September 9, 2014
2015 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Proposals Now Open
The Call for Proposals for the 2015 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. (Note: Only one registration and stipend will be offered per session, regardless of the number of presenters. Travel expenses are not reimbursable.)
Topics for proposals are listed in the Call for Proposals and fall into three Learning Tracks: Marketing and Sourcing, Trends in Healthcare/Health Policy, and Adding Value…Other Duties as Assigned.
New for 2015, ASPR will also be offering two in-depth sessions. Presenters will be allotted approximately one hour and 45 minutes per session, inclusive of speaker introduction and Q&A. The topics of interest for these sessions are: Effective Marketing Campaigns, Effective Sourcing for the New Recruiter and Medical Staff Development Planning.
Share your expertise with your colleagues or recommend someone to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website by the close of business (5 p.m. Eastern) Friday, October 10, 2014.
Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR with any questions.
Benchmarking Report Shows Increased Investment in Physician Recruitment
The 2014 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report highlights increased investments by healthcare organizations in their in-house physician recruitment programs, as well as growing shortages for primary care providers.
The report, based on nearly 5,000 physician and advanced practice provider searches conducted in 2013 by 145 healthcare organizations across the country, shows an increase in recruitment activity and investment between 2012 and 2013. The median number of provider searches conducted per organization increased from 20 to 26, the median number of in-house physician recruitment professionals per organization grew from one to two and annual recruitment budgets increased from a median of $245,000 to $321,000 from 2012 to 2013. Growth in these areas is an indicator that healthcare organizations are increasing their investments in their in-house physician recruitment departments.
“We’re seeing healthcare organizations putting a greater emphasis on physician recruitment as a result of the growing demand for healthcare providers and increasing levels of difficulty in filling open positions,” says Suzanne Anderson, associate director of medical staff recruitment at Duke University Medical Center and ASPR benchmarking project leader. “The increase in staffing levels and annual budgets shows that healthcare organizations understand they must invest in their recruitment programs in order to be successful and meet the healthcare needs of their communities.
The 2014 ASPR Benchmarking Report provides mission-critical recruitment data to help refine processes and improve planning to meet the increasingly competitive demand for top provider talent.
The report provides access to key national and regional benchmarking including:
- Percentage of searches filled
- Time to fill by specialty
- Most challenging searches
- Interview-to-hire ratios
- Number of searches per recruiter
- Annual recruitment budgets
- And more!
Access the 2014 Benchmarking Report Executive Summary.
Purchase the 2014 Benchmarking Report and searchable data.
Congratulations to ASPR's Newest Fellows!
Congratulations to the following ASPR members for recently becoming certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!
- David Aragon, VHA Healthcare Recruitment & Consulting Office, North Las Vegas, Nevada
- Michelle Grady, The Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, Nebraska
- Eric Huber, Springfield Clinic, Springfield, Illinois
- Benjamin King, Cherokee Nation, Tahlequah, Oklahoma
- Kim Swain, Saint Francis Hospital and Medical Center, Hartford, Connecticut
- Mary Kay Uhing, Faith Regional Health Services, Norfolk, Nebraska
- Jennifer Vandament, CHI-Alegent Creighton Health, Omaha, Nebraska
- Jodi Wical, Sanford Health, Fargo, North Dakota
- Janell Wicht, Sidney Regional Medical Center, Sidney, Nebraska
- Samuel Wright, VHA Healthcare Recruitment & Consulting Office, Montgomery, Alabama
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 firsthand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.
What’s in Your Member Profile?
The new ASPR website contains a wealth of information in your member profile. Have you looked at your profile lately?
When you log in to the ASPR website, you will land on your Member Profile Home page. On the main Profile Home page you'll see your Feeds, Wall, Bio and photo, should you choose to upload one.
On the right side of the Member Profile page are quick links to get you to various components in your Member Profile. Below is information about each of these components. Those that require additional instructions will have information located in other How To pages.
Photo – you can upload your photo by clicking on the Photo box and selecting Add Photo.
– Click on this icon to access your Photos, Blogs, Files and Links, and Favorites. It is located at the top of your Profile Home page.
Pages – If you create your own Pages, you will see a link listed at the top of your Profile Home page that will provide you with a drop down list of your pages.
Feeds – Similar to feeds on Facebook, feeds allow you to post and view continually streaming updates from your Groups and Connections you make within the community.
Wall – Again, similar to Facebook, you or others can write on or post to your Wall.
Bio – Your Bio is essentially the information you provided on your member application or during membership renewal. This section shows the information you’ve chosen to share with other members when they search your name in the Member Directory.
You can manage the settings for each of the above items in your Member Profile by selecting Preferences. You can determine who will see this information on your Member Profile Home page by selecting to make them viewable to the public, members only, or only to you and system administrators. You can learn more about these sections in other How To pages.
MAPRA Announces Annual Education Conference Details
MAPRA will be holding its seventh Annual Education Conference in Philadelphia October 2-3, 2014 at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel. Non-MAPRA members may attend this event for just $100!
Download the agenda to learn more.
Download the registration form.
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