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"Jan 3, 2019: PRACTICEMATCH ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 2ND ANNUAL EMPOWERED PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Orthopedic Surgery Resident Overcomes Adversity to Achieve His Dream of becoming a Surgeon

Orthopedic Surgery Resident Overcomes Adversity to Achieve His Dream of becoming a Surgeon

St. Louis, MO, December 17, 2018- Dr. Christopher Hamilton, an orthopedic surgery resident at the Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, won the 2nd annual Physician Empowerment scholarship from PracticeMatch, provider of the nation's largest physician recruitment marketing tool. Dr. Hamilton submitted the winning essay regarding his journey to becoming a physician, including family trauma and multiple obstacles he successfully tackled along the way. His story of overcoming adversity was so moving it earned him the $2,000 scholarship this year.

Future physicians applied for the PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Scholarship by submitting an essay about their inspiration for becoming a doctor, including their journey through medical school, and how they plan to positively impact others as a physician. In his winning essay, Hamilton detailed many family, personal, and health struggles from childhood throughout much of his life. After growing up in the projects of Detroit, Hamilton endured domestic violence and the loss of his mother. Instead of heading down the wrong path, Hamilton chose to make something of himself. His life reached a turning point when his brother suggested joining the Marines, which changed the trajectory of his life forever. In yet another unfortunate turn of events, Dr. Hamilton's brother passed away tragically in 2015.

"I had dealt with a lot in my life up to this point, but my brother was everything to me. We had been through everything together and he was around for all of my graduations and cared for me like a parent would have," Dr. Hamilton wrote in his essay, "...[my brother] made growing up without parents manageable. ...I did not know what to do. I wanted to give up and stop caring about anything. I knew my brother would not have tolerated that," he recalls.


Dr. Hamilton then went on to explain how his wife also encouraged him to keep moving forward despite the setbacks, and to get accepted into his current residency program. He looks forward to helping others conquer any of life's problems, so they too can achieve their goals.

"I am honored to accept the PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Scholarship Award. The journey of medical education is long and costly, but well worth the sacrifice to be part of such an exclusive group of people, [who] care for patients in their time of need," Hamilton wrote when notified of his win. "This award will help me continue my medical education, learn how to provide the highest quality of care, and become a great physician. The financial burden of a medical education can be stressful at times, but this scholarship will allow me to spend less time worrying about finances, and more time on what truly matters: my patients," he concludes.


There were a number of outstanding entrants and essays submitted for the scholarship this year. Empowered Physician Scholarship Program Runners-up include:
  • Xin Yi (Cindy) Ye - Intern at Hana Holistic Medical Center, and 2018 Graduate of UC Berkeley
  • Seo Angela Choi, D.O. - Geriatrics Fellow at Rowan University School of Osteopathic Medicine


"Congratulations to Dr. Hamilton and the runners-up on this exciting achievement. There was an extremely competitive field of applicants with great stories and many accomplishments in medicine and in life," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "We enjoyed reading about these empowered physicians and getting to know more about them from their compelling essays. These aspiring physicians and young doctors have very bright futures in medicine ahead."


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with physician recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 358,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 live and virtual physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Dec 10, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH RE-DESIGNS PORTFOLIO, PHYSICIAN CANDIDATE TRACKING INTERFACE

New Features Improve User Experience for Applicant Tracking, Physician Search, Candidate Marketing, and Recruiting Process Management

New Features Improve User Experience for Applicant Tracking, Physician Search, Candidate Marketing, and Recruiting Process Management

St. Louis, MO, December 10, 2018- PracticeMatch, provider of the nation's largest physician recruitment marketing tool to healthcare employers, launched a re-design of Portfolio, its client interface and applicant tracking system. The redesign improves functionality and includes a 'facelift' to improve the look and feel of the program.

"We are excited to provide this new version of Portfolio to our clients to make their jobs a little easier," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Healthcare employers and recruiters need a user-friendly system with features that help manage, track, and organize tasks in today's fast-paced healthcare recruiting market."


New features and functions offered by the re-designed version of Portfolio include:
  • Manager's Dashboard: Allows managers to monitor and manage recruiters' activity including logins, emails, and open opportunities.
  • Streamlined Processes: Many two- and three-step processes have been streamlined into a single function on the new system.
  • Browsing History: Easily view previous browsing to quickly pick up where you left off.
  • Improved Folder Organization and Management
  • Your Dashboard: Shows your personal activity, history, etc. including logins, emails sent, open opportunities, and much more.


PracticeMatch offers access to more than 350,000 physicians through its PinPoint database, in addition to job boards, career fairs, and other recruiting tools for employers of physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

The new and improved Portfolio system allows employers and recruiters to more efficiently manage their recruiting activities and candidates with any of the databases and marketing products provided by PracticeMatch, including PinPoint, MedTies, Profiles, and more.

"With the newly launched version of Portfolio, our clients will hopefully enjoy even more recruiting success due increased efficiencies in applicant tracking. We incorporated client feedback in the re-design, and hope that the new features will propel them to even greater growth," York concludes.

For more information about Portfolio, visit PracticeMatch.com or contact PracticeMatch at information@practicematch.com


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Oct 22, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH RELEASES 2019 NATIONAL PHYSICIAN CAREER FAIR SCHEDULE

Schedule of Virtual Fairs Expanded to 16 Dates, Plus 13 Live Recruiting Events Planned Nationwide

Schedule of Virtual Fairs Expanded to 16 Dates, Plus 13 Live Recruiting Events Planned Nationwide

St. Louis, MO. October 22, 2018- PracticeMatch, a company that provides the nation's largest physician recruitment marketing tool to healthcare employers nationwide, released its schedule of physician career fairs planned for 2019. The company has expanded its offering of virtual (online) recruiting events for the upcoming year and will focus hosting live events in the areas of the country which have the highest concentrations of resident and fellow physicians.

The schedule for the first quarter of 2019 is as follows:

  • Tuesday February 19 - Nationwide Virtual Fair
  • Thursday February 21 - LIVE Onsite in Chicago, IL
  • Tuesday February 26 - NP/PA Virtual Fair
  • Thursday March 7 - LIVE Onsite in St. Louis, MO
  • Tuesday March 26 - Virtual Fair for the Frontier region
  • Thursday March 28 - LIVE Onsite in Cleveland, OH


Additional recruiting fairs planned for April include virtual events for the Northeast and South regions, as well as a live event onsite in Dallas, TX on April 4. No fairs are planned in May or June, and the recruiting event schedule resumes July 24, 2019 with a live physician career fair in Kansas City, MO at the AAFP conference.

The complete schedule for the 2019 calendar year of national physician career fairs, including all onsite and virtual events, is located on the PracticeMatch website. Employers can also register to exhibit, and physicians and advanced practice clinicians may register to attend as candidates on the PracticeMatch website as well.

"PracticeMatch is excited to roll out the top 13 Live Career Fair locations and 16 Virtual Career Fairs. We are focusing Live Career Fairs in areas that have the highest number of resident and fellows nationwide. Recruiters can still meet potential candidates face-to-face in select cities," states Mike York, Chief Executive Officer of PracticeMatch. "By offering more Virtual Career Fairs this year, physicians and recruiters can attend Career Fairs across the country without any travel costs. As another new feature of our 2019 schedule, we've included separate fairs for each type of provider - one for physicians and one for advanced practice clinicians. In doing so, we hope that our recruiters and employers attending each fair can more easily focus on one area of need," York concluded.


Additional locations where live recruiting events are also planned in 2019 include: Los Angeles, CA, Detroit, MI, Philadelphia, PA, Houston, TX, and New York, NY.

"Employers and recruiters consistently rave about the candidates they meet at our career fairs," states Mike York. "Career fairs remain one of the best ways for physicians and advanced practice clinicians of all experience levels to network with hiring managers and explore various employers. Nothing compares to the direct interaction provided by our Career Fairs. Healthcare professionals can meet with company representatives from multiple top healthcare employers nationwide, during a single event."

To register and learn more about PracticeMatch career fairs, what to expect, and see what attendees are saying about previous PracticeMatch recruiting events, visit www.PracticeMatch.com.


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established service companies in the physician recruiting industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes over 360,000 interviewed physicians. Founded nearly 30 years ago, PracticeMatch provides candidate leads and recruiting resources to match pre-screened candidates directly with healthcare employers on a national basis. Based in Saint Louis, MO, the company annually conducts 30+ physician career fairs in a variety of states.

For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement, aclement@usa.m3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting services and resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York, (800) 489.1440 mike.york@practicematch.com.

"Sep 24, 2018: PHYSICIANS SATISFIED WITH CAREER, LESS SATISFIED WITH PAY

New 2nd Annual Physician Salary Survey from PracticeMatch Reveals Low Income Growth for the Year Across All Specialties Surveyed

New 2nd Annual Physician Salary Survey from PracticeMatch Reveals Low Income Growth for the Year Across All Specialties Surveyed

St. Louis, MO, September 12, 2018- Physicians are satisfied with their jobs, but less so with their actual income, according to the second annual physician salary survey from PracticeMatch, a company that provides the largest physician recruitment marketing tool to healthcare employers nationwide. More than half of physician respondents report being "very" or "extremely" satisfied with their current position, which is promising news especially considering nationwide physician shortages and physician burn-out and attrition rates reportedly increasing over recent years.


Average annual income reported by physicians across most specialties remained relatively flat over the previous year, which may account for mediocre satisfaction rates respondents reported regarding their 2017 income. The physician specialty reporting the largest increase from 2016 to 2017 was Emergency Medicine, with nearly five percent growth. Emergency medicine physicians reported an average annual income of $321,398 in this year's survey, compared to $306,389 in last year's survey. Pulmonary medicine grew about two percent, to $286,813. Pediatricians reported an increase of about two percent as well, with a $4,000 increase, to $198,306.

Cardiology, Family Medicine, and Hospitalists were all relatively flat year over year, with fluctuations within just $2,000. Average income reported by those specialties this year (based on 2017 income) were:
  • Cardiology: $366,241
  • Family Medicine: $211,923
  • Hospitalists: $265,000


Psychiatrists participating in the 2nd annual PracticeMatch salary survey reported an average income of $253,820, which is competitive by most industry benchmarks. However, psychiatry income data was not collected by PracticeMatch last year for comparison.

Additionally, female physicians, who comprised 35% of this year's 1,218 respondents, reported slightly lower satisfaction rates (with their pay and careers) than their male counterparts. The annual report aims to help healthcare employers gather real-time data regarding physician salary trends and other physician perspectives related to recruiting and pay.

Nearly one-third of physicians surveyed (30%) report having an outstanding student loan balance in 2017, which is similar to the previous year's percentage (29%) of physicians who reported outstanding school debt. However, only eight percent of those with outstanding school debt reported receiving loan assistance in 2017, compared with about one-third receiving assistance the previous year. The average amount of financial assistance reported in this year's survey was $25,000.

A few additional survey findings include:
  • Only one-third (37%) of physicians reported earning more in 2017 than they did in 2016.
  • One-fourth of respondents reported receiving a signing bonus when they accepted their current job, with the average signing bonus being $15,000.
  • A larger proportion of respondents reported proactively contacting a physician recruiter at least once this year (60%), compared to about 44% the previous year.


The respondents were geographically diverse and represented a combination of hospital settings and office practice settings. Compensation results were similar among the two groups by practice setting.

"As the provider of the nation's leading physician database, we know how important it is for healthcare employers to stay current on workforce trends, and with our unrivaled access to physicians, PracticeMatch can help provide real-time data for that purpose," states Mike York, chief executive officer of PracticeMatch. "Compensation is always a key driving factor for physicians when deciding on a practice opportunity. Therefore, it's vital for employers to offer an attractive physician compensation package in today's highly competitive physician recruiting environment."

For more information about the survey, or about PracticeMatch products and services, please visit PracticeMatch online or contact Mike York directly: mike.york@practicematch.com, or (800) 489-1440.


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies providing healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads, to help them fill their physician and advanced practice hiring needs. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement(at)usa(dot)M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york(at)practicematch(dot)com.


"Aug 6, 2018: TOO BUSY TO TRAVEL? ATTEND A VIRTUAL HEALTHCARE CAREER FAIR FROM HOME OR OFFICE

PracticeMatch Doubles Volume of Virtual Career Fairs to Meet Employer Demand for Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians

PracticeMatch Doubles Volume of Virtual Career Fairs to Meet Employer Demand for Physicians, Advanced Practice Clinicians

St. Louis, MO, August 6, 2018- Career fairs provide an ideal setting for job seekers to meet potential employers and explore opportunities with multiple health systems at once. However, healthcare professionals often have hectic schedules with little spare time for additional travel. Virtual career fairs offer another, more efficient option for healthcare providers who wish to explore opportunities and learn about multiple employers from the comfort of their own homes.

To meet growing demand, PracticeMatch, provider of the nation's leading physician database for healthcare employers, doubled its annual volume of virtual career fairs for physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and employers in 2018. These online health career fairs allow job seekers to connect with healthcare employers from their desired region, without the time or expense required to travel to their desired location to inquire about job opportunities.

"Our virtual career fairs were very well-attended and received rave reviews from participants, including candidates and employers," states Mike York, chief executive officer of PracticeMatch. "We are excited to be able to expand the options this year and provide many more opportunities for physicians and advanced practice clinicians to interact online directly with multiple employers."


Many of the most needed specialties are among the most heavily represented at the virtual fairs, including primary care. In general, approximately 70% of job seekers who typically attend PracticeMatch career fairs are physicians, and 30% are advanced practice clinicians such as NPs or PAs, (unless the fair is designated for a specific type of clinician). The top five specialties participating include:
  1. Internal Medicine
  2. Family Practice
  3. Pediatrics
  4. Psychiatry
  5. Neurology


"The virtual career fair [we attended] was definitely a success," states one participant, Bridget Mitchell, who is a physician recruitment manager at HCA. "Between myself and two colleagues, we spoke to 46 candidates, and those conversations have already converted to several referrals to our hospitals and practices," she adds. "The process was easy and it was nice to engage with candidates in a different type of format."


The PracticeMatch virtual career fairs do not require any software downloads or special apps, and therefore are easily accessible to all healthcare jobseekers who have internet access from any device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Once registered and logged in, participants of the virtual healthcare career fairs can review employer information, and then connect directly with healthcare recruiters and hiring managers for one-on-one chats to learn more about opportunities in the hospitals and health systems of greatest interest.

The schedule of virtual career fairs is as follows:


Midwest Region: (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin) - Tuesday, August 14, 2018.

Pacific Region: (Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii) - Tuesday, September 4, 2018.

Indiana Virtual Career Fair: Wednesday, September 12, 2018.

South Region: (Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) - Thursday, September 20, 2018.

Advanced Practice Only Career Fair - (Nationwide) - Tuesday, September 25, 2018.

Mid-Atlantic Region: Thursday, October 4, 2018.

Frontier Region: (Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Utah, Texas) -Tuesday, October 9, 2018.

Northeast Region: (Maine, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Connecticut) - Tuesday, October 30, 2018.

Nationwide: (all states and regions) - Thursday, November 15, 2018

Again, the states and region of each PracticeMatch virtual career fair represents the location of the employers and the jobs; clinicians seeking healthcare job opportunities should register for the virtual career fair covering the region(s) in which they are interested. For more information about the virtual career fairs, visit the PracticeMatch website or call Madison Harris at 636-288-9300


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About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement(at)usa(dot)M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york(at)practicematch(dot)com.


