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ASPR Weekly

November 27, 2012

Reminder: 2013 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Due Dec. 21

ASPR in the News: Quotes Benchmarking Report Quoted

JASPR Feature: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen with Health Law

Webinar Tomorrow: Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders

Reminder: 2013 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Due Dec. 21

The Call for Presentations for the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference is 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.

Topics for proposals 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 proposal. Presentation proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website by the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern) Friday,December 21, 2012. Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, with any questions at or at 800-830-ASPR.

Submit a Presentation

ASPR in the News: Quotes Benchmarking Report

ASPR’s 2012 In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking report was referenced in an article titled "Recruiters Say Why it’s Getting Tougher to Hire Primary Care Doctors written by Victoria Stagg Elliott and posted, on November 6, 2012. ASPR Benchmarking Committee Co-Chair and Board Member at Large, Shelley Tudor, was interviewed for the article. Shelley discussed the increased need for primary care physicians and the greater length of time needed to fill those positions. The article quoted the Report indicating that only 51% of all open positions were filled in 2011 which was a nine percentage point increase over 2010.

Read the full article at

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

JASPR Feature: Doctor Shortage Likely to Worsen with Health Law

By Annie Lowrey and Robert Pear, The New York Times, July 28, 2012. Reprinted by permission.

In the Inland Empire, an economically depressed region in Southern California, President Obama’s healthcare law is expected to extend insurance coverage to more than 300,000 people by 2014. But coverage will not necessarily translate into care: Local health experts doubt there will be enough doctors to meet the area’s needs. There are not enough now.

Other places around the country, including the Mississippi Delta, Detroit and suburban Phoenix, face similar problems. The Association of American Medical Colleges estimates that in 2015 the country will have 62,900 fewer doctors than needed. And that number will more than double by 2025, as the expansion of insurance coverage and the aging of baby boomers drive up demand for care. Even without the healthcare law, the shortfall of doctors in 2025 would still exceed 100,000.

Read more: Doctor Shortage

Webinar Tomorrow: Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders

Date: November 28, 2012
Time:10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET
Presenter: Laura Avakian, Consultant
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

As the number of employed physicians grows, so does the need for them to take on new leadership roles. Doctors bring many talents to these leadership roles. They are inevitably intelligent, articulate, analytical, thoughtful decision makers. However, most have had no preparation for the tasks that must be performed by today’s healthcare leaders. They need to be able to hire, evaluate, coach, and reward both staff and other doctors amid a thicket of regulation and oversight that determine the hospital’s or system’s success.

Both internal and external programs are springing up to help physicians develop the managerial skills and hone the leadership competencies they need in today’s competitive market. This webinar will discuss the kind of skills required and the various options that organizations are considering as they assist physicians in their development.

Laura Avakian, author of Helping Physicians Become Great Managers and Leaders (AHA Press), and former Sr. Vice President for Human Resources for Boston’s Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, will share her insights regarding the kinds of programs and assistance healthcare organizations can provide to develop physicians become highly effective leaders.

Important Dates
Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders
Details and Registration
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Call for Presentations Deadline
Submit a Presentation
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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