Las Vegas, NV -- The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium welcomes its 2020 residents and new fellows to the Sunrise Health System.

The class of 2020 includes residents in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Transitional Year based at MountainView Hospital, and Family Medicine, Psychiatry and Transitional Year based at Southern Hills Hospital. Additionally, the inaugural classes of Diagnostic Radiology and Neurology residents will be joining the MountainView and Southern Hills Hospital campuses respectively. This is MountainView's fifth and Southern Hill's fourth incoming class of residents, with the first program launch in 2016.

Sunrise Health GME will also welcome its second class of fellows into two fellowship programs: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and Gastroenterology Fellowship.

"Here at Sunrise Health GME Consortium, we are thrilled to welcome this year's class of residents," says Dr. Ferenc Puskas, Sunrise Health GME Consortium Designated Institutional Official. "Our residents will encounter diverse opportunities that will refine and train them as they rotate through three HCA campuses in Las Vegas, all with uniquely different dynamics."

The incoming class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium residents includes:

  • Anesthesiology: 7
  • Diagnostic Radiology (inaugural class): 5
  • Emergency Medicine: 11
  • Family Medicine: 8
  • General Surgery: 12
  • Internal Medicine: 22
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 4
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: 6
  • Psychiatry: 4
  • Neurology (inaugural class): 3
  • Transitional Year at MountainView Hospital: 17
  • Transitional Year at Southern Hills Hospital: 13

The fellowship class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium includes:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: 2
  • Gastroenterology: 3

"These new residents are joining our campuses at a crucial time that presents many opportunities for growth and comprehensive learning, as MountainView, Sunrise and Southern Hill Hospital continue to meet the needs of our community," said Fran DeYoung, HCA Far West Division Director of Graduate Medical Education.

This year, Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium's programs received a significant number of applications for a limited number of positions. To list a few, the Internal Medicine residency program received 1,834 applications for 22 position, Emergency Medicine received 750 for 11 positions, and Family Medicine received 1,074 for eight positions.

MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME), welcoming its first residents in 2016. Since that time, MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital and Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center received approval from the ACGME to join forces under the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium, and continued to receive accreditation for Anesthesiology, Diagnostic Radiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, OB-GYN, Transitional Year, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry.

With programs based at MountainView and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, the Sunrise Health Consortium welcomes 112 new residents as well as five fellows. Following the incoming classes at both locations, there will be 244 Sunrise Health GME Consortium residents.