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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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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.

"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.