Health Care As It Should Be November 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Quit Smoking Now! Series LC
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    Medications for Treatment and Prevention of Osteoporosis AC
    National Osteoporosis Foundation
    M, Dec 1, 11 a.m. to noon
    Marie Simard, PharmD
    Manager of Operations
    Pharmacy Services
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    Bariatric Surgery AC
    SA, Dec 6, 10 a.m. to noon, or
    W, Dec 17, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
    Bobby Bhaskar-Rao, MD
    General Surgery
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    The Future of Healthcare AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Dec 9, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Ann Mostofi, MSN, RN
    Vice President, Patient Care and
    Chief Nursing Officer
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    My Journey to Participate in the National Transplant Olympics 2014 AC
    The Mended Hearts, Inc.
    W, Dec 10, 6 to 8 p.m.
    Lew Rader, heart and kidney
    transplant survivor
    Includes annual pot luck dinner;
    call to volunteer your dish.
    760-409-8538 Read More

    Healthy Eating Tips and Waist Trimming Holiday Recipes AC
    Eisenhower Indian Wells Healthy Living Resource Center
    TU, Dec 16, 5:30 to 6:30 p.m.
    Eisenhower Registered Dietitians
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    Update on Lymphona from the 2014 American Society of Hamatology/Annual Meeting LC
    W, Dec 17, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.
    Alison Sachs, MSW, OSW-C moderates live interactive teleconference
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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.