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January 2, 2013

2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey Now Open

January Webinar — Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond

It’s a New Year — Time to Get Involved and Build Your Leadership Skills

Reminder: FASPR Recertification Requirements

2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey Opens Next Week

The 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey opens next week and we invite you to participate! The Benchmarking Survey will collect 2012 recruitment data from in-house physician recruiters from across the country. The final report provides credible industry information that can be utilized to help you enhance your recruitment processes and evaluate your compensation package. The 2013 Survey will remain open through the end of March. 

Participation puts free information at your fingertips!  You will gain 24/7 access to ASPR’s exclusive Benchmarking Portal, which houses the industry report, your customized Organizational Benchmarking Report, and access to searchable national datasets – a $300 value! All participants are also entered into a raffle for an iPad2!

Need help?  Have questions about the survey? You may submit your questions via the ASPR Benchmarking Survey Q&A Form and your questions will be answered via email. You can also call the Benchmarking Survey Help Line every Wednesday from 2:00-2:30 p.m. EST throughout the survey cycle. Just call 866-394-4146 and use the Passcode: 76151010#. 

NEW! The Benchmarking Committee has launched the On-Demand Tracking Tool which provides the ability to enter your search data on a year-round basis and allows you to automatically submit that data for the next year’s survey. There is no need to wait until the end of the year to gather all of your search data…it will be ready to go!

January Webinar — Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond

Date: January 30, 2013
Time:10:00 a.m. PST / Noon CST / 1:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: Kurt Mosely, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Merritt Hawkins
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

How are health reform and an evolving healthcare market shaping who doctors are and how they practice medicine? Why is our physician workforce no longer a united group, politically and economically? What is the “state of the union” of the medical profession? Who are our doctors today and who will they become tomorrow? What will be the keys to successful physician recruitment and retention?

In this webinar, Merritt Hawkins’ executives provide answers to these questions, examining how the physician workforce has changed and where it is headed. Drawing from data collected through one of the largest physician surveys ever conducted in the United States, this program provides insight into today’s physician workforce trends: who physicians are, how they practice, their morale, and their views on today’s healthcare system.

This webinar will touch upon:

  • Data from one of the largest physician surveys ever conducted
  • Physician supply and demand trends
  • Changing doctor demographics
  • The four generations of physicians
  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on physician practice
  • Emerging physician practice models
  • Emerging physician compensation trends
  • Physician recruiting and retention strategies

It’s a New Year — Time to Get Involved and Build Your Leadership Skills

Happy New Year! With the start of 2013, we invite you to join us on an ASPR Committee! We hope you’ve been able to utilize and enjoy many of the networking and educational resources available to you as an ASPR member. We hope you’ve enjoyed them so much and found them so valuable that you will consider joining an ASPR Committee as a volunteer to help us continue to provide our members with the programs and resources that in-house physician recruiters need to advance in their careers. You’ve got knowledge! Talent! Ideas! Creativity! And we hope you want to share those attributes with ASPR!

Volunteering can offer you a very rewarding experience! You’ll have the opportunity to develop leadership skills and acquire new skills and experience to add to your resume. Getting involved with a committee also provides you the opportunity to network with colleagues from across the country who have knowledge, skills, and insight that may provide ideas and solutions to enhance your work within your own organization. And we’re pretty sure you’ll make some new friends along the way!

Most Committees meet once a month for one hour via teleconference. You can get as involved as you’d like depending on your time and interest. Many Committees have subgroups that work on specific projects or pieces of projects, so you can give when you have the time and take a break when you don’t. We invite you to consider joining one of the following ASPR Committees that currently have opportunities for you to get involved:

  • Benchmarking
  • Journal
  • Marketing
  • Membership

If you’re interested in getting involved and volunteering for your professional association, please contact Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, at We can’t wait to hear from you!

Reminder: 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.

As of 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 CEUs, the recertification application process, and FAQs on the ASPR website.
Important Dates
ASPR Monthly Webinar Series: Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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