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Four Ways Recruitment Professionals Can Support DE&I in Healthcare

Diversity, equity and inclusion (DE&I) play an important role in healthcare providers’ ability to deliver care that meets their communities’ needs. Building a diverse healthcare system starts with the provider recruitment professionals, their strategies and their processes. With DE&I embedded in workforce strategies, recruitment professionals can help foster more inclusive, representative hiring practices and ultimately, […]

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Three Key Takeaways from AAAPR’s 2024 Annual Conference

AAPPR’s annual conference, Advancing Connections, took place March 24-27 in Virginia Beach and brought together more than 1,000 recruitment professionals, sponsors and exhibitors to discuss important topics in physician and provider recruitment. The conference included educational keynote presentations, breakout sessions and roundtable discussions from healthcare leaders and featured discussions on various trending topics including diversity, […]

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Health eCareers and AAPPR Expand Partnership to Advance Physician and Provider Recruitment and DE&I Efforts

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding and retention, is expanding its partnership with Health eCareers as a Strategic Partner for 2024. AAPPR launched its Partner program in 2017 to create deeper connections between physician and provider recruitment professionals, the organizations they represent and the companies […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Together We Thrive: A Personal Invitation to Grow with AAPPR

By: Aisha DeBerry, MBA, CPRP-DEI   In the heart of healthcare, where every recruitment decision can touch countless lives, lies an incredible opportunity—not just for professional growth, but for genuine connection and mutual support. It’s in this spirit that I want to talk about our journey at AAPPR and how we’re not just navigating this […]

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Defining the Physician and Provider Recruitment Continuum

The process of recruiting physicians and advanced practice providers is highly nuanced. Recruitment professionals must leverage broad skills to attract, hire, and retain clinical talent. Did you know this process has a formal name? At the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment, we refer to it as the Recruitment Continuum. By definition, a continuum […]

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How Strategic Recruitment Drives ROI

During such a challenging time for recruitment professionals, with ongoing physician shortages and increased provider turnover, it may be difficult to take a strategic approach to recruitment, rather than just doing whatever it takes to fill an opening. Recruitment may seem as simple as filling an open position, but when done right, it can be […]

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Five Retention Strategies to Implement Today

The cost of provider turnover can amount to hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of dollars in lost revenue. Retaining top talent in a competitive provider recruitment market is more important than ever. Here are five strategies your organization can implement today. Review Your Onboarding Process  A positive onboarding experience can be critical to a […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Elevating Patient Care through Diversity in Healthcare Recruitment & Retention

By: Stephanie D. Wright, MSA, CMPE, CPRP   Diversity in the healthcare workforce is not just an ethical goal but a strategic necessity that improves patient care and advances community health. Healthcare providers from diverse backgrounds are better equipped to identify and address disparities in healthcare outcomes, offering culturally sensitive care that meets the needs […]

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Setting Yourself Apart: Why Professional Certifications Matter

You have been working as a provider recruitment professional for a few years. While you know what the job entails; just how deeply do you understand your role? How well do you know the roles others play in your success? How confidently do you represent physician and provider recruitment when working with the C-suite? Reviewing […]

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AAPPR Revamps Mission, Vision, Values and Goals

The healthcare industry is in a state of constant change, leading to shifts in the requirements, strategies, and optimum practices of recruitment professionals. Given the challenges arising from the national physician shortage, which are increasing pressure, responsibilities, and altering the way we work; it’s necessary for recruitment professionals to collaborate, connect, and share best practices. […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Understanding the Importance of Family in Physician Recruitment

By: Marjorie Alexander, MBA, CPRP-DEI   We can see physician candidates’ priorities evolving, focusing on family time and better work-life balance. Acknowledging and accommodating these needs has become a pivotal aspect of successful recruitment. The Family Dynamic in Recruitment Recruiting physicians from out of state, especially those with families, requires a nuanced approach. While understanding […]

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Golden Rules for a Successful Partnership

Partnership.  We use the word all the time, but how frequently do we take the time to dive into what that really means?  Recruitment professionals are adept at building relationships with candidates, internal stakeholders, vendors, and our recruitment teams.  But what does it take to turn those connections and relationships into true partnerships. Recently AAPPR […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Bringing Vision to Life

By: Emerson Moses, MBA, CPRP-DEI   As the year winds down and the seasons shift, it’s a natural time for reflection, and this year holds special significance for me as my tenure on the Board will soon come to an end. But before we embark on that transition, I’m excited to highlight the victories of […]

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The Inner Critic: The Messages We Say to Ourselves (and How to Combat Them!)

