HCA Healthcare is offering residency positions to 1,867 medical school graduates to help address the national doctor shortage
NASHVILLE, TN, March 21, 2022–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HCA Healthcare, Inc. (NYSE:HCA), one of the nation’s leading health care providers, today announced it was offering 1,867 positions for its July 2022 graduate medical education programs on game day, March 18, 2022 As the largest sponsor of graduate medical education programs in the United States, HCA Healthcare is expected to have the largest incoming class of residents among US teaching hospitals.
“The country faces a shortage of doctors and nurses, and we are working to meet these challenges head-on by investing in medical and clinical education that inspires the doctors and clinicians of tomorrow to care for and improve human life. said Michael Cuffe, MD, Executive Vice President and Clinical Director of HCA Healthcare. “Congratulations to the new residents and fellows of HCA Healthcare. We are excited to be part of your next chapter.”
According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)the United States could experience an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortages in primary and specialty care.
HCA Healthcare has become a leading provider of medical education to address this issue with 337 Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME) accredited programs, more than 5,429 residents and fellows, and 60 teaching hospitals in 14 states. Since 2015, HCA Healthcare has added 3,250 new residency and fellowship positions, more than any other healthcare system in the country.
“We are thrilled to welcome the next generation of physicians to the HCA Healthcare family,” said Bruce Deighton, PhD, president of graduate medical education at HCA Healthcare. “In the midst of a physician shortage, we thank our faculty, residents, and fellows for meeting the needs of the communities we serve.”
Additionally, HCA Healthcare residents and fellows have the opportunity to produce research that guides future practice using HCA Healthcare’s extensive clinical data warehouse. Sponsored by HCA Healthcare Graduate Medical Education, HCA Healthcare releases its medical journal, a peer-reviewed scientific journal focused on innovation, quality improvement, and the development of new knowledge in clinical care and medical education. In an effort to help early-career physicians and those training future medical providers, the journal is open access and charges no subscription or author processing fees.
In addition to its graduate medical education programs, HCA Healthcare has also invested significantly in clinical training, including:
Nursing schools: HCA Healthcare owns Galen College of Nursing, one of the largest nurse educators in the United States, with eight campuses across the country and five more slated to open by the end of the year. HCA Healthcare, which employs more than 93,000 nurses, also has two additional nursing schools, the Research College of Nursing and Mercy Hospital College of Nursing.
HCA Healthcare Centers for Clinical Advancement: HCA Healthcare currently has 11 Clinical Advancement Centers, including a co-location with Galen College of Nursing in Richmond, Virginia, scheduled to open in April 2022. These simulation learning centers across the country give nurses the opportunity to continue their clinical training. with realistic simulation equipment that can provide additional knowledge and confidence in a variety of patient care situations.
Clinical certificates: HCA Healthcare also supports colleagues who wish to obtain specialty clinical certifications by paying the testing fee after passing a certification exam. Colleagues also receive bonuses for achieving nationally recognized certifications beyond their current position.
About HCA Healthcare
Based in Nashville, HCA Healthcare is one of the nation’s leading healthcare service providers, comprising 182 hospitals and approximately 2,200 ambulatory care sites, including surgical centers, free-standing emergency rooms, urgent care centers and medical clinics, in 20 states and the UK. With its founding in 1968, HCA Healthcare created a new model of hospital care in the United States, using combined resources to strengthen hospitals, provide patient-centered care, and improve the practice of medicine. HCA Healthcare has conducted a number of clinical studies, including one which demonstrated that term delivery is healthier than early elective delivery of babies and another which identified a clinical protocol that can reduce births by 44%. blood infections in intensive care patients. HCA Healthcare is a learning healthcare system that uses its more than 35 million annual patient encounters to advance science, improve patient care and save lives. Please Click here to connect with HCA Healthcare on social media.
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