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May 29, 2012

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peak: What’s So Funny About Physician Recruitment?

Webinar Tomorrow - Looking at the Past to Predict the Future: Using Behavioral Interviewing to Find the Right Candidate Match

Reminder: Annual Conference Scholarships Due June 13

Unethical Behavior of Vendors – What You Can Do

Question of the Week: Presentations at Residency Programs


ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peak: What’s So Funny About Physician Recruitment?

David GlickmanThe 2012 ASPR Annual Conference registration is now open.  The conference will be held August 11-15 at the JW Marriott at LA Live in Los Angeles, CA.  Our Hollywood inspired theme this year is Mission imPossible: Recruiting the Stars of Tomorrow.   Register by July 11th for early bird discounts.  Here is a sneak peak at the Wednesday Plenary session.

Open your mouth and say “Ha!” You’ve never seen a funnier way of looking at Physician Recruitment! “What’s So Funny About Physician Recruitment?” is designed to positively address situations and frustrations that the typical healthcare professional deals with in his or her job in an incredibly entertaining way. “A Dose of Healthcare Humor” is not so much a typical general session “speech” as it is a full-blown high-energy one-man show. It’s got observational humor, funny visuals and props, hilarious song parodies, and a big “rock and roll” finish! It’s non-offensive, non-invasive humor; both clean and clever. David Glickman puts the med in comedy and the Comedy in Medicine!

David Glickman has been presenting programs to healthcare professionals since 1981. He began his career as Director of Public Relations for the American Heart Association of Greater Miami. He has appeared on Evening at the Improv and several other national television shows. David has been the opening act for stars such as The Beach Boys, Engelbert Humperdinck, Ellen DeGeneres, Ray Romano, and has performed at Gloria Estefan’s birthday party. David will bring humor to the world of physician recruitment!

Don’t miss out on this session and many more like it!  Download the Annual Conference brochure and register today for the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference!


Webinar Tomorrow - Looking at the Past to Predict the Future: Using Behavioral Interviewing to Find the Right Candidate Match

Date: May 30, 2012
Time: 10:00 am PT / 12:00 pm CT / 1:00 pm ET
Presenter: Jake Shimansky, Director of Physician Recruitment, Home Physicians
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

Most typical interviews do not tell the true story about how a candidate will perform in a job. Studies have shown that the best way to predict how a physician will conduct themselves in a new position is by exploring their past behaviors. Proper behavioral interviewing can help you fully assess how candidates will react in certain situations and can help you focus your questions on the behaviors that matter most to you. We will discuss what type of questions to ask, redirecting candidates, follow-up questions and analysis.

Reminder: Annual Conference Scholarships Due June 13

ASPR provides four scholarships for attendance to the conference each year. Scholarships include conference registration for the Physician Recruitment 101, 201, or 301 program and the main educational conference, hotel lodging (room and tax only) for up to four nights, and roundtrip economy or coach class airfare or rail fare (not to exceed $600) to Los Angeles, CA in August 2012. The recipient is responsible for making all travel, hotel, and registration arrangements (air travel must be secured with a 21-day advance fare) and will be reimbursed by ASPR upon submission of a receipt. All prizes are non-transferrable and cannot be used in conjunction with other prizes/awards. Apply online by June 13, 2012.

Apply for a 2012 ASPR Annual Conference Scholarship

Unethical Behavior of Vendors – What You Can Do

Have you encountered unethical behaviors with a vendor?  If the vendor does business with ASPR as an exhibitor, sponsor, advertiser, or Corporate Contributor, there may be something that we can do to address the situation.  ASPR now has an Ethics Committee that is tasked with addressing unethical behaviors of ASPR vendors based on the ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy.

The ASPR Vendor Ethics Policy sets expectations and standards for Vendor Partners doing business with ASPR.  ASPR expects each of its Vendor Partners to operate and act in full compliance with this Ethics Policy and all applicable laws and regulations. 

The ASPR Ethics Committee has received and addressed two complaints since its inception, both regarding Vendor Partners’ staff representing themselves as physicians (or a dentist in one case) in provider databases.  Both Vendor Partners received warnings and have assured ASPR that this type of behavior is considered unacceptable within their organizations and will not occur again. 

If a Vendor Partner is found to have consistently violated the policy or found to have made an egregious violation, they could lose their ability to conduct business with ASPR.  That means they may no longer be able to exhibit at the Annual Conference, advertise, or participate in the Corporate Contributor program.

If you encounter unethical behavior of a Vendor Partner, ASPR encourages you to first attempt to resolve your concern directly with the vendor prior to submitting a complaint to the ASPR Ethics Committee.  If a satisfactory resolution is not obtained, a formal complaint may be filed with the ASPR Ethics Committee.  ASPR Members, or anyone with information relevant to a possible violation of this policy, may file a complaint with the Ethics Committee by completing a Vendor Ethics Violation Form.

Question of the Week: Presentations at Residency Programs

This week’s Question of the Week is, Do you or someone in your department present to residency and/or fellowship programs to assist them with their job search as they transition from training to practice?

  1. Yes
  2. No

Answer the Question of the Week

This is an opportune time to remind you that ASPR has resources available to you to help you provide presentations to residents and fellows on a variety of topics to assist them in their job search.  Powerpoint Presentations and other resources for physicians are available on our website in the Member Resources Toolbox.  We hope you are able to take advantage of them to make your job easier.

Thank you to those who responded to last week's question of the week. We had 40 responses to the question, “Are quality measures included as a component of your employed physician’s compensation model?”  The following are the results:

Question of the Week Answer Precentage Question of the Week Answer Precentage
I Don't Know
My organization doesn’t employ physicians
Question of the Week Answer Precentage Question of the Week Answer Precentage
Important Dates
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Looking at the Past to Predict the Future: Using Behavioral Interviewing to Find the Right Candidate Match
Details and Registration
ASPR Live Webinar Series — Trends in Video-Enabled Interviewing
Details and Registration
Last day for Early Rates to Attend the 2012 ASPR Annual Conference
Register for the Conference
2012 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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