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ASPR Weekly

January 10, 2012

Physician Recruitment 201 Fellowship Module: February 12, Miami

Take Advantage of ASPR Membership Group Discounts

ASPR 2012 Annual Conference: Save the Date!

New Special Interest Group: Onboarding and Retention

Question of the Week: How Much Does Your Organization Offer for Physician Relocation Assistance?

Physician Recruitment 201 Fellowship Module: February 12, Miami

PracticeMatch Conference in Miami, FLYou take your career seriously. Now take it to the next level. 

As a certified Fellow of ASPR (FASPR), you demonstrate to your peers, employer, and physicians your commitment to continuing education and excellence in the discipline of physician recruitment. Our 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.

ASPR is pleased to announce that the Physician Recruitment 201 Module, part of the ASPR Fellowship Certification Program, will be offered in conjunction with the PracticeMatch Recruiter's Conference on February 12, 2012 at the Royal Palm Hotel in Miami, FL.  The PracticeMatch Recruiter’s Conference will be held from February 12-15th.

The Physician Recruitment 201 Module is the second of a three part series of the Fellowship Certification Program and will include the following topics:

  • Provider Compensation & Incentive Plans – Ken Hertz, FACMPE, MGMA
    Learn how to use compensation surveys and understand current trends in compensation plans.  Understand how physician compensation and incentive plans are influenced by practice type and characteristics.

  • Advanced Practice Provider Recruitment – Scott Lindblom, FASPR, Dean Health Systems
    Obtain knowledge on demographics, licensing, and scope of practice of Physician Assistants, Nurse Practitioners, and Certified Nurse Midwives.   Learn about effective sourcing and compensation trends for advanced practice provider recruitment.

  • The Offer: Selling it – Closing it – Keeping it Closed – Marci Jackson, FASPR, Marshfield Clinic
    Discover how to manage expectations and what’s important in negotiation and reaching consensus.   Understand agreements including letters of intent, offer letters, contracts, and the components of these agreements. 

  • Relocation Policies: Rules of the Road – Michael Griffin, FASPR, HealthEast Care System
    Understand the critical components of a relocation policy and procedure and receive templates to create your own.  Gain knowledge on IRS regulations and which relocation expenses are tax-deductible.

  • Onboarding: Welcome to the Team! – Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Short-LIJ
    Learn what components are required and how to implement an effective physician onboarding and orientation program.  Receive valuable forms including orientation checklists, evaluation surveys, and physician exit interview surveys.

  • Retention Matters – Laura Screeney, FASPR, North Short-LIJ
    Obtain practical advice and examples on developing a retention program for your organization.  Review physician satisfaction and causes of physician turnover.  Learn what benefits are important to physicians.  

If you're looking for opportunities to advance your career as an in-house physician recruitment professional, register for the Physician Recruitment 201 Module today! Learn more at and register at!

Take Advantage of ASPR Membership Group Discounts

ASPR is pleased to announce the availability of membership group discounts!  We realize that many organizations have additional people that could benefit greatly from becoming a member of ASPR.  Some organizations alternate memberships between recruiters from year to year and could benefit from a group discount so that all of their recruiters could be members all of the time.  With the potential amendments to the bylaws that could take effect on December 1, people such as executives, administrative assistants, physician liaisons, credentialing staff and others that “touch” physician recruitment and retention in your organization could benefit from becoming an ASPR member. 

To this end, ASPR has developed a group discount structure that will help organizations save money on their ASPR memberships.   The details of the program are as follows:

  • 1-5 members pay regular membership dues
  • 6-10 members – organization pays $1,500 flat rate
  • 11-20 members – organization pays $2,750 flat rate
  • 21-40 members – organization pays $5,250 flat rate
  • Programs for larger organizations may be developed on an individual basis

An employing organization may be national, it does not have to be within a defined region, state, or locality, but each member must be employed by an affiliated organization (i.e. regional groups of recruiters whose employers are not affiliated may not sign up under the group membership discount).


The employing organization must have one primary contact that will be responsible for initially signing all group members up at one time

Group memberships will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year.  If members of the group are converting from an individual membership to a group discount, they may lose part of their annual individual membership due to the timing of the transition.  ASPR will work with you to try to avoid a loss of membership months if possible.

Due to the large number of ASPR members that renew in the month of December and the timing of the roll out of this new program, ASPR will allow anyone who has already paid dues for December or January renewals, to apply those funds towards a new group member discount if the group signs up before the end of January.  No other credits or refunds will be provided for those undergoing a transition to the group discount program.

