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September 24, 2013

2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report Now Available

ASPR Hires Communication and Marketing Coordinator

Tips on How to Prepare for Fellowship Exams

Member Referral Program – Have you Referred Someone Lately?

Webinar Tomorrow – Move Over GenX Physicians, Make Room for GenY!

2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report Now Available

The 2013 Benchmarking Report is here! On behalf of the ASPR Benchmarking Committee and Board of Directors, we are pleased to present the 2013 ASPR In-House Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report. ASPR offers not only a written report of the survey findings, but also an online Searchable Results tool that allows users to mine national data for export. Survey participants have the added option to access a unique Organization Benchmarking Report (OBR) online that compares their results to organizations nationally.

If you participated in the survey, you will have free access to the Report, your unique Organization Benchmarking Report, and the searchable results. You should have received an email directly from Industry Insights regarding access. If you did not participate this year, you may purchase the Report and access to the searchable data.

You will continue to have access to the 2011 and 2012 Report and data if you participated in either of those surveys or purchased the reports/data. This will allow you to export data for both years in order to make comparisons. A 50% discount is available on the 2012 Report (and data) if you purchase the 2013 Report.

Access the Executive Summary, Final Report and Searchable Results!

ASPR Hires Communication and Marketing Coordinator is pleased to announce a new addition to our staff. Maddie Wagner, FASPR, has accepted the Communications and Marketing Coordinator position and will begin on October 21st. Maddie’s name may sound familiar to many as she is presently a member of ASPR and a Medical Staff Recruiter at Reading Health System in Reading, PA. Maddie has served as a volunteer for ASPR for several years. She was a member of the Membership Committee and also served as the Committee’s Co-Chair. She was elected to the Board of Directors this past spring and began her role as Vice President of Engagement in August. Maddie has resigned from her role as a member of the Board of Directors effective September 17th as a result of accepting this new position and the Board of Directors will appoint a replacement in the coming weeks.

In her role as the Communications and Marketing Coordinator, Maddie will be responsible for the development and implementation of ASPR’s communications and marketing plans. She brings a great deal of breadth and experience to this position. Maddie has been in the field of physician recruitment for the past six years and prior to that held various marketing positions in the healthcare and technology industries. She holds a BA Degree with a dual concentration in Management & Marketing from Alvernia University, and an MBA Degree with a focus in Marketing from Lehigh University. She also holds both FASPR and CMSR certifications and is pursuing a certificate in website development. In addition to her skills in communications and marketing, Maddie has extensive experience working with volunteers not only with ASPR, but also with the American Cancer Society.

ASPR posted this new position in August on the ASPR Physician Recruiter Job Board, in the ASPR Weekly, and also on LinkedIn. We received 21 applicants, six of which were members of ASPR. Nine of these candidates were requested to submit writing and editing samples for review by a screening committee. Of these nine candidates, three were selected to be interviewed. Maddie was found to be the most qualified person for the position and accepted the job on Monday, September 16th.

We greatly appreciate the many volunteer hours that Maddie has dedicated to ASPR over the past several years and are extremely excited to have her join the ASPR staff!

Tips on How to Prepare for Fellowship Exams’ve attended one of the Fellowship Certification Program modules and now you’d like to take the exam. Are you ready? Do you know what to expect? What do you need to do to register and prepare for the exams? Here are a few things you should know about the exams to help you prepare.

Things to Know:

  • You must be a current ASPR Member in order to take a Fellowship Exam (you must also be a current member to utilize the Associate, Diplomate, or Fellow designations).
  • You do not need to take the module in order to take the associated exam; however it is highly recommended.
  • If you take the exam without taking the module and do not pass the exam, you will be required to take the module before re-taking the exam.
  • You don’t need to take the exams in sequence, though that is helpful to do so as each module builds upon the previous one.
  • Once you pass the 101 exam, you receive the Associate of ASPR (AASPR) designation.
  • Once you pass both 101 and 201 exams, you receive the Diplomate of ASPR (DASPR) designation.
  • After passing the 101, 201, and 301 exams, you become CERTIFIED as a Fellow of ASPR (FASPR).
  • When you pass an exam, a certificate for the appropriate designation (Associate, Diplomate, or Fellow) may be downloaded from your “My ASPR” profile.
  • When you become a Fellow, a larger certificate will be mailed to you at the address included in your “My ASPR” profile.
  • Fellowship Certification is good for three years; recertification is required at the three year mark.
  • Recertification is obtained by achieving 24 continuing education credits over the three year period or by passing all three exams again if CE’s have not been maintained (a $25 fee is also required). It’s easy to obtain 8 credits per year by attending ASPR webinars at no charge!