The inner critic. Most of us have one. That little voice tells us we’re not good enough, not doing enough and don’t have anything of value to contribute. It can stop us from speaking up, pursuing a goal, or moving into a more influential job. The inner critic is a masterful storyteller who can influence […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Filling Your Cup

By: Carrie Galbraith, CPRP   Volunteering has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. Volunteering was an expectation in my family, and those who volunteered earned the highest accolades from the matriarchs and patriarchs. My grandparents, father, and uncles were all accomplished community volunteers, and it was clear to […]

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2023 Benchmarking Report Highlights Industry Level Data for Recruitment Professionals Navigating the Ongoing Physician Shortage

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR)’s annual Internal Physician and Provider Recruitment Benchmarking Report is officially available. The report is packed with valuable insights designed to transform your recruitment and retention strategies. Most starkly, it highlights the effects of the increasing physician shortage in the United States and the impact it has […]

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AAPPR Report Shows Demand for Physicians Reaching a New High as Staffing Shortage Continues

Annual Benchmarking Report Provides Industry Data from Internal Physician and Provider Recruitment Professionals  OKEMOS, Mich., Oct. 24, 2023 — The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) has released its annual Internal Physician and Provider Recruitment Benchmarking Report, highlighting the increasing physician shortage in the United States and the impact on recruiting and hiring. The report found organizations are searching […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Calibrating Your Recruitment Compass

By: Allan Cacanindin, CPRP, CDR AAPPR President-Elect   Today’s physician and provider recruitment landscape has never been more filled with talent supply constraints, economic influencers and pressures, provider burnout, and the growing demand for our industry to be more agile and poised for success. Just like you, I remain dedicated to advancing our mission-critical work […]

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5 Considerations for Launching Your Formal Retention Program

As the national physician shortage continues, demand for physician and provider talent is only expected to grow, giving physicians who are unsatisfied with their working conditions the opportunity to find a similar role with a competing organization. In fact, AAPPR’s 2022 report on increased provider turnover shows one in three physicians and nearly one in […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Five Atypical Recruitment Tactics for Success

By: Fayeann Hauer, CPRP AAPPR Board Member   AAPPR will launch a new course geared towards new recruitment professionals in a few weeks. If you are new to the provider recruitment world, welcome! You have taken the absolute best first step by joining AAPPR to further your professional growth and development. Below are several tips […]

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Building Trust Through Partnership: AAPPR Signature Partner Jackson Physician Search

By: Carey Goryl   The marks of a good partnership are trust, transparency, and a desire to work together toward a common objective. Through AAPPR’s Corporate Partnership program, we seek organizations that provide these key aspects to our members and the physician and provider recruitment community. Recently, Jackson Physician Search joined AAPPR as a Signature […]

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AAPPR Announces Three New Corporate Partners to Advance Physician and Provider Recruitment

OKEMOS, Mich., Aug. 31, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding and retention, has added three new corporate partners for 2023: M3 | Healthcare Talent Solutions as a Signature Partner, and Locumsmart and NEJM CareerCenter as Strategic Partners. AAPPR launched its Partner program in 2017 to […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: 2024-2028 Strategic Plan

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AAPPR Board Corner: Lessons in Leadership: 5 Things I’ve Learned Along the Way

By: Emerson R. Moses, MBA, CPRP-DEI   With my AAPPR Board Presidency term recently ending, along with receiving a promotion into a larger leadership role at work, the concept of good leadership has been on my mind. We are all leaders in what we do to some extent – whether it’s leading cross functional teams […]

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No Decisions Without Me – Involving Physicians in Decision Making to Minimize Burnout

It’s no secret the market for physician and provider talent is more competitive than ever. Data from our 2022 benchmarking report shows physician shortages in many specialties are expected to continue climbing for the foreseeable future, making employee retention, burnout management, and well-being more important than ever. If not addressed, burnout and poor well-being of […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Collaborative Strategic Planning

