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January 15, 2013

Have Questions About Participating in the Benchmarking Survey?

Webinar Next Week — Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond

ASPR Mentor Program: Call for Mentors

Welcome Suzanne Anderson as a New Benchmarking Committee Chair

Have Questions About Participating in the Benchmarking Survey?

The 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey is open through the end of March. The Benchmarking Survey will collect 2012 recruitment data from in-house physician recruiters from across the country. All participants will receive the final report and an Organizational Benchmarking Report, and access to the searchable data for free.

Many physician recruiters have questions about the survey, so ASPR has set up a couple of options for you to ask questions. You may submit your questions via the ASPR Benchmarking Survey Q&A Form and your questions will be answered via email. You can also call the Benchmarking Survey Help Line every Wednesday from 2:00-2:30 p.m. EST throughout the survey cycle. Just call 866-394-4146 and use the Passcode: 76151010#.

Here are a couple of recent questions and answers that might be helpful to you.

Question: I am fairly new to the in-house physician recruitment field. How do I participate in the benchmarking survey in order to have access to the results?

Answer: You can participate in the survey online at You will need to create a username and password to gain access to the Benchmarking Portal. Once in the Portal, you simply select “Participate in Survey”.

There are four sections for you to complete and one section for your HR department to complete regarding your compensation. There are indicators letting you know when each section is complete. Only those fields indicated with an asterisk (*) are required. You can take a peek at the survey screen shots to se exactly what questions are asked on the survey.

Tip: The searches section generally tends to be the most time-consuming. It is recommended that you gather your search information prior to starting the survey. However, you can save and re-enter at any point, if needed. 

Webinar Next Week — Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond

Date: January 30, 2013
Time:10:00 a.m. PST / Noon CST / 1:00 p.m. EST
Presenter: Kurt Mosely, Vice President of Strategic Alliances, Merritt Hawkins
Cost: Members/Free; Non-members/$99
1.5 hours CE credit

Details and Online Registration

How are health reform and an evolving healthcare market shaping who doctors are and how they practice medicine? Why is our physician workforce no longer a united group, politically and economically? What is the “state of the union” of the medical profession? Who are our doctors today and who will they become tomorrow? What will be the keys to successful physician recruitment and retention?

In this webinar, Merritt Hawkins’ executives provide answers to these questions, examining how the physician workforce has changed and where it is headed. Drawing from data collected through one of the largest physician surveys ever conducted in the United States, this program provides insight into today’s physician workforce trends: who physicians are, how they practice, their morale, and their views on today’s healthcare system.

This webinar will touch upon:

  • Data from one of the largest physician surveys ever conducted
  • Physician supply and demand trends
  • Changing doctor demographics
  • The four generations of physicians
  • The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision on physician practice
  • Emerging physician practice models
  • Emerging physician compensation trends
  • Physician recruiting and retention strategies

ASPR Mentor Program: Call for Mentors

The ASPR Mentorship Program is designed to provide new, in-house recruiters with a “go to resource” for the multitude of questions which are inherent to our profession. The Mentorship Program is one that is ultimately focused on helping our new members grow and develop professionally and is a rewarding experience for both the Mentor and Mentee.

The Mentor-Mentee relationship consists of a seasoned recruiter being matched with a new-to-the-industry colleague. The two form a relationship which allows for consistent and open communication designed to provide the mentee with “tools of the trade.” The mentor serves as a sounding board for ideas, provides referrals for items of interest (advertising sites, locums firms, and residency programs), introductions, and anything else that can make the mentee’s transition into the physician recruiting world a little easier.

We need your help to make the newly revamped Mentor Program a success! We are putting a call out to all eligible members to consider becoming a Mentor. In order to become an ASPR Mentor, you must be an ASPR member for at least two years and you must also have at least three years of physician recruitment experience or have achieved the Associate designation of the Fellowship Certification program (AASPR).

You can view a webinar to learn more about what is involved in being a Mentor and read the new guideline that was developed for Mentors to help facilitate discussions with their Mentees.

For those of you who would like to be assigned a mentor, we will be reaching out to all of you once we have our roster of Mentors ready to go. Keep your eyes peeled for more information!

Sign up to become an ASPR Mentor today

Welcome Suzanne Anderson as a New Benchmarking Committee Chair

ASPR welcomes Suzanne Anderson, to the Co-Chair position for the ASPR Benchmarking Committee and to the ASPR Leadership Team! Suzanne is the Associate Director of Medical Staff Recruitment at Duke Medical Center.

Suzanne is taking over the Co-Chair position from Debbie Gleason, FASPR (The Nebraska Medical Center). Debbie has been a Co-Chair for the Benchmarking Committee since 2009 and was instrumental in the development of the ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Survey and transitioning ASPR from conducting the survey jointly with a vendor to conducting it on our own. The Board would like to thank Debbie, for her many years of dedication to the Committee! She will continue to provide leadership to ASPR in her current role as President Elect on the Board of Directors and will serve on the committee as a member.

We are excited to welcome Suzanne to her new leadership position! Congratulations!
Important Dates
ASPR Monthly Webinar Series: Our Fragile, Fragmented Physician Workforces: Trends for 2012 and Beyond
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins

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