"Jul 27, 2018: NURSE PRACTITIONERS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS REPORT HIGHER INCOMES THAN PREVIOUS YEAR

2nd Annual PracticeMatch Survey of PAs, NPs Reveals Continued Career Growth, Job Satisfaction for Advanced Practice Clinicians

2nd Annual PracticeMatch Survey of PAs, NPs Reveals Continued Career Growth, Job Satisfaction for Advanced Practice Clinicians

St. Louis, MO, July 18, 2018- Nurse practitioners and physician assistants report that they earned more and remained generally satisfied with their healthcare careers in the past year, according to the second annual survey of advanced practice clinicians recently released by PracticeMatch, which provides healthcare employers and jobseekers with a wide variety of career- and employment-related resources including physician/candidate database, job boards, career fairs, and career guidance.

As demand soars for advanced practice clinicians, NPs and PAs reported job satisfaction levels comparable to the previous year. Only five percent of this year's respondents described themselves as unsatisfied in their careers as PAs and NPs, compared to six percent the previous year. The survey of nearly 1,100 NPs and PAs was conducted in March of 2018 via M3 Global Research.

NPs reported an average salary of $113,900, an increase of 6.6% over last year's average reported salary of $106,000. PAs reported an average salary of $117,000, up 4.9% from the previous year's reported average of $111,500. Additionally, 8% of PAs, and 5% of NPs reported earning more than $150,000 in 2017. These competitive, growing income levels equate to high levels of job satisfaction, and 86% of PAs and NPs reported being satisfied to some degree with their income level as well.

"Advanced practice clinicians such as NPs and PAs continue to be in extremely high demand among healthcare employers, especially in light of ongoing physician shortages," states Mike York, chief executive officer of PracticeMatch. "Our annual survey shows that they are enjoying increased salary levels and job satisfaction rates that confirm how highly valued their clinical services are in a variety of medical settings, including hospitals and private groups across the country."


As competition continues to intensify for advanced practice clinicians, signing bonuses remain an increasingly popular resource utilized by healthcare employers to attract top talent. Twelve percent of respondents reported receiving a sign-on bonus for their current role, up from 11% the previous year. Respondents who are newer to the workforce were more likely to have received a signing bonus than more tenured NPs and PAs, since signing bonuses have more recently become common for these practitioners. Fifteen percent of newer PAs and NPs (those with less than ten years of experience) were paid a signing bonus, compared to 8% of PAs and NPs with more than 20 years of experience. Among those who received a signing bonus, the average bonus paid was $7,200.

"The results of our annual PA and NP salary survey provide valuable insight into the advanced practice workforce," York adds. "Knowledge of current recruiting and compensation trends can help healthcare employers optimize their recruiting strategies to attract and retain top talent among advanced practice clinicians."


Respondents were geographically and experientially diverse. Seven percent of all respondents have a doctoral degree (PhD or DNP). Additionally, survey respondents have worked in their profession as an NP or PA for an average of 13 years, and in their current role for seven years, on average.

About the Survey: The survey was conducted by M3 Global Research in March 2018, on behalf of PracticeMatch. Sample size was 1,089 respondents among Nurse Practitioner (514) and Physician Assistant (575) members of the MDLinx panel. M3 Global research maintains the largest physician and healthcare professional panel with over 3 million members across more than 50 countries. Research respondents did not receive honoraria for their participation.

About PracticeMatch: PracticeMatch provides a variety of valuable resources to match pre-screened clinicians directly with employers nationwide. Founded more than 25 years ago, PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving the recruitment side of the healthcare industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes more than 350,000 interviewed physicians. Additional products and services include APMatch.com, a database and job board for NPs and PAs and their employers, as well as 25-30 live and virtual career fairs hosted annually for physicians and advanced practice clinicians nationwide.

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"May 22, 2018: TEXT MESSAGING OFFERS PHYSICIAN RECRUITERS A MORE DIRECT, EFFICIENT MODE OF PHYSICIAN CONTACT IN FAST-PACED MARKET

New TextMatch Service Enables Hospital Recruiters and Healthcare Employers to Conveniently Recruit Doctors and Advanced Practice Clinicians via Text

New TextMatch Service Enables Hospital Recruiters and Healthcare Employers to Conveniently Recruit Doctors and Advanced Practice Clinicians via Text

St. Louis, MO, May 20, 2018- With the healthcare industry leading the nation's record-low unemployment rates, physician recruitment is as fast-paced and competitive as ever, especially for healthcare employers and their inhouse recruiting team. Healthcare recruiters are increasingly turning to new, more effective uses of technology to contact physicians for practice opportunities in today's intense physician recruiting market. Texting candidates via a new messaging service designed specifically for physician recruitment offers a streamlined, quick way for healthcare employers to reach out to physicians before a competing employer does so. PracticeMatch, a company that provides a leading physician database and other recruiting resources to hospital and healthcare recruiters, has created the industry's first texting program for inhouse recruiters, based on market research and client demand.

"According to our market research, about 80% of physicians reported having received up to 30 contacts from recruiters about practice opportunities in the past 90 days, but only about 15% reported receiving a text message about opportunities," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Text messaging is such a direct, efficient way to reach out to candidates, so we wanted to help staff physician recruiters tap into this convenient mode of communication that is clearly not yet being utilized by many recruiters to its fullest potential."


The new text service is called TextMatch, and is fully integrated into PracticeMatch's other products and services, including their Pinpoint physician database, allowing recruiters to track and report all text messages, as well as to hone in on a precise candidate audience and message them directly about a particular practice opportunity.

In a survey of 1730 physicians conducted in February of 2018, 80% of physicians reported that they would be receptive to text messages from a recruiter. Many survey respondents also reported that they consider texting to be "more convenient" and "more personal" than other common modes of communication such as email, direct mail, or phone calls.

"We are excited to offer recruiters a faster, more personal approach to contacting physicians about the opportunities most suited to their specific career needs," states York. "There is no other product like this on the market for inhouse physician recruiters, and the outstanding functionality of this offering will significantly impact the recruiting process and vastly improve results, by providing another way to conveniently and directly contact candidates."


PracticeMatch also implemented controls in the text messaging application to ensure a positive user experience for candidates, as well as recruiters and employers. TextMatch includes settings and utilization limits to protect candidates from being flooded with too many messages. For example, recruiters must contact physicians and advanced practitioners regarding a specific opportunity, and there are limits to the length and volume of messages sent to each candidate.

Additional features include advanced scheduling of messages, detailed reporting, and search capability for easy access of over 100,000 verified physician mobile numbers and 5,000 advanced practitioners.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Apr 17, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH TO ATTEND 2018 ASPR CONFERENCE IN CHICAGO

PracticeMatch to Host Multiple Events at Physician Recruiting Conference

PracticeMatch to Host Multiple Events at Physician Recruiting Conference

St. Louis, MO, April 17, 2018- PracticeMatch, a company that provides resources to staff hospital and healthcare recruiters, will attend and exhibit at the 2018 ASPR conference April 21-25 at the Sheraton Grand Chicago. The ASPR (Association of Staff Physician Recruiters) annual conference is an opportunity for recruiters to gather from across the country and learn more about new trends and tips for physician recruiting, as well as network and socialize. PracticeMatch will offer a number of opportunities to learn more about their products and services, as well as win prizes, and network with other recruiters and service providers.

"We look forward to seeing our valued clients at the ASPR conference in Chicago. This event gives us a chance to provide clients with fun events and prizes to show our appreciation, as well as share valuable information about new features of our products and services," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Additionally, recruiters can schedule time for individualized training on our Pinpoint database, which now contains over 350,000 interviewed physicians, as well as stop by to win prizes and pick up free swag, too."


Representatives from PracticeMatch will be stationed at booth #708, where they will be offering demonstrations of their products and services, as well as giving away prizes and swag. After hours, PracticeMatch will host several other networking and social events. The schedule and information is as follows:

Sunday April 22: Giveaways include a Spa Kit and special registration promo code for ASPR members. Also, register to win a Louis Vuitton Neverfull tote, to be awarded that day after the Welcome Reception.

Monday April 23: Register for another raffle prize, the Louis Vuitton Graceful tote, to be awarded Tuesday afternoon. Free giveaway to all members who stop by the booth Tuesday includes a Party Prep/Recovery Kit to help attendees get ready to for the PracticeMatch Social at Lucky Strike that night, at 7:00pm.

Tuesday April 24: Register to win the Louis Vuitton Graceful tote, if you didn't register on Monday. Conference attendees may pick up a free Manicure Kit at booth 708 during the conference exhibit hours on Tuesday. After the meetings are finished for the day, join the PracticeMatch team at Shula's Steakhouse (located adjacent to the hotel lobby) at 5:30pm for a happy hour with premium drinks and appetizers.

"The ASPR always hosts an informative, resourceful conference for physician recruiters, and we know this year's schedule of seminars and speakers will be enjoyable and productive for all attendees," York adds. "We are proud to work closely with the ASPR and its members to help provide effective products to help recruiters meet their organization's staffing goals. Physician recruiting can be a grueling, stressful role at times, especially in today's highly competitive market, and ASPR provides such helpful resources to members, as well as a fun environment in which to learn and develop one's recruiting skills," York concludes.


For more information about the ASPR conference, to register for a one-on-one PracticeMatch demo or Pinpoint training session, or to RSVP for the PracticeMatch events, please visit https://calendly.com/practicematch-aspr-2018


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Apr 4, 2018: PINPOINT DATABASE BY PRACTICEMATCH EXCEEDS 350,000 INTERVIEWED PHYSICIANS

Total Verified Healthcare Provider Count Exceeds 1.5 Million, Includes 350,000 Interviewed Physicians

Total Verified Healthcare Provider Count Exceeds 1.5 Million, Includes 350,000 Interviewed Physicians

St. Louis, MO, April 4, 2017- The healthcare industry's leading physician candidate database, Pinpoint by PracticeMatch, reached a new milestone of 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. PracticeMatch initially established the database in 1989 to provide healthcare systems with a unique, cost-effective alternative to outsourcing their physician recruiting to a search firm. Since then, the database is updated on an ongoing basis with new candidates and information. Engaging with Pinpoint physicians allows hospital recruiters and healthcare hiring managers to maintain control of the recruiting process and avoid placement fees, with the benefit of convenient access to 350,000 interviewed physicians, plus a total of more than 1.5 million total verified providers via licensed databases. This also includes more than 320,000 advanced practice clinicians.

"Hospital staff recruiters and healthcare hiring managers have relied on the unrivaled quality of our Pinpoint physician database for nearly 30 years," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Pinpoint is the only physician recruiting database with 350,000 interviewed physicians, which saves precious time that in-house recruiters would otherwise spend pre-screening candidates themselves. Our product allows physician recruiters to efficiently and effectively pinpoint the best physician candidates for their facility's particular hiring needs."


PracticeMatch helps physician recruiters find the best candidate match for each of their openings by providing the industry's largest database of verified, pre-screened physicians and advanced practice healthcare professionals. A team of professionally-trained PracticeMatch interviewers contacts each Pinpoint physician to discuss and record their preferences regarding practice settings, geographic location, along with gathering details about each provider's professional history, among other things. Healthcare employers then simply purchase access to the database, so that their hiring managers or hospital recruiters may utilize it at their convenience to contact the candidates that best fit their needs.


"This Pinpoint milestone is significant in the industry because it is such a substantial number of providers for physician recruiters to have at their fingertips. No other company offers access to more than 1.5 million verified providers, and certainly not with the level of information and detail that the Pinpoint database provides on its 350,000 physicians," York explains.


PracticeMatch will be celebrating this exciting milestone with special programs for physician throughout the upcoming months. For more information and details about how your healthcare facility may obtain access to Pinpoint physicians, and other verified healthcare candidates, please contact Mike York at Information@PracticeMatch.com


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving hospitals and healthcare systems with recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 350,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 live and virtual physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Mar 27, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH HOSTS NYC PHYSICIAN CAREER FAIR

Recruiting Event Unites Physicians, Clinicians with Top NY Healthcare Employers

Recruiting Event Unites Physicians, Clinicians with Top NY Healthcare Employers

St. Louis, MO, March 27, 2018– Physicians and advanced practice clinicians from across the state of New York will convene at the Westin New York Times Square, Saturday April 7, to meet with representatives of top healthcare employers from around the northeast. The professional physician career fair and recruiting event is hosted by PracticeMatch, a leading physician database of pre-interviewed physicians for healthcare employers. Hiring managers from more than 19 healthcare systems will attend the event to recruit top talent in clinical practice including a variety of medical specialties.

"We look forward to a very successful event in New York City," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Our weekend recruiting fairs are always very busy, and New York City is often a popular, desired location for many candidates, including new and experienced physicians and clinicians," York adds. "New York is home to a plethora of top health systems and academic centers, many of which will be represented at this event to recruit for multiple medical career opportunities throughout the area."

Several leading healthcare systems from around the state of New York are scheduled to attend the PracticeMatch physician career fair in New York City on April 7, including HCA, Acadia Healthcare, SSM Health, and many more. Complimentary dinner and drinks will be provided to attendees and their significant others, who are also welcomed to attend the networking and recruiting event.

"PracticeMatch Career Fairs are a highly effective method for physicians and advanced practice clinicians to expedite their job search process," York states. "For those healthcare professionals who can make it to New York City for the event, it will be well worth the time and travel. There is no better way to obtain valuable face-time with your desired employers than to attend a career fair where you can meet with representatives from several top health systems in one day."

Since 2010, PracticeMatch has offered a series of physician career fairs. Over the years, many cities, additional dates and new features have been added, based on attendee feedback, as the attendance and demand for career fairs continually grew. These well-organized recruiting events provide healthcare professionals an invaluable opportunity to network directly with multiple healthcare employers in a convenient location and professional atmosphere for engaging with recruiting representatives. The annual schedule of PracticeMatch Career Fairs and recruiting events now includes 16 onsite recruiting events, and 13 virtual career fairs annually, plus several regional and national virtual (online) career fairs. Employers and candidates can streamline their search efforts by connecting with multiple professionals from a variety of top healthcare employers, in one event.

Candidates may register online to attend. Healthcare professionals who are interested in working in or near New York, but are unable to attend the live event, may also register their information online to be shared with the New York employers participating in the career fair.

Event Details:

What: PracticeMatch Physician and Advanced Practice Career Fair – Recruiting, Networking, Dinner, and Drinks.

Where:  Westin New York Times Square – 270 West 43rd St. New York, NY 10036

Who: Physicians, residents, fellows, NPs, PAs of all specialties who are interested in networking with healthcare employers in NYC and surrounding areas. Significant others are welcome to join.

When: April 7, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm Eastern Time

How:  Register online, PracticeMatch website

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources, including one of the nation’s largest pre-interviewed physician databases. Other services and products include job boards, career fairs, a scholarship, among many other resources for healthcare job seekers and employers. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 345,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement – aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Mar 19, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH HOSTS PHYSICIAN CAREER FAIR IN CHICAGO

Record Attendance Expected for March 24, 2018 Healthcare Recruiting Event

Record Attendance Expected for March 24, 2018 Healthcare Recruiting Event

St. Louis, MO, March 19, 2018- PracticeMatch, a leading physician database for healthcare employers, will host a physician recruiting and career fair on March 24, 2018, at the Navy Pier. Healthcare professionals will be able to meet and interview with recruiters from a number of top health systems across the state of Illinois and surrounding areas, from 11:00am until 3:00pm local time (Central). Record attendance is expected for this premier healthcare recruiting event in Chicago.

"Our physician career fairs are always a great experience in Chicago," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "The feedback from previous events there has been extremely positive and is reflected in the increase in registered attendees for this year's career fair in Chicago. The 'Windy City' is a dynamic metropolitan hub for many top health systems, medical schools, and training programs," York adds. "We anticipate a significant turnout for the Chicago event based on the significant response rate and RSVPs."


