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ASPR Weekly

December 6, 2011

Bylaws Amendment Proposal Approved

Call for Presentations for 2012 Annual Conference

Physician Recruitment 101 Module Available On-Demand

Question of the Week: Are you responsible for a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

Bylaws Amendment Proposal Approved

The ASPR Bylaws amendment proposal was approved on November 29 with a vote of 184 to 56 (a quorum of 20% of membership voting was met) and took effect on December 1. Members will be re-categorized into the new categories upon membership renewal.

The amendment changed the term “Active” to “Individual” for one membership category and created a new category (“Allied”) allowing for people such as executives, administrative assistants, physician liaisons, staff and others that “touch” physician recruitment and retention as well as students to become an ASPR member. Another new category called “Affiliate” was created which results in self-employed recruiters and recruiters that work for management companies that providing staffing services (such as Hospitalist, Emergency Medicine, etc.) to be moved from what was previously the Individual category to the new Affiliate category. The members in this category will no longer have access to Chat and will not be eligible to hold a leadership position.

If you have questions regarding the bylaws, please email ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, at Thank you to all of you who took the time to vote and share your thoughts on this important proposal.

Call for Presentations for 2012 Annual Conference

The Education Committee is pleased to announce that the Call for Presentations for the 2012 Annual Conference is now officially open. The Committee hopes to receive many proposals from our members this year.

Annual Conference breakout sessions are designed to provide strategies, practical tips, and tools for improving processes and operations within the physician recruitment and retention profession. In order to ensure a balanced conference program, all submissions are reviewed, evaluated, and selected by the ASPR Education Committee.

Proposals must be submitted online via the ASPR website by the close of business (5:00 p.m. Eastern) Friday, January 27, 2012. Please feel free to contact ASPR Executive Director, Jennifer Metivier, FASPR, with any questions at or at 800-830-ASPR.

Physician Recruitment 101 Module Available On-Demand

The first course of the ASPR Fellowship Certification Program, the Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module, is now available as an on demand series. The six individual webinars can be viewed anytime, anywhere! No travel costs, no time out of the office! Take advantage of this convenient and cost effective Webinar series!

The Physician Recruitment 101 Fellowship Module webinar series includes downloadable presentations and supporting documents, access to the audio and visual pre-recorded webinar, and the ability to contact presenters directly with any questions that you may have. The cost of your exam is also included in the price of the program.

The following six topics are included in the series:

Getting Organized for Recruiting
Learn what pre- and post-hire tools and processes you need to get organized for successful physician recruitment. Discussion includes position justifications, medical staff manpower plans, recruitment committees, establishing compensation, and available tools for sourcing and screening candidates.

The Magic of Sourcing
Review cutting edge sourcing methodologies including databases, mailings, print ads, career fairs, internet postings, social media, and much more. Realize how candidate tracking tools are essential to an organized recruitment department. Understand how current training trends and physician demographics impact your sourcing and marketing efforts.

Screening Candidates: The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly
Understand how a comprehensive screening, credentialing and background investigation program can help ensure a successful match and reduce turnover. Learn how to screen candidates throughout the process from identifying red flags on CVs, telephone screening, reference checks, behavioral interviewing, personality testing, credentials verification, and backgrounds checks.

Impressive Interviews: Rolling Out the Red Carpet
How do you develop an extraordinary itinerary to make a great first and lasting impression? This session will focus on pre-interview planning, educating the hiring practice, interview logistics, and itinerary development to effectively address the professional aspects of the opportunity and personal needs of the physician and their family. Learn how to personalize the site visit to ensure a positive interview experience for your candidates!

Immigration Primer
Discover how your organization can employ Foreign Medical Graduates. Learn about J1 and H1B visas and the J1 waiver process. You will also gain an understanding of the pathway to permanent residency through National Interest Waivers or Labor Certification Applications. Get practical advice on how to make immigration work to assist your recruitment program.

Establishing a Recruitment Budget
How many placements are required to “break even” with an in-house physician recruitment program compared to using search firms? In this session, you will learn the answer to this question as well as how to determine your recruiting costs per physician hired. Review how one organization evaluated its recruitment expenses to understand variations between rural and urban locations and between primary care and specialty recruitment. You will also receive advice on how to develop a realistic physician recruitment budget for your department.

$400 (members) or $625 (non-members) for the Series which includes presentations, supporting resource documents, and registration fee for the Associate (101) Exam. **You must be a current member of ASPR to take the Associate Exam.

Register to view the 101 Fellowship Module On-Demand

Question of the Week: Are you responsible for a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

Question of the Week is: Are you responsible for a formal provider onboarding program in your organization?

  1. Yes
  2. No – someone else in my organization is in charge of provider onboarding
  3. No – we don’t have a formal provider onboarding program

Answer the Question of the Week

Important Dates
Benchmarking Survey Opens for submissions
Benchmarking Survey Details
ASPR Webinar Series: First impressions Are Lasting Impressions - Is Your Onboarding Program Leaving the Impression You Desire?
Details and Registration
Deadline to submit a session proposal for the ASPR 2012 Annual Conference
CFP Details and Submission Form
ASPR 201 Fellowship Module at the PracticeMatch Conference in Miami, FL
Details and Registration

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