Redefining Recruitment to Retention

What is AAPPR?

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) is redefining recruitment to retention and is the only professional organization where physician and provider recruitment leaders and others who influence recruitment, onboarding and retention can connect, learn and advance their careers.

  • Connect
  • Learn
  • Advance
"You can’t put a price tag on the value of networking with your AAPPR peers! "
— Kate Rader Director School of Medicine Faculty Recruitment, The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley
"AAPPR provides an excellent space for networking and building relationships with peers, as well as developing a better understanding of how to do our jobs at our highest potential."
— Cressa Coldsmith Provider Recruiter, Summit Health
"I believe the AAPPR membership is extremely valuable to the success of my job as a Physician Recruiter. The online assistance, the networking and the educational opportunities are amazing. I wouldn’t be the recruiter I am, without AAPPR."
— Robin Schiffer, FASPR Director Physician Recruitment & Public Relations, OhioHealth MedCentral Hospitals
"I always enjoying the networking and relationship building that takes place at AAPPR. It is great to be part of a like minded community!"
— Stephanie Jackson, FASPR Physician Recruiter, Reliant Medical Group

The Unique Skill and Care Provided by AIR

What is an Academic In-House Recruiter (AIR)? Several definitions seem to apply. A niche group within a niche group in the world of physician and provider recruitment. An often overlooked and behind the scenes, yet critical component of today’s complex health care industry. The invaluable connectors between the hospitals, faculty, researchers, and the healers. Officially, […]


Physician and Provider Recruitment is not a Job – It’s a Lifestyle

  Being part of AAPPR has made a huge impact on my career. I volunteered to present during an AAPPR conference in Minnesota about Applying Lean Principles to Physician Recruitment. Unbeknownst to me, the CEO of American Hospital Dubai was in the audience. Within a few months I was recruited to the Middle East to […]


AAPPR Webinar: 2020 Physician and Provider Recruitment Benchmarking

Webinar Overview AAPPR is pleased to present the latest research and trends of the physician and provider recruitment industry.  Learn how in-house recruitment professionals have used and will continue to use the data to improve efficiencies, shorten time to fill and grow their teams.  You’ll hear from a panel of physician recruitment professionals and research […]


Number of Days Needed to fill Physician Primary Care at Five-Year Low

Purchase 2020 Benchmarking Report Number of Searches per Health Care Organization Continues to Rise   OKEMOS, MI / ACCESSWIRE / October 7, 2020 / According to a recent physician and provider recruitment benchmark study filling Surgery and Primary Care physician positions took less time last year – a five-year low for Primary Care placements. The […]


AAPPR Members Stand Together

“As president of AAPPR, I champion the advancement of our profession through the development of our members.” Lynne Peterson, CPRP, is the Senior Director and Ambassador of Provider Recruitment and Retention at Bluestone Physician Services. Reflecting on what AAPPR means to her, Lynne states, “AAPPR members are unique in that they start the physician and […]


Introducing the #IamAAPPR Campaign

#IamAAPPR is a celebration of our members and the fantastic work they do in health care in their communities every day. Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE, is the CEO of AAPPR. Carey believes that the #IamAAPPR campaign is a platform to highlight AAPPR members, strategic partners, and programs directly from people living it every day. AAPPR […]


AAPPR Stay Interviews Guide

The high cost of turnover in health care and the ever-present provider shortage validates the importance of strengthening physician and provider retention strategies in every organization. A study by the University of Virginia Health System determined that physicians were more likely to leave their positions if they felt they were spending too much time in […]


Physician Recruitment Amid COVID-19

Download COVID-19 Impact & Response Infographic Over three months after the United States began restricting movement to flatten the curve of COVID-19, in-house physician recruitment teams are still innovating and adapting to a new form of recruitment and hiring.  AAPPR recently queried of its members through both an online survey and personal interviews to hear […]