generation” model. You will learn what data to collect and how best to present it to demonstrate the return on the investment your organization has made in you and your department. Learn how to build your own personal and departmental brand, increasing your value to your organization and helping to secure the future for you and your department.

Learning Objectives:

  • Build a higher level of credibility with your “C Suite”
  • Build your own professional/personal “brand”
  • Promote a revenue generation philosophy and model as opposed to a money savings mentality
  • Learn what important data to collect to benchmark success
  • Develop communication tools and avenues to share the results

Unethical Vendor Behavior — What You Can Do

Have you encountered unethical behaviors with a vendor? If the vendor does business with ASPR as an exhibitor, sponsor, advertiser, or Corporate Contributor, there may be something that we can do to address the situation. ASPR now has an Ethics Committee that is tasked with addressing unethical behaviors of ASPR vendors based on the ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy.

The ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy sets expectations and standards for Vendor Partners doing business with ASPR. ASPR expects each of its Vendor Partners to operate and act in full compliance with this Ethics Policy and all applicable laws and regulations.

The ASPR Ethics Committee has received and addressed two complaints since its inception, both regarding Vendor Partners’ staff representing themselves as physicians (or a dentist in one case) in provider databases. Both Vendor Partners received warnings and have assured ASPR that this type of behavior is considered unacceptable within their organizations and will not occur again.

If a Vendor Partner is found to have consistently violated the policy or found to have made an egregious violation, they could lose their ability to conduct business with ASPR. That means they may no longer be able to exhibit at the Annual Conference, advertise, or participate in the Corporate Contributor program.

If you encounter unethical behavior of a Vendor Partner, ASPR encourages you to first attempt to resolve your concern directly with the vendor prior to submitting a complaint to the ASPR Ethics Committee. If a satisfactory resolution is not obtained, a formal complaint may be filed with the ASPR Ethics Committee. ASPR Members, or anyone with information relevant to a possible violation of this policy, may file a complaint with the Ethics Committee by completing a Vendor Ethics Violation Form.

Fellowship Certification – Coming Soon to On-Demand

The Fellowship Committee is pleased to announce its plans to offer Physician Recruitment 201 of the Fellowship Certification Program via an on demand webinar series in 2013! The Physician Recruitment 101 module is already available in this format. The Committee has been extremely busy for the past year updating the Fellowship exams and presentations. Once that process is complete, the on demand webinar will be developed and released. Plans are to develop the Physician Recruitment 301 module into a webinar series as soon as possible so that the entire Fellowship Certification series will be available on demand (date to be determined). All three modules will continue to be offered live at the Annual Conferences.

The ASPR Fellowship Certification program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within the field of in-house physician recruitment. Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification.

The program consists of three modules and three corresponding exams. Once you’ve passed all three exams, you become certified as a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR). As a FASPR, you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Learn more about Fellowship Certification

Annual Conference Call for Proposals Opens Late October

Keep your eyes open for the 2013 Annual Conference Call for Presentations. The Call for Proposals should be open on or around October 29. The Education Committee hopes to receive many proposals from our members, so please take a moment to think about what you could present to your colleagues to provide them with strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving processes and operations within the physician recruitment profession.

Proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website by Friday, December 21, 2012. Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, with any questions at
Important Dates
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Building Your Professional Equity: How to Get Invited to the Table
Details and Registration
Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders
Details and Registration
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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