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.

Family Medicine Resident receives her white coat.

“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 community long-term.”

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 positions.

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 sta

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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