March 19, 2018
Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium announced its 2018 class of Medical Residents during the annual Match Day.
The match included residents for new graduate medical education programs: Anesthesiology and Emergency Medicine, based at MountainView Hospital and Transitional Year at Southern Hills Hospital.
The announcement was made during the annual event called Match Day – when graduating medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years as residents. Matched residents filled in all open positions within the following programs:
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Transitional Year (dual programs at MountainView and Southern Hills)
The talented group of 80 new residents in will join the 111 current residents based at MountainView and Southern Hills. Specifically this cycle, 59 new residents matched at MountainView and 21 new residents matched at Southern Hills. The new residents will begin July 2018.
This year, Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium’s program received a significant amount of applications for a limited number of positions. To list a few, the Internal Medicine residency program received 2,500 applications for 20 positions, General Surgery received 906 for four positions, and Family Medicine received 1,228 for eight positions.
The 2018 Main Residency Match® was largest on record in the organization’s history[i] with a record-high 37,103 applicants, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches fourth-year medical students with hospital and universities find the right “match” for their residency goals.
“The success of this year’s match results would not have been possible without the dedication of our program directors and coordinators, faculty and facility leadership in creating an excellent experience for potential residents,” said Fran DeYoung, Division Director GME, HCA Far West Division. “Our growing resident class continues to uphold the high standard for the future of our program, and each year we continue our steadfast commitment to excellence for our hospitals and communities.”
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 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 General Surgery, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year, Emergency Medicine, and Anesthesiology.
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. 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.
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 Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium offers innovative approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment. Led by a world-class team of medical educators, our residents and medical student clerkships receive the highest quality educational experience.
Founded in 2015, and ushering in its inaugural class in 2016, the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium encompasses Internal Medicine, Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year and Anesthesiology.
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of MountainView Hospital, Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s Hospital, as well as several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care centers and outpatient physician clinics, offering a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.
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