Residents will be in Family Medicine and Transitional Year Programs
Las Vegas, NV June 26, 2018 — The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium this
week welcomed its 2018 Family Medicine and Transitional Year residents
to Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center.
This will be Southern Hills’ second class of Family Medicine residents
and inaugural class of Transitional Year residents. The residents were
welcomed during a white coat ceremony at Southern Hills.
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 an exciting time at Southern Hills Hospital, for the residents,
our employees and our patients,” said Adam Rudd, Southern Hills
Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “The white coat ceremony allows
us to formally welcome our new Family Medicine residents and our inaugural
class of Transitional Year residents.”
The talented group of eight Family Medicine residents and 13 Transitional
Year residents will join the eight residents in Family Medicine, who joined
the Southern Hills’ inaugural Family Medicine residency program in 2017.
“These new residents join Southern Hills as we continue to add new
service lines to meet the needs of the community, such as our 80-bed Behavioral
Health Unit, which will open later this year,” said Adam Rudd, Southern
Hills Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “These new residents to
Southern Nevada meet the needs of the community by providing more physicians
to a state in dire need of physicians. The continued success of graduate
medical education in Southern Nevada benefits our patients and the larger
Coming off its inaugural year Sunrise Health’s Graduate Medical Education
program at Southern Hills averaged more than 1,200 applicants for each
residency program. All PGY-1 (post-graduate year 1) positions were filled:
eight for Family Medicine (and one PGY-2) and 13 Transitional Year residency
Southern Hills launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2017
with the accreditation of its Family Medicine Residency Program from the
Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since that
time, Southern Hills has received accreditation for Transitional Year
and has joined with MountainView Hospital and Sunrise Hospital and Medical
Center to form the Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium.
Together with MountainView Hospital, the Sunrise Health Consortium will
welcome 84 new residents in early July in several residency programs,
including Anesthesiology, Emergency 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.
Residency programs vary in length, depending on the specialty. Specialized
training in Family Medicine residency programs takes place over a three-year
period. Transitional Year is a one-year program, often preceding advanced
residency in a specialty.
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 is integral to
increasing the physician base in the state.
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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