Many leading healthcare employers are scheduled to attend the PracticeMatch physician career fair in Chicago on the 24th of March, including Acadia Healthcare, OSF Healthcare, Davita, and many more. Complimentary dinner and drinks will be provided to attendees. In addition to physicians, advanced practice clinicians and employers attending the networking event, candidates' significant others are welcome to attend as well.


"Job seekers able to advance their search efforts substantially by attending a physician recruiting career fair, and getting valuable face-time with top healthcare employers there," York states. "Within just a few hours, physicians and advanced practice clinicians can interact with representatives from multiple employers from all around Chicago, Illinois, and surrounding communities. It's a win-win for employers in need of hiring qualified healthcare professionals who are motivated to succeed."


PracticeMatch Career Fairs have grown in popularity and attendance over the past eight years. These professional, well-organized events provide candidates an opportunity to network directly with multiple healthcare employers in a convenient location and an atmosphere conducive to engaging with recruiting representatives. As the size and scope of the fairs has increased, new locations and features have been added based on the feedback from attendees. The annual schedule of PracticeMatch Career Fairs and recruiting events now includes 16 onsite recruiting events, and 13 virtual career fairs annually, plus several regional and national virtual (online) career fairs. Employers and candidates can streamline their search efforts by connecting with multiple professionals from a variety of top healthcare employers, in one event


Event Details:

What: PracticeMatch Physician and Advanced Practice Career Fair - Recruiting, Networking, Dinner, and Drinks.

Where: The Navy Pier - Chicago, IL - 60611

Who: Physicians, residents, fellows, NPs, PAs of all specialties who are interested in networking with healthcare employers in Chicago and surrounding areas. Significant others are welcome to join.

When: March 24, 2018, 11:00am-3:00pm Central Time

How: Register online, PracticeMatch website.


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources, including one of the nation's largest pre-interviewed physician databases. Other services and products include job boards, career fairs, a scholarship, among many other resources for healthcare job seekers and employers. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 345,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Mar 15, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH HOSTS PHYSICIAN CAREER FAIR IN CLEVELAND

Many Top Ohio Health Systems to Attend March 20, 2018 Healthcare Recruiting Event

Many Top Ohio Health Systems to Attend March 20, 2018 Healthcare Recruiting Event

St. Louis, MO, March 16, 2018- PracticeMatch, a leading physician database for healthcare employers, is hosting a physician recruiting and career fair on March 20, 2018, at the InterContinental Cleveland. The event will take place from 5:00pm until 8:00pm local time (Central). Healthcare administrators, executives, and recruiters from Ohio and the surrounding Midwest region will attend the Cleveland career fair to network with physicians and advanced practice clinicians interested in exploring employment opportunities.

"We look forward to hosting our recruiting event in Cleveland, where several top healthcare systems from the state and region will be represented," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "Healthcare professionals will have a unique opportunity to meet with people from hospitals and health systems from across the state of Ohio and surrounding areas. Our onsite career fairs provide a comfortable, professional environment for physicians and clinicians to network with multiple potential employers in a single afternoon, saving valuable time and money," York adds.


Some of the healthcare employers represented at the PracticeMatch Career Fair in Cleveland include the renowned Cleveland Clinic Foundation, as well as other top systems such as HCA, Ohio Health, Sanford Health, SSM Health, and many more. Complimentary dinner and drinks will be provided to attendees. In addition to physicians, advanced practice clinicians, and employers, candidates' significant others are welcome to attend as well.


"Cleveland is an excellent location for a career fair, as it is home to several top health systems, and there are hundreds of residents and fellows in the state of Ohio seeking employment," York states. "Along with our numerous other services such as job boards and online resources, our career fairs enable PracticeMatch to serve as a key resource for employers and job seekers, providing invaluable assistance along every step of the recruiting and job search processes."


PracticeMatch Career Fairs provide candidates an opportunity to network and engage directly with multiple healthcare employers in a convenient, professional atmosphere. The size and scope of the fairs has grown significantly over the past eight years, and now includes 15 onsite recruiting events, and 13 virtual career fairs annually, plus several regional and national virtual (online) career fairs. Employers and candidates can streamline their searches and connect with multiple professionals within just a few hours.


Event Details:

What: PracticeMatch Physician and Advanced Practice Career Fair - Recruiting, Networking, Dinner, and Drinks.

Where: InterContinental Cleveland - 9801 Carnegie Ave Cleveland, OH 44106

Who: Physicians, residents, fellows, NPs, PAs of all specialties who are interested in networking with healthcare employers in Ohio and surrounding areas. Significant others are welcome to join.

When: March 20, 2018, 5:00-8:00pm Central Time

How: Register online, PracticeMatch website.


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources, including one of the nation's largest pre-interviewed physician databases. Other services and products include job boards, career fairs, a scholarship, among many other resources for healthcare job seekers and employers. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 345,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.


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"Mar 12, 2018: WINNER OF PRACTICEMATCH READERS' CHOICE AWARD STRIVES TO HELP PROVIDE HEALTHCARE ACCESS TO MEDICALLY UNDERSERVED

Applications Open for 2nd Annual Empowered Physician Scholarship

Applications Open for 2nd Annual Empowered Physician Scholarship

St. Louis, MO, March 12, 2018- PracticeMatch, a company that provides healthcare employers with a physician database and related recruiting resources, announces the winner of their Empowered Physician Readers' Choice essay contest. The Readers' Choice contestants are future physicians who were runners-up for the PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Scholarship, for which they wrote an essay regarding their goals for their physician career, and how they plan to make an impact as a physician.

Crystal Taylor, MPH, of Florida won the Readers' Choice award and a $100 Amazon Gift Card with her Empowered Physician essay, outlining the inspiration and goals for her physician career. Her essay, which touches on family ties to medicine, and cites her experience growing up in a medically underserved area, obtained the most online votes among the Readers' Choice essay finalists.

"Growing up in an underserved area, I have witnessed the barriers that many face when trying to access care. As a physician, I plan to work in an academic hospital [to teach and learn more about] the disparities that exist in local communities to help foster an environment of tolerance and cultural competency [to better] understand the obstacles that patients face...," Crystal Taylor explained in her winning essay.


Ms. Taylor earned a Master of Public Health degree from University of Miami Leonard School of Medicine in 2016, and is currently working towards her medical degree (M.D.) at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in Pennsylvania, where she also serves in a variety of volunteer, leadership, and mentoring roles, in addition to her professional aspirations.

"Based on her winning essay and impressive CV including many awards, honors, and scholarships, Ms. Taylor appears to be on her way to a very bright future in medicine. All of us at PracticeMatch wish her the best in her medical career, and we appreciate her participation in our Empowered Physician Scholarship and Readers' Choice essay contest. Congratulations to Crystal on winning the PracticeMatch Readers' Choice award," states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch.


In addition to Ms. Taylor, other scholarship finalists and Readers’ Choice contestants were Hassanatu Blake and Mackinzie McDaniel. The winner of the $2,000 PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Scholarship, awarded in January, was Oliver Sroka.

Applications have reopened for the 2nd annual (2018) PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Scholarship. Future physicians interested in applying for the $2,000 scholarship may submit their essays via the scholarship page on the PracticeMatch website through December 3, 2018. A winner will be announced on January 4, 2019 on the PracticeMatch website, and the winner’s essay will be published there as well.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Jan 16, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH ANNOUNCES WINNER OF INAUGURAL EMPOWERED PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Honorable Mention Runners-Up Vie for Readers' Choice Award via Online Voting

Honorable Mention Runners-Up Vie for Readers' Choice Award via Online Voting

St. Louis, MO, January 16, 2018- PracticeMatch, the company that matches physicians and advanced practice clinicians with top healthcare employers nationwide, announces the winner of its first annual Empowered Physician Scholarship essay contest. Mr. Oliver Sroka, a medical student at the University of Florida, was awarded the $2,000 scholarship when his essay was selected by the judges' panel as the winning entry.

Future physicians applied for the scholarship by submitting an essay about their journey of becoming a doctor, including how they hope to make a positive impact via their medical career. In his winning essay, Sroka candidly shared how his cancer diagnosis as a 19-year-old college student further motivated and inspired him to achieve his goals and continue to pursue a medical career, despite extremely challenging obstacles. Sroka recalls in the essay how, as a patient, his oncologist's optimism and encouragement were a calming presence for him during a difficult time, and he attributes his recovery to his support team of physicians, family, and friends.

"Trying to decide [my] academic future while not knowing if I would actually live through it, is not what I thought college would be like," wrote Sroka, who missed months of school for chemotherapy. In his essay, the future physician went on to describe that post-diagnosis timeframe as some of the worst days of his life, as a "frustrated, and scared" student with an uncertain future. "After [that] experience, I realize that every second of every day is an opportunity to make a difference in the world," Sroka wrote.


Sroka looks forward to helping his future patients with the same strength, support, and encouragement that his doctor provided to him as a young, anxious patient.

"The [scholarship] money I receive from PracticeMatch will go towards my tuition here at the University of Florida College of Medicine," Sroka states. "This award will help me continue my medical education, and learn how to provide the highest quality of care, and become a great physician. The financial burden of a medical education can be stressful at times, but this scholarship will allow me to spend less time worrying about finances, and more time on what truly matters: my patients," he concludes.


Sroka's essay will be available on the PracticeMatch website to read in full.

Additionally, due to the number of quality applicants and interesting essays, PracticeMatch will publish three other essays, which were runners-up receiving Honorable Mention from the judges. Readers may also vote on their favorite essay, and the winner will receive a $100 Amazon gift card and bragging rights as the PracticeMatch Empowered Physician Readers' Choice.

Empowered Physician Scholarship Honorable Mention includes: (in alphabetical order by last name)

  • Hassanatu Blake, MPH, MBA - Atlantic University School of Medicine - New York, NY
  • Mackinzie McDaniel - Eastern Virginia Medical School
  • Crystal Taylor, MPH, and MD candidate Class of 2020 at University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


The three essays of the honorable mention winners are available on the PracticeMatch website, and online voting will be open until February 20. Readers may vote on the essays until February 20, and the winning essay of the Readers' Choice Award will be announced shortly thereafter.

"Congratulations to Oliver Sroka and all of the runners-up. The PracticeMatch team is excited to be able to recognize the hard work of these diligent, devoted future physicians, and to assist with the financial burden of medical education, states Mike York, CEO of PracticeMatch. "I think everyone will enjoy reading about these empowered physicians as much as we enjoyed getting to know them from their compelling essays, and learning about their bright futures in medicine. I know these individuals will continue to make a positive impact on many lives in the coming years."


Applications for the 2018 Empowered Physician Scholarship will open on February 1, 2018 on the PracticeMatch website.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Jan 10, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH ANNOUNCES VIRTUAL CAREER FAIRS FOR 2018, DOUBLES EVENTS SCHEDULED DUE TO DEMAND

Online Recruiting Events Connect Healthcare Employers with Top Clinicians to Fill Key Openings

Online Recruiting Events Connect Healthcare Employers with Top Clinicians to Fill Key Openings

St. Louis, MO, January 10, 2017- PracticeMatch, a company that provides online resources, job boards, and career fairs to healthcare employers, announced its 2018 schedule of virtual career fairs. PracticeMatch, which also offers on-site career fairs throughout the year, debuted the online healthcare recruiting events in the Q3 of 2017, allowing clinical job seekers to connect with healthcare employers in any desired region, without physically traveling to the location. The success and increased demand for the virtual career fairs led to additional virtual recruiting events for the upcoming year, with twelve on the schedule for 2018.

"Attendance and participation for the inaugural virtual career fairs in late 2017 were very encouraging," states Mike York, chief executive officer of PracticeMatch. "More than 400 providers attended our latest national virtual fair in December, and feedback from employers and virtual job seekers has been extremely positive overall. Therefore, we are doubling the schedule of virtual recruiting events for 2018."


York adds that, also based on feedback from participants, the employers who obtained the best results and the most hiring leads from the virtual career fairs were those who participated in multiple events, to encompass a variety of regions throughout the country.

"While we attempt to focus career fairs by region and by locations of residency programs, studies show that many residents often move out of their home state, or training state, for their first job," York explains. "Because our virtual recruiting events are so convenient and require no travel, employers and clinicians can easily participate in multiple events and explore a variety of locations across the country, or interview candidates from across the country, from the comfort of their own home or office."


The complete 2018 schedule is available online at the PracticeMatch website. Their first virtual career fair of the year will be a national event on Thursday, February 22, 2018, from 4:00-8:00pm Central time. Employers with jobs anywhere in the United States will participate in that event. The remaining events will each feature employers with openings in a particular region of the country. The schedule for the first half of the year is as follows, all of which occur on a Tuesday unless otherwise specified:

  • Nationwide - Thursday, February 22, 2018
  • Midwest Region - March 13, 2018
  • Pacific Region - March 27, 2018
  • South Region - April 3, 2018
  • Frontier Region - April 17, 2018
  • Northeast Region - May 1, 2018
  • Nationwide - May 8, 2018


York attributes the success of the virtual career fairs to their convenience and simplicity, as well as to the array of top healthcare employers and candidates who participate. The PracticeMatch virtual career fairs do not require any software downloads or special apps, and therefore are easily accessible to all healthcare jobseekers who have internet access from any device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Once registered and logged in, participants of the virtual healthcare career fairs can review employer information, and then connect directly with healthcare recruiters and hiring managers for one-on-one chats to learn more about opportunities in the hospitals and health systems of greatest interest.

The regions consist of the following states:

Pacific Region: (Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii)

Frontier Region: (Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Utah, Texas)

MidWest Region: (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin)

Northeast Region: (Maine, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Connecticut)

South Region: (Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia)

Virtual career fairs help meet the needs of healthcare professionals who are unable to attend onsite career fairs in person. PracticeMatch aims to provide employers with recruiting coverage nationwide, particularly in areas where there is not a live onsite career fair event. In addition to recruiting practicing physicians and clinicians, virtual career fairs provide healthcare employers an opportunity to connect with new physicians and residents who are open to working in various areas across the county. For more information about the virtual career fairs, visit the PracticeMatch website.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Jan 2, 2018: PRACTICEMATCH PROMOTES MIKE YORK TO CEO

Effective 2018, York will Continue to Grow Products and Services for Healthcare Employers

Effective 2018, York will Continue to Grow Products and Services for Healthcare Employers

St. Louis, MO, December 18, 2017- PracticeMatch announces the promotion of Mike York to CEO of the healthcare services company, effective January 1, 2018. For more than 25 years, PracticeMatch has helped to match healthcare job seekers with top jobs and employers across the country.

"Mike joined PracticeMatch in 2015 as the COO, and brought an excellent approach to running the business. Under his leadership, the company has strengthened its relationships with its long-standing clients, while accelerating growth and adding new clients at an increased rate," states Aki Tomaru, CEO of M3 USA., the parent company of PracticeMatch.


PracticeMatch is based in St. Louis, MO, and provides a variety of valuable resources to healthcare employers nationwide, including database of healthcare professionals who are looking for jobs, online job boards, and career fairs. York has helped to grow and expand service offerings of PracticeMatch to include specialized job boards and candidate leads for advanced practitioners, in addition to those for physicians and physician employers, as well as the addition of virtual career fairs for those candidates and employers who may not be able to attend on-site recruiting conferences.

"Throughout his tenure at PracticeMatch, Mike has proven to be a reliable, accountable, and driven leader. His guidance and expertise have resulted in significant growth for the company," Tomaru adds. "Today, he is not only the leader of PracticeMatch, but also a respected executive among the M3 Group."


