By: Fayeann Hurley, MHS, CPRP
Director of Physician Recruitment and Retention
AAPPR Board Member
In April, AAPPR held its annual conference virtually with over 600 members across the United States attending. Over two full days we were able to connect with one another and learn from subject matter experts on a wide variety of topics. As we settle into the summer months and ramp up our onboarding season, I am excited to implement new approaches and processes that were takeaways from our annual conference. For example, I have completely updated my recruitment to retention plan. If you’re not making consistent improvements, your recruitment practices will be out of date in no time. It is hard to articulate the true value of AAPPR’s annual conference. Sure, it is educational, and we are able to connect and learn from our peers, but in reality, it is so much more. The annual conference is hands down my favorite event that AAPPR hosts. If you are a new member or haven’t previously attended, I highly recommend that you save the date and attend next year’s conference in Chicago, April 23-27, 2022.
As a member of AAPPR, you already know that new content and programming are generated weekly. The roundtables that began during the pandemic continue to be extremely helpful and a wonderful way for members to get to know one another. As an independent director of a recruitment team, I do not have the opportunity to bounce ideas off peers. Networking and volunteering through AAPPR provide a support system for me and help me to stay up to date on trends in the industry.
Serving on the Board of Directors, I can attest that the leaders of AAPPR have been very strategic over the years to ensure long-term organizational sustainability for our members. We are so fortunate to have an industry association that supports us through relevant content and education events. The AAPPR live webinar series welcomes a number of speakers year-round to discuss trends and hot topics in recruitment. Whether you are new to the industry or a seasoned professional the webinars are a great way to keep up to date on the latest developments from sourcing through interviewing and from onboarding to retention.
Moving into fall, I am looking forward to the return of in person events at regional affiliate meetings and the opportunity to participate in face-to-face discussions with colleagues from other organizations. The mission of AAPPR is to continue to advance the physician and recruitment profession and careers of our members. With the continuing education opportunities offered to our members both in person and virtually, AAPPR remains the industry leader in physician and provider recruitment.