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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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For media interviews and inquiries, please contact Andrea Clement, Media Relations at 404.990.3614 or email at aclement@usa.m3.com.

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

"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.