About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Dec 1, 2017: PRACTICEMATCH PRESENTS MICHELLE POLER AS KEYNOTE FOR ANNUAL RECRUITING CONFERENCE

Famous for Conquering 100 Fears, Poler Inspires Others to Maximize Their Potential

Famous for Conquering 100 Fears, Poler Inspires Others to Maximize Their Potential

St. Louis, MO, December 1, 2017- PracticeMatch, a company that provides physician recruitment resources, job boards, career fairs, and data to healthcare employers nationwide, presents Michelle Poler as the keynote speaker for their annual recruiting conference. Poler is a speaker who initially became known for her "100 Days Without Fear" project, whereby she conquered one fear per day, for 100 consecutive days. After facing a variety of challenges including skydiving and holding a tarantula, Poler completed her project with a TEDx talk, conquering her fear of public speaking.

PracticeMatch's annual recruiting conference will take place September 15-18, 2018, at The Westin Savannah Harbor, in the beautiful, historic, coastal Georgia town of Savannah. PracticeMatch's popular conference is enjoyed each year by in-house physician recruiters and recruiters of advanced practitioners from hospitals and healthcare systems across the country. Conference registration opens online at the PracticeMatch website on December 1, 2017.

"We are excited to present such a dynamic, engaging, and unique speaker as our keynote this year," states Mike York, COO of PracticeMatch. "The 2018 recruiting conference theme is 'Renew, Re-energize, and Re-invent,' and Ms. Poler will definitely inspire all conference attendees to achieve great things in their professional and personal lives."


In addition to the keynote presentation by Michelle Poler, conference attendees may participate in a number of other seminars and educational sessions to help hone their skills and techniques related to healthcare recruiting. A full list of topics will be available online upon confirmation at a later date.

"By attending the PracticeMatch Recruiting Conference, attendees can update their healthcare recruiting strategies, review new ideas, and learn refreshing ideas and tactics to take their physician and advanced practice recruiting to a new level of success," York concludes.


To learn more, or to register for the conference, please visit the PracticeMatch Recruiting Conference registration websitefor details and contact information:

http://www.cvent.com/events/practicematch-recruitment-conference-2018/event-summary-e01f2d4827974b378c2c7508a909dd21.aspx.
About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Nov 14, 2017: NEW PHYSICIANS BEGIN JOB SEARCH ONE YEAR OR MORE BEFORE COMPLETING TRAINING

Healthcare Employers Must Appeal to Residents, Fellows Early in Their Training

Healthcare Employers Must Appeal to Residents, Fellows Early in Their Training

St. Louis, MO. November 14, 2017- More than one-third (36 percent) of new physicians begin searching for their first practice opportunity in the second to last year of residency, according to a recent survey of 691 new physicians, by PracticeMatch, a company that provides data, recruitment resources, and online job boards to healthcare employers. Additionally, more than half of graduating physicians begin their job search at the beginning of their final year of training, while only 18 percent wait until the end of the last year of residency or fellowship to start looking for their first physician job.

"Over the past several years, we have noticed physicians seem to be starting their job searches progressively earlier. The most competitive, proactive healthcare employers are catching on to this trend as well, establishing relationships with residents and fellows earlier in their training, and offering monthly stipends for the last year or two of training, further motivating physicians to commit to employment sooner," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch. He notes that this is especially true for the most competitive specialties, such as primary care. "We offer healthcare employers a number of services to help them reach out and establish contact with pre-interviewed residents and fellows, and get ahead in the intense race for new physicians, while providing residents and fellows a head start with their medical careers," York adds.


The survey, completed in the Fall of 2017, also revealed that formal job search training and resources are lacking for most residency and fellowship programs. Nearly half of respondents reported receiving little to no formal job search guidance during their training, and only seven percent reported receiving "a lot" of formal job search training.

Of the formal job search guidance services offered to residents and fellows, the most common are:
  • Live job fairs (38%)
  • Financial planning / student loan advice (36%)
  • Helpful website services (33%)
  • Resume writing (27%)
  • Virtual job fairs (25%)
The least common formal job search services offered to residents and fellows are:
  • Relocation services advice (5%)
  • Spouse career advice (6%)
  • Healthcare system segments (7%)
  • Private practice business management basics (9%)
Even with the vast new technology available today, respondents seemed to indicate that nothing beats good old-fashioned networking, and word-of-mouth referrals, when it comes to job searching. Nearly three-fourths of respondents utilized peer referrals or word-of-mouth as part of their job search strategy. However, online job boards were a very close second, with 60 percent of respondents utilizing them at some point during their job search. Other popular job search resources for residents and fellows include independent recruiters (35 percent) and medical conferences (27 percent).

"Clearly, there is a need for reliable, knowledgeable job search resources for new physicians. To that end, we have developed new Career Resources workshops specifically geared towards the unique, nuanced career development needs of residents and fellows," York concludes. The workshops can be further customized for the needs of a particular medical specialty or program.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Nov 2, 2017: 2018 physician career fair schedule released by Practicematch

Physicians Attend for Professional Networking, and to Apply Directly with Top Healthcare Employers in the Area

Physicians Attend for Professional Networking, and to Apply Directly with Top Healthcare Employers in the Area

St. Louis, MO. November 7, 2017- PracticeMatch, a company that provides a physician database, job boards, and staffing resources to healthcare employers nationwide, released its schedule of physician career fairs to occur throughout 2018 across the country. Due to the popularity and success of its new virtual (online) career fairs introduced this year, PracticeMatch will provide more virtual career events in 2018 to complement its live, on-site recruiting fairs. The schedule of live, on-site career fairs for the first half of the year is as follows:

  • St. Louis, MO - March 1, 2018
  • Cleveland, OH - March 20, 2018
  • Chicago, IL - March 24, 2018
  • New York, NY - April 7, 2018


Recruiting activities typically slow down in the summer, so there will be no fairs from May through July. PracticeMatch career fairs will resume in August, with events that month in Kansas City, MO, Detroit, MI, Dallas, TX, and Baltimore, MD. The Los Angeles career fair will be held in September, followed by Houston, TX. In October, career fairs will be held for physicians and employers in Philadelphia, New York City, and St. Louis. The last events of the year will occur in Chicago and Cleveland, OH, in November of 2018.

The complete schedule for the 2018 calendar year of national physician career fairs is located on the PracticeMatch website.

"We look forward to another exciting year of successful career fairs," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch. "We consistently receive very positive feedback about the career fair experience from employers and physicians who attend. Physician job seekers find it very helpful to meet with several local employers in one event, and employers really enjoy seeing the person behind the CV. Attending a career fair facilitates your job search and eliminates a lot of guesswork from the process."


A survey of 2017 career fair attendees revealed that a large majority of physicians (83 percent) viewed the experience as a valuable one. Nearly three-fourths of career fair attendees (74 percent) indicated that they actively engaged with three or more employers at the event, while more than a third of attendees spoke with five or more employers.

"Career fairs offer physicians and clinicians a valuable opportunity they can't get anywhere else, to engage face-to-face with several top local healthcare employers at a single event," York adds. "Any motivated healthcare professional seeking a physician practice opportunity or advanced practice job will learn a great deal about what the local job market bears, interact with top local healthcare employers, and also possibly explore national opportunities as well if desired."


To view the schedule or register for an event, visit https://www.practicematch.com/physicians/career-fairs-and-events/career-fairs.cfm.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Oct 3, 2017: APPLICATION DEADLINE APPROACHES FOR EMPOWERED PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP FROM PRACTICEMATCH

New Physicians May Apply through December 1, 2017 to Earn $2,000 toward Medical School Debt

New Physicians May Apply through December 1, 2017 to Earn $2,000 toward Medical School Debt

St, Louis, MO, October 4, 2017- The December deadline is rapidly approaching for the inaugural Empowered Physician Scholarship award from PracticeMatch, a leading national provider of healthcare recruitment resources to hospitals and health systems. However, there is still time for interested applicants to apply for the scholarship, which consists of a $2,000 award to be provided to the winner of an essay contest. The deadline for new and future physicians to apply is December 1, 2017, and the winner will be announced January 5, 2018. The judges will seek the essay that most eloquently conveys community involvement and dedication to caring to others, as well as the author's inspiration for entering the field of medicine and how they plan to positively impact the lives of others.

"We are very pleased and excited about the response and applications thus far, especially for the first year of the program," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch. "We look forward to awarding this money to a deserving recipient and helping a future physician achieve their goal of practicing medicine."


PracticeMatch established the Empowered Physician Scholarship this year to provide new physicians another resource to help chip away at the mountain of medical school debt most medical graduates carry into their careers. In fact, new data released from the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) last month reveals that the average debt load is increasing, especially for students from low-income backgrounds. Furthermore, more than 25 percent of 2016 medical graduates owed more than $200,000 in school debt.

"The Empowered Physician Scholarship is a relatively simple way for a physician to earn some additional money towards his or her medical education," York adds. "A brief essay is all it takes to apply, and it may be worth $2,000. Additionally, there are no prerequisite financial need requirements, unlike many other scholarships and grants. We made the application process as easy as possible, so there is no reason not to give it a try, unless you have no medical school debt," he concludes.


The contest is open to medical school students currently enrolled, as well as residents and fellows. Interested applicants may review the rules and apply by uploading their original essay on the PracticeMatch website.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Aug 15, 2017: PRACTICEMATCH PROVIDES VIRTUAL CAREER FAIR FOR PHYSICIANS, ADVANCED PRACTICE CLINICIANS

Online Event Connects Healthcare Employers with Top Clinicians to Fill Key Openings

Online Event Connects Healthcare Employers with Top Clinicians to Fill Key Openings

St. Louis, MO, August 15, 2017- PracticeMatch, a company that provides online resources, job boards, and career fairs to help healthcare employers connect with physicians and advanced practitioners like nurse practitioners and physician assistants, will conduct its first series of virtual career fairs in August through November of this year. The online career fairs will allow job seekers to connect with healthcare employers from their desired region, without physically traveling to the location to inquire about job opportunities.

"Due to the increase in attendance and demand for healthcare career fairs, we are providing virtual career fairs to our healthcare clients and candidates this year. We aim to accommodate clinicians who wish to explore regions of the country outside of their current location, without traveling to begin the interview process," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch.


The PracticeMatch virtual career fairs do not require any software downloads or special apps, and therefore are easily accessible to all healthcare jobseekers who have internet access from any device, such as a smartphone, tablet, or computer. Once registered and logged in, participants of the virtual healthcare career fairs can review employer information, and then connect directly with healthcare recruiters and hiring managers for one-on-one chats to learn more about opportunities in the hospitals and health systems of greatest interest.

"At PracticeMatch, we know that clinicians are extremely busy, and finding time to research employers can be an overwhelming task, especially via long distance," states York. "Our new virtual healthcare career fairs can help save employers and job seekers valuable time and travel expenses, enabling advanced practice clinicians and physicians to interact with top healthcare employers across the country, from the comfort and convenience of their own home."


The schedule of virtual career fairs is as follows:

Pacific Region: (Oregon, Washington, California, Nevada, Alaska, Hawaii) - Thursday, August 31, 2017.

Frontier Region: (Idaho, Wyoming, Colorado, New Mexico, Arizona, Montana, Utah, Texas) - Thursday, September 28, 2017.

MidWest Region: (North Dakota, South Dakota, Minnesota, Michigan, Missouri, Illinois, Ohio, Indiana, Nebraska, Kansas, Iowa, Wisconsin) - Thursday, October 26, 2017.

Northeast Region: (Maine, New York, New Jersey, Vermont, New Hampshire, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Delaware, Pennsylvania, DC, Maryland, Connecticut) - Thursday, November 2, 2017.

South Region: (Louisiana, Alabama, Arkansas, Mississippi, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, West Virginia) - Thursday, November 30, 2017

Again, the states and region of each PracticeMatch virtual career fair represents the location of the employers and the jobs; clinicians seeking healthcare job opportunities should register for the virtual career fair covering the region(s) in which they are interested. For more information about the virtual career fairs, visit the PracticeMatch website or call Madison Harris at 636-288-9300.

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About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement(at)usa(dot)M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york(at)practicematch(dot)com.

"Aug 2, 2017: 2017 Average Physician Salary by Specialty | PracticeMatch.

Physicians Weigh In on Compensation, Job Search, and More

Physicians Weigh In on Compensation, Job Search, and More

St. Louis, MO, July 26, 2017– PracticeMatch, a company providing online staffing resources to healthcare employers nationwide, conducted and released its first annual physician salary survey this summer. The report aims to help clients and candidates gather real-time data regarding physician salary trends and other physician perspectives related to recruiting and pay.

The survey, completed by 1,959 physicians in a variety of specialties, found that career satisfaction, as well as satisfaction about one's pay, vary widely by experience level and specialty. The average tenure of the participants was 11 years in their current role, and 17 years in practice, which is of note when referencing the survey results.

The highest earning specialties of the survey respondents were cardiologists, which reported an average annual income of $364,000, including salary and bonus. Urologists were a close second place, with $357,400 annually, followed by dermatologists, who reported average annual earnings of $325,667. (Surgeons, which often top industry lists of highest paid doctors, were not amply represented in the survey sample to report an average annual salary.)

Cardiologists also reported receiving the highest signing bonuses upon joining their current practice, reporting an average of $26,536. The average signing bonus reported by cardiologists was well above the average signing bonus reported by the entire survey sample, of $18,137. Hospitalists reported the highest rate of frequency of receiving a sign-on bonus, as 44 percent reported receiving a bonus upon signing on with their current role.

Nearly one-third of physicians surveyed (29%) report having an outstanding student loan balance, which is a considerable percentage based on the average experience level of the respondents. Of those respondents who still carry a student loan balance, about a third received some type of medical student loan assistance in 2016.



Additionally, physicians were asked about their satisfaction with their pay, as well as with their jobs, and how often they proactively reached out to healthcare recruiters. About 44 percent reported having contacted a recruiter in the past year at least once. Almost 25 percent of respondents reported feeling dissatisfied with their 2016 income, while only about 12 percent reported feeling dissatisfied with their job.

"For more than 25 years, we have focused on providing the highest quality candidate leads to hospitals and practices across the country to help them meet their recruiting goals. With our continual growth comes additional resources, and we're glad to be able to also offer industry studies and surveys to provide employers and hiring managers with comprehensive data, to help them stay informed of the current healthcare staffing trends impacting their physician recruiting strategies," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch.


The physician compensation survey is a follow-up to the Advanced Practice Clinician Salary Survey conducted earlier this year by PracticeMatch, which has expanded and tailored its services and resources to include non-physician providers such as nurse practitioners and physician assistants as hiring demand has increased dramatically in the past few years.

"In addition to our career fairs and online products such as job boards and Pinpoint database of pre-screened physician candidates, we continue to expand our products and services to assist healthcare employers comprehensively with their most pressing hiring needs," York concludes.


For more information about the survey, or about PracticeMatch products and services, please visit PracticeMatch online or contact Mike York directly.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement(at)usa(dot)M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york(at)practicematch(dot)com.

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"Jun 12, 2017: PHYSICIANS, CLINICIANS ENGAGE WITH NUMEROUS TOP HEALTHCARE EMPLOYERS AT HEALTHCARE CAREER FAIRS

Attendees Rate PracticeMatch Career Fairs as Valuable Job Search Resource

Attendees Rate PracticeMatch Career Fairs as Valuable Job Search Resource

St. Louis, MO, June 12, 2017- Healthcare professionals are in great demand, and it can be overwhelming for job seekers to narrow down their prospective employers. Physicians and advanced practice clinicians can explore numerous top healthcare employers at once, and engage with numerous administrators and hiring managers, by attending a career fair to target prospective employers. A group of current and recent healthcare job seekers participating in a recent survey ranked their experience at a PracticeMatch career fair as a highly productive one that they would likely repeat again, if needed in the future.

