Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium at MountainView Hospital today welcomed its 2023 class of Medical Residents.

Today marked the beginning of their post-medical school journey, with 85 GME residents beginning with the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium at MountainView Hospital.  Separately, five pharmacy residents started as part of the hospital’s MountainView Hospital Pharmacy Residency Program.

There are 10 programs and two fellowship programs at MountainView. The new medical residency class will bring the total number of residents at MountainView to more than 200 across all of its residency programs. 

The pharmacy residents are part of the sixth pharmacy class at MountainView. 

As MountainView continues to grow as a leader in residency education, the hospital’s programs are in high demand. To list a few, the Anesthesiology residency program received more than 1,000 applications for eight positions, Diagnostic Radiology received more than 400 for five positions, and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the only program in Nevada, received more than 400 for six 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 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. A residency program specializing in a specific area is required for a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.