Health Care As It Should Be July 2014

Upcoming Events

  • For information call the number listed, or visit emc.org/calendar. Most events require early pre-registration, unless otherwise stated.

    Eating Seasonally: Fantastic Foods of the Summer AC
    Great Living Starts Here
    TU, Jul 15, 11 a.m. to noon
    Maureen McCarthy, RD, Registered Dietitian
    760-610-7205; register by Jul 15. Read More

    Communicating Concerns and Feelings LC
    Lunch and Learn with the Expert
    W, Jul 23, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach and Cancer Support Services, Director.
    760-834-3798; light lunch included; register by Jul 21. Read More

    Secret for Healthy Living After the Age of 40 AC
    TU, Jul 29, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ronald Levey, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon, Eisenhower Neuroscience Institute
    760-834-7956 Read More

    Cancer Myths and Realities: Getting the Best Health Care at Any Age LC
    Tu, Aug 12, 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
    Alison Mayer Sachs, MSW, OSW-C, Community Outreach and Cancer Support Services, Director
    760-834-3798; light lunch included; register by Aug 11 Read More

    Fact or Fiction? Popular Diet Myths AC
    Great Living Starts Here
    Tu, Aug 19, 11 a.m. to noon
    Barbra Sassower, MPH, RD, CDE, Registered Dietitian
    760-610-7205; register by Aug 18 Read More

    Decoding the Lumpy, Bumpy Breast Throughout a Woman’s Life AC
    Th, Aug 21, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Andrea Randall Shih, MD, Gynecology and Obstetrics
    760-610-7205 Read More

    PSA Screening and Female Urinary Incontinence AC
    Tu, Aug 26. 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Youssef Tanagho, MD, Urology
    760-610-7205 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
    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.