Parkview Health begins selection process for first residents of new graduate medical education programs

FORT WAYNE, IND. – SEPT. 29, 2021 – The Parkview Health Graduate Medical Education program has started the process of selecting its first medical students for residency training.

 

Today, the Electronic Residency Applications Service (ERAS) opened for all residency programs to begin reviewing medical student applications for residency training. Medical students applying through ERAS may be invited to participate in virtual interviews with residency program staff from October through January. 

 

Medical students and program directors will then submit their preferences into the National Resident Matching Program, or The Match, an independent organization that matches the preferences of applicants with the preferences of residency program directors. Matches will be announced in March 2022, and the first residents will begin their training at Parkview in July 2022.

 

Parkview will offer residency in internal medicine, a three-year program that will be open to 15 residents per year, and general surgery, a five-year program that will be open to four residents per year.

 

Parkview’s program directors, Kevin Pei, MD, MHSEd, FACS, general surgery, and Scott Yen, MD, internal medicine, are preparing for the residents’ arrival and are excited to launch the programs.

 

“I, as the program director, and we, as Parkview Graduate Medical Education, are 100 percent committed to our residents’ success,” said Dr. Pei. “Although we are a new residency program, we are not new to training. Among our faculty and residency leadership are phenomenally trained, nurturing surgeons who come from renowned institutions across the country. Our faculty have extensive experience in training and teaching and are excited to have the opportunity to work with residents.”

 

“We look forward to providing a collaborative, challenging and enriching clinical experience for incoming residents as we build a truly outstanding residency program,” said Dr. Yen. “I lived and worked in Chicago for more than 25 years, leading a residency program there, and my decision to move to Fort Wayne and Parkview Health was an easy one. I couldn’t turn down the opportunity to join a warm, wonderful faculty and administration, be in a health system with tremendous resources and create a truly innovative, high-level residency program in a growing community.”

 

Parkview’s graduate medical education program will be based at Parkview Hospital Randallia, but residents will also complete training rotations at Parkview locations throughout the region. Renovation continues at Randallia to create offices, classrooms, procedure rooms and clinic space. Renovation is expected to be complete in the spring.

 

The Parkview Health Graduate Medical Education program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education. For more information, visit parkview.com/GME.