An impressive majority of clinicians (83 percent) rated attending a career fair as a "valuable" experience. According to the survey results, attending a career fair can almost guarantee engagement with employers, as 95 percent of attendees engaged with at least one healthcare employer. Additionally, 74 percent engaged with three or more employers, and more than a third of attendees spoke with five or more employers.

"Even for highly sought-after healthcare professionals such as physicians and advanced practice clinicians, job search is an arduous, labor-intensive process. Career fairs allow job seekers to save valuable time and effort by engaging with several top healthcare employers at a single event," states Mike York, Chief Operations Officer of PracticeMatch, a company that provides online recruiting resources and events to healthcare employers nationwide. "With a 95% engagement rate, no other job search activity can guarantee such a high rate of return as career fairs, which are the most effective way to obtain valuable face-time with the top employers and hiring managers in the healthcare industry."


Online applications, phone calls and emails may go unanswered, but it's difficult to be ignored when you're standing in front of the hiring manager with whom you want to work. That's why more than one third (38 percent) of PracticeMatch career fair attendees set interviews with an exhibitor of the event they attended. Five percent of attendees scheduled three or more interviews with employers from a single career fair. Additionally, more than half (56.7 percent) of attendees left a CV with a potential employer at the event.

"It's not too late to participate in one of our career fairs in 2017, as there are many more scheduled in a variety of fantastic locations across the country. This time of year is traditionally a very busy time for healthcare employers to interview recent graduates and other more experienced physicians and clinicians who wish to make a change or move during the summer months, before the holiday season begins later in the year," York advises.


To view the schedule of remaining career fairs for 2017 and register to attend, physicians and other advanced practice clinicians, including nurse practitioners and physician assistants, can visit the PracticeMatch website.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement - aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

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"Apr 26, 2017: PRACTICEMATCH OFFERS NEW PHYSICIAN SCHOLARSHIP

Medical Student Loan Debt Reaching Unprecedented Levels

St. Louis, MO, April 25, 2017– PracticeMatch, a leading national provider of healthcare staffing resources, such as job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads for employers, established the Empowered Physicians Scholarship award to assist future physicians in the United States with their medical school debt.

Physicians begin their careers with, on average, about $183,000 in medical school debt, according to the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC), and the average debt continues to climb. About one-third of medical school graduates have an additional $24,000 in undergraduate debt. Furthermore, 37 percent of medical school graduates have accumulated more than $200,000 in debt by the time they begin their medical careers.

"Medical school debt has become increasingly burdensome for new physicians in recent years; we’ve created this scholarship as a way to assist with this growing issue, one future physician at a time," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch.
"Since 1990, PracticeMatch has empowered physicians with career opportunities to help them meet their personal and professional goals. Today, we are excited to start this new tradition to further assist a future physician who exhibits exemplary dedication and involvement in his or her respective community."

The $2,000 scholarship will be awarded based on an essay contest which runs through December 1, 2017, with a winner to be announced on January 5, 2018. Entrants should write and submit a 500-word essay which conveys their career inspiration and passion for medicine, as well as how they plan to positively impact the lives of others and improve their respective communities as a physician.

For additional resources to reduce medical school student debt, York advises working with a financial planner, and identifying employers which can provide further assistance with student loan assistance.

"Many employers offer sign-on bonuses which can help offset medical school debt. Also, finding an employer in a community that qualifies as a medically underserved area may allow a physician to earn student loan forgiveness for most, or all outstanding school debt, after a few years of service as a physician," York advises. "In addition to this new scholarship we offer, PracticeMatch can assist future physicians and new physicians with student debt by helping them to identify employers who will pay or forgive some or all of an incoming physician’s student loan debt."

For more information about the physician scholarship, or to submit an essay for consideration, please visit PracticeMatch.com.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving healthcare employers with recruiting and staffing resources including job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads. Established more than 25 years ago, its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed, pre-screened physicians. Based in St. Louis, MO, the company hosts more than 30 physician career fairs annually, across the country. For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement – aclement@usa.M3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York (800) 489-1440, or email mike.york@practicematch.com.

If you would like more information about this topic, please contact Andrea Clement, Media Relations at 404.990.3614 or email at aclement@usa.m3.com.

"Mar 28, 2017: NURSE PRACTITIONERS, PHYSICIAN ASSISTANTS REPORT HIGH LEVELS OF JOB SATISFACTION AS INCOME, DEMAND GROW

Eleven Percent Received Signing Bonuses Averaging $9,000

Eleven Percent Received Signing Bonuses Averaging $9,000

St. Louis, MO, March 28, 2017– Nurse practitioners and physician assistants are enjoying high levels of job satisfaction in their profession as their value increases in the healthcare workforce, according to a survey recently released by PracticeMatch, a company that provides resources such as job boards, career fairs, and candidate leads to healthcare employers of physicians and advanced practice clinicians.

Only six percent of respondents described themselves as unsatisfied in their careers as PAs and NPs. The majority of participants revealed varying degrees of job satisfaction, including 38 percent of NPs and 44 percent of PAs who are “very satisfied” with their current roles, and about one fourth of total participants are “extremely satisfied.”

The survey of more than 1,000 NPs and PAs also revealed that most clinicians increased their income in 2016 over 2015, with 12 percent of respondents reporting an increase of eight percent or more.

“Our clients have increased their hiring of nurse practitioners and physician assistants in recent years, to the extent that we have expanded our products and services to offer additional support to employers of PAs and NPs, and resources for those clinicians as well,” states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch. “We hope that this information helps healthcare employers when planning their staffing strategy for PAs and NPs needed to meet their patient demand.”

Among clinicians who are entered the workforce within the past ten years, a slightly higher proportion (14 percent) of those individuals reported receiving a signing bonus, likely due to having taken a position more recently, as signing bonuses increased in popularity with the growing market demand for NPs and PAs.

“The intensifying competition for NPs and PAs has been well-documented in recent years, and that demand is projected to grow further,” York adds. “A few years ago, signing bonuses were only for physicians, and today, even more employers are offering upfront cash upon signing, to attract top PAs and NPs.”

Additionally, the survey revealed that nearly two-thirds of both groups earn between $75,000-125,000 annually, and about 30 percent reported earning $101,000-125,000 in 2016. The average (mean) annual salary reported by NPs was $106,500 and the average reported by PAs was $111,500. Hospital-based clinicians reported the highest average annual salary, at $125,200, over those clinicians who work as contractors or in private group practices. Reported median salary across the board for NPs and PAs in all settings and experience levels was $100,000 annually.

About the Survey: The survey was conducted by M3 Global Research in February 2017, on behalf of PracticeMatch. Sample size was 1,090 respondents among Nurse Practitioner (532) and Physician Assistant (558) members of the MDLinx panel. M3 Global research maintains the largest physician and healthcare professional panel with over 3 million members across more than 50 countries. Research respondents did not receive an honoraria for their participation.

About PracticeMatch: PracticeMatch provides a variety of valuable resources to match pre-screened clinicians directly with employers nationwide. Founded more than 25 years ago, PracticeMatch is one of the most established companies serving the staffing side of the healthcare industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes more than 338,000 interviewed physicians. Additional products and services include APMatch.com, a database and job board for NPs and PAs and their employers, as well as 25-30 career fairs hosted annually for physicians and advanced practice clinicians nationwide.

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"Mar 6, 2017: PracticeMatch Releases 2017 Physician Career Fair Schedule

PracticeMatch, a company that provides healthcare recruiting resources and data to employers nationwide, released its schedule of physician career fairs occurring across the country during 2017. Successful career fairs with significantly higher attendance occurred in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC in February, and four physician recruiting conferences are planned for the month of March:

PracticeMatch, a company that provides healthcare recruiting resources and data to employers nationwide, released its schedule of physician career fairs occurring across the country during 2017. Successful career fairs with significantly higher attendance occurred in Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC in February, and four physician recruiting conferences are planned for the month of March:

  • St. Louis, MO - March 8, 2017
  • Chicago, IL - March 15, 2017
  • Cleveland, OH - March 22, 2017
  • Dallas, TX - March 29, 2017


Additional recruiting fairs planned for April include Newark, NJ on the 4th, Seattle, WA on the 12th, New Orleans, LA on the 19th, and Chapel Hill, NC on the 26th. In May, PracticeMatch will conduct physician career fairs in San Francisco, CA, Omaha, NE, and Nashville, TN.

June and July are slower months while many physicians are on vacation or spending time with their families; therefore, only one fair planned for July 26th, in Kansas City, MO.

The complete schedule for the 2017 calendar year of national physician career fairs is located on the PracticeMatch website.

"We are particularly excited about this year's schedule of physician career fairs, because of the great locations where we are hosting events, as well as the new features and services we now offer through our newly improved career fairs", states Mike York, Chief Operations Officer of PracticeMatch. "The changes we have implemented in marketing our fairs to physicians have increased RSVP counts which leads to more opportunities for residents, fellows, and employers," York adds.

New locations this year include Seattle, WA and Newark, NJ. Some of the most well-attended physician career fairs have historically occurred in Los Angeles, CA and New York City. This year, based on preliminary attendee registrations to date, the events promise to be larger than ever.

"As a leading provider of healthcare career fairs and physician recruiting events, we look forward to hosting employers and candidates from across the nation, to help them advance their careers, and achieve their professional goals ," states Mike York. "Career fairs are an excellent way for new doctors and experienced physicians to network with hiring managers and explore various employers, by talking directly with company representatives from top healthcare employers nationwide."

Other cities on the PracticeMatch Physician Career Fair schedule include Cincinnati, OH (August 3), Detroit, MI (August 9), Los Angeles, CA (August 16), and Louisville, KY (August 23). Fall events include Minneapolis, MN, Indianapolis, IN, Houston TX, Philadelphia, PA, New York, NY, and Phoenix, AZ.

A second physician career fair in St. Louis, MO is scheduled for October 25. PracticeMatch will finish out the year with November events in Atlanta, GA, Chicago IL, and the last event of the year will be in Boston, MA on December 6. To view the schedule or register for an event, visit https://www.practicematch.com/physicians/career-fairs-and-events/career-fairs.cfm.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established service companies in the physician recruiting industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes over 338,000 interviewed physicians. Founded more than 25 years ago, PracticeMatch provides candidate leads and recruiting resources to match pre-screened candidates directly with healthcare employers on a national basis. Based in Saint Louis, MO, the company annually conducts 30+ physician career fairs nationwide.

For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement, aclement(at)usa.m3(dot)com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting services and resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York, (800) 489-1440 mike(dot)york(at)practicematch(dot)com.

"Jan 25, 2017: New Advanced Practice Recruiting Resource, APMatch, Premiers in TX, Preceding National Launch

PracticeMatch, a national provider of healthcare recruiting resources, and proprietor of APmatch.com, officially launched its advanced practice candidate database to healthcare employers in the state of Texas. PracticeMatch is debuting APMatch.com, the nation's leading healthcare candidate job board and database devoted solely to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), initially to employers in Texas, due to the superlative job search activity and volume of registrations from Texas-based candidates on the site, and client demand for NPs and PAs in that state.

PracticeMatch, a national provider of healthcare recruiting resources, and proprietor of APmatch.com, officially launched its advanced practice candidate database to healthcare employers in the state of Texas. PracticeMatch is debuting APMatch.com, the nation's leading healthcare candidate job board and database devoted solely to nurse practitioners (NPs) and physician assistants (PAs), initially to employers in Texas, due to the superlative job search activity and volume of registrations from Texas-based candidates on the site, and client demand for NPs and PAs in that state.

"Since launching our unique job board to nurse practitioners and physician assistants nationwide, we've seen the highest levels of candidate activity so far in the state of Texas, while other states are also growing rapidly, due to widespread demand for these highly trained clinicians," states Mike York, chief operations officer of PracticeMatch.

Following right behind Texas, and rounding out the top six states showing the most candidate job search activity for NPs and PAs are: Florida, Illinois, Michigan, Missouri, and Indiana, in descending order.

Nationwide, hiring for PAs and NPs has grown rapidly in recent years. For example, a recent study conducted by M3 USA on behalf of PracticeMatch shows that 80 percent of physicians now work on a staff with PAs and/or NPs. Additionally, many healthcare employers are reporting exponential growth in hiring of PAs and NPs.

Additionally, 82.7 percent of physicians surveyed agree that PAs and NPs "help increase access to medical care and minimize the impact of physician attrition" and shortages.

"We are excited to offer this job matching service devoted solely to PAs and NPs, as this is one of the only such offering in the country catering specifically to the needs of these two types of clinicians, who have unique professional needs, and who fill a critical clinical need for healthcare employers as well," York added.

Market research studies conducted by PracticeMatch revealed that one of the greatest job search challenges for NPs and PAs identified was a lack of specialized job search resources that are tailored to their unique needs. In response to this workforce demand, PracticeMatch developed APMatch to meet the unique career needs of PAs and NPs.

The APMatch database includes 45 specialties of thousands of advanced practice clinicians across the country. Detailed search criteria, background information, and detailed reporting and tracking will help candidates and employers track their success as they communicate directly with interested parties to form a mutual, productive employment relationship for the long-term.

More than 83 percent of advanced practice clinicians surveyed indicated that they would prefer to be contacted directly by employers, as opposed to third-party recruiters; to that end, APMatch provides candidates direct access to the employers they want to consider for their next career opportunity.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established service companies in the physician recruiting industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes over 327,000 interviewed physicians. Founded more than 25 years ago, PracticeMatch provides candidate leads and recruiting resources to match pre-screened candidates directly with healthcare employers on a national basis. Based in Saint Louis, MO, the company annually conducts 30+ physician career fairs in a variety of states, and Puerto Rico.

For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Andrea Clement, aclement(at)usa(dot)m3(dot)com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting services and resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York, (800) 489.1440 mike(dot)york(at)practicematch(dot)com.

"Sep 20, 2016: ASPR Announces Strategic Partners for 2017-19

New program fosters stronger relationships with corporate supporters

New program fosters stronger relationships with corporate supporters

The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR), the leading authority on physician recruitment, onboarding, and retention, is pleased to announce its five strategic corporate partners for three-year terms beginning in 2017. The partnership initiative is a new program by which ASPR seeks to build stronger relationships with corporate support to grow and advance the profession.

"This is an exciting time for ASPR and our first class of strategic corporate partners as we work together to grow the profession and acknowledge the important role they play in that mission," said ASPR executive director Carey Goryl, MSW, CAE. "We are delighted to welcome this quintet and work with them over the next three years in what we are confident will be a mutually-beneficial partnership."

The corporate partners are:

CompHealth - Founded in 1979, CompHealth is a national leader in healthcare staffing, serving providers in more than 100 specialties. CompHealth is the largest locum tenens staffing agency in the U.S. and also specializes in permanent physician placement and both temporary and permanent allied healthcare staffing. CompHealth is part of the CHG Healthcare Services family of companies, which is ranked No. 18 on FORTUNE magazine's list of "100 Best Companies to Work For."

NALTO_ - The National Association of Locum Tenens Organizations_ was established in 2001 to create and enforce strong industry standards and practices for the profession, stressing honesty, objectivity, integrity, and competency. Their goal is to set clear and effective parameters of behavior for all individuals affected by the industry, including both physicians and clients. All NALTO_ company members and the physicians they represent are held to guidelines for professional conduct.

