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ASPR Weekly - July 1, 2014

ASPR Weekly

July 1, 2014

Physician Compensation, Benefits & Recruitment Incentives Report Now Available

Congratulations to the ASPR Annual Conference Scholarship Winners!

July Webinar: Rural America: The Race to Recruit Physicians

Get a Jump-start on Fellowship Certification – Sign Up for 101 On Demand

Adding Non-ASPR Continuing Education Credits to Your Member Profile

Member Profile: Jennifer Feddersen

Physician Compensation, Benefits & Recruitment Incentives Report Now Available

PhysicianASPR is pleased to announce the release of the 2014 Physician Compensation, Benefits and Recruitment Incentives Report. This new report compares physician compensation, benefits and recruitment incentives across multiple practice ownership types and specialty areas.

Physician recruitment professionals often want to know how their physician compensation packages or benefit offerings compare to those offered by competing organizations. However, with strict antitrust laws, it is difficult to obtain this information without risking legal ramifications. This survey asked physicians about all of the topics you are interested in and the report provides answers to many of your most pressing questions:

  • What is the most common compensation model?
  • How are bonuses structured?
  • What recruitment incentives are being offered?
  • And many more!

The full report includes additional breakdowns of compensation, work schedules, benefits and recruitment incentives by employment setting and specialty along with a multitude of tables and graphs. A comparable survey will be conducted with in-house physician recruitment professionals later this month. This new survey will ask similar questions about physician compensation, benefits and recruitment incentives from the recruiter’s perspective. ASPR plans to compare and contrast the findings of that survey with the findings of this one.

Download this valuable industry report today!

Congratulations to the ASPR Annual Conference Scholarship Winners!

ASPR is pleased to announce the 2014 ASPR Annual Conference Scholarship winners! The Scholarship Committee received many excellent applications and had a difficult time with their selection. The winners of this year’s scholarship will receive a free registration to the 2014 ASPR Annual Conference, free registration for one Fellowship Certification Program Module, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses for the conference.

This year’s winners are:

  • Melody Johnson– Dartmouth-Hitchcock, Lebanon, New Hampshire
  • Anita Prince – University of Nevada School of Medicine, Las Vegas, Nevada
  • Jason Schultz – Saint Alphonsus Medical Group, Boise, Idaho
  • Kelsey Smith – Five Oaks Medical Group, a Department of Grady Memorial Hospital, Chickasha, Oklahoma

Congratulations to all of our winners! We look forward to seeing you all in Minneapolis!

July Webinar: Rural America: The Race to Recruit Physicians

Join us July 23 for our July Webinar - Rural America: The Race to Recruit Physicians. Rural facilities often struggle to keep the pace with metropolitan areas in the race to recruit physicians. Though the basics of the recruitment process are the same, rural health policy, resources and partnerships often take the recruitment process down a different course than metropolitan areas. Rural facility practice requirements, physician supply and geography are often hurdles that can become race changers for rural facilities.

Date: July 23, 2014
Time: 10 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1 p.m. ET
Presenter: Carrie Galbraith, Director of Recruitment, Illinois Critical Access Hospital Network
Sponsored by:

Learning Objectives:

  • Define the rural competitive environment
  • Identify rural specific and industry standard recruitment tools
  • Overcome "obstacles” to rural recruitment

Register for this webinar.

Get a Jump-start on Fellowship Certification – Sign Up for 101 On Demand


There are in-house physician recruiters — and then there are in-house physician recruitment professionals who are certified Fellows of ASPR. What’s the difference? Plenty.

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. Through ASPR’s Fellowship Certification program, you’ll gain the knowledge to attract, recruit and retain physicians who are valuable assets to your organization.

Get a jump-start on the Fellowship program before the Annual Conference by taking the Physician Recruitment 101 Module via the on demand webinar series. Get your Associate level now and be prepared to take Physician Recruitment 201 and Physician Recruitment 301 at the Annual Conference in Minneapolis!

Register for 101 On Demand.

Adding Non-ASPR Continuing Education Credits to Your Member Profile

ASPR's website offers you the ability to track your Continuing Education credits in the Professional Development section of your Member Profile. If you have attended a non-ASPR Continuing Education event, you have the ability to enter these credits into your profile. (Note: ASPR will automatically track any ASPR events you attend. You do not need to add ASPR credits to your account.)

  • To access the Professional Development portal, simply log in to the ASPR website. You may log in from the home page or at the top or sidebar of every page.
  • Once you are logged in, go to the Manage Profile section on the right side of the screen under "My Profile."
  • From here, select Professional Development.

To add Continuing Education credits obtained from non-ASPR programs, simply click on the Add Entry link.

