The 2018 Residency Class Includes Numerous New Programs
Las Vegas, NV July 17, 2018 — The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium this
week welcomed its 2018 residents to MountainView Hospital.
The class of 2018 includes residents in Internal Medicine, General Surgery,
OB-GYN, Transitional Year and the inaugural classes of Anesthesiology
and Emergency Medicine. This is MountainView’s third class of residents,
with the program launch in 2016.
The white coat ceremony is a tradition to welcome new residents to the
facility and present them with their first long physician’s coat.
The symbol of the white coat is a promise that its wearer has made each
and every patient whom he or she encounters: the promise to heal and to care.
“This is the coat you will reach for when you go to deliver your
newest patient, and you will grab it when you go to say goodbye to a patient,
and everything in between,” Dr. John Nunes, MountainView Chief Medical
Officer, said during the white coat ceremony. “You have earned this
coat through hard work, and will continue to earn it each day as you wear
it in service to your patients.”
The class of 2018 Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium
- Anesthesiology (inaugural class): 6
- Emergency Medicine (inaugural class): 9
- Internal Medicine: 20
- Obstetrics/Gynecology: 6
- Surgery: 9
- Transitional Year: 13
“These new residents join MountainView Hospital during an exciting
time of growth and transformation, as we continue to grow our service
lines and expand the hospital footprint to meet the needs of our community,”
said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “Our
goal with today’s white coat ceremony is to welcome these residents
into the MountainView family and bring them into our culture of caring
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
2,500 applications for 20 positions and General Surgery received 906 for
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),
welcoming its first residents in 2016. 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, and Anesthesiology.
Together with Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, the Sunrise
Health Consortium welcomed 84 new residents in early July in several residency
programs, including Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine,
Internal Medicine, General Surgery, OB/GYN and Transitional Year. Following
the incoming classes at both locations, there will be 153 Sunrise Health
GME Consortium residents.
The physician shortage has hit the state of Nevada, which ranks 47 out
of 50 states in number of physicians per capita with only 200 physicians
per 100,000 residents (the state median is 257.6). To address this issue,
the Sunrise Health GME Consortium, through its MountainView, Southern
Hills, and Sunrise hospitals, is strengthening Nevada’s physician
pipeline by training new physicians to care for our communities. Providing
residency programs to retain and attract new physicians to Nevada is integral
to increasing the physician base in the state.
Photos attached: White Coat Ceremony, residents receive their long white
physician coat (photos 2 & 3); Resident physicians state the Hippocratic
Oath (photo 4)
About Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium:
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium offers innovative
approaches to residency training in an extraordinary, collaborative environment.
Led by a world-class team of medical educators, our residents and medical
student clerkships receive the highest quality educational experience.
Founded in 2015, and ushering in its inaugural class in 2016, the Sunrise
Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium encompasses Internal Medicine,
Family Medicine, General Surgery, Emergency Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional
Year and Anesthesiology.
The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium is a member of
the respected Sunrise Health System consisting of MountainView Hospital,
Southern Hills Hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Sunrise Children’s
Hospital, as well as several surgery, diagnostic imaging, urgent care
centers and outpatient physician clinics, offering a complete range of
specialized and technologically advanced services.
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