Tip on Exam Preparation:

  • It is recommended that you take your exam as soon as possible after attending the module.
  • It is recommended that you prepare for the exams utilizing all of the materials provided to you in the module. This includes the presentation materials, supporting documents, and any other resources available on the relevant topics.
  • Your presentation materials will provide you with the bulk of what you’ll need to study to prepare for the exam.

Exam Registration:

  • You must register for an exam by completing the online application form.
  • Once you are registered, a unique username and password for the exam will be forwarded to you by email typically by the next business day (you will not have immediate access to the exam, so please plan accordingly).
  • If you have taken the associated module for this exam within the last 12 months, your examination fee is included in the cost of the module.
  • If you have not taken the module or it has been more than 12 months since you took the module, the cost of the exam is $100.
  • You may re-take an exam as many times as needed, though there will be a $100 fee per exam applied.

Exam Details:

  • The exams are online and can be taken at any time once you receive your username and password.
  • The exams include 100 multiple choice questions.
  • You will have 120 minutes to take the exam.
  • You may mark questions in order to return to them later if you desire.
  • You will receive your results immediately following the exam.

Good luck on your exams!

Learn more about becoming Certified as a Fellow of ASPR!

Member Referral Program – Have you Referred Someone Lately?

Have you heard? ASPR has a Member Referral Program! It’s been in place for many years, but we’re not so sure you know about it! Here’s how it works. Whenever a new member joins ASPR, they are asked how they became aware of our organization. If they were referred by an ASPR member, the name of that member is requested. For every member referral that ASPR receives, $10 is placed in a “pot”. Every time YOUR name is listed as someone who referred a new member, your name is entered into a raffle for a chance to win the “pot”. If the “pot” gets large enough (and it usually does), we divvy it up into several cash prizes. The raffle drawing takes place at the ASPR Annual Business Meeting to reward several lucky members for their referrals.

This year ASPR selected seven members to each receive $100! The winners at this year’s Annual Business Meeting were:

  • Shane Brown, FASPR, CGH Medical Center, Sterling, IL
  • John Bragg, FASPR, Pen Bay Medical Center, Rockport, ME
  • Fran Lannan, FASPR, Dartmouth Hitchcock Community Practices, Bedford, NH
  • Maxey Wiggins, Via Christi Health, Wichita, KS
  • Maggie Cravey, University of Mississippi Medical Center, Jackson, MS
  • Linda Cindric, Clearfield Hospital, Clearfield, PA
  • Tom Farrington, FASPR Franciscan Physician Network, Greenwood, IN

Refer someone to ASPR today (and every day) and make sure your name is entered for a chance to win the 2014 drawing! The more referrals, the bigger the “pot”, and the more chances you have to win! Thanks for the referrals! Keep ‘em comin’!

Webinar Tomorrow – Move Over GenX Physicians, Make Room for GenY!

Register today for this FREE webinar held September 25 at 1:00 PM EST. Can’t make it? View it later On Demand!

Speaker: Ashok K. Tyagi, D.O, MBA, Founder,

Sponsored by:

The Traditionalists. The Baby Boomers. Generation X. Now Generation Y. For the first time in America's history, four generations are working side by side in the workplace. The diverse perspectives, motivations, attitudes and needs of these four generations have changed the dynamic of the medical workforce. Learn the motivations and generational footprint of each segment so you can leverage your talents and capitalize on the diversity of the physician workforce.

Understanding the unique attributes of each generation will help recruiters develop the necessary tools needed to recruit and retain physicians for their organization. This webinar will provide attendees with effective tools to optimize return and engage physicians across multiple generations. The session will provide recruiters with innovative ideas and resources to recruit proactively and make successful hires.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the unique attributes of the four generations of physicians currently in the workforce.
  • Learn to effectively recruit across the multigenerational physician workforce.
  • Improve your retention rates by understanding the values important to each generation of physicians.
  • Learn useful tools to effectively communicate with physicians across generations.

Register now

Important Dates
Webinar: Move Over GenX Physicians, Make Room for GenY!
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Webinar: Understanding Physician Credentialing, Compliance and Screening
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Webinar: Diversity, Inclusion & You: Understanding Your Role in This Strategic Initiative
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