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Welcome letter

Michael Alswede, DO

Hello and thank you for your interest in the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium program in Emergency Medicine. This residency program is an ACGME accredited three-year program.

The combination of two high-volume, high-acuity, full-service training sites provides a wide variety of challenging emergency medicine cases suitable for a well rounded clinical experience. The Modular Active Learning Curriculum for Emergency Medicine (MALCEM) is an innovation 10 years in the making. The MALCEM is based upon adult learning theory, rather than the standard “lecture and book” approach. I feel that a robust clinical exposure combined with a cutting-edge evidence-based curriculum will produce superior residents.

I am the current Research Committee Chairman for the American College of Osteopathic Emergency Physicians (ACOEP), and am the 2016 recipient of the “Janice A. Wachtler Educator of the Year” award from the ACOEP. I have been involved in emergency medicine education for 25 years; and the MountainView Hospital Residency Program in Emergency Medicine is the second emergency medicine program that I have founded. My first emergency medicine residency program was at Conemaugh Memorial Hospital in Johnstown, PA.

I look forward to meeting you. Best wishes on a career in emergency medicine.

Michael P. Allswede, DO

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About our program

Canadian and American allopathic and osteopathic students and physicians are encouraged to apply for emergency medicine residency through the Electronic Residency Application Service (ERAS).

Applicants must successfully complete either the USMLE step 1 or the COMLEX level 1 prior to being considered for an interview. Successful completion of either both the USMLE Step 2CK and Step 2 CS or both the COMLEX level 2 CE and 2PE is required prior to being considered for NRMP ranking or offering an out of match position.

International medical graduates (IMG) may be considered if the applicant has graduated from an International Medical Education Directory (IMED) school. IMG applicants will need to have completed not only the USMLE Steps 1, 2CK and 2CS; but also have an Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG) certification.

All applicants must meet the requirements for a restricted residency-training license in the State of Nevada. All applicants must be either US Citizens or US permanent residents (hold a “green card”).

Mission statement


The MountainView Emergency Medicine program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.

This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.

List of leadership and faculty

  • Michael Allswede, DO
  • Clarence Dunagan, MD FACEP, FAAEM
  • Kristina Domanski MBBS BSc
  • David Hart, MD
  • Frank Lee, DO
  • Suzanne Roozendaal, DO
  • John Rushton, MD
  • Kurt Schapira, MD
  • Andrew Sheep, MD

Program overview

Residents of the Sunrise Health GME Consortium located at MountainView Hospital in Emergency Medicine will rotate between MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center. MountainView Hospital is a 425-bed, full-service, acute-care facility, located in the northwest area of Las Vegas.

Sunrise Hospital is a 762-bed, Level II Trauma center located in downtown Las Vegas. Emergency medicine residents will work at both high-volume, high-acuity facilities. The combined emergency department volume places MountainView Hospital Emergency Medicine Residency Program among the nation’s busiest training programs.

The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium currently includes ACGME accredited Internal Medicine, Surgery, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Transitional Year and Family Medicine programs. The Emergency Medicine Residency Program is hosted at MountainView Hospital and the majority of non-emergency medicine rotations will be under the faculty of the other MountainView Hospital training programs. Sunrise rotations include urban emergency medicine, pediatric emergency medicine and trauma.

The Department of Graduate Medical Education is located in the newly constructed educational building at MountainView Hospital, offering abundant learning labs, conference rooms, a to-be-built simulation lab, and a 200+ seat auditorium. State-of-the-art Internet conferencing is available in the classrooms as well as the main auditorium.

Conference schedule

The Modular Active Learning Curriculum for Emergency Medicine (MALCEM) consists of 24 literature and video modules that correspond to the emergency medicine core curriculum. One module (50-100 pages) is assigned per week. Residents are expected to come ready to discuss the topical material and will be evaluated on their individual performance.

Core faculty and residents participate in a transactional group learning discussion that is moderated by a trained faculty moderator with other core and clinical faculty providing clinical commentary.

After the modular discussion, a high-fidelity patient care simulation based upon the skills or critical decisions related to each module is presented. These integrated simulations are done in a group feedback environment with each resident or core faculty providing feedback to the simulation participants. In this way, the resident knowledge base is built from self-learning to group learning to experiential learning in a sequence designed to maximize retention and optimize utility.

A plenary lecture end the didactic sessions. Plenary lectures include institutional topics, outside speakers, resident presentations, resident-led board review, or faculty presentations. Individual residents provide at least one plenary lecture per year.

Journal clubs, mortality and morbidity, and grand rounds presentation round out the educational experience.