June 30, 2017
MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program welcomes its 2017 class of Medical Residents, for Internal Medicine, Surgery and its first class of OB-GYN and Transitional Year residents.
This will be the second class of Internal Medicine and Surgery residents and the first class of OB-GYN and Transitional Year residents.
The talented group of 51 residents will join the 53 residents in Internal Medicine and Surgery, who joined MountainView Hospital’s residency programs in 2016.
“We are excited to welcome the second class of residents to MountainView this month and integrate them into the hospital culture of caring, compassion and commitment,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The growth of medical education in southern Nevada can only serve to benefit the wider community, as new physicians are attracted to our state.”
Coming off its inaugural year, MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program averaged 100 applicants for each residency position. All PGY-1 (post-graduate year 1) positions were filled: 20 for Internal Medicine, four for OB-GYN, eight for Surgery and 13 for Transitional Year residency positions.
MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since that time, MountainView has received accreditation for General Surgery, OB-GYN and Transitional Year.
Residency programs vary in length, depending on the specialty. Specialized training in Internal Medicine residency programs takes place over a three-year period. OB-GYN residency programs takes place over a four-year period. General Surgery GME residency programs takes place over a five-year period. Transitional Year is a one-year program, often preceding advanced residency in a specialty.
Nevada currently ranks 48th in the nation in the number of physicians per capita, at 218 physicians per 100,000 of the population, according to a 2012 study by the Association of American Medical Colleges. The national average is 307. Historically there have not been enough residency programs to meet the demand of medical students graduating from Nevada’s medical schools. Providing residency programs to retain and attract new physicians is integral to increasing the physician base in the state.
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital is recognized for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate care to our community since 1996. MountainView features nationally recognized programs including a top cardiovascular and thoracic center and the renowned Las Vegas Institute for Robotic Surgery. MountainView’s Graduate Medical Education program, trains the next generation of physicians and surgeons for our community.
MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and several surgery, diagnostic imaging and urgent care centers, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services. @MountainViewLV
3100 N. Tenaya Way, Las Vegas, NV 89128