Las Vegas, NV March 29, 2017 — MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program
this month announced its 2017 class of Medical Residents, for Internal
Medicine, Surgery and its first class of OB-GYN residents.
The announcement was made during the annual event called Match Day –
when graduating medical students learn where they will be spending the
next several years as residents. This will be the second class of Internal
Medicine and Surgery Graduate Medical Education residency program residents
and the first class of OB-GYN residents.
The talented group of 32 residents will join the 52 residents in Internal
Medicine and Surgery who joined MountainView Hospital’s Graduate
Medical Education residency program in 2016
Coming off its inaugural year, MountainView Hospital’s Graduate Medical
Education program averaged 100 applicants for each residency position.
All PGY-1 (post-graduate year 1) positions were filled: 20 for Internal
Medicine, four for OB-GYN and eight Surgery residency positions.
The 2017 Main Residency Match® was the most competitive in the organization’s history[i], as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches
fourth-year medical students with hospital and universities find the right
“match” for their residency goals.
“The program directors and coordinators, faculty and facility leadership
did an amazing job in creating an optimal experience for potential residents,
resulting in our successful match results,” said Dr. Darren Swenson,
Vice President Graduate Medical Education and Designated Institutional
Official, HCA Far West Division. “Our inaugural resident class help
the high standard for the future of our program, and as we grow each year
we continue our tireless commitment to excellence for our hospitals and
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).
Since that time, MountainView has received accreditation for General Surgery
ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits
graduate medical education (GME) programs. Residency is the final phase
of a long educational process, required for a physician to practice medicine,
and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.
Residency programs vary in length, depending on the specialty. Specialized
training in Internal Medicine residency programs takes place over a three-year
period. OB-GYN GME residency programs takes place over a four-year period.
General Surgery GME residency programs takes place over a five-year period.
“We are excited to welcome the second class of residents to MountainView
this summer and integrate them into the hospital culture of caring, compassion
and commitment,” said Jeremy Bradshaw, MountainView Hospital Chief
Executive Officer. “The growth of medical education and graduate
medical education in southern Nevada can only serve to benefit the wider
community, as new physicians are attracted to our state.”
Nevada currently ranks 48th in the nation in the number of physicians per capita, at 218 physicians
per 100,000 of the population, according to a 2012 study by the Association
of American Medical Colleges. The national average is 307. Historically
there have not been enough residency programs to meet the demand of medical
students graduating from Nevada’s medical schools. Providing residency
programs to retain and attract new physicians is integral to increasing
the physician base in the state.
About MountainView Hospital:
MountainView Hospital is a state-of-the-art, full-service medical facility
located in the heart of northwest Las Vegas, one of the fastest growing
areas in the Valley. With a dedicated and talented staff of employees
and outstanding physicians, MountainView Hospital (MVH) is recognized
for high patient satisfaction and for providing quality and compassionate
care to our community since 1996. MountainView is also committed to training
the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education
program. MountainView is a member of the respected Sunrise Health System
consisting of Sunrise Hospital, Sunrise Children’s Hospital, Southern
Hills Hospital and several surgery and diagnostic imaging centers offering
a complete range of specialized and technologically advanced services.