Once you click on the Add Entry link, you will see a pop-up screen that will ask you to enter several items. Fields marked with a red asterisk are required.

  • Is this entry for a Certificate or Program? - Always leave this as “yes.”
  • Certification/Program - Select “Continuing Education Credits.”
  • Credit Type - There are several types listed. Select the most appropriate credit type from the drop-down menu. For example, if the event you attended was a regional conference, you would select "CEU-Regional." Please note: The only credits that you should be adding are non-ASPR credits. All ASPR events are added automatically. You should never need to use the ASPR credit types.
  • Entry Date - Enter the date the event occurred.
  • Description - Please include a brief description of the event or program.
  • Credits - Please input the total number of credits received at the event you attended. One credit equals one full hour of professional development.
  • Credits Expire - Please list the expiration date of credits you received. If there is no expiration date, please enter a date that is three years from the date the event was held. Due to Fellowship Recertification requirements, all CE credits are set to expire in three years. The credits will remain in your Professional Development listings, but won’t be used toward Fellowship Recertification if applicable.
  • Score - enter your score, if applicable.
  • Activity Code - If your event includes an activity code, include it here. If there wasn't one included, please use the date you achieved the credit (example: 2014-02-05).
  • Attachments - Upload your proof of attendance here. This can include a certificate of participation or an agenda from the event. Acceptable file types are .doc, .docx and .pdf.
  • Submit - After all of these items have been entered, select Submit. The event should then be included in your Professional Development listing (you may have to refresh your screen for it to appear).

Learn more about the Professional Development area of your profile in this How To.

Member Profile: Jennifer Feddersen

Jennifer Feddersen

Jennifer Feddersen, PHR, MSM, DASPR graduated from Oakland University with a Bachelor of Science concentrating in Human Resource Development and a minor in Labor & Employment Relations. She obtained her Masters of Science in Management with a concentration in Human Resources from Walsh College, graduating Cum Laude in December 2000. Jennifer is currently the Manager of Physician and Advance Practice Practitioner Recruitment at Henry Ford Health System in Detroit, Michigan. A not-for-profit corporation, Henry Ford Health System is made up of hospitals, medical centers and one of the nation's largest group practices, the Henry Ford Medical Group, which includes more than 1,200 physicians practicing in over 40 specialties. Jennifer has been with the organization since she started working as a physician recruitment professional eight years ago.

In her current role, Jennifer recruits for all types of physicians – academic, research and leadership roles. She is also responsible for onboarding, orientation and the system’s Peer Partner Mentorship program. She is supported by a team of two senior physician recruiters, one advanced practice provider recruiter, and a human resources associate. Jennifer is also a member of the system’s benefit plan redesign team and the human resources subcommittee of the board of governors.

Jennifer admits that wearing so many hats becomes difficult as there never seem to be enough hours in the day. “I am continually trying to find the balance of recruiting for the 14 departments I am directly responsible for, being available to my team, and managing any number of other projects such as recruiting for an open division head position or the roll out of our Peer Partner Mentorship program.” Jennifer enjoys the challenge of finding that “needle in the haystack” - like the fellowship trained Transplant Anesthesiologist. “I love being the matchmaker for new recruits, and seeing people I have hired advance into leadership positions or make ground breaking advances in medicine. I feel that what I do makes a difference every day!”

Jennifer has reached the Diplomat level in the ASPR Fellowship Program and is in the process of preparing to take the 301 examination to obtain her Fellowship Certification. Jennifer said, “This position - more so than any other I have held - requires continual learning and adapting to the ever changing environment. I believe this distinction demonstrates the commitment I have made to the field and my passion to learn and develop.” Jennifer is a member of the ASPR Resource Library Committee and has been the president of the Michigan Recruiter & Retention Network (MRRN) since 2012. Jennifer enjoys being active in both her regional and national organizations as it gives her an opportunity to meet other professionals in the health care industry and to share best practices. “I enjoy the benchmarking data and being able to share where we stack up in comparison. I also enjoy sharing my experience, knowledge and best practices with others and learning from the many experts within ASPR,” she said.

Born and raised in southeastern Michigan, approximately 40 miles northeast of Detroit, Jennifer resides there now with her husband and two amazing sons. In her spare time, she enjoys coaching Little League Pitching Machine Baseball for 7 and 8-year-olds. She loves spending quality time with her family and friends – especially during monthly game nights where they tackle one of 40 different board or card games Jennifer owns.

Jennifer encourages others to ignite that ‘fire in your belly.’ She says, “That drive, desire, and passion make everything you do worthwhile and meaningful. I have been blessed to share this wisdom with my children at a young age and seeing their interest and passion develop has made my life even more fulfilling and rewarding.”

(Check out Jennifer's sons below!)

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