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ASPR Weekly

November 29, 2011

  • Voting Ends Today on Bylaws Amendment Proposal
  • 2012 Benchmarking Survey Opens This Thursday
  • 2012 ASPR Monthly Webinar Topics Announced
  • Physician Recruitment 101 Module Available On-Demand
  • Question of the Week: Do you have a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

Voting Ends Today on Bylaws Amendment Proposal

The ASPR Membership & Marketing (M&M) Committee holds the responsibility for ensuring all ASPR applicants meet the membership eligibility definitions established by the ASPR Bylaws.

The M&M Committee along with the ASPR Board of Directors supports the creation of two new membership categories and has further delineated other eligibility criteria. Since some of the proposed changes would impact member benefits, the amendment to the Bylaws must be approved by members with a majority vote.

Please carefully review the proposed Bylaw changes and indicate whether you approve or disapprove of the changes by casting your vote TODAY by 5PM CST. If the amendment to the Bylaws is approved by membership, it would take effect on December 1, 2011. Members would be re-categorized as appropriate upon their membership renewal date thereafter. If you have questions, please contact Jennifer Metivier, Executive Director, at

View the changes to the bylaws and cast your vote.

2012 Benchmarking Survey Opens This Thursday

ASPR Benchmarking Survey QuestionsWonder how your salary compares to other in-house physician recruiters?

Ever wish you knew how long it took everyone else to recruit a Urologist?

Wonder how everyone is sourcing their candidates?

Here is your chance to find out!

We invite you to participate in the 2012 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey! The survey will help answer these questions and many more.

Win an iPad 2 from ASPRThe ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey provides credible industry data for the in-house physician recruitment profession. The survey data will show national industry trends and how you compare to others with respect to recruiter compensation, services offered, and overall performance.

Data collection will begin on December 1 and continue through the end of February. We need your participation! Everyone who participates will receive a free copy of the results and access to the analyzable data ($300 value) and a chance to win an iPad2!

Visit to learn more about what is collected and how to participate.

2012 ASPR Monthly Webinar Topics Announced

The ASPR Monthly Webinar Series has been extremely well received! We’ve had close to a “full house” for each of our sessions and many on demand views as well. The webinars are helpful in not only remaining up to date with current trends and best practices, but also in maintaining your CE requirements for your FASPR recertification.

We’re pleased to announce the 2012 Monthly Webinar lineup. You may register at any time for these webinars through the Calendar of Events.

First impressions Are Lasting Impressions - Is Your Onboarding Program Leaving the Impression You Desire?
Speakers: Donna Ecclestone, FASPR, Associate Director, Physician Integration, Duke Medical Center, and Gina Truhe, AASPR, Onboarding Specialist, HealthQuest
Details and Registration
Invest in Your Future – Keep the Physicians You Recruit
Speakers: Debbie Gleason, FASPR, Physician Development Administrator, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Lee Meyer, Manager of Physician Recruitment & Credentialing, Dreyer Medical Clinic
Details and Registration
Developing a Successful Physician Mentor Program
Speakers: Debbie Gleason, FASPR, Physician Development Administrator, The Nebraska Medical Center, and Lee Meyer, Manager of Physician Recruitment & Credentialing, Dreyer Medical Clinic
Details and Registration
The Doc Whisperer – the Art and Science of Engaging Physicians
Speaker: Dr. Michael Barber, Lead Consultant, Barlow/McCarthy
Details and Registration
Looking at the Past to Predict the Future: Using behavioral interviewing to find the right candidate match
Speaker: Jake Shimansky, Director of Physician Recruitment, Home Physicians
Details and Registration
Trends in Video-Enabled Interviewing
Speakers: Mike DiPietro, VP of Marketing, HealthcareSource and Scott Hurst, Director of Physician Alignment & Recruitment, Christus Spohn Health System
Details and Registration
How to Succeed at the Most Complex Recruitments
Speaker: Judy Rosman, President, RosmanSearch
Details and Registration
Knock, Knock, Knockin’ on Residency Program Doors
Speakers: Eleanor Callanan, Manager, Provider Recruitment & Retention, Arnot Health; Frank Gallagher, Senior Physician Recruiter, Baystate Health; and Michelle Seifert, Director, Office of Physician Recruitment, Cleveland Clinic
Details and Registration
Primary Care Practice Acquisition and Employment: Best Practices
Speaker: Craig Holm, Senior Vice President, Health Strategies & Solutions
Details and Registration
Building Your Professional Equity: How to get invited to the executive table
Speaker: Kurt Scott, Vista Physician Search & Consulting
Details and Registration
Helping Physicians Become Great Leaders
Speaker: Laura Avakian, Consultant
Details and Registration

Visit the ASPR Calendar of Events to learn more and register today!

