Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment
AAPPR / AIR Live Webinar: Recruiting Residents and Fellows (A Panel Discussion)
From sourcing to the interview, hiring and onboarding process, working with new graduates can be both exciting and challenging. However, new graduates may have questions or considerations that are different from more experienced providers. Other organizations with training programs may seek to retain their residents and fellows after they complete their programs. Join fellow AAPPR and AIR members for an in-depth panel discussion on best practices for ensuring success when working with residents and fellows throughout the recruitment and onboarding process.
Holzer Health System
Ginger Thompson joined the Holzer team in 2017 with a passion to recruit the best fit physicians to her hometown of Gallipolis, Ohio and the southeastern Ohio region. She holds over 15 years healthcare experience ranging in roles from radiologic technologist, clinic management, and recruitment, all within the rural healthcare environment. She holds degrees in both applied science and healthcare administration. With a love of small-town living, she sits on community boards, youth committees, and enjoys spending time with her husband, family, and fur baby Chief on their multigenerational family farm.
Senior Physician Recruiter
Holzer Health System
Emily joined the Indiana University Health Physician and Advanced Provider recruitment team in 2022, as a senior physician recruiter. Emily has 18+ years of healthcare practice operations and employee management experience.
Director, Special Initiatives
Cleveland Clinic Health System
Jen has been working as an in-house staff physician recruiter since 2004. She obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Healthcare Administration from Ohio University in 2002 and a MBA with a Healthcare Management focus from Regis University in 2008. She has been working at Cleveland Clinic in the Office of Physician Recruitment since 2007.
Prior to her employment at Cleveland Clinic she was a physician liaison at DeKalb Medical in Decatur, GA handling physician recruitment and retention issues for physicians in the community. Jen manages the recruitment process for several specialties: Bioethics, Primary Care Internal Medicine and Geriatrics, Orthopaedic Surgery, Education Institute, Lerner Research Institute and Physician Leadership searches as needed. Additionally, Jen has oversight of the Resident and Fellow Initiative which offers career service support to trainees as they enter the workforce and Diversity Recruitment activity for the professional staff. She also manages the department metrics and other strategic projects for her department.
Outside of work, Jen resides in Cleveland with her husband and three children. She enjoys spending time with family, shopping, traveling, dining out, hiking, snowboarding and swimming.
Director, Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center
PA Association of Community Health Center
Judd Mellinger-Blouch is the Director of the Pennsylvania Primary Care Career Center. The Career Center helps community health centers and rural health clinics recruit and retain physicians, dentists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, and other primary care providers. Judd has been working in healthcare since 1986, predominantly in areas of public relations, marketing, communications, provider relations, and recruitment. Prior to joining the Career Center in March 2014, Mr. Mellinger-Blouch was Director of Marketing Communications at the Pennsylvania Medical Society, where he worked for 20 years. He started his career in healthcare as Public Relations Director for Community General Osteopathic Hospital, Harrisburg. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism and a Master of Public Administration with a healthcare emphasis from Penn State.