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July 23, 2013

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: AIR, OAR, SEPRA, and CHIRN Meetings

Physician Recruiter Job Board at Annual Conference: Post a Job – Find a Job

Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Certified Fellows!

Summer Issue of JASPR Now Available

Webinar Tomorrow: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less

MAPRA Meeting Held in Philadelphia this October

ASPR Annual Conference Sneak Peek: AIR, OAR, SEPRA, and CHIRN Meetings

2013 ASPR Annual ConferenceSeveral ASPR Chapters and special interest groups are holding their annual meetings at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference. Each of these groups welcomes those interested in learning more about their Chapter/group to join them at their meetings.

AIR: The AIR Chapter cordially invites you to attend an educational session they are hosting at the Annual Conference on Monday, August 12, from 3:45-4:45 PM followed by their Annual Business Meeting in the Tucson A-D conference room. Stop in and learn about the benefits of AIR membership or contact Clara Irizarry, President, at irizarrc@MSKCC.ORG.

OAR: One of ASPR’s newest Chapters, Onboarding and Retention (OAR) invites you to join them on Sunday, August 11 from 4:45-5:30 PM in the Tucson CD conference room. 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 utilizes regular conference calls to discuss “hot” issues and pertinent topics. If you have questions or would like to join OAR, please stop in or contact Kate Rader, President, at

SEPRA: One of ASPR’s newest Chapters is hosting its Annual Business Meeting on Monday, August 12 from 4:15-5:15 PM in San Luis 1 & 2 and welcomes all eligible members to attend. SEPRA is open to ASPR members in FL, GA, AL, MS, TN, and KY. If you have questions or would like to join SEPRA, please stop in or contact Lee Moran, President, at

CHIRN: The Children’s Hospital In-House Recruiters Network (CHIRN), a special interest group of ASPR, also extends a warm welcome to its annual meeting which will be held at the Annual Conference on Sunday, August 11 from 4:30-5:30 PM in Tucson B conference room. If you recruit for pediatric specialties, please consider attending this meeting and becoming involved with CHIRN. For more information on CHIRN, contact Diana Dieckman at (800) 788-8410 or

Reserve your seat at the 2013 ASPR Annual Conference held August 10-14 at the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort and Spa in Tucson, Arizona.

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Register to Attend

Physician Recruiter Job Board at Annual Conference: Post a Job – Find a Job

tipASPR is offering a Physician Recruiter Job Board again at the 2013 Annual Conference. If you’re looking for a recruiter or are in the market for a new job, plan on stopping by the ASPR Physician Recruiter Job Board. Post a position or peruse opportunities. Arrange for a personal interview while you’re there!

The Job Board will be located next to the Registration desk in the Tucson Foyer of the JW Marriott Starr Pass Resort. You may post a job in one of two ways; you may print your job description on a single sheet of paper and post it on the board yourself or you may email a one page document in advance of the meeting to Julie Cygan at and we will post it for you. The second option is also available to those who will not be in attendance at the meeting.

REMEMBER! ASPR has an online job board as well where you can post positions or search opportunities for free. It is located on the lower right side of our home page. Check it out!

Congratulations to ASPR’s Newest Certified Fellows!

Congratulations to the following members who recently became certified as Fellows of ASPR (FASPRs)!

  • Sarah Conroe, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN
  • Kim Gary, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN
  • Amy Burns, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN
  • Gloria Robertson, IU Health Physicians, Indianapolis, IN
  • Beth Brackenridge, Spectrum Health, Grand Rapids, MI
  • Beth Greer, St. Bernards Healthcare, Jonesboro, AR
  • Bonita Lancaster, Baptist Health, Montgomery, AL
  • Frances Lannan, Dartmouth Hitchcock Community Practices, Bedford, NH
  • Shelley Nelson, MultiCare Health System, Tacoma, WA

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

Are you interested in becoming certified as a FASPR? ASPR’s 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.

Whether you are new to in-house physician recruitment or a seasoned veteran, there’s tremendous value in attaining Fellowship certification. We’ll provide an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delve deeply into more advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/ implementing medical staff development plans. This cost effective and affordable program provides invaluable first-hand information taught by experienced experts and provides you with resources, best practices, and cutting edge training specific to in-house physician recruitment professionals.

Learn more

Summer Issue of JASPR Now Available

Summer issue of JASPRThe Journal Committee is pleased to announce that the Summer issue of JASPR is now available online. Read the entire issue online or download a .pdf. Here are some highlights from this issue:

The Journal Committee is always looking for new articles and topic ideas. If you would like to submit an article or idea for JASPR, please contact one of the JASPR editors at

Webinar Tomorrow: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less

Register today for this free webinar scheduled for July 24 at 1:00 EDT.

Speaker: Steve Marsh, Managing Partner, The Medicus Firm

Sponsored by:

With the current state of the economy and of the healthcare industry, reducing overhead costs has never been so crucial to the long-term success and survival of a healthcare facility. This includes the operating costs of the physician recruiting department. There are several keys to reducing the per-search costs of your recruitment: 1) Decrease cash outlay such as vendors, in-house recruiting staff, supplies, travel. 2) Refine your search process to be more effective and efficient. By improving success rate and tightening your recruiting cycle, you can save valuable time and money.

This session will help participants learn how to analyze their recruiting budget and implement the necessary changes to reduce expenditures without sacrificing quality and results in physician recruitment. We’ll provide recruiting budgets and success stories from several medical facilities to help participants manage their own departments more effectively.

Learn how to apply the five LEAN principles of process improvement to your physician recruiting department:

  1. Identify what creates value (what works) in your recruiting department.
  2. Identify all the steps of the recruitment process/cycle.
  3. Make those processes flow.
  4. Accurately identify and recruit only what is needed.
  5. Continually remove/improve wasteful practices or expenditures and strive for perfection.

Register today!

MAPRA Meeting Held in Philadelphia this October

The Mid-Atlantic Physician Recruiters Association invites you to their 6th Annual Educational Conference on Wednesday, October 2, 2013 at the Sheraton Philadelphia University City Hotel in Philadelphia, PA. A welcome reception will be held on October 1, following the PracticeMatch Philadelphia Career Fair.

Speakers/topics at the 2013 Educational Conference include:

  • Allison McCarthy, Principal, Barlow/McCarthy (Long-term Courtship Recruitment)
  • Ami Keatts, M.D., OB/Gyn at Harrisonburg OB/Gyn Associates in Harrisonburg, Va. (The Evolving Culture of Safety)
  • Emily D. Lopez, Manager, ECG Management Consultants (Primary Care Shortage)
  • Sharee K. Selah, Director, Physician Recruiting Services – University of Maryland Medical System (Regional Recruitment Collaborative)

Please contact Stephanie Hutchens, MAPRA Vice President and Educational Committee Chair, at if you have questions concerning the Educational Conference.

Register for the 2013 6th Annual Educational Conference

Learn more about MAPRA

Important Dates
Webinar: LEAN Recruiting: Successful Physician Search, for Less
View details and register online
2013 ASPR Annual Conference Begins
Webinar: Setting up Successful Physician Employment Models
View details and register online

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