Physician Recruitment 101 Module Available On-Demand

The first course of the ASPR Fellowship Certification Program, the Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module, is now available as an on demand series. The six individual webinars can be viewed anytime, anywhere! No travel costs, no time out of the office! Take advantage of this convenient and cost effective Webinar series!

The Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module webinar series includes downloadable presentations and supporting documents, access to the audio and visual pre-recorded webinar, and the ability to contact presenters directly with any questions that you may have. The cost of your exam is also included in the price of the program.

The following six topics are included in the series:

Getting Organized forRecruiting
Learn what pre- and post-hire tools and processes you need to get organized for successful physician recruitment. Discussion includes position justifications, medical staff manpower plans, recruitment committees, establishing compensation, and available tools for sourcing and screening candidates.

The Magic of Sourcing
Review cutting edge sourcing methodologies including databases, mailings, print ads, career fairs, internet postings, social media, and much more. Realize how candidate tracking tools are essential to an organized recruitment department. Understand how current training trends and physician demographics impact your sourcing and marketing efforts.

Screening Candidates: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Understand how a comprehensive screening, credentialing and background investigation program can help ensure a successful match and reduce turnover. Learn how to screen candidates throughout the process from identifying red flags on CVs, telephone screening, reference checks, behavioral interviewing, personality testing, credentials verification, and backgrounds checks.

Impressive Interviews: Rolling Out the Red Carpet
How do you develop an extraordinary itinerary to make a great first and lasting impression? This session will focus on pre-interview planning, educating the hiring practice, interview logistics, and itinerary development to effectively address the professional aspects of the opportunity and personal needs of the physician and their family. Learn how to personalize the site visit to ensure a positive interview experience for your candidates!

Immigration Primer
Discover how your organization can employ Foreign Medical Graduates. Learn about J1 and H1B visas and the J1 waiver process. You will also gain an understanding of the pathway to permanent residency through National Interest Waivers or Labor Certification Applications. Get practical advice on how to make immigration work to assist your recruitment program.

Establishing a Recruitment Budget
How many placements are required to “break even” with an in-house physician recruitment program compared to using search firms? In this session, you will learn the answer to this question as well as how to determine your recruiting costs per physician hired. Review how one organization evaluated its recruitment expenses to understand variations between rural and urban locations and between primary care and specialty recruitment. You will also receive advice on how to develop a realistic physician recruitment budget for your department.

$400 (members) or $625 (non-members) for the Series which includes presentations, supporting resource documents, and registration fee for the Associate (101) Exam. **You must be a current member of ASPR to take the Associate Exam.

Register today!

Question of the Week: Are you responsible for a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

Question of the Week is: Are you responsible for a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

  1. Yes
  2. No – someone else in my organization is in charge of provider onboarding
  3. No – we don’t have a formal provider onboarding program

Answer the Question of the Week

Thank you to all of you who participated in last week’s “Question of the Week.” There were 58 respondents and the results of the survey were:

Do you utilize an Applicant Tracking System?

47%: Yes – I utilize a software package for this purpose (e.g. Kontact Intelligence, PracticeMatch, Physician Recruitment Manager, etc.)
28%: Yes – I use an internally created tracking system (e.g. excel, access, etc.)
26%: No – I don’t use any tracking system

Important Dates
Live Webinar Series: Rural Recruitment and Retention – If it was Easy, They Wouldn’t Need Us
Details and Registration
Benchmarking Survey Opens for submissions
Benchmarking Survey Details
ASPR 201 Fellowship Module at the PracticeMatch Conference in Miami, FL
Details and Registration

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