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ASPR Live Webinar Series: Recruiting Physician Leadership and Executives for Your Organization
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When: Wednesday, April 19, 2017
12:00 - 1:00 PM CT
Where: Online and conference call
United States

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Recruiting Physician Leadership and Executives for Your Organization: Trends and Best Practices

Sponsored by:

Wesley Millican

Time: 10:00 a.m. PT / Noon CT / 1:00 pm ET

Presenter: Wesley D. Millican, MBA, President, MillicanSolutions

Cost: Members/Free

Program Overview

In my 25 years in physician executive conflict resolution, retention and recruitment, few challenges have arisen in which a collaborative partnership between internal recruiting and faculty affairs resources and the external executive search resource was not an ultimate key to the ideal solution set. Time served in in-house and executive search firm roles in academic, not-for-profit and publicly traded settings has provided a unique platform on which to test my theory. This webinar is intended to be an open dialog on current trends and institutional tactics in physician leadership recruitment and retention.

As a framework for our time together, inquiries were made of ASPR members who graciously submitted the following real-time scenarios. As you can see, compensation, internal politics and consultative capabilities continue to be at the forefront of all we do. In this session we will consider these scenarios leaving ample time for Q&A.

  • My hospital will not allow me to use an outside recruitment firm and would like for me to recruit our next CMO. What tips/advice do you have for in-house physician recruiters who have to recruit their own physician executives.
  • I’ve been told to hire a recruitment firm to recruit our next Chair of Medicine. What qualities should I look for in a search firm?
  • What are qualified/high demand physician leaders looking for in an opportunity, a health system, and a compensation package?
  • My hospital has traditionally paid all of their physicians on a base plus rvu model. What are some other models that you’ve seen for physician leaders in an organization?
  • We’ve identified a candidate for our Level I Trauma Center Medical Director of ED. I need to check references. What types of references should I ask for and what should I be asking these references?

Speaker Bio

Wesley Millican

Wesley D. Millican, MBA, is the Founder and President of MillicanSolutions, LLC, an AMN Healthcare subsidiary. He has more than 25 years of experience in retained search execution and leadership consulting in healthcare. For the last fifteen years he has focused his search expertise on the physician and executive leadership needs of the Nation’s Academic Medical Centers and Children’s Hospitals. Millican is also Founder of CareerPhysician Advisors, a provider of career and business education resources to residents, fellows, and ACGME training programs.

Formerly, Millican served as Principal at Ray & Berndtson; Vice President of Physician Services at Physician Reliance Network, now U.S. Oncology; Director of Physician Recruitment, Retention and Cultural Development at Baylor Health Care System of Dallas; and Vice President and Marketing Director at the Horizon Group, a health-care recruitment and consulting firm.

Recognized as an authority on the development, recruitment and retention of physician leadership capital, Millican devotes significant time to strategic planning, process innovation and leading complex academic search initiatives in the AMC sector. Additionally, and in continuing his commitment to physician talent as the “future of medicine”, Millican speaks regularly at the Nation’s top residency and fellowship programs on career and business of medicine topics. His Launch Your Career Series™ is a gold standard career resource for residents and fellows and serves as a quality resource for the ACGME Professionalism Competency needs of teaching programs.

Millican holds an MBA degree from the Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University and received BBA degrees in both Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University. Recognized as a recruiting industry expert, Millican has been published in the Wall Street Journal and was a contributor to Get Paid What You’re Worth, a book by Robin L. Pinkley, focusing on compensation and salary negotiations.

Millican serves on the Executive Committee of the Center for New Ventures and Entrepreneurship, a subsidiary of the Mays Business School at Texas A&M University, the Executive Board of the Perkins School of Theology at Southern Methodist University, and the Board of the Institute for Congregational & Clergy Effectiveness, a subsidiary of the Texas Methodist Foundation.


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