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Riverside Community Hospital's Graduate Medical Education Department Matches 41 Residents During National Resident Match Day

Riverside, March 27, 2017 –This year, Riverside Community Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program will celebrate the inaugural class for both Family Medicine and Emergency Medicine and will welcome the second class of Internal Medicine residents. Today, the hospital announced the successful match of 41 residents as part of the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP), which took place this past Friday, March 17.

Each year new medical school graduates, both national and international, and GME programs have an opportunity to review and interview each other through the National Resident Matching Program (NRMP) for further education. This culminates in a life-changing event on the third Friday in March.

On March 17th, National Match Day, RCH’s GME residency program fully matched newly graduated physicians in Family Medicine (8), Emergency Medicine (8) and Internal Medicine (25) as Resident physicians. The University of California-Riverside School of Medicine (UCR-SOM), the hospital’s academic partner, also matched 4 Residents in Obstetrics and Gynecology. According to Medscape News, the NRMP program celebrated its largest match day ever this year with a record-high of 35,969 US and international medical school students and graduates competing for 31,757 positions, the most ever offered on Match Day.

“We are excited to welcome the new residents who were matched with our programs,” said Kenneth E. Dozier M.D. and Designated Institutional Official of the GME Program at Riverside Community Hospital. “With the addition of the Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine and Ob/Gyn programs to our campus, we will be able to better provide compassionate care and improve the overall health of our community.”

Riverside Community Hospital welcomed their first class of 25 Internal Medicine residents with their academic affiliate, University of California-Riverside School of Medicine (UCR-SOM) in July of 2016 as part of the nationally accredited Graduate Medical Education (GME) Program. RCH has now received accreditation for an Emergency Medicine Residency Program and a Family Medicine Residency Program and expects accreditation for both Neurology and Transitional Year residencies in April for the 2017 academic year to begin July 1st.

About Riverside Community Hospital

Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital is a 373- licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. RCH has been recognized as a Top Performing Hospital and has invested in a new campus expansion project that includes a new 7-story patient tower, 3-story medical office building, and a recently completed new 5-level parking garage. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,900 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses one of the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Center in the Inland Empire at 50 treatment rooms. RCH is the largest STEMI (heart attack) receiving center and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Centers of Excellence include the HeartCare Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, Center of Excellence for Surgical Weight Loss, the Transplant Program, the Cancer Center and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit. Riverside Community Hospital is also committed to training the next generation of physicians through its Graduate Medical Education program.

About UCR School of Medicine

The UCR School of Medicine, one of more than 15 new medical schools established in the U.S. over the last decade, is the sixth medical school in the University of California system. The school’s mission is to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce and develop innovative research and healthcare delivery models that improve the health of people living in Inland Southern California. The medical school also offers a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences, and operates five residency training programs in the medical specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and psychiatry, and partners with Loma Linda University in a primary care pediatrics residency training program.

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About Riverside Community Hospital

Founded in 1901, Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) is a 373 licensed bed, full-service acute care hospital in the heart of the Inland Empire. With over 500 physicians on staff, representing over 200 specialties and over 1,700 employees, Riverside Community Hospital is an Inland Empire leader in providing advanced, comprehensive health care to the Inland region. RCH houses one of the largest Emergency Room and Trauma Centers in the Inland Empire at 50 beds with an average wait time of only 22 minutes. RCH is one of Riverside County's only STEMI (heart attack) receiving centers and is a fully accredited Chest Pain Center. Other Centers of Excellence include the Heart Care Institute, offering invasive and non-invasive cardiac procedures, the Transplant Program, and a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit.

About the UCR School of Medicine

The UCR School of Medicine, one of more than 15 new medical schools established in the U.S. over the last decade, is the sixth medical school in the University of California system. Currently enrolling 50 new medical students each year, the school’s mission is to expand and diversify the region’s physician workforce and develop innovative research and healthcare delivery models that improve the health of people living in Inland Southern California. The medical school also offers a Ph.D. program in biomedical sciences, and operates five residency training programs in the medical specialties of family medicine, internal medicine, general surgery and psychiatry, and partners with Loma Linda University in a primary care pediatrics residency training program.