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ASPR Weekly - September 2, 2014

ASPR Weekly

September 2, 2014

2014 ASPR Annual Conference Recap

Member Referral Program Winners

JASPR Feature: How to Quickly Dissect a CV and Identify Potential Red Flags

September Webinar: The Who, What, When and Why of Reporting to Administration

2014 ASPR Annual Conference Recap

The 2014 ASPR Annual Conference in Minneapolis was a great success! More than 400 attendees and over 100 exhibitors were at the conference. Thank you to all who attended and supported this event!

The conference kicked off with the ASPR Fellowship Programs. The Physician Recruitment 101, 201 and 301 modules were offered Saturday and Sunday. These modules and subsequent exams lead members to become certified as Fellows of the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (FASPR).

Monday morning began with David Horsager, M.A., CSP who delivered his keynote The Trust Edge: What Top Leaders Have and 8 Pillars to Build it Yourself. David discussed the importance of trust – “A lack of trust is your biggest expense,” he said. He shared humorous and heartfelt stories to help attendees remember key messages about building and maintaining trust. He shared the eight pillars the greatest leaders have used to build trust: clarity, loyalty, character, competence, commitment, connection, contribution and consistency. David provided many key takeaways and no one will ever visit Canada without recalling his bear story. Attendees left feeling inspired and ready to “wake up and be present.”

After a day filled with lots of educational content, everyone headed to Seven for a fun filled social event. Attendees enjoyed sushi, sliders, pasta and cocktails in the eclectic downtown setting. The rooftop bar was packed for most of the evening as everyone enjoyed the perfect weather while catching up with old friends and making new ones.

Tuesday morning began with a variety of roundtable sessions, which provided an excellent way for attendees to network with colleagues while discussing issues that might not otherwise be addressed in the breakout sessions. Topics like "Tools for Onboarding," "Challenges of Rural Recruitment,” and "New to Recruiting? Bring Your Questions" gave participants plenty of fresh ideas to take back to their organizations.

Tuesday also included the ASPR Annual Business Meeting where Debbie Gleason, FASPR, President and Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, Executive Director, provided members with key highlights on programs and activities accomplished by the Board of Directors and Committees. Board members, committee co-chairs and committee members were recognized for their hard work and dedication.

The Volunteer of the Year Award was presented to Miranda Grace, FASPR. Marci Jackson, FASPR and Shelley Tudor, FASPR were each honored with Outstanding Service Awards for their outstanding contributions to ASPR. Thirty-six newly certified Fellows were recognized for accomplishing the highest designation available within ASPR; 16 were recognized for becoming recertified as Fellows; and 11 who were missed in past years due to timing issues were recognized. And last, but not least, 48 ASPR Corporate Contributors were recognized and thanked for the support they provide to our association.

The third and final day of the conference started with Joe Flower’s presentation - Where We Are Headed: Notes from the Future – The Physician in the Next Healthcare. Joe’s keynote was an eye-opening account of the changes in healthcare over the past few decades and looked at how things like DRGs, HMOs and the ACA have impacted healthcare costs and delivery of care. He looked in-depth at the $800 billion per year of medical waste. “If we change the way we pay for healthcare so we don’t pay for waste, waste will go away,” he said. He encouraged everyone to think in revolutionary terms - providing attendees with seven levers of change that are needed to drive down healthcare costs and eliminate waste.

The ASPR Chapters each held business meetings over the course of the Annual Conference. Academic Inhouse Recruiters (AIR), Onboarding and Retention (OAR), the Northwest Staff Physician Recruiters (NWSPR), the Southeast Physician Recruiters Association (SEPRA) and the Texas Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (TexASPR) all conducted fruitful meetings. The special interest group, Children's Hospital In-House Recruiters Network (CHIRN), met during the conference as well.

Enormous thanks go out to the ASPR Education Committee Co-Chairs - Robin Schiffer, from MedCentral Health System (Mansfield, Ohio) and Jennifer Barber from OSF (Peoria, Ill.) - for orchestrating such an amazing conference! A huge thank you also goes out to the entire Education Committee including Deborah Atkins, FASPR, Lauren Beckstrom, FASPR, Judy Brown, FASPR, Amy Burns, FASPR, Kamala Carlberg, DASPR, John Cerniglia, DASPR, Gina Coliano, Madalyn Dosch, Vicki Finnell, FASPR, Bridgett Gawlik, FASPR, Debbie Gleason, FASPR, Emily Glaccum, FASPR, Kathy Gresham, DASPR, Melanie Harkins, DASPR, Joelle Hennesey, FASPR, Marci Jackson, FASPR, Allen Kram, FASPR, Scott Manning, FASPR, Charlene Plotycia, AASPR, Carol Rash, AASPR, Melody Roccaforte and Angela Van Ginkel.

