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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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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.

"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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