Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium Celebrates Inaugural Internal Medicine Resident Graduation

LAS VEGAS, NV. (June 1, 2018) – Today, MountainView Hospital celebrated its inaugural Class of 2018 Internal Medicine Residents.

During a graduation ceremony at MountainView Hospital, the first class of 19 Internal medicine residents were honored. Now that the residents have graduated from training, they can sit for the medical board exams and upon successful completion; they can practice independently in our communities. During the festivities, the “graduating” Transitional Year residents entering the next phase of their residency were also acknowledged.

“This has been a tremendous journey over the past several years – from an idea of building an accredited graduate medical education program to graduating our first class of residents,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief Executive Officer. “Sunrise Health GME Internal Medicine Residency Program, based at MountainView, has come a long way after receiving accreditation in September 2015.”

The first class of 20 Internal Medicine residents were matched and started their residency at MountainView Hospital in 2016. In the same year, MountainView Hospital opened the MountainView Medical Associates practice, which focuses on providing exceptional care in an academic environment.

Following the inaugural class of Internal Medicine residents, the Sunrise Health GME Consortium has grown and received accreditation for General Surgery, Obstetrics & Gynecology, Transitional Year, Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine and Anesthesiology.

“Our growing GME enterprise has a significantly contributed to the growth of graduate medical education in Las Vegas. It allows medical students more local options for medical residency, with the goal of growing the base of physicians in southern Nevada to serve our greater community by improving patient’s access to care,” said Dr. Ferenc Puskas, Designated Institutional Official.

The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium currently has 110 residents based at MountainView and Southern Hills, and 80 new talented residents will be joining the program in July. This year Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education received a significant amount of applications for a limited number of positions, and successfully matched and filled all resident positions. As of this year, MountainView’s inaugural class of Anesthesiology residents and Pharmacy residents will be joining the campus.

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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