Riverside, CA – Riverside Community Hospital, an affiliate of HCA Healthcare, announced today that it offered 92 positions for its July 2022 Graduate Medical Education (GME) programs on Match 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 United States teaching hospitals, which includes the programs at Riverside Community Hospital.

According to a study by the Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC), the United States could see an estimated shortage of between 37,800 and 124,000 physicians by 2034, including shortfalls in both primary and specialty care. 

HCA Healthcare has become a significant 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 across 14 states. Riverside Community Hospital started their Graduate Medical Education Program in 2015 with 25 residents in the Internal Medicine Residency program and has since expanded to include Emergency Medicine, Family Medicine, Neurology, General Surgery, Anesthesiology, Radiology, Transitional Year and, new this year, OB/GYN.  They also have a Cardiovascular fellowship. 

“Our strong and competitive Graduate Medical Education program is recruiting talented physicians from all over the nation to serve this community,” said Jackie Van Blaricum, Chief Executive Officer at Riverside Community Hospital. “Riverside Community Hospital is invested in engaging the best physicians, nurses and support staff in conjunction with the latest technology to bring world-class healthcare to the region. Educating the physicians of tomorrow is a key component of achieving our Vision to be the premier healthcare destination for all we serve.” 

“Our Graduate Medical Education programs are led by an accomplished faculty, set under rigorous standards and tailored to provide extensive training for the next generation of physicians,” said Gregory Guldner, MD, RCH GME Designated Institutional Official. “From the moment a graduate joins a Riverside Community Hospital GME program, they are mentored by a dynamic network of physicians who are focused on teaching them to provide the exceptional, compassionate and quality care to our patients and communities.”

The addition of these 92 positions joining in June 2022 will bring Riverside Community Hospital’s GME program grand total to 221 residents.