Serving the vulnerable populations of the Eastern San Fernando Valley of Southern California, Mission Community Hospital successfully achieved accreditation to start a Family Medicine Residency at the latest RRC meeting in October 2021. Residents Medical Consultancy assisted in the process, recruiting a top Program Director, affiliated with Loma Linda College of Medicine’s graduate medical education (GME) programs and Adventist Health, to help navigate the new GME program which is currently interviewing candidates for a July 2022 start.
“We are very excited for MCH and their owner and DIO, Glenn Marshak, MD, their COO Mike Torgan, and John Spurling, Ph.D., who heads their GME division along with the team MCH already had in place, who also helped with the initial application process,” said Residents Medical Consultancy Founder and Chief Academic Officer, Dr. Michael Everest. “MCH has a large, underserved patient population in the San Fernando Valley, and having a Family Medicine Residency and Clinic will make a positive impact on the community service and healthcare needs in this area of Southern California,” he said.
Residents Medical Consultancy is currently assisting with the building of three more Family Medicine Residency programs in Arizona and Connecticut along with an additional Psychiatry Residency and Internal Medicine Residency in the greater Los Angeles area.
“The need for clinical sites for resident applicants as well as medical students in the United States is crucial right now,” added Dr. Everest, underscoring that physician shortages are continued by the lack of clinical training sites. “We’ve opened nearly 100 new medical schools in the US, almost two-thirds are AOA schools, and most of them have no clinical sites for their M3 and M4 students, with much fewer residency sites. Building new GME programs is really a calling right now, and we are happy to assist with that need in America,” states Dr. Everest.