Who loves a good strategic planning session? I do! The thought of heading into the war room filled with flip charts, sharpies, endless amounts of sticky notes, and everyone’s oversized coffee cup to keep them hopped up on caffeine is exciting. Your creative juices flowing, sharpening the pencil, feverishly writing down your thoughts and then […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Taking Your Seat at the Table

By: Logan Ebbets, MS, CPRP AAPPR Board Member     In April, Stephanie Wright, MSA, CMPE, CPRP, Marjorie Alexander, MBA, CPRP, RMSR (fellow board members), Christy Ricks, MHA, CPRP-DEI (AAPPR member and former Vendor Committee Chair), and I were accepted to sit on panels at Becker’s Hospital Review Annual Meeting in Chicago, IL. Becker’s Hospital […]

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AAPPR Relaunches Mentor Match Program

Mentorship. It is a familiar word, but what does it mean? When you think of a mentor, who comes to mind? A teacher? A coach? Perhaps a benevolent boss or a trusted colleague? A mentor is “a trusted counselor or guide,” and mentorship is “the influence, guidance, or direction given by a mentor.” When we […]

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AAPPR Board Announces President-Elect

We are thrilled to announce that Allan Cacanindin, CPRP, has been named President-Elect for the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) Board of Directors.  This two-year appointed term, once complete, will transition to Board President for 2025 – 2027.  Both he and the current Board President, Aisha DeBerry, will work closely with the […]

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AAPPR Announces Six New Corporate Partners to Advance Physician and Provider Recruitment

OKEMOS, Mich. (May 23, 2023) – The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding and retention, has announced six new corporate partnerships for 2023. AAPPR, the leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding and retention, launched its Partner program in 2017 to create richer connections between physician and […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Work-life Balance is Not Just Noise

By: Stephanie D. Wright, MSA, CMPE, CPRP AAPPR Board Member   As we enter our traditional busy summer season for Physician Recruitment, it is essential to prioritize balance while pushing ourselves and our teams to meet the high demands of our recruitment goals. Work-life balance is not just noise; it has become fundamental to achieving […]

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AAPPR Recruitment Process Report Tracks Trends in Physician and Provider Recruitment

May 5, 2023 (Okemos, Mich.) – The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the nation’s leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding and retention, has released its Recruitment Process Report. The report, which is based on a survey of 241 internal physician and provider recruitment professionals, highlights trends in how health care organizations manage […]

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Credentialing Bottlenecks

By Saralynn White   Does prolonged medical credentialing and state licensing impact patient care?   Facing unusually long wait times for credentialing and medical licenses in many states, physicians and advanced practice providers say it’s preventing them from making a living – and impeding patients from getting the care they need. Physician and provider recruiters […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Candidate Experience

BY: Marjorie Alexander, MBA, CPRP, RMSR   Have you ever wondered how our candidates experience their interactions with us? How do we compare? We think we provide them with a WOW experience, but do we really? In general (not clinical specific), 49% of job applicants decline a job offer due to poor candidate experience. As […]

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2023 AAPPR New Board President Statement

The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment’s (AAPPR) Board of Directors is pleased to announce the selection of Aisha DeBerry, MBA, CPRP-DEI, as its new President of the Board of Directors, effective March 24, 2023. DeBerry has served on the Board of Directors since May 2017.  AAPPR is proud to share that Aisha will […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: The Power of The Ally

By: Russ Peal, CPRP Director, Workforce Recruitment & Retention at the Veterans Health Administration AAPPR Board Member   Chief of Neurology: “Well, with all due respect, I’m not confident that you will fill this search for me” Physician Recruiter: “If in six months I’m unable to find well-qualified candidates for you to consider, I promise […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: When Our Members Succeed So Does AAPPR

By: Logan Mary Ebbets, MS, CPRP   Emerson Moses, MBA, CPRP-DEI, shared in her post last month how AAPPR made amazing strides in 2022 to expand the reach and visibility of the association. We have created great momentum and are now off and running into 2023. We have accomplished this through many strategic imperatives, but […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: December – And what a year it has been!

By: Emerson Moses, MBA, CPRP-DEI Board President, AAPPR   As the year starts to wind down, and the seasons change, I naturally find myself in a state of reflection. Even more so this year, knowing that my time as President of the Board of Directors will soon come to an end. But before that happens, […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Numbers Don’t Tell the Entire Story – YOU DO!

