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ASPR Weekly

October 29, 2013

2014 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Now Open

ASPR in the News – Prime Time: PCPs Top Recruitment Searches

Reminder – Residency Education Presentations and Tools Available

Webinar Tomorrow – Understanding Physician Credentialing, Compliance and Screening

2014 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Now Open

The Call for Presentations for the 2014 ASPR Annual Conference is now open! Annual Conference breakout sessions are designed to provide strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving processes and operations within the physician recruitment and retention profession. In order to ensure a balanced conference program, all submissions are reviewed, evaluated, and selected by the ASPR Education Committee. ASPR Members who present will receive a FREE CONFERENCE REGISTRATION and a $500 stipend.

Topics for presentations are listed in the Call for Presentations and fall into three Learning Tracks (Marketing and Sourcing, Trends in Healthcare/Health Policy, and Adding Value…Other Duties as Assigned).

Share your expertise with your colleagues or recommend someone to submit a presentation. Presentations must be submitted online via the ASPR website by the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern) Friday, December 6, 2013. Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, with any questions at or at 800-830-ASPR.

ASPR in the News – Prime Time: PCPs Top Recruitment Searches

ASPR’s In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking report was referenced in an article titled “Prime Time: PCPs Top Recruitment Searches” written by Chris Kaiser and posted on MedPage Today, on October 3, 2013. The article recognizes the trend that many inhouse recruiters are seeing – primary care physicians are in high demand. Kaiser cites a number of findings from the Report, including the high number of searches done for nurse practitioners and physician assistants in primary care settings. Kaiser believes the increase in these types of searches is due to the primary care physician shortage and expects the demand to rise as hospitals continue to build patient-centered, accountable care models.

Read the full article on MedPage Today

Learn more about the ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey and Report

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.

Webinar Tomorrow – Understanding Physician Credentialing, Compliance and Screening

Registration for this October 30th webinar is now full. If you were unable to register and would like to view the webinar, please watch for it to be posted in the On-Demand Webinar Archive.

Speaker: Patrick Bastar, Senior Vice President, Verisys Corporation

Sponsored by: PracticeMatch Logo

This webinar will provide attendees with a comprehensive overview of credentialing, background screening and compliance as it relates to vetting a physician for employment or appointment. Details include best practices pertaining to: scope of services available, methods and techniques, how information should be sourced and how to evaluate and manage after due diligence has been completed.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand Nomenclature
  • Understand Credentialing: (scope of available services, techniques, sources, best practice, NCQA, URAC)
  • Understand Standards as set by Joint Commission, HFAP, DNV
  • Understand Non-Clinical Screening (criminal and civil)

View past webinars available on demand!

Important Dates
Webinar: Understanding Physician Credentialing, Compliance and Screening
View details and register online
Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion & You: Understanding Your Role in This Strategic Initiative
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2014 ASPR Annual Conference Presentation Submissions Due
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