March 22, 2021
Las Vegas, NV — Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium announced its 2021 class of Medical Residents during the annual Match Day.
The match included residents for existing programs based at MountainView Hospital and 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:
- Diagnostic Radiology
- Emergency Medicine
- Family Medicine
- General Surgery
- Internal Medicine
- Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
- Transitional Year (dual programs at MountainView and Southern Hills hospitals)
The talented group of 108 new residents will join the 195 current residents based at MountainView Hospital and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center. Specifically this cycle, 80 new residents matched at MountainView and 28 new residents matched at Southern Hills. The new residents will begin July 2021.
Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium's program received a significant amount of applications for a limited number of positions, even while facing challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. To list a few, the Anesthesiology residency program received over 1,100 applications for eight positions, Diagnostic Radiology received over 500 for five positions, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the only program in Nevada, received over 350 for five positions.
The 2021 Main Residency Match® was largest on record in the organization's history with a record-high 38,106 total positions offered, the most ever, and 35,194 first-year (PGY-1) positions offered, 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. Outcomes were strong despite the pivot to a virtual recruitment season because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
“The dedication of our program directors and coordinators, faculty and facility leadership in creating a model experience in a very different and sometimes difficult year for prospective residents is apparent in our match results,” said Fran DeYoung, Associate Vice President, HCA Far West Division. “Sunrise Health GME Consortium continues to expand, and we make it a priority to uphold our commitment to excellence for our hospitals and communities, and support our growing class of residents as they continue to execute high standards for the future of the programs.”
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, Neurology and four fellowship programs, Addiction Medicine, Critical Care Anesthesiology, 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.