NEJM CareerCenter - NEJM CareerCenter is a service of NEJM Group, located in Waltham, Mass. Job postings on NEJM CareerCenter are distributed widely to active and passive job seekers throughout NEJM Group print and web properties, including NEJM.org, the clinical website of the New England Journal of Medicine, JWatch.org, and Resident360.nejm.org. NEJM CareerCenter physician recruitment solutions include the weekly print edition of the New England Journal of Medicine, eight direct-mail Career Guides focused on critical groups, and numerous targeted digital offerings including banners and email sponsorships.

PracticeLink - PracticeLink, the nation's most widely used online physician recruitment resource, has been a trusted advocate of in-house physician recruitment and a corporate sponsor of ASPR since 1994. PracticeLink is more than a job board-it's the ultimate suite of physician recruitment tools for in-house recruiters and provides everything they need to make their recruitment process effective and efficient.

PracticeMatch - PracticeMatch is the industry leader in providing practicing physician and resident/fellow data and services to in-house physician staffing professionals and offers a continuum of services designed to provide a clear competitive hiring advantage to health organizations. The company has a history of innovation, being the first to offer physician databases online, the first to fully integrate all recruitment-related services, and the first to launch an online career center with streaming video of both candidates and healthcare facilities.

The Strategic Corporate Partnership Sponsor program is a new addition to the Corporate Contributor program, through which ASPR engages top supporters of in-house physician recruitment through a unique, in-depth relationship. This program acknowledges the significant role sponsors can play in furthering the mission of ASPR. Sponsors partner with ASPR to foster greater communication and collaboration among organizations. They also provide a discount of services or products to ASPR members or some other "in kind" service to ASPR, disclosed in the sponsorship application.

For a yearly fee, ASPR Corporate Partners receive concierge-level customer service, assistance in promoting their business, a connection to ASPR Leaders, a seat on the ASPR Strategic Partner Panel, a presence at ASPR's Annual Conference and several other valuable benefits.

"Sep 16, 2016: One-Third of Advanced Practice Clinicians on the Move

With their services rapidly growing in demand, nurse practitioners and physician assistants enjoy growing career options as healthcare employers compete to hire them at an unprecedented rate. PracticeMatch, a national corporation providing healthcare recruiting resources and clinical candidate leads to healthcare employers across the US, surveyed 1,070 advanced practice clinicians regarding their career goals and job preferences to provide some insight on today's highly competitive recruiting climate for NPs and PAs.

With their services rapidly growing in demand, nurse practitioners and physician assistants enjoy growing career options as healthcare employers compete to hire them at an unprecedented rate. PracticeMatch, a national corporation providing healthcare recruiting resources and clinical candidate leads to healthcare employers across the US, surveyed 1,070 advanced practice clinicians regarding their career goals and job preferences to provide some insight on today's highly competitive recruiting climate for NPs and PAs.

"With the launch of our new career resource and job matching service designed specifically for NPs and PAs, we wanted to understand the professional needs and expectations of these highly sought-after advanced practice clinicians, to better assist them with their job search in today's frenetic hiring market", states Mike York, Chief Operations Officer of PracticeMatch. "The overwhelming demand for NPs and PAs is great for their careers, but can be overwhelming for job seekers. Our new AP Match service can help to streamline the process by providing direct access to top healthcare employers at candidates' fingertips," York adds.

According to the survey findings, advanced practice clinicians are quickly realizing their value and leveraging their status as hot candidates in the healthcare market. More than 80 percent of respondents have been contacted by a recruiting firm, and about a third expect to change jobs within the next few years, according to the survey results. Nearly 16 percent of PAs, and 19 percent of NPs expect to change jobs within one year.



The PracticeMatch survey revealed additional insights helpful to healthcare employers recruiting advanced practice clinicians. Employers will need to be prepared to offer competitive salaries and incentives to relocate, such as signing bonuses or relocation reimbursement, as almost half of respondents (43%) are unwilling to relocate any distance for a new job, and only 20 percent of candidates are willing to relocate outside of their geographic region. Top two priorities for a new job are "higher salary" and "better work/life balance," with "better hours" ranking third on the list of incentives for finding a new job, which they expect to find relatively easily, within six months.

"As a leading provider of online recruiting resources and job matching services for physicians and healthcare employers for over 25 years, the PracticeMatch team is excited to expand this proven career resource to include advanced practice clinicians, who are a vital, growing sector of the healthcare workforce," states Mike York. "Nurse practitioners and PAs provide quality health care to millions of patients, and we are pleased to be able to help employers and advanced practice clinicians find one another in an efficient, effective way with our new APMatch online service.

The new APMatch database includes 45 specialties of thousands of advanced practice clinicians across the country. Detailed search criteria, background information, and detailed reporting and tracking will help candidates and employers track their success as they communicate directly with interested parties to form a mutual, productive employment relationship for the long-term.

More than 83 percent of advanced practice clinicians surveyed indicated that they would prefer to be contacted directly by employers, as opposed to third-party recruiters; to that end, APMatch provides candidates direct access to the employers they want to consider for their next career opportunity.

About PracticeMatch:

PracticeMatch is one of the most established service companies in the physician recruiting industry, and its Pinpoint physician database includes over 327,000 interviewed physicians. Founded more than 25 years ago, PracticeMatch provides candidate leads and recruiting resources to match pre-screened candidates directly with healthcare employers on a national basis. Based in Saint Louis, MO, the company annually conducts 30+ physician career fairs in a variety of states, and Puerto Rico.

For media inquiries, or to schedule an interview with a PracticeMatch executive, please contact Laura Kleffner, LKleffner@usa.m3.com. For more information regarding healthcare recruiting services and resources provided by PracticeMatch, please contact Mike York, (800) 489.1440 mike.york(at)practicematch.com.

"Mar 18, 2013: New PracticeMatch Website

St. Louis, MO-PracticeMatch, the leader in providing in-house physician recruiters sourcing tools to find quality physician candidates, has updated its public facing website, and enhanced its backend features for clients.

St. Louis, MO-PracticeMatch, the leader in providing in-house physician recruiters sourcing tools to find quality physician candidates, has updated its public facing website, and enhanced its backend features for clients.

“Our new website is designed to be more physician-friendly, helping us direct more physicians to the website, allowing us to deliver the best candidates (and more of them) to our valued PracticeMatch clients,” said Tim Raster, Vice-President of Information Technology at PracticeMatch.

For easier navigation, the site is divided into two main areas: Employers and Physicians. For employers, one click gives access to information about Pinpoint, MedTies, Portfolio, Job Board, Locum Tenens, and Career Fairs and Events. Everything an in-house recruiter needs is available in a more manageable, user-friendly location.

A physician can find more information on Jobs, Creating a Profile (enabling faster access to the PracticeMatch Career Center and other physician-specific features), Locum Tenens, Career Fairs, Career Resources, FAQ, links to follow us on social media, and physician-focused articles. Nancy Nigh, Marketing Director at PracticeMatch, reported, “These new upgraded features allow physicians to become more engaged in the recruitment process, and even more accessible to the hospitals and medical facilities seeking to reach them about new opportunities.”

Enhancements for PracticeMatch clients include new features such as: Portfolio email delivery scheduling, new methods for looking up candidates, new filter options for screening physicians, easier methods for posting opportunities, new notes options, and a revision of the Candidate Search screen. With this new release, security is enhanced for the protection of PracticeMatch clients and physicians.

About PracticeMatch

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, PracticeMatch is the industry leader in providing practicing physician and resident/fellow data and services to in-house physician staffing professionals and offers a continuum of services designed to provide a clear competitive hiring advantage to health organizations. The company has a history of innovation, being the first to offer physician databases online, the first to fully integrate all recruitment-related services, and the first to launch an online career center with streaming video of both candidates and healthcare facilities.

As the physician recruiting industry evolves, PracticeMatch continues to innovate with new solutions for physician sourcing, developing sourcing solutions enhanced with the power of PracticeMatch databases. With an in-house staff of experts in Locum Tenens, telemarketing, email marketing, and direct marketing, PracticeMatch offers healthcare sourcing solutions and customer service unsurpassed in the industry.

More information can be found at www.practicematch.com.

Contact: Nancy Nigh Marketing Director PracticeMatch Services T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625 nancy.nigh@practicematch.com

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"Jan 1, 2013: 2013 Educational Conference

St. Louis, MO-The 2013 PracticeMatch Educational Conference will be held in Charleston, SC, April 7-10. This annual event provides in-house physician recruiters the opportunity to learn about important industry topics, network with their peers, and learn more about the PracticeMatch system for recruiting physicians without using third-party recruiters.

St. Louis, MO-The 2013 PracticeMatch Educational Conference will be held in Charleston, SC, April 7-10. This annual event provides in-house physician recruiters the opportunity to learn about important industry topics, network with their peers, and learn more about the PracticeMatch system for recruiting physicians without using third-party recruiters.

“This year’s conference focuses on bringing in-house physician recruiters together in a relaxing setting to learn and network,” said Nancy Nigh, Marketing Director at PracticeMatch. “The variety of topics this year ensures that every attendee will learn something useful to apply at their own medical facility.”

“We added two new elements to the conference this year, Locum Tenens and hands-on workshops,” said Nigh. “Our panel discussion on Locum Tenens includes three locums recruiters who will share stories about how they managed difficult staffing by using locums. And the hands-on opportunities will let in-house recruiters learn more about using the PracticeMatch system to their best advantage.”

The conference will be kicked off by keynote speaker, Liz Jazwiec, who asserts “Employee satisfaction boils down to knowing how we make a difference and how the work we do has purpose and meaning.” Jazwiec is a renowned speaker, strategist and consultant, who has also been a vice president of patient care, executive search professional, organizational development leader and emergency department director. She feels that the biggest crisis we face in healthcare today is that the people working in it no longer feel heroic. In her book, Eat That Cookie, she explains that we are fortunate to work in a field in which we can, at any moment, make a difference in someone’s life.

Other topics at this year’s conference include: marketing physician opportunities, diversity in physician hiring, writing effective recruitment emails, making connections with local residency programs, tracking recruitment metrics, behavioral interviewing, and more.

For more information about the PracticeMatch conference, contact Nancy Nigh at 314-485-6612 or nancy.nigh@practicematch.com.

About PracticeMatch

Based in St. Louis, Missouri, PracticeMatch is the industry leader in providing practicing physician and resident/fellow data and services to in-house physician staffing professionals and offers a continuum of services designed to provide a clear competitive hiring advantage to health organizations. The company has a history of innovation, being the first to offer physician databases online, the first to fully integrate all recruitment-related services, and the first to launch an online career center with streaming video of both candidates and healthcare facilities.

As the physician recruiting industry evolves, PracticeMatch continues to innovate with new solutions for physician sourcing, developing sourcing solutions enhanced with the power of PracticeMatch databases. With an in-house staff of experts in Locum Tenens, telemarketing, email marketing, and direct marketing, PracticeMatch offers healthcare sourcing solutions and customer service unsurpassed in the industry. More information can be found at www.practicematch.com.

Contact: Nancy Nigh Marketing Director PracticeMatch Services T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625 nancy.nigh@practicematch.com

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"Oct 10, 2011: PracticeMatch Reengineers Industry-Leading Physician Search Tool

On October 10, PracticeMatch will release an extensively overhauled version of its physician database and search tool. The database is used by hundreds of health care organizations to seek out and recruit qualified physicians, including residents and fellows entering the workforce, as well as practicing physicians seeking employment.

On October 10, PracticeMatch will release an extensively overhauled version of its physician database and search tool. The database is used by hundreds of health care organizations to seek out and recruit qualified physicians, including residents and fellows entering the workforce, as well as practicing physicians seeking employment.

“Our new database and search tools now offer simpler yet far more flexible search options, including access to several new fields of information, as well as an updated and more user-friendly interface,” said Tim Raster, vice president of information technology for PracticeMatch. "The enhanced system provides such new features as real-time search counts, more powerful search options for geographic preferences and ties, enhanced training program search abilities, keyword searching, and more. This is all in addition to previous options such as specialty, licensing, practice preferences, and numerous other fields, which our clients have always enjoyed,” Raster said.

“For more than 20 years,” said Charlie Holland, president of PracticeMatch, “our goal has been to provide hospitals and health care groups the tools necessary to find quality physicians to fill needs within their communities.” He continued, “With the looming national physician shortage, we are proud to provide such powerful and easy-to-use tools to help our clients succeed.”

Contact:
Lisa Rimmert
Marketing Director
PracticeMatch
T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625
lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com

"Jun 30, 2011: PracticeMatch Hosts Physician Career Fairs

Saint Louis, MO—PracticeMatch, based in Saint Louis, Mo., announces it will host physician career fairs as a new service to connect physicians with potential employers. These events will enable physicians in all specialties and levels of training to speak face-to-face with representatives from some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.

Saint Louis, MO—PracticeMatch, based in Saint Louis, Mo., announces it will host physician career fairs as a new service to connect physicians with potential employers. These events will enable physicians in all specialties and levels of training to speak face-to-face with representatives from some of the nation’s leading healthcare organizations.

Leslie Thompson, program relations specialist for PracticeMatch, says the goal of these events is to assist physicians in planning the next stage of their careers. She says, “We at PracticeMatch care about connecting physicians with quality employers. We’re excited to add this new service to further support the healthcare industry.”

“With only in-house physician recruiters exhibiting,” Thompson says, “physicians can trust that they’re speaking with experts.” In-house physician recruiters work directly for hospitals and practice groups. “In-house physician recruiters,” says Thompson, “tend to put more priority on finding doctors whose experience, education, and personal preferences closely match the needs of the organization, ensuring a mutually satisfying experience for both the physicians and employers.”

The first fair will be held at Washington University’s Eric P. Newman Education Center in Saint Louis, Mo. Wednesday, July 27 from 5:00-9:00 p.m.

Physicians in attendance will enjoy free hors d’oeuvres and raffle prize drawings. To register, physicians may visit www.practicematch.com/careerfairs. To learn more, they may contact Leslie Thompson by calling toll-free to 800-489-1440 or by emailing careerfairs@practicematch.com.

Contact: Lisa Rimmert
Marketing Director
PracticeMatch
T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625
lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com

"Dec 2, 2010: PracticeMatch Unveils Testimonial Videos

In an effort to educate in-house physician recruiters about its unique set of sourcing tools, PracticeMatch recently unveiled video testimonials on its website. Nine short videos showcase satisfied PracticeMatch clients from throughout the U.S.

In an effort to educate in-house physician recruiters about its unique set of sourcing tools, PracticeMatch recently unveiled video testimonials on its website. Nine short videos showcase satisfied PracticeMatch clients from throughout the U.S.

“These testimonial videos allow in-house physician recruiters who are interested in our sourcing tools to hear from their peers about the benefits of being a client,” said Lisa Rimmert, director of marketing for PracticeMatch. In one video, Marjorie Creagh of Lake Health in Painesville, Ohio, explains what she tells her colleagues about PracticeMatch. “Not only do I tell them that they will receive excellent customer service,” Creagh says, “but also that they will have a comprehensive physician database at their fingertips that they can customize.”

Recommendations from personal acquaintances or opinions posted by consumers online are the most trusted forms of advertising, according to the 2009 Nielsen Global Online Consumer Survey of over 25,000 Internet consumers from 50 countries. “When you have a quality product and great customer service, you’ll have satisfied customers,” said Rimmert. “And a happy client who talks to his/her peers in the industry beats a paid advertisement any day.”

