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Riverside Community Hospital Graduate Medical Education Announces Match of 65 new residents for the 2018 Class of Medical Residents

Riverside, CA (April 4, 2018) – Riverside Community Hospital’s Graduate Medical Education program proudly announced another successful match of 65 new residents for the 2018 class of Medical Residents during the annual Match Day.

The match included residents for six current graduate medical education programs: Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, Transitional Year and OB/GYN as well its recently accredited General Surgery residency program.

The announcement was made during the annual event called Match Day – when graduating medical students learn where they will be spending the next several years as residents.

This year, Riverside Community Hospital’s Graduate Medical Program received over 4,000 applications for a limited number of positions. To list a few, the Internal Medicine residency program received 1,517 applications for 25 positions, Emergency Medicine received 703 for eight positions and Family Medicine received 754 applications for eight positions.

“Congratulations to all of the grad students who matched with Riverside Community Hospital’s GME program,” said Dr. Kenneth Dozier, Designated Institutional Official for Riverside Community Hospital’s GME. “We are excited to introduce another group of outstanding men and women for our 2018 class of residents. All of our residents have the opportunity to learn from our finest physician faculty who are dedicated to training the next generation of physicians and we look forward to welcoming them this summer.”

Riverside Community Hospital will welcome its new residents in June of this year during their annual White Coat Ceremony, with the program officially beginning in July.

The 2018 Main Residency Match® was the largest on record in the organization’s history with a record-high 37,103 applicants, as reported by the National Resident Matching Program®, which matches fourth-year medical students with hospitals, and universities find the right “match” for their residency goals.

Riverside Community Hospital (RCH) launched its Graduate Medical Education program in 2016 with the accreditation of its Internal Medicine Residency Program from the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). Since that time, RCH Graduate Medical Education continues to receive accreditation for Family Medicine, Transitional Year, Emergency Medicine, Neurology and General Surgery.

ACGME is a private, non-profit organization that evaluates and accredits graduate medical education (GME) programs. Residency is the final phase of a long educational process, required for a physician to practice medicine, and is most influential in determining where a physician eventually practices.


About Riverside Community Hospital GME

Our graduate medical education programs, located in the heart of Southern California, hosts residents who are pursuing careers of excellence and professionalism in the field of healthcare. Our state-of-the-art facility provides a competitive advantage through our full range of service offerings, exposing our residents to a diverse range of patients and clinical challenges, preparing them for lifetimes of capability in their practices. Keep reading to learn more about what sets our residency program apart.

Residency at Riverside Community Hospital

Our goal is to assist our residents in developing the skills needed to start their careers well. By the end of training with our team at the Riverside Graduate Medical Education Program, we want our residents to be clinically astute, academically exceptional, altruistic, and committed to the highest standards of professionalism.

There are many benefits to choosing our program:

  • Experience – We have an exceptional faculty committed to teaching while their practices offer a full range of clinical scenarios and patients. Learners can expect nothing less than a well-rounded educational experience working with a broad range of conditions and diseases, kick-starting their careers and giving them invaluable experience.
  • Facility – Riverside Community Hospital invests in much of the latest technology available in order to improve and enhance the patient experience. This in turn benefits our students and residents as they receive hands on training and experience with this equipment.
  • Location – We are located in Riverside in the heart of Southern California. Riverside is less than 60 miles from beautiful beaches, wineries, and mountains, and close to world famous tourist locations including San Diego, Los Angeles, and Las Vegas. Our residents enjoy a once in a lifetime experience in one of the most exciting and vibrant places on earth.
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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 major 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.