Health Care As It Should Be March 2015

Upcoming Events

  • Detoxing for Overall Health
    TH, Mar 26, 6 to 7 p.m.
    Hessam Mahdavi, MD, Internal Medicine
    Held at La Quinta Wellness Center 78450 Avenida La Fonda.
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Poses For the People — Yoga, Concert
    SU, Mar 29, 8:30 a.m. to 1 p.m.
    Visit posesforthepeople.com for details and registration; held at Palm Desert Civic Center Park. Read More

    Understanding Your Ostomy LC
    Ostomy Support Group
    TH, Apr 2, 1:30 to 3 p.m.
    Scott Gering, MD, Colorectal Surgery
    760-773-2999 Read More

    Cancer-Related Fatigue: Tips to Help You Feel Better LC
    F, Apr 3, noon to 1 p.m.
    Danielle Meglio, Occupational Therapy
    760-834-3798; register by Apr 1. Light lunch included. Read More

    Acupuncture and Osteoporosis KB
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Apr 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Deidre Braun, LAc, Certified Acupuncturist and Herbalist
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Spring Clean Your Diet AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Apr 7, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Tawny Gastelum-Ruiz, RD, Clinical Dietitian
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Maintaining a Healthy Heart at Any Age
    W, Apr 8, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Damoun Rezai, MD, Family Medicine Associate Physician
    Held at Indio High School Lecture Hall
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Healthy Eating and Managing Weight Changes During Cancer Treatment LC
    CancerCare Live, Interactive Teleconference
    M, Apr 13, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    760-834-3798 Read More

    Heartburn and GERD: Information and Treatment Options KB
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    W, Apr 15, 4 to 5 p.m.
    Gary Annunziata, DO, Gastroenterology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    Hearing, Balance and Vertigo AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TH, Apr 16, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Stuart Barton, MD, Otolaryngology
    760-423-4855 Read More

    CALENDAR KEY
    Most classes and lectures are free and early registration is recommended. For a full listing of lectures, events, programs and support groups, visit emc.org/calendar. Online registration is available for most events.

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    KB Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center, Kiewit Building, Suite 103
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center

    Would you like to have someone from Eisenhower Medical Center speak to your organization on a health-related topic? Please contact Vanessa Shanks at 760-834-7956 for more information.

 

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Eisenhower’s New Residency Programs Fill All Positions

Welcomes New Residents This Summer

This summer, Eisenhower Medical Center will welcome 22 medical school graduates to its residency programs. The Coachella Valley’s first Teaching Hospital learned recently that it has filled 100 percent of the spots in the hospital’s first-ever residency program match — just four percent of community hospitals starting multiple, new, medium-to-large size programs actually fill all available slots in a residency program’s first year.

Medical school graduates from around the world apply to residency programs via the electronic residency application service (ERAS). They are then matched with their residency programs through the National Residency Matching Program (NRMP), on what is commonly known as Match Day. This year, Match Day fell on March 15 — the day when applicants found out where they will undertake their residencies.

Eisenhower Medical Center’s School of Graduate Medical Education residency programs include Family Medicine, Internal Medicine, and Preliminary (specialty residents who will be at Eisenhower for just one year). Eisenhower’s matching process began months earlier through an application method coordinated by ERAS and 17 weeks of interviews. Residency programs throughout the country interview applicants and rank them. Similarly, medical students rank the programs in the order of their preference.

“We are thrilled that our new Family Medicine and Internal Medicine residency programs filled all of their available spots in the match this year,” says G. Aubrey Serfling, President and Chief Executive Officer. “We welcome a diverse group of highly qualified residents from medical schools in the United States and abroad.”

An independent Reuter’s survey found that the Valley had a deficit of 102 primary care physicians based on physician/population ratios. By launching the School of Graduate Medical Education and filling all 22 residency positions, Eisenhower is working to fulfill this need.