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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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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.

"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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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 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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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.