Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium announced its 2020 class of Medical Residents during the annual Match Day.

The match included residents for existing and new graduate medical education programs, including Radiology Diagnostics based at MountainView 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:

  • Anesthesiology
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • General Surgery
  • Internal Medicine
  • OB-GYN
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
  • Psychiatry
  • Radiology
  • Transitional Year (dual programs at MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals)

The talented group of 109 new residents will join the 195 current residents based at MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Specifically this cycle, 84 new residents matched at MountainView and 25 new residents matched at Southern Hills. The new residents will begin July 2020.

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 1,834 applications for 22 positions, Emergency Medicine received 750 for 11 positions, and Family Medicine received 1,074 for eight positions.

The 2020 Main Residency Match® was largest on record in the organization’s history with a record-high 40,084 applicants submitted program choices for 37,256 positions, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches fourth-year medical students with hospital and universities to find the right “match” for their residency goals. This is also the first year in which all allopathic (MD) and osteopathic (DO) applicants participated in one matching program.

“Another successful year of match results reflects the dedication of our program directors and coordinators, faculty and facility leadership in creating a comprehensive experience for potential residents,” said Fran DeYoung, Division Director GME, HCA Far West Division. “Each year we continue to affirm our commitment to excellence for our hospitals and communities, and our growing class of residents continue to execute high standards for the future of the programs at Sunrise Health GME Consortium.”

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, Anesthesiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry, Radiology Diagnostics, and two fellowship programs, Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Gastroenterology.

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.