September 24, 2015
Las Vegas, NV Sept. 24, 2015 — MountainView Hospital announced today it received accreditation for its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).
This accreditation marks an important milestone for MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education department.
“This is a significant step forward in the development of medical education in the Las Vegas Valley,” said Chris Mowan, MountainView Chief Executive Officer. “With the establishment of MountainView’s Graduate Medical Education department, it allows medical students more options for their residency, with the goal of growing the base of physicians in Nevada to serve our community.”
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Specialized training in Internal Medicine GME residency programs takes place over a three year period. Residency is the final phase of a long educational process, required for a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.
The MountainView Hospital / University of Nevada School of Medicine Internal Medicine Residency Program is listed with the National Resident Matching Program and will begin interviewing medical school seniors and first year residents who have completed one year of residency for positions in the Internal Medicine Residency Program.
Interviews will begin in late October, with applicants from around the country. Residents who are accepted into the MountainView Internal Medicine GME program will begin July 2016. Approximately 20 first year and 20 second year residents are expected to be selected.
“MountainView Hospital has shown its dedication to the community by establishing this program,” said Internal Medicine Residency Program Director Dr. Ali Rahimi. “Our vision is to offer an exceptional training environment that prepares residents to practice quality Internal Medicine using a high standard of clinical medicine.”
Dr. Darren Swenson, Chief Medical Officer and Interim Designated Institutional Official for the Internal Medicine Residency program said: “This is a transformational event for MountainView Hospital and the Las Vegas healthcare community.”
The program will help enhance the local supply of physicians serving southern Nevada and help to improve patient care access for the Las Vegas community.
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. MountainView is also committed to training the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education program. MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV
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