Links:
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=38
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=33
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=39
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=40
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=41
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=42
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=35
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=43
http://www.practicematch.com/index.cfm?tid=44

Contact:
Lisa Rimmert
Director of Marketing
T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625
lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com

"Nov 19, 2010: PracticeMatch to Hold Annual Conference

The 2011 PracticeMatch Recruiters’ Conference, held March 13-16 in New Orleans, La., will provide in-house physician recruiters with various learning opportunities, a local physician career fair, and valuable networking events.

The 2011 PracticeMatch Recruiters’ Conference, held March 13-16 in New Orleans, La., will provide in-house physician recruiters with various learning opportunities, a local physician career fair, and valuable networking events.

“In-house physician recruiters will benefit greatly by attending this conference,” said Lisa Rimmert, director of marketing for PracticeMatch. “We have designed educational sessions to address the specific challenges that in-house physician recruiters currently face.” Topics include healthcare reform, the future of Hospitalists, legal issues to be aware of, technology tools for recruitment, and much more. The conference will feature presentations by some of the country’s most respected in-house recruiters, as well as physicians from renowned institutions like Mayo Clinic. “The conference is packed with important information that attendees can take back to their organizations and use every day,” said Rimmert.

The Association of Staff Physician Recruiters (ASPR) will hold its 101 and 201 Fellowship Modules in conjunction with the conference. ASPR is a professional organization comprised of more than 1,000 in-house physician recruitment professionals. The organization serves to provide professional development to its members and offers in-house physician recruiters a professional designation via its fellowship program. The ASPR Fellowship Program encompasses knowledge and skills from varied disciplines including medical practice management, human resources, law, marketing, and business.

In addition to providing professional development and educational opportunities, the 2011 PracticeMatch Recruiters’ Conference also offers in-house recruiters the opportunity to attend the PracticeMatch Physician Career Fair. Graduating and practicing physicians will be invited to the fair to speak with in-house physician recruiters about career opportunities nationwide.

To learn more or register for the conference, please call Lisa Rimmert at (314) 485-6612 or toll- free at (800) 489-1440, or email lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com. For information about PracticeMatch, visit http://www.practicematch.com/conference_2011.cfm. For information about the Association of Staff Physician Recruiters, visit www.aspr.org.

Contact:
Lisa Rimmert
Director of Marketing
PracticeMatch
T: 314-485-6612 / F: 314-485-6625
lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com

"Apr 13, 2010: PracticeMatch Adds 700,000 Additional Physician Email Addresses

PracticeMatch is pleased to announce a new service that will allow clients to license more than 700,000 additional physician email addresses. Using the PracticeMatch system, in-house physician recruiters can now reach more qualified candidates instantly with information about available positions.

PracticeMatch is pleased to announce a new service that will allow clients to license more than 700,000 additional physician email addresses. Using the PracticeMatch system, in-house physician recruiters can now reach more qualified candidates instantly with information about available positions.

This new service provides in-house physician recruiters with an easy and efficient method of sourcing candidates. "Email marketing is fast, affordable, and simple to track," says Charlie Holland, president of PracticeMatch. "So we've developed this new option in an effort to make the jobs of in-house physician recruiters a bit easier and to improve their results."

The PracticeMatch system allows in-house physician recruiters to control their campaigns from start to finish. Users can select criteria for their email’s recipients, compose the email the way they wish, and send the email at the time and date of their choosing. They can also track the delivery results and view the names and profiles of those individuals who read the email or clicked a link. In-house recruiters will also receive any email responses directly, without having to deal with a gatekeeper.

For more information, contact:

Chris Shatzer
Vice President of Sales
Toll Free: 800-201-1272
Email: chris.shatzer@practicematch.com

"Dec 22, 2009: PracticeMatch Announces New Service

PhysicianRPO will provide full service to facilities with large recruitment needs.

PhysicianRPO will provide full service to facilities with large recruitment needs.

St. Louis, MO December 21, 2009 -- PracticeMatch Services, LLC announces the launch of PhysicianRPO, a new service for healthcare systems needing to hire at least 60 physicians or advanced practitioners over a 3-year period. "We will help these new clients by setting up and running an effective recruiting program to meet their short- and long-term needs," says Charlie Holland, President of PracticeMatch Services.

This new service is based on a 5-year beta model initiated by Fallon Clinic, a large multispecialty clinic in central Massachusetts. Fallon Clinic's goal was to gain more reliability and cost reduction and eliminate the use of recruiting firms. The PhysicianRPO model developed into a highly effective recruitment process that yielded results, including a 40% cost reduction and a 44% increase in the number of hired physicians per year. The overall effect resulted in significant reductions in Fallon Clinic's recruiting budget.

The PhysicianRPO service is a viable option for healthcare systems that are interested in:

  • Developing an in-house physician recruiting department
  • Ending their dependence on traditional retained or contingent firms
The PhysicianRPO model will provide senior management with:
  • High-quality hires that are guaranteed
  • Predictable and manageable recruitment process
  • Regular progress and status reports
  • Demonstrable ROI

To learn more about how the PhysicianRPO model can benefit your facility, please visit www.physicianRPO.com or contact:

Carrie Becker
RPO Site Implementation Manager
carrie.becker@physicianrpo.com
314-485-6643

 

"Aug 3, 2009: PracticeMatch Announces Departure from Physician Recruiting

PracticeMatch Announces Departure from Physician Recruiting

PracticeMatch Announces Departure from Physician Recruiting


St. Louis, MO (
August 3, 2009):

After three years, PracticeMatch is closing its recruitment division in an effort to better support clients’ in-house recruitment programs by offering only core sourcing and data services.  Effective August 1, 2009, all open searches held by PracticeMatch’s former recruiting division, Integro, will be acquired by Integro Healthcare, LLC – an unaffiliated company formed by the former management team of the Integro recruiting division.

“Our decision to step out of the recruitment arena was based on our ongoing efforts to serve the needs of our customers,” said Charlie Holland, President of PracticeMatch. “We chose to focus on what we do best – providing data to our in-house recruiter client base.”

PracticeMatch’s line of sourcing and data services includes the two most widely-used physician databases with both graduating and practicing physician profiles, candidate tracking, a physician career center, and ancillary marketing services, including customized sourcing campaigns and direct marketing of physician opportunities.

For questions or further information, please contact Elizabeth Campbell, Marketing Coordinator for PracticeMatch, at 314-485-6539 or liz.campbell@practicematch.com.

 

About Integro Healthcare, LLC

Integro Healthcare, LLC is owned by Bob deRoode, former principal of PracticeMatch Integro.  Bob is bringing his more than 25 years’ experience in physician recruitment to this new business model specializing in physician and advanced practitioner recruitment. More information on Integro Healthcare can be found on their website, www.integrohealthcare.org.

About PracticeMatch

PracticeMatch Services, based in St. Louis, has been the number one provider of physician data for almost 20 years.  Currently, PracticeMatch offers a number of sourcing services for data clients, ranging from direct marketing assistance to cold-calling services. More information can be found at www.practicematch.com

"Jul 16, 2009: State of the Industry Survey Results Announced

PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent “State of the Industry” Survey of Physician Recruiters

PracticeMatch Releases Results of Recent “State of the Industry” Survey of Physician Recruiters

St. Louis, MO (July 16, 2009):

PracticeMatch, the leading provider of physician data and sourcing services, has recently completed its yearly survey of in-house physician recruiters on the state of the physician recruitment industry. Survey results have revealed that the physician shortage, coupled with the aging population, has taken a toll on the recruiting industry as recruiters strive to fill openings. Survey results were compiled between May 1 and May 15, 2009, from a response group of 75 physician recruiters from healthcare systems and groups nationwide. Below are some key findings, and more information can be found by contacting Elizabeth Campbell, Marketing Coordinator for PracticeMatch, at 314-485-6539.

Key Findings, 2009

While needs for Primary Care specialties such as Family Practice and Internal Medicine remained steady, an increase was seen in Neurology (48.6%), Cardiology (28%), Urology (25.6%), Rheumatology (17.5%), and other specialties. As the physician shortage continues, these need reports are expected to continue to rise.

Physician recruiters are striving to fill opportunities, and for 2009 they report needing to fill an average of 24.7 opportunities per facility - an increase of nearly 5 over the previous year. However, recruiters are only expecting their rate of fill to be 17, 7.7 lower than their reported need. With a projected interview-to-hire ratio of 3.25:1 (down from 3.86:1 in 2007) hospitals and medical groups will be interviewing an average of 80 physicians. With placement rates expected to come in at 17, the projected interview-to-hire ratio for 2009 jumps to 4.7:1 - adding an additional $348,000 to hospital budgets at an average total interview cost of $3,000 per interview.

To combat the rising costs of interviewing, recruiters have begun to diligently track success rates with different sourcing and advertising outlets - with 100% reporting success through Internet marketing and 94% finding success in mass e-mail campaigns. Journal advertisements, direct mail, and job fairs were reported as the least successful methods, with 18-22% reporting no success with these methods.

One reason for the decrease in hire rates could be that recruiters are finding themselves overextended - only 23% reported that recruiting was their only duty, with others' workloads including unrelated tasks of marketing, webmaster, and office management.

There is light at the end of the tunnel, however, with over half of respondents stating that they are now actively pursuing Advanced Practitioners, including Nurse Practitioners, Physician Assistants, and Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetists - with several (46%) relying on word-of-mouth as their method for recruitment.


About PracticeMatch

PracticeMatch Services, based in St. Louis, has been the number one provider of physician data for almost 20 years. Currently, PracticeMatch offers a number of sourcing services for data clients, ranging from direct marketing assistance to cold-calling services.

For more information, please contact:

Lisa Rimmert
Marketing Coordinator
314-485-6612
lisa.rimmert@practicematch.com

"May 12, 2009: PracticeMatch Client Testimonial - "You Get What You Pay For"

  PracticeMatch: Invaluable Resource for Dreyer's Physician Recruitment Manager

 

PracticeMatch: Invaluable Resource for Dreyer's Physician Recruitment Manager

As the recruitment manager for Dreyer Medical Clinic, I have the sometimes daunting task of filling up to 30 physician openings a year. Recruitment has become exceptionally competitive, and I make certain that our dollars are well spent on effective, measurable methods. 


My team diligently tracks our placement success rates and we have proved that, over time, the money we spend with PracticeMatch saves us money. In fact, PracticeMatch has paid for itself over the years with its superior services, including updated profiles with current information; the ability to home in on specific criteria; and a user-friendly interface to work with the database. 

Real-time information and attentive customer service also impact the bottom line. It’s not unusual for me to contact a candidate by noon from a customer service alert sent from PracticeMatch that morning. 

Are there other options? You bet. Recent economic pressures have taken their toll on all of us and sent me looking for lower cost options. The old adage is true: You get what you pay for, and our recruiting results sadly reflected my attempt at frugality. 

I recommend that all recruiting departments set a budget then measure the results from every effort and investment. The bottom line--stick with methods that deliver results. For me, that means PracticeMatch, which has become an essential part of our success.

Lee. A. Meyer 
Physician Recruitment Manager 
Dreyer Medical Clinic 
PracticeMatch client for 8 years 


"Mar 4, 2009: PracticeMatch Helps Oklahoma Hospital Association with Website Technology

For your convenience, the article text is included below.  To view the original article, click here.    Web site designed to bring physicians to Oklahoma

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Web site designed to bring physicians to Oklahoma

By Heather Caliendo
Published: March 4, 2009, The Journal Record

TULSA – To battle an increasing shortage of physicians, the Oklahoma Hospital Association has taken a leap into cyberspace.

OHA recently launched a Web site, www.OKPhysicianJobs.com, to attract new physicians to the state and connect them with career opportunities.Patti Davis, executive vice president for OHA, said the idea for the site started a few years ago when rural hospitals expressed frustration with physician recruitment.

"Unfortunately for rural hospitals, they don’t have many of the benefits of other residency programs," Davis said. "It’s very hard for rural hospitals to know where to get residents. We are trying to provide a link for interested residents to know the jobs are out there."

Physicians can browse the site for statewide opportunities by specialty or region.

OHA partnered with PracticeMatch, a St. Louis-based physician data and recruitment service company, to develop the Web site.

Tim Raster, vice president of information technology and operations with PracticeMatch, said the site provides a centralized place for physicians to navigate.

But for tracking the actual results that recruitment Web sites can generate, Raster said it’s still too early to tell.

"We do know that electronic methods are certainly here to stay – that is where the industry is going," he said.

A subscription to the site costs $1,200, which includes a PracticeMatch job listing and a full page in OKPhysicansJobs Resource Guide. The guide is distributed to medical students and residents in Oklahoma.

Oklahoma ranks last in the nation in access to primary care physicians, according to the Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences 2008 State of the State’s Rural Health Report. Davis said OHA has been told in the past that half of Oklahoma medical graduates end up leaving the state. OHA is constantly working to encourage more physicians trained in Oklahoma schools and residency programs to stay in this state.

She said the Web site can also serve as a tool to attract out-of-state physicians to Oklahoma.

"If we can keep the residents and medical students, it will benefit the state," Davis said. "This is part of looking into how we can grow our health care work force to meet the ever-changing needs of Oklahoma."

Craig Jones, president of OHA, said quality of life is the No. 1 factor many physicians in residency programs said they consider when choosing where to build their careers.

Along with medical information, the site has sections dedicated to highlighting what Oklahoma has to offer.

Michael Barber, president and chief executive of Cyrus, a Longwood, Fla.-based technology company, said having a Web site focus on quality of life is a vital recruiting tool. Cyrus works with health care organizations on Internet endeavors.

"Physicians are just like anyone, and they look for the lifestyle and benefits of that area where the jobs are," he said. "So this has to sell the lifestyle."

Barber said online physician recruitment is a new trend. He anticipates more hospitals and physician groups to utilize the Web for recruitment opportunities.

"Only recently it has gained traction, particularly with the new physicians," he said. "In order to be successful, organizations have to bypass brick and mortar to an interactive selling environment."

Davis said OHA is in talks with both Oklahoma medical schools, along with Project Boomerang and the Department of Commerce, to link the Web page on their sites.

Davis said there are only a handful of state organizations that have sponsored physician recruitment Web sites.

"We are really pleased with the development. Is this a routine endeavor by hospital associations? No, it’s not," she said.

"Feb 5, 2009: PracticeMatch's Healthcare Survey Defines Physician Recruitment Challenges

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PracticeMatch: Healthcare Survey Defines Physician Recruitment Challenges

Shortage forces hospitals across U.S. to recruit more, use alternate staffing methods

Published: February 5, 2009, PRNewswire

The most recent survey of in-house physician recruiters across the country revealed that the physician shortage is taking a toll on hospital systems throughout the United States, and recruiting departments are changing tactics and personnel to combat the lack of physicians to fill key provider roles. St. Louis-based PracticeMatch Services has officially released results from their most recent recruitment and retention survey of recruiting departments' and medical groups' responses to the physician shortage and departmental and fiscal changes.

