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March 12, 2013

JASPR Feature: Planning for Physician Recruitment – Not a “one size fits all” process

Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

Welcome Kate Rader to Chapter/Regional Relations Committee Chair

We Want You! Yes…You!

Reminder – Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

Welcome as a New Bronze Corporate Contributor

JASPR Feature: Planning for Physician Recruitment – Not a “one size fits all” process

Planning for physician recruitment – Not a “one size fits all” process

By Andrea Clement Santiago, Director of Communications and Media Relations, The Medicus Firm, Buford, GA

As a physician recruitment professional, you most likely will be involved in developing your employer’s strategic plan for physician recruitment. Planning is key in order to budget the appropriate amount of money, time and resources to the organization’s future physician recruitment initiatives.

If you have been in your role with the same organization for some time, you most likely have a planning process in place. However, most plans need to be continually updated to be effective. For those of you who are new to the role of physician recruitment, or have recently begun a new job, you may be developing a recruitment plan and strategy from scratch. Either way, completing a physician recruitment plan for the coming year can be a daunting task.

Strategic planning is certainly not a “one-size-fits-all” project. However, there are some common tactics that many successful physician recruitment professionals use to help increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their physician recruitment planning.


Congratulations to New ASPR Fellows

Congratulations to the following ASPR members for recently becoming certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!

  • Shannon Lakin, Alegent Health, Omaha, NE
  • Arlene Macellaro, Augusta Health, Fishersville, VA

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to peers, employers, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment.

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s Fellowship Program is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for individuals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician/provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources, and relevant legal issues.

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. 

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Welcome Kate Rader to Chapter/Regional Relations Committee Chair

Kate RaderASPR is pleased to welcome Kate Rader to the Co-Chair position for the ASPR Chapter/Regional Relations Committee and to the ASPR Leadership Team!

Kate is the Manager of Recruitment Coordination Services at UT Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas, TX.   Kate is a habitual volunteer here at ASPR!  Kate is the current President of the new ASPR Chapter OAR (Onboarding and Retention) as well as a member of the ASPR Membership Committee.  She was the Secretary of AIR (Academic In-house Recruiters – an ASPR Chapter) as well as the Chair of the AIR Membership Committee.  Her expertise in Chapter development will be a great asset to the committee!

Kate is taking over the Co-Chair position from Lori Pinkerton who was just appointed to the position last October.  Lori has left the field of in-house physician recruitment and accepted a position as the Community Operations Officer for Sisters of Mercy West Midwest.  We wish Lori best of luck in her new position!

We are excited to have Kate as a member of the ASPR Leadership Team!  Congratulations!

We Want You! Yes…You!

And speaking of habitual volunteers……we want 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:

  • Benchmarking
  • Education
  • Fellowship
  • Journal
  • 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 – Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

Many ASPR members provide educational presentations to help residents and fellows with their job search.  We do this for two reasons – first to provide helpful information to trainees that they would otherwise not receive from their programs, and second, to get an opportunity to get face to face contact with them and hope that they may want one of our positions that we’re recruiting for!

ASPR is pleased to provide our members with resources to help educate residents and fellows on a variety of topics which will assist them with their job search as they transition from training to practice. These resources will help you empower residents and fellows as they launch and manage their job search. Our hope is that ASPR members will provide education at their local and regional training programs and refer residents and fellows to the ASPR website to connect directly with our members. 

You will find the resident education resources in the Member Resources section of the ASPR website. You will find available several PowerPoint presentations geared towards residents as well as some geared towards Physician Assistants and Nurse Practitioners. You will also find some additional documents that are available to download and share with residents that cover individual topics in more detail. Our “toolbox” also provides recommendations on how to use the resources and tips on gaining access to training programs.

Please use these resources and if the residents and fellows are not interested in staying in your area, please refer them to to access our member directory to connect with colleagues in other parts of the country and search our physician job board. 

Welcome as a New Bronze Corporate Contributor

The 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, 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. is a physician database and job board used to assist facilities in recruiting new providers. Our database contains thousands of residents, fellows, and practicing physicians. We provide our clients with access to candidates that are active in the job market through our daily HOT doc report. These tools enable you to recruit for yourself, saving thousands over using a firm, and providing a ROI that smart recruiters are looking for. PhysicianCareer’ s job board gives exposure for your position, and our matching system sends the information directly to those job seekers.

Our clients also enjoy unlimited job postings, unlimited email blasts, and less competition, because we do not sell to search firms.

We have been supplying our clients with this valuable information since 2005. We strive to continually upgrade and improve the product, as well as providing superior customer service. Please contact us at 800-789-6684 or e-mail us at for more information, or a free trial.

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ASPR Benchmarking Survey Closes
ASPR Monthly Webinar Series: Hiring the Right Physician for your Healthcare Organization
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