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1st Annual Community-Wide Residents & Fellows Research Poster Session

03-01-2017

LAS VEGAS (February 22, 2017) – The Clark County Medical Society (CCMS) is making strides in keeping our physicians in Nevada by hosting the 1st Annual community-wide Residents & Fellows Research Poster Session. CCMS is confident that this forum will provide the perfect venue for a healthy exchange of ideas and will give the community the opportunity to view the progressive work being done by our physicians.

The 1st Annual community-wide Residents & Fellows Research Poster Session will be February 27th at MountainView Hospital.

This collaboration is being brought to the community by the Clark County Medical Society, MountainView Hospital, the University of Nevada Reno – School of Medicine and the Valley Health System.

One of the goals is to showcase the great research being performed by our Residents and Fellows across all the GME programs in our communities. Dr. Darren Swenson, Vice President of Graduate Medical Education, HCA Far West Division said "the collaborative effort of the Association for Hospital Medical Education (AHME) Academy, CCMS and HCA's Graduate Medical Education programs reflects our collective commitment to training new physicians and improving the quality of care in our community." Dr. Miriam Bar-on, Professor and Associate Dean of Graduate Medical Education at the University of Nevada, Reno – School of Medicine also believes that the poster session will have a positive impact on Southern Nevada, “Having the opportunity for residents to showcase their scholarship in a collaborative manner benefits not only the trainees but also the community.”

The Clark County Medical Society is pleased to launch this program with the Association for Hospital Medical Education during their spring Academy. CCMS President, Dr. Souzan El-Eid said “The CCMS is proud to partner with the Association for Hospital Medical Education, bringing in the First Residents and Fellows Research Poster Session, with the plan to become an Annual event, joining together in Las Vegas: the Graduate Medical Educational Programs under the University of Nevada School of Medicine, MountainView Hospital and the Valley Health System. This is an unprecedented initiative reaffirming our continued commitment to Education and Research and building our didactic academic medical forum. Research has shaped the way we practice Medicine today, and will continue to do so in the future, improving our patient’s lives and producing better physicians. Academic Medicine will be the attraction to come to Vegas and we are excited to share it.”

The shortage of physicians in Nevada is a growing problem. One step the Clark County Medical Society is taking in trying to keep physicians in Nevada is bringing community awareness to the issue. There tends to be a lack of connection between our residents and fellows with the community. In regards to physician shortage in Nevada, Dr. Andrew Eisen, Immediate Past President of CCMS and Chief Academic Officer/DIO at Valley Health System said “The further development and expansion of graduate medical education in Southern Nevada is the only viable long-term solution to our severe doctor shortage. The collaboration of all the GME programs in the area in this event is an important step in creating a community-wide culture of medical education that will help ensure that we have best programs training the best doctors to serve Southern Nevadans for many years to come.” By uniting the residents and fellows with the community, we are bridging that lack of connectivity; we hope to help decrease the physician shortage we are currently facing in Nevada.

About Clark County Medical Society:

For the past 62 years, the Clark County Medical Society has served Physicians and their Patients in the Southern Nevada Community. Currently with over 1,300 physician members, the organization advocates for the delivery of quality health care and engagement within the community. To learn more, please visit www.ClarkCountyMedical.org, or call us at 702.739.9989. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/CCMedSociety