By: Allan Cacanindin, CPRP, CDR Doesn’t it seem like everything today is attached to some form of number? From stock market indices, labor workforce data, inflation rates…even mid-term election results, numbers can be found everywhere! Even running my computer as I type this post is based on numbers and highly complex computational algorithms. Yet for […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: September

Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE, CPRP CEO Have you ever seen the show, Undercover Boss? I remember how fascinating the first few episodes were (until it got cheesy!), and how interesting it was to look behind the curtain of different professions.  I always enjoy hearing about the experiences of AAPPR members, so I was very excited […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Out of Office

Logan Ebbets, MS, CPRP Board Member   As we roll through the dog days of summer, we hope that our AAPPR members have had a chance to unplug and use some of their coveted vacation time. The Board of Directors at AAPPR, purposely pauses many meetings, during July and August, to allow board members and […]

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First Class of Physician Recruiters Complete New AAPPR DEI Certification

CPRP-DEI certification gives participants new tools for recruiting and retaining diverse teams OKEMOS, MI – The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR), the leading authority of physician recruitment and retention, is celebrating the first group of members to complete its Certified Physician/Provider Recruitment Professional Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (CPRP-DEI) certification. The certification program […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Keeping Up with the Pace

By: Stephanie Wright, MSA, CPRP Board Member   As we begin to settle into the new demands of physician recruiting after a worldwide pandemic, the majority of Physician Recruitment Talent teams have been gifted with high demands to add Physicians and Advanced Practice Providers as soon as possible to the more challenging medical specialties. Organizations […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: On Being the First

By: Aisha DeBerry, MBA, PHR, SHRM-CP, CPRP President-Elect, AAPPR   As I watched Karine Jean-Pierre address the podium for the first time as the newly appointed White House Press Secretary, I couldn’t help but draw similar parallels between our experiences. I was acutely aware that she represented a few firsts appointed to the role – […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Intentional Representation

By: Emerson Moses, MBA, CPRP President of the AAPPR Board   Intentional Representation. It’s a phrase that some might say has become my new motto when it comes to AAPPR. I speak to it a lot during our Board meetings, and I had the opportunity to share what that means to me as Board President […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: See You At Conference!

By: Carey Goryl, CEO   We’re looking forward to seeing over 700 members and exhibitors in Chicago at this year’s AAPPR Annual Conference.  So much has happened since we all gathered in 2019.  If you recall, we just announced our new name and logo for AAPPR.  New this year will be the debut of Physician […]

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Thank you to our 2022 Volunteers

Marjorie Alexander, ChenMed David Aragon, VHA National Recruitment Service Rebecca Blythe, Ascension St. Vincent’s Judy Brown, GoHealth Urgent Care Marcia Brown, Luminis Health – Anne Arundel Medical Center, Doctors Community Medical Center, J. Kent McNew Allan Cacanindin, SSM Health Ginger Canaday-Thompson, Holzer Health System Felix Castro, Atrium Health Terri Christensen Stephanie Clay, Walmart Health Timmy […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Importance Of Taking Care Of Oneself

By: Doug Lewis, MS, CPRP AAPPR Board Member   If you think you’ve been hearing more about taking care of yourself, you’re right. One indicator: according to Google Trends, the number of searches for “self-care” has more than doubled since 2015. As recruiters, we are expected to work long hours, answer calls at all times […]

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AAPPR Announces First Annual Physician and Provider Recruitment Professionals Week

Special Recognition Events and Promotions Planned for April 24-30, 2022 The Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment (AAPPR) is pleased to announce the first ever Physician and Provider Recruitment Professionals Week, April 24-30, 2022, held in conjunction with the organization’s Annual Conference in Chicago, Illinois. This special week will recognize the hard-working professionals serving […]

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AAPPR Board Corner: Let the Numbers do the Talking: Developing An Effective Executive Dashboard to Showcase Your Success!

By: Allan Cacanindin, CPRP, CDR AAPPR Board Member   In part one of our C-Suite series, you learned how advancing your expertise and influence throughout your organization begins by creating strong advocates among your C-suite and senior leadership (insert reference link here to AAPPR downloads). Data fueling your organization’s recruitment strategy is an effective way to […]