Redefining Recruitment to Retention

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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.

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  • 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

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 […]


Bubbles & Brews: A Virtual Mixology Event

COVID-19 may have put the brakes on this year’s Annual Conference, but it will never get in the way of the AAPPR family having a good time together. Since we won’t be mingling at the Red Rock Casino, we’ve partnered with our friends from CHG Healthcare to bring a little taste of Vegas right to […]



Health care is a human-centered experience and, as an organization of health care professionals, it is heartbreaking and tragic that in 2020 we find ourselves still struggling with issues that are so fundamental to human dignity. The deaths of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor and so many countless others bring to the forefront the […]


AAPPR Guide to Building Your Professional Brand

As recruitment professionals, we are keenly aware of our organization’s brand and branding strategy, but have you given the same thought to your brand? What does your professional brand say about you? Like your organization’s brand, your professional brand establishes who you are and what you value. Your professional brand can not only help you […]


SEPRA Webinar: Sourcing in a Pandemic: How the Rules of Sourcing Have Changed

Register here Date: Wednesday, July 22 Time: 1:00-2:00 pm EDT / 12:00-1:00 pm CT / 11:00 am-12:00 pm MT / 10:00-11:00 am PT Cost: Free Webinar Overview This presentation will outline the current state of physician recruiting and best practices for mindfully marketing opportunities under this unique set of circumstances. We will discuss: The demographics of physicians […]


AAPPR Roundtable: Interviews & Site Visits in the New Normal

Register here Time: 1:00 pm EDT/ 12:00 pm CT / 11:00 am MT / 10:00 am PT Cost: Members/Free, Non-members/$99 Roundtable Overview AAPPR is pleased to announce our virtual roundtable series! Our topic for the July sessions will be Interviews and Site Visits in the New Normal.  From virtual interviews to social distancing site visits join fellow AAPPR members […]


AAPPR Virtual Interview Tips

In collaboration with our members and the feedback, resources, and insights they have shared through Member Chat, AAPPR has compiled the following suggested tips for virtual interviews.


AAPPR is here to support our members during the COVID-19 pandemic

AAPPR is here to support our members. In the last several weeks, we at AAPPR have watched our members pivot and adapt to the effects COVID-19 has had on our world and on recruitment professionals. We have listened and are here to continue to support our members. Overnight, the health care industry has mobilized to […]