13 systems launching residency programs

Several hospitals and health systems have rolled out new physician residency programs this year to create more training opportunities for students after medical school and expand the pipeline of future physicians. 

Thirteen such programs launched or expanded in 2023:

Note: This is not an exhaustive list. If you'd like to add a new program to the list, please email Mackenzie Bean at mbean@beckershealthcare.com.

1. Renton, Wash.-based Providence and Washington State University will create the first pediatric residency program in eastern Washington, the organizations said March 28.

2. Nashville, Tenn.-based HCA Healthcare's Gulf Coast division is partnering with The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley in Edinburg to create residency programs at two Texas hospitals: Rio Grande Regional Hospital in McAllen and Valley Regional Medical Center in Brownsville.

3. Huntsville (Texas) Memorial Hospital and Sam Houston State University, also in Huntsville, are launching a family medicine residency this summer, NBC affiliate KAGS reported Feb. 17. 

4. Novant Health Pender Medical Center in Burgaw, N.C., is launching a rural family medicine residency program through a partnership with Black River Health Services, also in Burgaw, and UNC School of Medicine.

5. Pittsburgh-based UPMC expanded its partnership with Nazarbayev University in Kazakhstan to support six subspecialty residency programs and two fellowship programs. 

6. Reno, Nev.-based Renown Health and the University of Nevada, Reno School of Medicine have created a pediatric residency program, which will welcome its first four residents in July. 

7. Ridgewood, N.J.-based Valley Health System and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai are launching an obstetrics and gynecology residency program this summer. 

8. Morristown, N.J.-based Atlantic Health System has launched a five-year orthopedic residency program and a one-year adult reconstruction fellowship program. 

9. AdventHealth Tampa (Fla.) is launching an obstetrics and gynecology residency program in summer 2024, according to a May 15 news release shared with Becker's

10. Desert Valley Hospital in Victorville, Calif., is launching an internal medicine residency program, according to the Victorville Daily Press.

11. Novant Health in Charlotte, N.C., is launching a new psychiatric residency program in 2024 in partnership with Chapel Hill-based UNC Health, UNC School of Medicine and Naval Medical Center Camp Lejeune in Jacksonville, N.C.

12. Providence St. Mary Medical Center in Apple Valley, Calif., has been approved to host an internal medicine residency program and was recently accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education as a sponsoring institution. 

13. Phoenix-based Banner Health and the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Phoenix plan to expand three residency programs in 2024 and launch 16 new programs by 2027, the organizations said June 22.

Editor's note: This article was updated June 26.

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