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Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Welcomes 2019 Class of Medical Residents and New Class of Fellows


Las Vegas, NV – The Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education (GME) Consortium welcomes its 2019 residents and new fellows to the Sunrise Health System.

The class of 2019 includes residents in Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, General Surgery, Internal Medicine, OB-GYN, and Transitional Year based at MountainView Hospital, and Family Medicine and Transitional Year based at Southern Hills Hospital. Additionally, the inaugural classes of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Psychiatry residents will be joining the MountainView and Southern Hills Hospital campuses respectively. This is MountainView’s fourth class and Southern Hill’s third class of residents, with the first program launch in 2016.

Sunrise Health GME will also welcome its first class of fellows into two new fellowship programs that received accreditation earlier this year: Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism Fellowship and Gastroenterology Fellowship.

“It is with great pleasure that I welcome this year’s class of residents,” says Dr. Ferenc Puskas, Sunrise Health GME Consortium Designated Institutional Official. “Our residents will be met with diverse opportunities to train and grow as they rotate through three HCA campuses in Las Vegas, all with uniquely different dynamics.”

The incoming class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium residents includes:

  • Anesthesiology: 7
  • Emergency Medicine: 8
  • Family Medicine: 8
  • General Surgery: 8
  • Internal Medicine: 22
  • Obstetrics/Gynecology: 4
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (inaugural class): 5
  • Psychiatry (inaugural class): 4
  • Transitional Year at MountainView Hospital: 13
  • Transitional Year at Southern Hills Hospital: 13

The inaugural fellowship class of Sunrise Health Graduate Medical Education Consortium includes:

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism: 2
  • Gastroenterology: 3

“These new residents are joining the consortium at an exciting time of growth and transformation, as MountainView, Sunrise and Southern Hill Hospital continue to grow to meet the needs of our community,” said Fran DeYoung, HCA Far West Division Director of Graduate Medical Education.

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 1,178 applications for 22 position, Emergency Medicine received 781 for eight positions, and Family Medicine received 1,115 for eight positions.

MountainView Hospital launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2015 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine and General Surgery Residency Programs 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 Anesthesiology, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, OB-GYN, Transitional Year, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Psychiatry.

With programs based at MountainView and Southern Hills Hospital & Medical Center, the Sunrise Health Consortium welcomes 92 new residents as well as the inaugural class of five fellows. Following the incoming classes at both locations, there will be 194 Sunrise Health GME Consortium residents.

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