Our program is part of HCA’s Sunrise Health GME Consortium and is based at Southern Hills Hospital and Medical Center, located in the southwest area of Las Vegas. Southern Hills Hospital is a 262-bed, full service, acute care facility and is the “home base” for most of the family medicine inpatient and subspecialty experiences.
Southern Hills Hospital currently houses ACGME-accredited Family Medicine, Transitional Year, Psychiatry, and Neurology programs as well as fellowships in GI and Addiction Medicine.
Our sister hospital, Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center, serves as our rotation site for pediatrics inpatient and pediatrics emergency medicine. Our family medicine continuity clinic is based out of Nevada Health Centers (NVHC), the largest federally qualified health center (FQHC) provider in Nevada. In conjunction with NVHC, we provide preventative and comprehensive care for our pediatric, adult, and geriatric population. We also concentrate in areas such as women’s health, school-based healthcare, care for the homeless and a focus on addiction medicine.
The Family Medicine Program’s mission is to develop the next generation of physicians and physician leaders. As a part of HCA Healthcare, we are driven by a single mission: Above all else, we are committed to the care and improvement of human life.
This program is designed to offer residents a rewarding, educational environment where residents are provided individualized learning opportunities by faculty and staff who support and sustain one another throughout quality care delivery. Our faculty are committed to ensuring the residents clinical experience and educational needs are fulfilled while expanding residents’ perspectives to be inclusive of cultures, values and ideals.
Applications will be accepted only through ERAS (Electronic Residency Application Service) and participation in the NRMP (National Resident Match Program). We require the following documents from each applicant via ERAS:
- ERAS Application
- Personal Statement
- Curriculum Vitae
- Minimum of 3 letters of recommendation, including one from family medicine
- Medical School Transcript
- MSPE/Dean’s Letter
- USMLE/COMLEX transcript for Steps/Levels 1, 2CS and 2CK
- ECFMG certificate, if indicated
Curriculum and rotation schedule
Longitudinal curricula across the 3 years include:
- Behavioral Health, with two block rotations including outpatient behavioral health, addiction medicine and psychiatry, as well as monthly behavioral medicine didactics, and monthly structured resident support meetings
- Geriatrics, including two block rotations, and longitudinal patient care in long term care facilities
- Practice Management, including monthly meetings and PGY-3 block rotation
|Adult Inpatient||10 weeks||10 weeks||4 weeks|
|Night Float||6 weeks||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|ICU||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Emergency Medicine||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Pediatric Outpatient||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Pediatric Inpatient||4 weeks|
|Pediatric EM||4 weeks|
|Obstetrics||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Geriatrics||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Addiction Medicine||2 weeks|
|Family Medicine Practice||2 weeks||8 weeks|
|Practice Management||4 weeks|
|Community Medicine||2 weeks|
|Orthopedics/Sports Med||4 weeks||4 weeks|
|Surgical Subspecialties||6 weeks|
|Electives||4 weeks||12 weeks|
- Day-one access to health insurance and disability coverage
- Paid Time Off
- Meal Plan
- Lab Coats (2) provided
Family Medicine Eligibility Requirements
Applicants will be considered on an individual basis; however, the following requirements must be met:
- U.S. citizens or individuals with permanent resident status (green card); we do not sponsor visas.
- Applicants must successfully complete USMLE Step 1 or COMLEX Level 1 before an interview offer can be extended.
- Step 2CK, Step 2CS or COMLEX Level 2CE and Level 2PE must be successfully completed prior to ranking.
- Score threshold for USMLE is 220; for COMLEX is 500; applications will be reviewed for individual merit.
- Prefer no more than 3 years since completion of medical school to the anticipated start of residency
- Any breaks in education or work history must be explained.
- Applicants must be eligible for a residency training license in the State of Nevada.
- Applicants not meeting the above criteria will be reviewed for individual merit.
- Applicants must be processed through a mandatory background check.