The teamwork of this amazing group of people is appreciated by all who attended the conference! Thank you!

Mark your calendars for the 2015 ASPR Annual Conference where we will be celebrating our 25th Anniversary! It will be held May 16-20, 2015, Hyatt Regency Orlando, Orlando, Fla. We hope to see you there!

Member Referral Program Winners

Did you know ASPR has a member referral program? You can win cash for telling your colleagues about us!

The following members referred a new member to ASPR and each won $100.00 during the drawing held at the Annual Business Meeting:

  • Cesar Espinosa, Health Essentials
  • Megan Hanzely, DuBois Regional Medical Center
  • Joan Hatcher, FASPR, Interim Member
  • Erica Morrison, DASPR, Northeast Georgia Health System, Inc.
  • Brenda Reed, Harvard Vanguard Medical Associates
  • Jeremy Rodriquez, Universal Health Services
  • Barbara Sharp, Loma Linda University Health Care
  • Donna Shelby, AASPR, Citizens Memorial Healthcare

NOTE: This was the last time we will award the referral bonuses at our business meeting. But don’t worry - there are now even more opportunities for you to win money!

Effective immediately, ASPR will offer two member referral prizes each quarter – one prize to an ASPR member and one prize to an ASPR vendor. Winners will each receive $100.00. For every new member you refer in a quarter, you will receive one entry into the quarterly drawing. Multiple entries per quarter will be allowed if multiple referrals have been made – refer 10 new members, get entered to win 10 times! Our next drawing will occur on or about October 10 for any referrals made between July 1 and September 30 so you still have time to send your referrals to us!

Refer someone to ASPR today (and every day) and make sure your name is entered in our quarterly drawing for a chance to win! Thank you for the referrals!

JASPR Feature: How to Quickly Dissect a CV and Identify Potential Red Flags

By Miranda Grace, FASPR, Physician Recruiter, Geisinger Health System, Lewistown, Pa.

Even in today’s environment where physician recruitment is made difficult by a shortage of providers and limited resources available to recruit them, it is still just as vital to ensure that the candidates we’re considering for positions are the most qualified for the job. To determine this, we must complete a rigorous screening process which includes examining the candidate’s curriculum vitae (CV) closely to identify red flags. Below, are 10 items to look for when reviewing a CV.

1. Education
One of the obvious qualifications for any physician position is appropriate medical education. Determine if the candidate completed medical school at an accredited college or university. The Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) is the institution that accredits M.D. programs in the United States and Canada. To view their current list of accredited programs, visit The American Osteopathic Association (AOA) accredits the programs that lead to a D.O. in the United States. To examine their current list of accredited programs, visit

If the candidate is a foreign medical graduate (FMG), determine if they hold a certificate from the Educational Commission of Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG), which is required for all FMGs to enter residency or fellowship in the United States. An ECFMG certificate is also required before a FMG is able to complete the last step of the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE).

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September Webinar: The Who, What, When and Why of Reporting to Administration

Date: September 24, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET
Presenters: From The Cleveland Clinic, Office of Physician Recruitment: Lauren Judd, AASPR, Department Manager, Nathan Elting, Physician Recruiter and Michael Palinchik, AASPR, Physician Recruiter
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You put a lot of time and effort into filling positions, but are you getting recognized for your efforts and accomplishments? This is one of the reasons why reporting to administration is an integral part of physician recruitment. But who do you report to? What information do you report? When is the information presented and why is reporting so important? The presenters will discuss reporting tools and tactics that anyone can incorporate into their model of physician recruitment. Even if you don’t have a fancy database or tracking system, you can still create reports and present useful information to justify your role in the organization and show that you are the expert when it comes to physician recruitment. Presenters will share sample reports and also incorporate industry trends and benchmarks into the discussion to show how this information ties into what you report to administration.

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The Who, What, When and Why of Reporting to Administration
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