Top findings include:

Growing Physician Shortage:
-- 15% of respondents had to fill between 100 and 800 provider openings before 2011; the average number of positions to be filled is approximately 31
-- 45% report over 1-year search time for all medical specialties
-- Nearly 75% reported needing to interview between 3 and 5 physicians for each open opportunity
-- 58% depend on Locum Tenens physicians (temporary staffing) to fill open positions until a permanent provider is found; most report using Locums to fill the role of Hospitalist, a field that continues to grow in demand and popularity in the medical community
-- 81% report a growing need for recruitment, while fewer than 6% reported a decrease

Methods of Recruitment:
-- 58% of respondents reported subscribing to physician databases, while nearly 33% outsource advertising, and 26.5% outsource direct mail services
-- 81% of the recruiters surveyed use online job placement boards to advertise opportunities and source candidates
-- The smallest percentage of responses was for print media through medical journals, with only 55% responding to the use of this service
-- The other sources used by most respondents were direct mail (64.8%) and e-mail campaigns (78.1%)
-- Only 20% of respondents used retained firms; 56% used contingent searches

The Effects of the Shortage on Recruiting Departments:
-- The number of recruiters hired over the past year has increased by 24.5%
-- A majority of respondents report difficulty in drawing candidates to their system or group, with 56% naming their location as the biggest detriment to hiring physicians
-- Almost all respondents listed compensation and location as the top priorities they have found physicians have when looking at an opportunity
-- 61% of respondents said a strong demand exists among physicians for lower to no call schedules, with an added emphasis on quality of life

About PracticeMatch

Based in St. Louis, PracticeMatch is the industry leader in providing data and services to in-house physician recruiters and offers a continuum of services designed to provide a clear competitive hiring advantage to health organizations. The company has a history of innovation, being the first to offer physician databases online, the first to fully integrate all recruitment-related services, and the first to launch an online career center with streaming video of both candidates and employers

"Sep 26, 2008: NY Times Features PracticeMatch in Job Hunting Article

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Job Hunting Is, and Isn’t, What It Used to Be

By ALINA TUGEND
Published: September 26, 2008, New York Times

WHEN I think back to my job-hunting days, my methods seem as quaint as comparing a Victrola to an iPod.

First, there was no Internet. I perused trade journals for job possibilities. I painstakingly typed my résumé on a typewriter (electric) and had to retype — and retype and retype — when I made a mistake. I cut and pasted my newspaper clips, which I needed to send along with the résumé, onto letter-size paper, which was like trying to put together a jigsaw puzzle with a few pieces missing.

Then, because self-service copying was in its infancy, I had copies of my clips made. Then, I stuffed them into manila envelopes and took them to the post office to mail.

I followed up with telephone calls, because, of course, there was no e-mail. In fact, voice mail also barely existed. (I’m not that ancient. We’re talking less than three decades ago.)  So either I never got past the switchboard or I was shunted off to a bored secretary, who I’m sure never bothered writing down my message.

With all the innovations since then, what hasn’t changed is how frustrating it can be to get the right job. Or even a personal response to a résumé.

And while many of the tools available through the Internet can help searches, they can also become obstacles to actually finding employment.

“Online sites tend to overwhelm people,” said John Challenger, chief executive officer of Challenger, Gray & Christmas, a firm that helps place people in jobs and does business consulting. “The key for most people to realize is that you can’t conduct your search from your computer. You have to get in front of prospective bosses to get an offer.”

It is too easy, Mr. Challenger said, to spend hours trolling job sites instead of doing the harder work of calling and meeting people.

“You have to do a performance check on yourself,” he said. “I’ve spent so much time on the computer, and how many times did I get to the person I’d be working for, not just H.R. or a recruiter?”

But it’s no wonder that people become addicted to the online searches. The Conference Board, a business research organization, estimated that 4,833,700 job vacancies were posted online last month.

The big three sites are Monster.com, CareerBuilder.com and Yahoo HotJobs.com. Craigslist is also a popular option, as are those like Indeed.com and SimplyHired.com, which aggregate big and small jobs sites.

Niche sites are also growing. Doctors can check out PracticeMatch.com; those seeking nonprofit work can go to Idealist.org. TheLadders.com is popular for job seekers looking for executive positions that pay more than $100,000 a year.

And I made a note of JournalismJobs.com. Because you never know.

Most of these sites are free for those looking for work. It’s the employers who pay to post the positions. But the cost of using a site like TheLadders ranges from nothing for limited access to as much as $180 for a year of unlimited job hunting and a weekly newsletter.

But the trouble with many of these sites, especially the bigger ones, job hunters say, is that they have become an indiscriminate morass.

Prescott Perez-Fox, of Brooklyn, who describes himself as “underemployed” as a graphic designer since finishing graduate school three years ago, said that he assumes when he applies for a job online that “I’ll be up against at least 100 other candidates.”

With mainstream sites like Monster.com and CareerBuilder.com, “the numbers can be in the thousands,” he said, adding: “It took me a long time to realize that I would never find a job from a job board, especially a larger, mainstream site. I still apply for jobs at the rate of about three per week, but my expectations are almost nil.”

In addition, many job seekers have applied for what they thought was the perfect post, only to end up on the receiving end of a bait and switch.

Jessica McKenzie of Salt Lake City, for example, said she perused all the big and small job boards when looking for a job in public relations. She applied for one post that seemed like a good possibility, and even went for two interviews.

“The second interview turned out to be a ride along with a door-to-door salesman of discount coupons to places like amusement parks and ballgames,” she said.

The job sites do try to monitor such misleading ads. Ms. McKenzie said that when she reported her experience to CareerBuilder, where she found the post, it responded.

Because of these concerns, many job hunters are abandoning the job sites, or using them much less frequently, in favor of what are called social networking sites like LinkedIn, Plaxo and Facebook.

"Sep 15, 2008: PracticeMatch Featured in Healthcare Executive Exchange Magazine

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How to Retool Recruiting Efforts to Combat Physician Shortages

The American Medical Association estimates a shortage of 200,000 physicians by 2020 based on a report by the Council on Graduate Medical Education.

Widely discussed, the shortage has been attributed to an aging physician workforce, abbreviated growth in medical education and a rising demand for health care with 70 million baby boomers entering retirement age.

As growing shortages become extremely costly for the medical industry nationwide, health care executives are looking to retool their recruiting efforts to stay competitive in their specific markets.

Today’s average hospital recruiter has experience handling the recruitment process but often has too many additional duties and responsibilities to effectively manage all recruitment needs. In fact, less than 20 percent of in-house recruiters manage recruiting full time. While recruiters are multi-tasking and not solely focusing on staffing needs, the resulting unfilled positions can be extremely costly.

On average, it takes 40 hours per week to successfully recruit one candidate a month. Based on this estimation, to fill 10 to 12 physician positions this year a full-time recruiter should have no other focuses or duties besides recruiting.

We hear routinely from health care executives who are concerned about the continuous decrease in physicians. More health systems are finding it impossible to interview enough candidates each year to fill all their needs, and executives want to know how to become more efficient and effective. Like many variables in health care, the longer you wait to take corrective action the more painful and expensive a solution becomes. As you are looking for more creative solutions to your physician shortage issue, here are few ways to retool your recruiting efforts:

Set a budget based on the number of physician hires you need. Do not recycle last year’s recruiting budget. Your goals should reflect the needs of your organization at prestent.

View your recruiting department as a profit center not a cost center. Shortages in provided care are costly, while implementing efficient solutions for growth helps to increase profits.

Hire high-quality individuals to manage your recruiting department, giving them the authority and accountability to produce results. A successful agency recruiter placing 12 physicians a year is a six figure earner. How do your results compare?

Invest in database resources and be prepared to track potential candidates over long periods of time. We are the only recruiting firm in the nation that combines a database company with expert recruiting services. Because of this, we can track a practicing physician that has recently joined a hospital elsewhere in your state. Statistically there’s a 35 percent chance that same physician will be looking to relocate to a new hospital in less than five years, preferring to stay in state. By tracking this type of solid, qualified information you are able to place candidates with the greatest retention rate.

Invest in training to teach your front line personnel how to engage with candidates from the very first phone call. Think about who is making the initial contact to a prospective candidate and make sure you are comfortable with them making the first impression on behalf of your organization.

Develop a contract offer and negotiation protocol with deadlines and timelines. This should be handled with the same business expectations you have for every other operational function.

Develop a protocol for recruiting. Designate specific responsibilities for each team member and develop a timeline for each step in the process. There are often more than 30 steps in the recruiting process, from activating a search to signing the agreement. At PracticeMatch for example, we measure the results of each step to accurately identify where any breakdowns are occurring. Adhering to a recruiting process dramatically improves your success as candidates are impressed with you organization’s professionalism which builds their sense of security.

Develop your message internally so everyone knows how to articulate organizational goals, mission and vision. Your organization’s message must be consistent when being expressed externally. Conflicting messaging will often be a red flag for prospective candidates.

Most importantly, when implementing a more effective recruiting process, develop a communication system involving everyone.

Involving everyone in your team allows for essential insight you can use to develop an accurate, revitalized recruiting program.

Physician shortages can be overwhelming, and many organizations are becoming desperate for results. Recently reported by the Associated Press, Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa is offering $10,000 to anyone—including aunts, neighbors and friends—who can help refer quality physicians. While this case is very unusual, it demonstrates the immense need for quality physicians as shortages continue.

Consider the tips above to help you improve your recruiting program. Additionally, you may also want to consider enlisting an outside consulting perspective that’s not always subject to the political wind resistance that change can brings.

-- Bob deRoode

 

"Oct 15, 2007: PracticeMatch “Makes a Match” in Michigan

PracticeMatch “Makes a Match” in Michigan

PracticeMatch “Makes a Match” in Michigan

PracticeMatch made a good match for a Gastroenterology group in Michigan.  When Dr. Quraishi received a phone call from PracticeMatch, he was looking for a change.  He had in fact received two contracts from neighboring groups he was considering.

Leslie Thompson, physician recruiter for PracticeMatch, contacted the physician on behalf of a local Gastroenterology group looking to expand. The opening was due to increased volume and would provide a broad client base and short partnership track.

The opportunity was attractive and he agreed to an interview.  Dr. Quraishi hit it off with the group and established relationships right away. “It was a natural fit from the start”, remarked Thompson.  “They clicked right away and the offer was a good match for Dr. Quraishi.”  A contract was signed August 24, 2007.

The highlighted placement above is one of many matches PracticeMatch makes daily for our clients. For more information on how PracticeMatch can help you “Make Your Match” contact us at 800-489-1440.


 

 

"Sep 27, 2007: A Timely Match in South Carolina

“A Timely Match in South Carolina”

“A Timely Match in South Carolina

The community of Greenville, SC is gaining a Gastroenterologist. Dr. Kalathil will be joining Internal Medicine Associates of Greenville this fall.

 Dr. Y, a Gastroenterolost with IMAG, met with Leslie Thompson, Physician Recruiter for PracticeMatch Services, on the 23rd of March this year to discuss adding a new physician to their group. Upon her return from Greenville, Leslie initiated a sourcing campaign on behalf of the group. She contacted Dr. Kalathil during a cold call campaign and submitted his CV to Dr. Y. “His credentials and ties to the area made him an ideal candidate,” remembers Thompson. After she submitted his CV, an interview was soon set for August 2, 2007. 

Dr. Kalathil was a hit with Dr. Y and a second interview was soon scheduled for August 14, 2007. Without a hitch in negotiations, a contract was signed on the 24th of August, only 30 days after his first interview.

The highlighted placement above is one of many matches PracticeMatch makes daily for our clients. For more information on how PracticeMatch can help you “Make Your Match” contact us at 800-489-1440.

 

"Jan 2, 2007: PracticeMatch Finds New Medical Director for BVHA!

St. Louis, MO ­ -- January 15th Dr. Kirk Crouser will be making a move to Findlay, Ohio.  Dr. Crouser is joining Blanchard Valley Health Association (BVHA) as Medical Director for a new Hospitalist Program.  The program has plans to add two more Hospitalists by mid 2007. "The hospitalist program is necessary to support the hospital at our current volume”; states Dr. Bill Kose, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Blanchard Valley Hospital. “The specialists are not enough.”   Blanchard Valley Health Association is forming the group as part of a larger scale expansion plan based on a recent Needs Assessment and admitting physicians’ desire to better serve their patients.(See Expansion) Motivation

St. Louis, MO ­ -- January 15th Dr. Kirk Crouser will be making a move to Findlay, Ohio.  Dr. Crouser is joining Blanchard Valley Health Association (BVHA) as Medical Director for a new Hospitalist Program.  The program has plans to add two more Hospitalists by mid 2007.

"The hospitalist program is necessary to support the hospital at our current volume”; states Dr. Bill Kose, Vice President of Medical Affairs at Blanchard Valley Hospital. “The specialists are not enough.”  

Blanchard Valley Health Association is forming the group as part of a larger scale expansion plan based on a recent Needs Assessment and admitting physicians’ desire to better serve their patients.(See Expansion)

Motivation
Dr. Crouser is leaving a private Internal Medicine practice in East Central Ohio.   His move comes as a result of frustrations in private practice.  “Only 40% of my time in a private practice is spent in actual patient care.”  This factor coupled with the decline in reimbursement and soaring malpractice premiums make it difficult to maintain financial stability.

 The motivation for the move to a Hospitalist role is the higher acuity of care and the personal fulfillment to focus on the practice of medicine.  Another benefit to the program is the higher quality of care.  A hospitalist program allows for faster study results, happier patients and reduced patient stays.  The program will be a win – win for the hospital and the admitting physicians.  Referring physicians are allowed to spend more time in the office and concentrate on out-patient care; while the hospitalist group focuses on follow up and in-patient care. 

Medical Community
Crouser’s motivation was not based on the change in practice preference alone.  “The medical community at Blanchard Valley is cutting edge.  The administration’s attention to private practice physician recruitment and  retention is unique in its perspective.”  The physicians at Blanchard Valley are busy, but they are happy.  One of the first things a physician notices when they interview at BVHA is the dynamic and communication among the physicians.  Blanchard Valley Medical Association (BVMA) is a medical multi-specialty group that accesses the Blanchard Valley Health System.  “BVMA is head and shoulders above other groups I’ve been in,” stated Dr. Ricketts, an Internal Medicine physician in the group, resulting in a high retention rate and quality of care.  BVMA is known within the community as a tight collegial group and Blanchard Valley Regional Hospital  was named as one of the Top 100 Hospitals by Solucient in 2005.

Expansion
The addition of the hospitalist group comes on the heels of the completion of the new 150 bed in-patient pavilion, a $110 million expansion.  The pavilion is a state-of-the-art facility with high-end amenities including all private rooms, valet parking, hard wood floors and a fireplace on every floor.  The pavilion is not the only addition to the Blanchard Valley community.  Blanchard Valley Regional Health Center just completed a three million dollar expansion to their Cath Lab and also newly renovated OR suites.  Other recent additions include Birchaven Retirement Village, Cancer Treatment Center, Family Practice Group and Physicians Plus, a new Urgent Care center.


 

PracticeMatch is the exclusive, full-service, recruiting resource for BVHA


"Aug 14, 2006: 2006 PRRS - PracticeMatch Chosen as #1 Data Resource.

2006 Physician Recruiting Resources Survey   July 17 through July 26, 2006

2006 Physician Recruiting Resources Survey

 

July 17 through July 26, 2006
Survey Sent To 2,949 Verified Physician Recruiters Nationwide
Number of Respondents: 388 (13.16%)

The recruiting resources in this survey were rated by physician recruiters in terms of “physician recruiting” only. Many of these resources include recruiting for other professions such as nursing and allied health that were not rated.  Percentage of recruiters who currently use each resource:

SECTION THREE – LIST SERVICES/MAILING SERVICES – Effectiveness Rating  Physician recruiters were asked to list all List Services/Mailing Services that they are currently using for physician recruitment. Then, they were asked if each one is a consistently effective tool for recruiting physicians. This allowed us to calculate an “effectiveness rating”. The percentages listed below are the percentage of recruiters who currently use each resource who reported it to be consistently effective physician recruiting tool.                                            
                                            
    

Company                                                 2006 Rating
PracticeMatch

78.08%

Profiles Database

71.88%

NAPR

67.27%

SK&A

63.64%

MMS (Medical Marketing Services)

62.92%

Healthcare Research Institute

62.50%

PCS Mailing List Company

50.00%

Billians Health Data Group

46.15%

      
             
    Click here to view the complete survey.