Kaweah Delta to hold match madness Facebook live to announce next class of resident physicians
Kaweah Delta to hold match madness Facebook live to announce next class
of resident physicians
VISALIA – While many know what March madness is, not all know about
“match madness.” It’s a time when medical school graduates
from around the world learn which residency program they will train in
for the next three to seven years.
At 1 p.m. on Friday, March 20, also known as Match Day, Kaweah Delta will
announce its next class of residents, who in late June, will begin their
residency programs at Kaweah Delta. Thousands of candidates interviewed
for just 47 spots in Kaweah Delta’s six residency programs. On this
day, the National Residency Matching program notifies medical students
of their match.
“It’s always an exciting day and a rite of passage for physicians.
It’s something that should really be celebrated. For us it’s
another chance to celebrate the work we are doing to bring more physicians
to our area so that we can improve access to physicians in the Central
Valley,” said Dr. Lori Winston, Kaweah Delta’s Vice President
of Medical Education. “We want these physicians to know we are a
community that welcomes them with open arms. We hope they will fall in
love with the area and decide to practice medicine here.”
Kaweah Delta has accredited residency programs in anesthesiology, emergency
medicine, family medicine, psychiatry, general surgery, and transitional
year. Each year, thousands of candidates apply for just 47 annual intern
positions in Kaweah Delta’s six residency programs. Kaweah Delta
currently has a total of 120 residents in various stages of training.
Resident physicians will begin orientation at the end of June, before starting
their rotations Kaweah Delta. When they are not caring for patients, resident
physicians will train inside Kaweah Delta’s Margaret Foley Graduate
Medical Education Center. The center houses offices, classrooms, conference
rooms and opens up into a newly expanded Lynn Havard Mirviss Education
Center where resident physicians can be observed training on SimMan®,
a portable and advanced patient simulator that challenges and tests clinical
and decision-making skills during realistic patient care scenarios.
Kaweah Delta is a publicly-owned community healthcare organization that
provides comprehensive health services to the greater Visalia region and
Tulare County. With over 5,000 dedicated medical professionals and employees,
Kaweah Delta is committed to meeting the community’s health needs
through state-of-the-art medicine, high-quality preventive services and
specialized health centers and clinics. For more information, visit www.kaweahdelta.org.