Health Care As It Should Be September 2014

Upcoming Events

  • Surgical Treatment Options for Prostate Cancer LC
    TH, Sep 18, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Peter Ilbeigi, DO, Urology
    Light dinner, register by Sep 17. Read More

    Radiation Treatment  for Prostate Cancer LC
    M, Sep 22, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Robert Johnson, MD, Radiation Oncology
    Light lunch, register by Sep 19. Read More

    The Jump!: Helping Seniors Achieve Their Dreams AC
    TU, Sep 23, 11 a.m. to noon
    Webb Weiman, founder of Jump! Jump!
    Call 855-687-5867 for information. Read More

    Three Alternatives to Rid Stubborn Fat AC
    TU, Sep 23, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Timothy Jochen, MD, Dermotology
    Read More

    Intimacy, Sex and Prostate Cancer: Treatment, Coping and Communicating LC
    TH, Sep 25, 4 to 7 p.m.
    John Faulkner, MD, Urology
    Desert Center for Sexuality Awareness staff
    Light dinner, register by Sep 24. Read More

    New Techniques for Detection of Prostate Cancer LC
    M, Sep 29, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Lance Walsh, MD, PhD, Urology
    Light dinner, register by Sep 26. Read More

    Breast Reconstruction After Mastectomy: Making an Informed Decision LC
    TH, Oct 2, 5:30 to 7 p.m.
    Frederick Eko, MD, Plastic Surgery
    Light dinner, register by Oct 1. Read More

    The Benefits of Yoga for Breast Cancer Patients and Survivors LC
    M, Oct 6, 2 to 3 p.m.
    Jayne Robertson, Mind-Body Program Manager, Eisenhower Wellness Institute
    Read More

    Understanding Osteoporosis AC
    National Osteoporosis Foundation Support Group
    M, Oct 6, 11 a.m. to noon
    Shanna Hirschi, Pacific Region Program Director, Arthritis Foundation
    760-423-4855 Read More

    The Treatment of Advanced Stage Breast Cancer LC
    TU, Oct 14, noon to 1:30 p.m.
    Amy Law, MD, Medical Oncology
    Light lunch, register by Oct 13. Read More

    Hot Topics in Total Hip Replacement Surgery AC
    Eisenhower Desert Orthopedic Center Lecture Series
    TU, Oct 14, 4:30 to 5:30 p.m.
    Jason Weisstein, MD, MPH, FACS, Orthopedic Surgery
    Erik Schnaser, MD, Orthopedic Surgery
    760-423-4855 Read More


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

    AC Annenberg Center for Health Sciences at Eisenhower
    LC Eisenhower Lucy Curci Cancer Center
    MZ Mizell Senior Center, Palm Springs

    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.




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.