An organization may add or remove members throughout the year as long as they remain within the maximum of their group range. If someone is added to the group mid-way through the year, their membership will still expire at the same time as the rest of the group (i.e. everyone in the group has the same expiration date). 
Even though you are registering under a group discount, your membership will still be considered your own.  In fact, if you leave your organization where you were part of a group discount program, you can carry your membership with you under your own name for the remainder of that organization’s membership term.   The organization that you’re leaving will still be able to replace you within their group discount program and you will still able to maintain your benefits as well. 

If your organization is interested in taking advantage of the group discount program, they can sign your organization up at  If you or one of your administrators has questions, please contact Member Services at 800-830-ASPR.  The more members you sign up, the better the deal!

ASPR 2012 Annual Conference: Save the Date!

ASPR 2012 Conference LogoSave the date for the ASPR 2012 Annual Conference at the JW Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles, August 11-15, 2012. The theme for the Conference is “Mission imPossible: Recruiting the Stars of Tomorrow.” 

What’s new for 2012?  There are a few schedule changes in store for the 2012 Annual Conference that we’d like to share with you for your planning purposes. In response to member feedback, ASPR is extending its conference from two days to two and a half days for the main session. The expansion of our main conference will provide for additional educational sessions while still allowing for more networking and free time.

The main session will start as usual on Monday morning, but will wrap up before noon on Wednesday versus the end of Tuesday in past years. Sunday will continue to be the official kick-off for the main conference with our Welcome Reception on Sunday evening from 6-8PM.  The ASPR Fellowship Certification programs will be offered on Saturday (201) and Sunday (101 and 301).  Another change for this year is the infamous “Monday Evening Event” will now become the “Tuesday Evening Event”!   This will free up your Monday evening to spend exploring LA Live and enjoying time with friends and colleagues.

More information will be forthcoming regarding the Conference, so keep your eyes peeled for more information in the ASPR Weeklyemailsand on the ASPR Website at

Don’t forget to submit your proposal to speak at the Annual Conference!   Submit your proposal today!


New Special Interest Group: Onboarding and Retention

We are pleased to announce that a new special interest group, Onboarding and Retention (OAR) will be starting in February 2012.  The mission of OAR is to support ASPR members in the creation of best practice onboarding and retention strategies that can be implemented in their local institutions. OAR will utilize regular conference calls to discuss “hot” issues in these pertinent topics.  

OAR’s initial leadership team includes Donna Ecclestone, Duke University; Gina Truhe, Health Quest; Maranda Judd and Jenna Blythe of Carolinas Healthcare; and Sarah Hatfield and Lacey Felmlee of Children’s Hospital Colorado.

If you would like to participate in OAR’s first networking call on February 8 from 1-2PM EST, please register online or email Gina Truhe at Stay turned to ASPR chat for updated call times and topics!

Question of the Week: How Much Does Your Organization Offer for Physician Relocation Assistance?

This week’s Question of the Week is:  How much does your organization offer for physician relocation assistance (average or typical amount)?

  1. Nothing, we don’t offer relocation assistance as a recruitment incentive
  2. Less than $5,000
  3. Between $5,000 and $9,999
  4. Between $10,000 and $14,999
  5. Between $15,000 and $19,999
  6. Between $20,000 and $24,999
  7. $25,000 or more

Answer the question of the week

Thank you to all of you who participated in last week’s “Question of the Week”.   There were 52 respondents and the results of the survey were:

How much does your organization offer for student loan assistance (in total)?

46%: Nothing, we don’t offer this as a recruitment incentive
8%: Less than $25,000
12%: Between $25,000 and $49,999
8%: Between $50,000 and $74,999
12%: Between $75,000 and $99,999
15%: $100,000 or more

Important Dates

Dec 1 - Feb 29
Benchmarking Survey open
for submissions
Benchmarking Survey Details

ASPR Webinar Series: First impressions Are Lasting Impressions - Is Your Onboarding Program Leaving the Impression You Desire?
Details and Registration
Deadline to submit a session proposal for the ASPR 2012 Annual Conference
CFP Details and Submission Form
Onboarding and Retention Networking Conference Call
Details and Registration
ASPR 201 Fellowship Module at the PracticeMatch Conference in Miami, FL
Details and Registration
ASPR 2012 Annual Conference Begins

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